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DEADLY INK 2017 MYSTERY CONFERENCE
JUNE 16-18, 2017
HILTON GARDEN INN
ROCKAWAY, NJ

FRIDAY

8:30 AM Registration for Deadly Ink Academy
Early Registration for Deadly Ink Mystery Conference

DEADLY INK ACADEMY

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
P.M. CARLSON
TUNING UP YOUR WRITING PROCESS
The most important part of your mystery is YOU!

This workshop is about
inspiring yourself
finding a writing schedule that works for you
getting (and giving) helpful criticism

Led by author P.M. CARLSON. Pat has
been a finalist for Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards
taught psychology courses at Cornell University
served as sixth President of national Sisters in Crime

Her books include
The Maggie Ryan series (set in New York state in the '60s and 70's, amateur sleuth)
The Marty Hopkins series (set in Indiana, police procedural)
The Bridget Mooney short stories (a nineteenth-century would-be actress meets real historical figures)

PLEASE BRING FIVE COPIES OF A PAGE OR TWO OF YOUR WRITING TO SHARE

11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CHRIS ROERDEN
8 EXQUISITE, ESSENTIAL, EXCEPTIONAL MYSTERY-WRITING TECHNIQUES TO MASTER
Lively 2-hour+ interaction for serious writers presented by Chris Roerden, book editor 57 years, author of

Don't Murder Your Mystery

o Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book;
o Anthony Award finalist
o Macavity Award finalist
o Writer's Digest Book Club alt. selection
and its expanded version for all genres . . .

Don't Sabotage Your Submission

o Benjamin Franklin Award for Literary Criticism
o Florida Writers Assn. Best Educational-Instructional Book
o Florida Writers Royal Palm (best of show)
o Foreword Review finalist for Writing Book of the Year

Optional:
Bring one or more first lines to read: your own, your favorite by another mystery author, and/or the worst you ever saw
Bring an example of your own or another author's first use of backstory, background, and/or character description

4:00 - 5:00 PM Early Bird bonus panel: GREAT VILLAINS

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM REGISTRATION FOR DEADLY INK

7:30 PM - ? WELCOME TO DEADLY INK
Welcoming remarks, Introduction of Vicki Delany as Guest of Honor and Mary Jane Maffini as Toastmaster. Introduction of all authors...then bring on the desserts to die for! Join us at the DEADLY DESSERTS PARTY!
TSTL - WHEN A CHARACTER IS TOO STUPID TO LIVE
SATURDAY

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Book room opens

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
A SETTING THE SCENE
B THE MYSTERY IN HISTORY


10:00-10:55 AM
A DIALOGUE THAT WORKS
B SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE GAME IS AFOOT


11:00 AM - 11:55 PM
A MARY JANE MAFFINI interviews Guest of Honor VICKI DELANY

12:00 - 12:30 PM Author signings…don't forget to visit the book room!

12:30 - 1:55 PM
LUNCH BUFFET
DAVID nominees introduced
Door prizes


2:00 -2:55 PM
A AGENTS AND EDITORS PANEL - a discussion of what they are looking for in today's market
B SHAKEN OR STIRRED - MIXING GENRES

3:00 PM DEADLINE FOR BALLOTS FOR THE DAVID AWARDS

3:00 - 3:55 PM
A FORENSIC FIBER ANALYSIS
Bill Aronoff

B TOUCHY TOPICS: Can you include sensitive issues, such as disabilities, mental problems, race, etc. in mysteries

4:00 - 4:55 PM
A SHORTS AND SHORT SHORTS
B FOREIGN INTRIGUE

5:00-5:30 PM Author Signings

Book room closes at 5:30

7:00 PM - ? GALA AWARDS DINNER

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - VICKI DELANY
DAVID MANFRE, Fan Guest of Honor
David G. Sasher, Sr. Award presented

SUNDAY

9:00 AM Book room opens

9:00 -9:55 AM
FANS SPEAK OUT - Fans discuss their favorite authors, Books, and sub-genres

10:00-10:55 AM
WHAT IF?
Our authors come up with a victim, plot, setting, and suspects to create a mystery (think MadLibs and mystery writing!)

11:00 - 11:30 Author signings

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
BRUNCH
E. F. WATKINS interviews our Toastmaster MARY JANE MAFFINI
DOOR PRIZES - INFO FOR NEXT YEAR

1:00 - 2:00 PM
WHAT'S NEXT? - Authors discuss what's next for them - books, short stories, movies as well as future trends in publishing

2:00 PM Book Room closes

2:00 - 2:30 PM
ONE LAST THING - Audience participation encouraged - Feel free to ask questions of the authors - E.F. Watkins and Roberta Rogow will throw out ideas to encourage audience discussion.

