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Note: Slot/Room means that the panel falls into a particular time slot (21 panel slots during the event). The second number refers to the Grand Ballroom Salon Rooms 1-6 to show location. So 4.1 is the 4th timeslot (first one Thurs morning) and is in room 1.

(List below updated Aug 29, 5:30pm Pacific)

DayDateTimeSlot/RmPanel TitleParticipantsRolePanel Description
Wed30-Aug1:30-1:45Grand BallroomOpening RemarksKim Keeline    The Local Organizing Committee Chair Welcomes You and Gives an Overview of Event
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.1And Now for Something Completely Different: When an author writes very different styles of storiesTammy KaehlerMSome writers write in different genres, others in different fields. Hear from writers who have a variety of work.
Dale BerryP
Paul O’ConnorP
Phoef SuttonP
Heather GrahamP
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.2Post-Pandemic Characters (and Authors)
Even When Covid isn’t on the Page
Catherine McKenzieMCovid affected people in many ways, both on page and in life. Book events were shut down and that wasn’t all. 
Lisa SteinkeP
Liz FentonP
Mindy MejiaP
Nancy BrashearP
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.3Ride Along: Law Enforcement in Fiction (from police to federal)Ellen KirschmanMRide along with law enforcement and see the procedures as they investigate crimes.
David PutnamP
John B GoodP
Kim HaysP
Sarah BewleyP
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.4Short Stories: Crime and Detection in a Smaller FormMichael BrackenMShort stories in magazines and anthologies bring their own challenges and pleasures for writers and readers.
Claire A MurrayP
Diana CattP
Hugh Lessig 
W. Edward BlainP
Wes BlalockP
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.5Marketing:  Books Flying Off the ShelvesTerry ShepherdMMarketing is a tough job for writers but a necessary one. Writing a good book helps it sell but there is so much more that is needed. How can those books start flying off the shelves?
Joe BrosnanP
Laura KeefeP
Maddee JamesP
Megan BeatieP
Oline H CogdillP
Wed30-Aug2:00-2:501.6Bouchercon 101Kim Keeline and Connie Perry Learn about the event and ask questions of the organizers.
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.1Dialogue in the Driver’s Seat – create characters, delineate issues and drive the plotMichele DrierMDialogue is an important tool but it’s not as easy as it seems. Hear from these authors on how they write dialogue and make it work well.
Claire BoothP
Deborah GaslinP
K.P. GreshamP
Michael H Rubin and Ayan RubinP
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.2The Deep, Dark South: Southern Noir and GothicLauren NossettMThe southern states have their own stories, and in these novels they are often dark, tragic tales of secrets and danger.
Christopher SwannP
Faye SnowdenP
Laura McHughP
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.3Murderous Intent: Killers and the Authors Who Write ThemMarie SutroMWriting mysteries means writing murderers but how does an author get into the head of a killer? 
Kwei QuarteyP
Stacy WoodsonP
Lori LacefieldP
Tracey S PhiliipsP
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.4POV and Voice in Crime Novels: Hardboiled, Noir, and MorePeter RozovskyMWhether the story is told in first person or third person, the strength of the voice will carry the book. 
Christa FaustP
Dennis TafoyaP
Domenic StansberryP
James D F HannahP
Michael WileyP
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.5Music and Mysteries: Musician Detectives or Song Inspired Stories Jim FusilliMMany writers are inspired by music and not just because some write with music playing. Hear about music-inspired stories and musician-detectives.
Corey FaymanP
Holly WestP
Richard J BrewerP
Wed30-Aug3:15-4:052.6Blended Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy, Psychological and moreHeather GrahamMThere is so much more out there than mysteries, suspense, and thrillers.  These authors blend in different genres to create exciting new worlds and elements for their stories.
Erin E. AdamsP
M HendrixP
Margot DouaihyP
Anastasia ZadeikP
Wed30-Aug4:30-5:203.1Noir: Shining the Light on Dark FictionGeorge EasterMNoir is a genre known for its dark view on crime, life, and corruption. How do these authors see Noir? Is that how they’d describe their books?
Halley SuttonP
Tod GoldbergP
Travis Richardsonp
Warren MooreP
Wed30-Aug4:30 – 5:203.2Pacific Northwest Crimes (and authors)Judith AynMThe beautiful Pacific Northwest: trees, mountains, wildlife…oh, plus crimes, mysteries, and excitement.
