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Strippers and Sock Puppets

Mystery book reviewer Oline Cogdill spoke to the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America at the August meeting. Oline’s reviews have appeared nationwide as well as regularly in the Sun-Sentinel. Oline offered some useful tips for writers on r...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Aug 23, 2016

Editors at Sleuthfest

Four editors discussed the publishing biz at Sleuthfest. These included Chris Knopf from The Permanent Press, Erin George from Henery Press, Anne Speyer from Ballantine Books, and Neil Nyren from G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The first question addressed was...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Mar 8, 2016

SleuthFest 2016

Register Now for SleuthFest 2016 to be held February 25-28 at the Doubletree Hilton,100 Fairway Drive, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 Florida’s premiere mystery writers’ conference sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. Keynot...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Nov 10, 2015

Bouchercon: Day 3

Saturday at Bouchercon began with the New Author Breakfast. Anyone could attend, but each table ideally held one or two debut authors with a centerpiece of books. The authors were introduced one at a time, and each had a few minutes to tell us about...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Oct 30, 2015

Bouchercon: Day Two

Friday, October 9, at Bouchercon started out with the Sisters in Crime Breakfast. Here we heard about all the wonderful programs this organization offers.   Then I attended a panel on Paranormal Mysteries with Heather Graham, Alexandra Sokoloff, Lor...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Oct 26, 2015

Changing Face of Publishing

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at Bouchercon in Raleigh, NC began with author speed dating. This meant authors hopped from table to table giving a two minute pitch for our books. We went to 15 tables and repeated our spiel at each one. It’s intense but a g...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Oct 23, 2015

Freddie Award for Mystery Writers

Freddie Award for Writing Excellence The Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (FMWA) is proud to announce the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence competition. Designed to recognize outstanding unpublished mystery writers and novels, Freddie...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Aug 31, 2015

Mystery Writers Key West Part 2

Mystery Writers Key West Fest Part 2 Saturday, August 15, 2015 This conference is different than others in that it’s held in one big room, and there’s only one panel at a time. The morning started with “Choosing Your Point of View” with John...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Aug 21, 2015

Mystery Writers Key West Part 1

Mystery Writers Key West Fest Friday, August 14, 2015 Mystery Writers Key West Fest started on Friday with a presentation by a crime scene investigator and a detective. “We witness what other people shouldn’t have to witness.” Regarding crime s...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Aug 20, 2015

Mystery Writers at Florida Library Association

On Wednesday evening, the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America held a dinner meeting at Seasons 52 on West Sand Lake Road. It was good to see our Central Florida members. We had a great time getting to know each other better.     The next...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on May 16, 2015

Malice Domestic 27

Malice Domestic is one of my favorite conferences. What’s not to like? Friendly people, avid readers, cozy mystery fans, and mystery/suspense writers all gathered together in one place to talk about reading and writing. Malice-Go-Round begins Frida...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on May 12, 2015

The Edgar® Awards

I had the privilege of attending the Edgar® Awards for my first time. Arriving in NY, I checked into the Hyatt Grand Central where the week’s events would take place. That night was the Agents and Editors Party sponsored by Mystery Writers of Ame...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on May 8, 2015

The Edgar Awards

I had the privilege of attending the Edgar Awards for my first time. Arriving in NY, I checked into the Hyatt Grand Central where the week’s events would take place. That night was the Agents and Editors Party sponsored by Mystery Writers of Americ...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on May 8, 2015

SleuthFest Day 3

Lunch on Friday followed the agents and editors panels. There I am seated between James W. Hall and Randy Rawls. As Chapter President, I went up to the podium and gave a warm welcome to the crowd. I thanked our conference chairs, Vicki Landis and Joa...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Mar 4, 2015

Mystery Writers of America

Our festivities for the Mystery Writers of America national board meeting began at a signing event on Friday night at Mysterious Bookshop. Here we chatted with other authors, fellow board members, and fans while sipping wine. A good time was had by a...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Jan 21, 2015

SleuthFest 2015 Crime Lab

News From SleuthFest 2015 February 26 – March 1, 2015, Deerfield Beach, FL James Patterson, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, & Ric Gillespie www.sleuthfest.com Lab & Lock Up Tour Special Pre-Conference Event Wednesday February 25, 2015 Palm B...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Nov 14, 2014

SleuthFest 2015 Crime Lab

News From SleuthFest 2015 February 26 – March 1, 2015, Deerfield Beach, FL James Patterson, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, & Ric Gillespie www.sleuthfest.com Lab & Lock Up Tour Special Pre-Conference Event Wednesday February 25, 2015 Palm B...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Nov 14, 2014

Key West Mystery Conference

View the Photos Here: http://bit.ly/1lzhqPt Last weekend was the inaugural Mystery Writers Key West Fest. The festivities began at the Smokin’ Tuna Saloon off infamous Duval Street in downtown Key West. We sat outside while the mayor and a police o...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on Jun 17, 2014

Malice Domestic 2014

What is Malice Domestic? As it says on the Website, Malice is an annual fan conference that focuses on the traditional mystery or “books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie.” Although I’ve been attending Malice Domestic for a number o...
by Nancy's Notes From Florida on May 14, 2014

Mystery Writers of America Presents Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War Review

My Thoughts Wow! This was one shocking, twisted tale after another! You’d think after a few of the stories in Ice Cold I would realize that a big shock was coming, but it still got me every time! This is an incredible collection of short storie...
by The IE Mommy on May 8, 2014


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