Conference speakers include
Also on the faculty from New Mexico are writers Joe Badal, Carol Franco, Steve Havill, Judith Van Gieson, Pari Noskin Taichert, Bill O’Hanlon, Shirley Raye Redmond, Lucinda Schroeder, and agent Elizabeth Turpin-Pulli.
The keynote speaker will be award winning mystery writer Margaret Coel who sets her novels on the Wind River Arapaho Indian Reservation. Coel, who lives in
Other featured writers include former
Breakouts include several sessions on the skills needed to write a mystery, “Real Life in the Medical Examiner’s office vs. TV: What’s the Difference?” and “How REAL Cops Interview and Interrogate Suspects.” Participants will have an opportunity to pitch their novel to an agent. Early registration fee of $395 includes most meals.
A pre-conference workshop with Bill O’Hanlon, author of WRITE IS A VERB and Oprah guest, will focus on the business side of writing, offering attendees tools to help find an agent, get published and sell their books.
The conference will honor the winner of the inaugural Tony Hillerman Prize for the best first mystery set in the southwest. The $10,000 prize is jointly sponsored by the conference and
For more information, please visit www.hillermanconference.com or call 505-471-1565.