Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sleuthfest - Schedule set for Saturday October 8

Join us on Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Venice, Florida. We’ve put together a crackerjack team that’ll launch your career into orbit. (Jupiter? Mars? The sky’s the limit!) But hurry because space is limited.

Where: Ramada Venice Hotel Venezia, 425 US Highway 41 Bypass N, Venice, FL 34285 (Room reservations 844-211-5710. Tell them you’re with MWA and get our special rate of $89.)

What: Sixteen powerful sessions designed to accelerate your career as an author.

8 – 9:00 AM
                                                              Check In
9 - 9:50 AM
Jim Born — How to write a novel, Part I
Gregg Brickman — EPublishing, Create Space
10 - 10:50 AM
Jim Born — How to write a novel, Part II
Gregg Brickman — EPublishing, Kindle
11 – 11:50 AM
Elaine Viets — Jump Starting Your Writing
Amanda Leuck & Nicole Resciniti, Literary Agents — The Market Today & Tomorrow
12:00 – 1 PM
                                                        Lunch (in hotel)
1 – 1:50 PM
Sharon Potts — What's the Point? Getting POV Right
David Bishop — Marketing of Indie Published Books
2 – 2:50 PM
Elizabeth Sims — How to Write a Mystery or Thriller that SELLS
Neil Plakcy — Social Media
3 – 3:50 PM
Linda Hengerer — Research
Joanne Sinchuk — The Book Biz
4 – 4:50 PM
Randy Rawls — Where Does Your Book Begin?
Vicki Landis — Everyone Judges a Book by Its Cover
5 - 6 PM
Charles Todd — Writing Historical and Foreign Locations Accurately
Lisa Black — Misconceptions about Police/Forensic Work

Lunch and mid-afternoon snack are included in your SOS registration fee. Book signing to follow the event. (Consignments will be accepted. Sales will be handled by Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore.)

How much: $125 for members/$135 for non-members.

Are you in? Then join like-minded writers who want to feel the success of being an author! Sign up today at

For more information, contact Chapter President Randy Rawls (

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