Margaret Lucke, Ann Parker, Camille Minichino, Sharan Newman, Carole Price, and Mysti Berry are on panels at Left Coast Crime in Portland, Oregon, March 12-15. Here's a quick-reference list of our panels:
- 1:00-2:00 PM, Carole Price with Donnell Ann Bell (M), Patricia Dusenbury, Kenra Elliot, and Yvonne Kohana on the panel "Guns & Roses."
- Two choices for 2:30-3:30 PM:
- Camille Minichino with Linda Joffe Hull (M), Diane Vallere, Tammy Kaehler, and Robert S. Napier on the panel "It's a Living: Odd Jobs and Strange Professions."
- Ann Parker with Deborah Reed (M), Heather Ames, Ellen Matthews, and LadyKillers alum Terry Shames on the panel "The Winding Road: Different Paths to Publication."
- Friday: 2:45-3:30 PM, Ann Parker moderates panelists Annamaria Alfieri, Frederic Ramsay, Cathy Rogers, and Steven Saylor on the panel "Digging the Past: Researching the Historical Novel."
- 11:30-12:15, Sharan Newman with Holly West (M), Carola Dunn, Yves Fey, and John Maddox Roberts on the panel "Long Ago & Far Away: How to Bring History to a Contemporary Audience."
- 1:30-2:15, Mysti Berry moderates panelists Bill Cameron, Dana Haynes, Kristelle James, and Doc Macomber on the panel "Oregon State of Mind: Crime in the Beaver State."
- 9:30-10:30 AM, Priscilla Royal with Lori Lake (M), Jessie Chandler, Laurie King, LJ Sellers on the panel "Reading Rainbow: the Challenge of Writing LGBTO Characters."
- 11:00-Noon, Margaret Lucke with David Schlosser (M), Hannah Dennison, Judith Janeway, and Phillip Margolin on the panel "Editing Your Own Work: Approaches to Rewriting."
You can find more information on the Crimelandia website. If you see us at LCC, we hope you'll say hello!
Writing is an odd profession. Research and investigation may take one writer into the bowels of the Paris sewer system, and another to high-stakes poker games in the back rooms of Las Vegas. And then there's all that public speaking, which many writers hadn't planned on when they first sat down to write.
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