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A Pre-Mystery Writers Conference Event in the City with Ridley Pearson!
We're very excited about next month's 19th Annual Mystery Writers Conference!
Come celebrate with us before the conference as author Ridley Pearson presents his new thriller The Risk Agent.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 6:00 pm
1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA
Rich with the atmosphere of Shanghai and crackling with tension-filled suspense, Pearson's latest introduces two compelling new characters - and heralds the start of a brilliant new series. "Pearson writes thrillers, the kind that try to yank you to the edge of your seat and keep you there." - Boston Sunday Globe
Ridley Pearson is the author of more than two dozen novels, including the New York Times-bestsellers In Harm's Way, Killer Summer, Killer View and Killer Weekend, the bestselling Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers including those with Dave Barry. Peter and the Starcatcher, the musical based on Ridley Pearson's and Dave Barry's best selling series, has received nine Tony Award nominations.
Join us Wednesday night for Ridley &
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|The 19th Annual Mystery Writers Conference is Almost Here!|
Corte Madera, CA - July 19-22, 2012
(San Francisco Bay Area)
Book Passage proudly announces the 19th annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference. Writers of mystery, suspense, thriller, detective and crime literature from across the country will convene at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California, just a short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, July 19-22, 2012.
This year's participants will spend four event-filled days in beautiful Northern California writing, workshopping, networking, and perfecting their craft with a celebrated faculty featuring prize-winning authors including conference keynote speaker Don Winslow (New York Times bestselling author of Savages--adapted to film by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone, The Dawn Patrol, and the forthcoming The Kings of Cool: A Prequel to Savages); Cara Black (Author of the Aimée Leduc Investigation series); Tarquin Hall (Author of the Vish Puri mysteries); Karin Slaughter (Internationally bestselling author of the Grant County series).
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| || Success Stories |
| "Before I learned about Book Passage classes and the Mystery Conference, the only creative writing I'd ever done were a couple of particularly imaginative IRS submissions at tax time. Sure, I was an avid mystery reader, but that didn't translate to being a mystery writer anymore than being a gourmet means you know how to cook. So, I decided to learn from the pros. Within a year I'd written my first novel, partnered with a well-known agent, and sold the book to Time Warner's Mysterious Press...It's been a great year of book tours, signings and getting to meet some terrific readers, librarians and booksellers. It also feels good to fulfill a fantasy I've been dreaming about for close to fifty years. I can stick to nonfiction for the IRS submissions now."|
- Louise Ure, Author of Forcing Amaryllis
"The Conference bolstered my skills and helped me get published. You can't beat the caliber or the inspiration."
- Cara Black, Author of Murder in the Latin Quarter