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June 13, 2011

California Crime Writers Conference, 2011 Part 2

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 11:12 am

SJ Rozan makes her point at the keynote luncheon, Day 2. Rozan is the winner of the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity Awards. Spinetingler Mag has a transcript of her remarks up.

BELOW: A table-full of stellar attendees, most of them published writers, well-worth checking out online. LEFT to RIGHT: Cyndra Gernet, Kathleen Piche, Tammy Kaehler, Sheila Lowe, Diane Vallere, Sally Carpenter, Maureen Wilson.

BELOW LEFT: Elaine Ash and Naomi Hirahara meet at the Registration Desk.

RIGHT: Gary Phillips, SOCal Chapter President, Mystery Writers of America, and Kath Russell, author A Pointed Death





BELOW LEFT: Diana James wows ’em with her expertise on publicity and promotions for authors. I speak from experience, Diana knows how to handle the press.



BELOW: Cutest outfit at the conference. Kris Calvin, Political Mystery Writer and international-thrift store and bargain shopper. Her red silk shoes are from Israel.

BELOW: A valued sponsor –  Mystery Ink, An INDIE BOOKSTORE in Huntington Beach, CA. Yahoo, let’s keep ’em in business! Signed 1st editions. Pictured: (L) Evelyn Moore and store owner, Debbie Mitsch (R)

BELOW LEFT: Derek Pacifico gave a highly entertaining, fact-packed talk on Interrogation Techniques.

RIGHT: Fraud and Scams with Detective Joseph Allard

BELOW LEFT: Eric Stone knows his subject. Publicity online and all the e-stuff.

BELOW RIGHT: Understanding Book Contracts with experts Les Klinger and J. Kirsch, author Kirsch’s Guide to the Book Contract


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