Tuesday, December 29, 2015

January 23, 2016: Mystery Writers of America Luncheon

PROGRAM: "Writing About Far-Away Places"

So the holidays are over and the winter doldrums have set in (okay, we exaggerate - we know we live in paradise).  Regardless, you're dreaming of a far-flung destination - perhaps one you've been, want to go to, or best of all - write about.  How do you get the details right?  How do your bring a place to life for a reader who's never been there? How do you avoid offending the locals?  Learn these secrets and more from a globe-trotting, multiple award-winning bestselling author.

Charles Todd is the work of New York Times bestselling co-authors and mother-son team Charles and Caroline Todd.  They are the authors of 28 novels, a short story anthology, and sixteen short stories. Their Ian Rutledge Series of mystery thrillers have won the Agatha Award, the Barry Award, and received multiple nominations for the Anthony Award, the Edgar, and the Mcallan Silver Dagger Awards. A RED DOOR (2009) was the sixth consecutive novel to receive a starred review from Publishers Weekly.  NO SHRED OF EVIDENCE WILL be on sale in February 2016. Their Bess Crawford Series began with A DUTY TO THE DEAD (Harper, 2009) and in 2013, AN UNMARKED GRAVE received the Macavity Historical Mystery Award.  The next book in this series will be in stores in August 2016.  Charles graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a bachelor's degree in communication studies and business and the Culinary Institute of American in Culinary Arts.  He has held a number of leadership positions with the Mystery Writers of America.  For more information, visit www.charlestodd.com.  
DATE:  Saturday, January 23, 2016
TIME:  11:30—2:00 (11:30-12:00, social mingling; 12:00-1:00 lunch and business meeting; 1:00-2:00, program). 
PLACE:  Doubletree by Hilton (formerly Deerfield Beach Hilton), 100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, 33441 (east at Hillsboro Blvd exit from I-95.)
COST:  $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.  Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.
RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT:   To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website http://mwaflorida.org/events/monthly-meetings/#lunchmeet, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button.
To reserve and pay via mail: email rwymer55@aol.com with the subject line "MWA Meeting" to reserve a spot.  In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number.  Then write your check or money order payable to  “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter'' and mail to Rick Wymer, 13900 Carlton Dr., Davie, FL 33330.

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