2:30-3:00 PM Final author signings

3:00 PM
Conference officially ends






DEADLY INK 2017 MYSTERY CONFERENCE
JUNE 16-18, 2017
HILTON GARDEN INN
ROCKAWAY, NJ

FRIDAY

8:30 AM Registration for Deadly Ink Academy
Early Registration for Deadly Ink Mystery Conference

DEADLY INK ACADEMY

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
P.M. CARLSON
TUNING UP YOUR WRITING PROCESS
The most important part of your mystery is YOU!

This workshop is about
inspiring yourself
finding a writing schedule that works for you
getting (and giving) helpful criticism

Led by author P.M. CARLSON. Pat has
been a finalist for Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, and Agatha awards
taught psychology courses at Cornell University
served as sixth President of national Sisters in Crime

Her books include
The Maggie Ryan series (set in New York state in the '60s and 70's, amateur sleuth)
The Marty Hopkins series (set in Indiana, police procedural)
The Bridget Mooney short stories (a nineteenth-century would-be actress meets real historical figures)

PLEASE BRING FIVE COPIES OF A PAGE OR TWO OF YOUR WRITING TO SHARE

11:30 - 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
CHRIS ROERDEN
8 EXQUISITE, ESSENTIAL, EXCEPTIONAL MYSTERY-WRITING TECHNIQUES TO MASTER
Lively 2-hour+ interaction for serious writers presented by Chris Roerden, book editor 57 years, author of

Don't Murder Your Mystery

o Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction Book;
o Anthony Award finalist
o Macavity Award finalist
o Writer's Digest Book Club alt. selection
and its expanded version for all genres . . .

Don't Sabotage Your Submission

o Benjamin Franklin Award for Literary Criticism
o Florida Writers Assn. Best Educational-Instructional Book
o Florida Writers Royal Palm (best of show)
o Foreword Review finalist for Writing Book of the Year

Optional:
Bring one or more first lines to read: your own, your favorite by another mystery author, and/or the worst you ever saw
Bring an example of your own or another author's first use of backstory, background, and/or character description

4:00 - 5:00 PM
Early Bird bonus panel: GREAT VILLAINS

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM REGISTRATION FOR DEADLY INK

7:30 PM - ?
WELCOME TO DEADLY INK
Welcoming remarks, Introduction of Vicki Delany as Guest of Honor and Mary Jane Maffini as Toastmaster. Introduction of all authors...then bring on the desserts to die for! Join us at the DEADLY DESSERTS PARTY!
TSTL - WHEN A CHARACTER IS TOO STUPID TO LIVE
SATURDAY

8:00 - 9:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Book room opens

9:00 AM - 9:55 AM
A
SETTING THE SCENE
B THE MYSTERY IN HISTORY


10:00-10:55 AM
A
DIALOGUE THAT WORKS
B SHERLOCK HOLMES; THE GAME IS AFOOT


11:00 AM - 11:55 PM
A
MARY JANE MAFFINI interviews Guest of Honor VICKI DELANY

12:00 - 12:30 PM Author signings…don't forget to visit the book room!

12:30 - 1:55 PM
LUNCH BUFFET
DAVID nominees introduced
Door prizes


2:00 -2:55 PM
A
AGENTS AND EDITORS PANEL - a discussion of what they are looking for in today's market
B
SHAKEN OR STIRRED - MIXING GENRES

3:00 PM DEADLINE FOR BALLOTS FOR THE DAVID AWARDS

3:00 - 3:55 PM
A
FORENSIC FIBER ANALYSIS
Bill Aronoff

B
TOUCHY TOPICS: Can you include sensitive issues, such as disabilities, mental problems, race, etc. in mysteries

4:00 - 4:55 PM
A
SHORTS AND SHORT SHORTS
B FOREIGN INTRIGUE

5:00-5:30 PM Author Signings

Book room closes at 5:30

7:00 PM - ?
GALA AWARDS DINNER

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - VICKI DELANY
DAVID MANFRE, Fan Guest of Honor
David G. Sasher, Sr. Award presented

SUNDAY

9:00 AM Book room opens

9:00 -9:55 AM
FANS SPEAK OUT - Fans discuss their favorite authors, Books, and sub-genres

10:00-10:55 AM
WHAT IF?
Our authors come up with a victim, plot, setting, and suspects to create a mystery (think MadLibs and mystery writing!)

11:00 - 11:30 Author signings

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
BRUNCH
E. F. WATKINS interviews our Toastmaster MARY JANE MAFFINI
DOOR PRIZES - INFO FOR NEXT YEAR

1:00 - 2:00 PM
WHAT'S NEXT? - Authors discuss what's next for them - books, short stories, movies as well as future trends in publishing

2:00 PM Book Room closes

2:00 - 2:30 PM
ONE LAST THING - Audience participation encouraged - Feel free to ask questions of the authors - E.F. Watkins and Roberta Rogow will throw out ideas to encourage audience discussion.

2:30-3:00 PM Final author signings

3:00 PM
Conference officially ends