A.K. RamirezP
Emmeline Duncan (Kelly Garrett)P
Jamie Lee SognP
Jennifer GreerP
Lana M. FoxP
Wed30-Aug4:30-5:203.3Senior Sleuths: Never Too Old For a MysteryMike BefelerMAge is just a number! These sleuths keep going and going, and don’t let age stop them.
Anna St. JohnP
Ellen KirschmanP
Lisa Q. MathewsP
Steph BroadribbP
Wed30-Aug4:30-5:203.4The Ocean is Out There:  Mysteries Set On or Near the WaterNicole LarsonMThe open water is dark, mysterious and sometimes frightening–as much as it is beautiful. It is also the setting which attracts mysteries. What makes the ocean and the coast so attractive to readers and writers?
Glenda CarrollP
Judy L MurrayP
Penn WallaceP
Reed E BunzelP
Wed30-Aug4:30-5:203.5Ticking Clock: Authors of Thrillers and Suspense Talk About PaceTerry ShepherdMPacing: an important element to keep a reader interested. Also one of the more difficult things for a writer to do. Learn how the clock ticking down on the action is done.
Brett BattlesP
Bruce BorgosP
Jonathan BrownP
Libby Fischer HellmannP
Vinnie HansenP
Wed30-Aug4:30-5:203.6Brainstorming a Mystery: Panelists Plot Before Your Very EyesKelly OliverMSee how authors make the magic happen. Our panel will take apart the pieces of writing their stories and come up with the basics of a new story in front of you.
Charles John HarperP
Marie SutroP
Shawn Reilly SimmonsP
Susan CalderP
Wed30-Aug7:00-8:30Salon 4Short Story Theater: Write Out LoudActors perform classic and modern short stories in a Reader’s Theater 
Wed30-Aug8:30-10:00Grand BallroomCozies and CocktailsSelected authors read short selections from cozy mysteries. Hosted by Ellen Byron. Cash Bar
Thurs31-Aug7:00-9:00Pacific BallroomAuthor Speed Dating40 Authors Join us to meet authors. Authors move from table to table and talk about their books. Then a bell rings and they move on to the next table. Fast paced. Get lots of bookmarks and info. Limited Seating.
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.1Tense: A Book Keeps Your Interest Through Plot, Character, and PacingDan WhiteMHave you ever told yourself you need to go to bed but you can’t put the book down? How do authors keep the suspense going? 
Daco S. AuffenordeP
Dana CameronP
Teresa Cain AKA Carsen TaiteP
Alexia GordonP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.2When the Stakes are High: Whether It’s Save the World or Save Yourself or Your Family, These Characters Push the LimitsRichard MeredithMWriters have to keep raising the stakes for their characters to keep the reader excited and invested. What are the stakes in these authors’ books and how do they keep it believable and exciting?
Eliza NellumsP
Alan JacobsonP
James QueallyP
Steve UrszenyiP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.3Coastal Living (and Dying): Settings in Beach Communities or On the WaterCorey FaymanMThere is something about the water that is both appealing and terrifying. Find out about dying near the beach, whether in a beach community or in the water.
Curtis IppolitoP
Joan LongP
Donald SheagleyP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.4Plot/Character: Writers of Different Genres Discuss Whether Stories are Plot or Character Driven and the Benefits/Drawbacks of EachHelen NelsonMSome people complain our genres are plot heavy and sacrifice character development. See how authors think this criticism has changed over time and also how they handle it.
Charles ToddP
Claudia Hagadus LongP
Eryk PruittP
Liz MillironP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.5Amateur Sleuths: When Your Main Character Really Shouldn’t be Detecting in Real LifeDonna AndrewsMCrimes are  solved by the police, right? Sometimes you just have to get involved, to keep yourself or another from being wrongfully accused. Sometimes the police don’t even believe there was a crime. Hear the difficulties in making it believable, especially in a long-running series.
Camille MinichinoP
Celeste Connally / S.C. PerkinsP
Christine HusomP
M.E. HilliardP
W. Edward BlainP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:504.6Historicals: Navigating the Past from the PresentShelley Blanton-StroudMHistoricals are written about the past but by an author who lives in the present. Learn how authors navigate historical slang, prejudices, research, etc. to bring the past to life for a modern audience.
Jolie TunnellP
Karen OddenP
Lisa M. LaneP
Mariah FredericksP
T E KinseyP
Thurs31-Aug9:00-9:50Grand BallroomBouchercon 101Kim Keeline and Connie Perry Learn about the event and ask questions of the organizers.
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:105.1 A Twist on the Usual Mystery (added genre, element, unusual character trait, unusual hook or premise)Elizabeth CrowensMEvery book needs something that makes it stand out from the others: a special hook, character, or even elements from other genres. These authors will discuss the twists they add to their writing and why.
