Bouchercon 2018
Sep
6
to Sep 9

Bouchercon 2018

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I'm thrilled to return to one of my favorite conferences this year! I have two panels: 

Thursday, September 6 @ 4pm
Globetrotters—International Plots

with A.C. Frieden, K.J. Howe, Chris Pavone, and Boyd Morrison (M).

Saturday, September 8 @ 10am
Everyone Knows Your Name—Partnering with an Established Writer

with Boyd Morrison, Terry Farley Moran, and Jamie Mason (M)

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WriterFest Nashville
Nov
8
to Nov 9

WriterFest Nashville

Come to WriterFest and learn from bestselling authors, screenwriters, and hit-makers!

Ticket price includes admission to the two-day event; three meals; three keynote sessions; and your choice of over 30 classes with bestselling authors across genres, successful screenwriters, poets, songwriters PLUS the folks behind the art: agents, editors, and producers.

I will be on the Villain panel.

More details to come!

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Chapel Hill Public Library
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Chapel Hill Public Library

What do our favorite books about villains, monsters, and evil forces tell us about ourselves and our darkest desires? 

On the panel:

We are drawn to stories of power, lust, revenge, and evil, with characters who haunt our sleep and torture our psyches. In fact, dear readers, you have chosen so many of these tales for your list of 100 best loved novels that it begs the question: what accounts for the attraction they exert? Where does this urge to enter the mind of a killer, or descend into another person’s madness, come from? 

Perhaps we choose stories featuring villains and monsters because they allow us to experience our fears safely, and put them down again when we need to get away. Whatever form they take, our fears have much to teach us, and from Shelley to Rowling the experience of reading these books is cathartic, and quite often, wicked fun. 

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