Episode 61: Should writers invest in writing conferences?

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I’m coming to you solo this week to talk about writing conferences. It’s timely, since conference season is starting—April and May are always prime conference time, and I’m just back from my very first Left Coast Crime.

I love talking about conferences. I credit the way my writing career unfolded to getting started so early finding the right ones, networking and making connections. When I made the decision to focus my writing career on mysteries and crime, the first thing I did was go online and search mystery writing conferences.

And one popped up right in my backyard. The New England Crime Bake.

I’m going to tell you all about this one and more in the episode, and also my top three reasons why writers should make conferences a part of their strategy.

I cover:

  • The top conferences for mystery writers and readers in the US
  • How to think about which ones are right for you, at whatever stage of your writing career you’re in
  • My personal favorites and why

If you’ve been wondering if conferences are something into which you should invest time and money, definitely tune in to this episode so you can make the decision that’s best for you.

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Conferences I mention:

Left Coast Crime


The Edgars



Killer Nashville


New England Crime Bake