Michael J CooperP
Stephanie K Clemens P
Thomas ShawverP
Jody HadlockP
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:105.2Like You’ve Seen a Ghost: The Rising Popularity of Paranormal and SupernaturalDanna WilbergMThe unexplained, the spooky, the ghostly, the arcane–there are so many different types of added excitement that can be added to a story.  These authors will discuss how they brought in their own special touch and why the paranormal/supernatural appeals to so many.
Katy MungerP
Liz Mugavero/Cate ConteP
M. Rebecca WildsmithP
Meredith R. LyonsP
Trisha SlayP
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:105.3You Can’t Kill Me – Why the PI Novel Won’t DieKevin Burton SmithMPI Novels are some of the most long lasting forms of crime and mystery fiction. What is it about the PI and what different forms can these stories take?
Sara ParetskyP
Andrew Welsh-HugginsP
D.P. LyleP
David HousewrightP
Janet Elizabeth LynnP
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:105.4Isolated: Rural, Small Towns, and the WildernessAndy DavidsonMWhen you are out in the wilderness or small community, you can feel isolated, alone, vulnerable. How does this setting affect a story?
Iris YamashitaP
Meagan LucasP
Scott BlackburnP
Tony WirtP
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:205.5Naomi Hirarhara: Guest of Honor InterviewArt Taylor  
Naomi Hirahara 
Thurs31-Aug10:20-11:205.6Close Read: Panelists Analyze Short Passages of WritingLori L. LakeM Each panelist picks a favorite paragraph (from their own work or that of a hero), shares it, and discusses what it does well. (i.e. a great action scene, moment of suspense, characterization, etc.)
Elizabeth “Betsy” AdenP
Jason PinterP
Kimberly GiarratanoP
Lori RobbinsP
Nina SimonP
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.1Readers Panel: Book Clubs, Blogs, Reviewing, and Reading Lisa BentonMFind out about blogs, reviewers, and book clubs. What do they wish authors knew? What do they have to offer a reader? Should you join a group, start a blog, review books?
George EasterP
Rich EhisenP
Katrina Niidas HolmP
Kristopher ZgorskiP
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.2The Art of the Mystery:  Artists and their Art in the StoryCornelia FeyeMMany stories include artists and the art world because there is so much beauty and history it brings to a plot. These authors talk about art and mysteries.
Alex KennaP
Lance CharnesP
Rob JungP
Sara SligarP
Katy Hays
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.3Crime & Punishment: Prison, Death, and Other Ways to Deal with the AntagonistsSarah TomlinsonMSomeone has done something terrible, perhaps even killed someone. Once you know whodunnit, what should happen to them? In fiction, you have choices on how to handle those who have done wrong. Hear how authors feel about punishing the wrongdoings of their characters.
Chris HolmP
James HankinsP
John C. FosterP
R.G. BelskyP
Rob HartP
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.420 Panels in One: Panelists Take a Shot at Answering As Many Panel Topics as PossibleRobert LoprestiMSmorgasbord! Authors get a quick shot at answering as many questions as possible from the range of conference panels. It’s fun, it’s fast, it’s 20 Panels in One.
Eleanor KuhnsP
Keir GraffP
Mike McCraryP
Scott Von DoviakP
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.5Entrepeneurial Detectives: Small Business Owners Who Solve CrimeCheryl HollonMIt’s hard to find time to solve crime if you are also running a small business. Work/Life balance is hard enough, but add in murder and it’s even more complicated.
Esme AddisonP
Mary KarnesP
Sybil JohnsonP
Traci HallP
Thurs31-Aug12:45-1:356.6Liar’s Panel Pam StackMSometimes a little raunchy, always funny, the liar’s panel is usually standing room only because when else are you getting a panel of writers asked to tell amusing stories about themselves, and only some of them are true?
Colin ConwayP
Laurie R KingP
Matt GoldmanP
Shaun HarrisP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.1Diverse Styles: Screenwriters, Mixed Genres, and More.  Authors Who Do Many ThingsMichelle RicciMSome authors hold down a day job screenwriting, others just like to mix up their writing with different genres. Either way, these writers have diverse styles in their writing lives.
Adam FrostP
Gay Toltl KinmanP
Jim RulandP
Lisa LutzP
Meredith AnthonyP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.2Strong Voice, Strong POV: Authors Talk Character, Voice, and POVPam StackMCharacters jump off the page with a strong voice and point of view. How do these authors bring compelling characters to the page?
