News about upcoming events.

  • July 21–23, 2023

    Book Passage Mystery Writing Conference

    Hallie will be presenting a before-conference workshop on Creating a Compelling Protagonist at this outstanding mystery writing conference at Book Passage bookstore in beautiful Corte Madera, CA.

  • August 2, 2023

    Guest speaker

    Hallie will guest at David Freed’s Harvard Extension class on mystery writing.

  • August 2–6, 2023

    Willamette Writers Hybrid Conference 2023

    Willamette Writers Conference, online and in-person at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon, August 2-6, 2023! Our Saturday Evening Keynote is New York Times Bestselling Author Cheryl Strayed. Critiques and pitches will be online, August 2-3, and the workshops, keynotes, and events will be August 4-6, in-person and online. Make connections, learn the craft, and launch your career. Workshops, critiques and pitches!

  • September 17–30, 2023

    Fall 2023 Workshop for SinC-GUPPY: Writing a Compelling Protagonist

    A two-week writing workshop for SinC-Guppy Online Chapter on tools and techniques for writing a compelling protagonist – 5 classes through which participants develop a compelling protagonist and develop them using a range of tools. Instructions, reading examples, exercises, discussion.

  • September 22–23, 2023

    SinC Desert Sleuths WriteNOW! Conference

    Hallie will give a talk about BACK STORY: HOW NOT TO SHOOT YOURSELF IN THE FOOT WITH IT at the WriteNow! Conference sponsored by the @DesertSleuths Sisters in Crime chapter (Phoenix)

  • November 6, 2023

    Pathways to Publications, Milton Public Library, 7PM

    Hallie and author Sharon Ward provide an insider’s guide to navigating the complicated world of book publishing, the massive changes that have swept through the publishing industry, and the opportunities and challenges that have resulted for authors. The presentation is designed to help writers make informed decisions and plan their path to publication. Milton Public Library, Keys Community Room – Registration required.

  • November 10–12, 2023

    New England Crime Bake 2023: Dead Actually

    Panels, guest speakers, writing workshops, and more. Guest of honor: Deborah Crombie! Hallie will rooting her on and giving a class: Mystery, thriller, suspense: Knowing what you’re about. And DON’T MISS the Friday night Jungle Red Writers panel – we’ll all be there!