Monday, January 27, 2014

SLEUTHFEST 2014 “Thinking Outside The Book”

Sponsored by Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America
Orlando, Florida  - February 27-March 2

In addition to our amazing keynote speakers—Laura Lippman, Ace Atkins, and Hank Phillippi Ryan—here are just a few of the talented authors who will be joining us on panels on Friday and Saturday, February 28 and March 1: Wendy Corsi Staub, Jennifer McMahon, Lisa Unger, Alison Gaylin, Michael Sears, Susan Elia MacNeal, Chris Grabenstein, and Heather Graham. (For a complete list of attendees, please visit our Attendees page.)

And you won’t want to miss our ‘Third Degree Thursday’ workshops on February 27!
Craft workshops will be taught by fabulous author/instructors Elaine Viets, Nancy Cohen, Reed Farrel Coleman, Greg Herren, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Wallace Stroby, Kristy Montee (PJ Parrish), and Joanna Campbell Slan. We will also have special workshops led by author/professors Neil Plakcy and Christine Kling on creating a successful eBook program and on Scrivener, a powerful writing software tool. Click to see the Thursday workshop schedule.

But SleuthFest isn’t only about the craft of writing!
This year we’ll be ‘Thinking Outside the Book’ with some of the most respected publishers, literary agents, and industry professionals in the business.  Meet with and pitch your book to editors and publishers from St. Martin’s, Putnam, Berkley Books, and Five Star Mysteries, and literary agents from The Irene Goodman Literary Agency, McIntosh & Otis, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, and Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Click to read more information about the publishers, editors and agents attending.

Also joining us will be representatives of Kobo, Autography, Bookigee, and WriterCube, to talk about changes and opportunities in the world of publishing.
Register today to reserve your place at one of the most exciting writers conferences in the country!

See you at SleuthFest!

Your Co-Chairs, Sharon Potts ( and Linda Hengerer (

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