E.A. AymarP
Ivy PochodaP
Kellye GarrettP
Tara LaskowskiP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.3Agatha and Company: The Elements of Traditional Mysteries That Appeal to So ManyElly GriffithsMAgatha Christie and  other writers of the “traditional” mystery remain appealing to many readers. What are the elements of the “traditional” mystery, how has it changed over time, and why do we enjoy these stories of poison, murder, and blackmail so much?
Cathy AceP
Lori Rader-DayP
Martin EdwardsP
Ovidia YuP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.4The Hook: Books, Victorian Architecture, and Other Excitement  in Cozy MysteriesJulie Hennrikus aka Julia HenryMCozy mysteries often have a “hook”–some sort of hobby, career, or interesting perspective that the main character is involved with and becomes a setting/reason for investigation. These cozy authors will discuss their hooks and the work they do to get the details right.
Edith Maxwell/Maddie DayP
Jenn McKinlayP
Kate CarlisleP
Marty WingateP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.5Shh: Deadly Secrets and Characters With a Past  Carl VonderauMSometimes things from the past come back to haunt people. It could be something they did or something from their family or friends, but it will have devastating consequences for them. 
Hannah MorrisseyP
Janis ThomasP
Jess LoureyP
Vera KurianP
Thurs31-Aug2:00-2:507.6Anthony: Best Humorous NovelLeslie KarstMAnthony Award nominees for Best Humorous Novel
Catriona McPhersonP
Ellen ByronP
Greg (T.G.) HerrenP
Jennifer ChowP
Raquel V. ReyesP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.1Social Justice & Page-turners: Stories That Have it AllMysti BerryMSocial Justice in a novel without being preachy takes a practiced hand. How do the pages keep turning swiftly and still deal with big problems?
Katayoun MedhatP
Keenan PowellP
Michael KaufmanP
Robyn GiglP
Wanda MorrisP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.2Objection! The Law (and Lawyer) in Fiction (and the Lawyers Who Write It)Paul LevineMPerry Mason was the product of a local author, Stanley Earle Gardner. But he’s not the only lawyer writing about crime solving lawyers. Hear about the fictional lawyers involved in thrilling cases.
Jack SharmanP
Alan GordonP
Robert RotsteinP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.3 Family: the Ties that BindLaurie RockenbeckMThere is nothing more important than family. And that goes doubly true in these books where family and the sometimes difficult situations with them come to the forefront.
Cheryl A HeadP
David BellP
Heather ChavezP
M.M. ChouinardP
SA CosbyP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.4Historical Hard Times: Conflict in MysteriesErica Ruth NeubauerMHistory is full of hard times.  All mysteries need conflict.  These mysteries have both historically difficult and conflicted times and strong plots full of conflict for the characters.
Iona WhishawP
Jacqueline WinspearP
Noel HyndP
Tara MossP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.5Horror stories from the road: Book Tour Disasters and Other Promotional FunBarbara DeMarco-BarrettMFans are great but sometimes book tours and promotions don’t go so well for authors.  Hear the horror stories.
Anne HillermanP
Deborah CrombieP
Eriq La SalleP
Rhys BowenP
Tracy ClarkP
Thurs31-Aug3:15-4:058.6Anthony Best NonfictionCaitlin RotherMAnthony Award nominees for Best Nonfiction
James T. BartlettP
Martin EdwardsP
Sarah WeinmanP
Thurs31-Aug4:30-5:30Grand BallroomAnn Cleeves: Guest of Honor InterviewAnn Cleeves  
Catriona McPherson 
Lori Rader-Day 
Thurs31-Aug6:00-8:30Grand BallroomOpening Ceremonies: Meet the Guests of Honor and other participants, some fun with our Toastmaster, plus some awards.  Cash Bar. (Sponsored by Oceanview)
FoyerOceanView signings
Grand BallroomAnthology Celebration:  You won’t want to miss this celebration of the Killin’ Time in San Diego Bouchercon Anthology, followed by a signing
A new collaborative caper from the beast of crime fiction! Come for a drink and stay to watch the assembled writers of Minotaur Books create a crime story in real time! Each author will raffle off a signed copy of their new book! Open to all attendees. 
Fri1-Sep7:00-9:00Pacific BallroomNew Author Breakfast: Come Meet the Debut Authors. Free Breakfast (Limited Seating) and quick intros to the newest writers to be published. (Sponsored by Pipeline Media Group)
Fri 1-Sep9:00-9:509.1Mysterious Creatures:  Wild Animals and Pets Bring the Excitement to the StoryMargaret MizushimaMWhether it is a wild animal like a bear or your pet dog, animals can do the most unexpected things and bring both excitement and danger to a story. These authors have very different approaches but their stories all show the importance of animals to the world and to a great story.
