Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good

Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good   This year I attended Bouchercon for the first time. It was pretty damn good. Here’s why. Wednesday, October 11th *SinC Into Great Writing’s “Learn How to Give Your Novel Structure” Workshop with Alexandra Sokoloff My friend and roommate, Mia Manansala, and I arrived in Toronto a day early to … Continue reading Bouchercon 2017: Pretty Damn Good

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Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers Police Academy, Part Two

Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers Police Academy, Part Two Last year was my first time at the Writers Police Academy and it was amazing.  I wasn’t sure what to expect this year, but there was no need to fear: the 2017 WPA was awesome.  Here’s why: 1. Road Tripping with Me, Myself, and … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers Police Academy, Part Two

Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers’ Police Academy

I heard about the Writers’ Police Academy from my Sister in Crime, Jessie Chandler, and decided to go this year. It was awesome. Here’s why: Girls’ Road Trip. On Thursday morning, I took my first road trip in years (sans dog, child, and husband) with two up-and-coming crime writers, Michelle Kubitz and Emily Gorman. Although … Continue reading Top Ten Reasons I Love the Writers’ Police Academy

Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 1

Last week, I’m wandering around South 4th Street in Minneapolis with my face buried in a map when a woman wearing a uniform asks me, “Are you here for visiting hours?” Huh? “You’re not here to visit someone in jail?” “No.” Turns out the building I’m looking for also houses the holding jail, but I’m heading … Continue reading Citizen Law Enforcement Academy: Week 1

Author’s Studio – Festival of Crime Anthology

Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to attend the Author's Studio Workshop at the Edina Art Center which featured the editors of Festival of Crime: The Twin Cities Sisters in Crime anthology.  The anthology includes stories of murder and mayhem at festivals and fairs across Minnesota (spoiler alert: it's a great read).  Editors and crime writers Christine Husom, … Continue reading Author’s Studio – Festival of Crime Anthology