Jen J. Danna/Sara DriscollP
Kerry K. CoxP
Linda O. JohnstonP
Pamela BeasonP
Peggy RothschildP
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:509.2And Then Everything Goes Wrong:  When the Characters Go Through HellBruce Robert CoffinMIf everything went right, there’d be no conflict and no plot. Sometimes authors have to put a character through the wringer for a good book.
Eli CranorP
Danna WilbergP
Greg RandallP
Helen StarbuckP
Terry ShepherdP
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:509.3True Crime: The problems, The appealPeggy  TownsendMTrue crime is extremely popular in books, podcasts, and TV. What drives people’s interests and what problems do authors face in writing true crime?
Caitlin RotherP
Deborah Holt LarkinP
James T. BartlettP
Sarah Weinmanp
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:509.4The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and his influence on mysteriesLeslie KlingerMSherlock Holmes’s adventures have not only continued to modern day but have influenced so many writers, in so many way. These authors will discuss that legacy and what they think makes Holmes so appealing.
Jeri WestersonP
Laurie R KingP
Liese Sherwood-FabreP
Dana CameronP
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:509.5Hollywood and Writers: Working for TV or the Movies Plus Publishing StoriesJohn ShepphirdMThese writers also work in the TV or Film industry.  How does it differ from writing fiction? These writers share their stories of writing for Hollywood and beyond.
Dete MeserveP
Georgia JeffriesP
Marjorie McCownP
Megan AbbottP
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:509.6Anthony Short Story AnthologyHolly WestMAnthony Award nominees for Best Short Story Anthology
Art TaylorP
Greg (T.G.) HerrenP
Josh PachterP
Mysti BerryP
Fri1-Sep9:00-9:50Grand BallroomBouchercon 101Kim Keeline and Connie Perry Learn about the event and ask questions of the organizers.
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:1010.1Tiny Town, Lots of Death:  Sleuths in a  Small CommunityCathy AceMSmall communities have crime too, especially in fiction. What special considerations does a writer have to consider when writing about a place with fewer people but a higher than normal crime rate?
Deborah J LedfordP
Mary KeliikoaP
Suzanne TrauthP
Trish ArrowsmithP
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:1010.2Reimagining Popular Tropes: How Authors Turn the Usual on Its EarJamie FrevelettiMThere are certain tropes that appear over and over again. These authors discuss these tropes and how they try to bring fresh approaches to the same old ideas.
Cindy FazziP
Robert SwartwoodP
Scott BlackburnP
Tom LarsenP
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:1010.3Discovered Treasures: Antiquities and Art That Lead to Adventure and DeathLinda A MooreMThere is nothing better than discovered treasure. Whether a painting or antique discovered in someone’s attic or gold coins buried in the ground. The value of the items drives people to do desperate things and brings interesting plots to these books.
Con LehaneP
Jane K. ClelandP
Lane StoneP
M.A. MonninP
Mark PryorP
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:1010.4Historical Heroines: Solving Crime in a Different TimeKelli StanleyMHistorical crime, if set during a time when women had extra barriers towards solving crimes, poses its own challenges.  How do the protagonists of these stories solve crime in a different time?
A.E. WassermanP
Frances McNamaraP
Richard KoretoP
Susanna CalkinsP
Vanessa RileyP
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:2010.5Dru Ann Love: Guest of Honor InterviewDru Ann Love  
Kristopher Zgorski 
Fri1-Sep10:20-11:1010.6Anthony Short Story  Michael BrackenMAnthony Awards nominees for Best Short Story
Barb GoffmanP
Bruce Robert CoffinP
Curtis IppolitoP
E.A. AymarP
Gabriel ValjanP
Fri1-Sep11:35-1:35Pacific BallroomAuthor Speed Dating40 Authors Join us to meet authors. Authors move from table to table and talk about their books. Then a bell rings and they move on to the next table. Fast paced. Get lots of bookmarks and info. Limited Seating.
Fri1-Sep12:15-1:00Grand BallroomThe History of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys (A tribute to our “Ghosts of Honor”)Jennifer Fisher Carolyn Keene and Franklin W Dixon were pen names for a large number of writers going back to 1927 (Hardy Boys) and 1930 (Nancy Drew). Where did those books come from?  Learn the secrets of the Stratemeyer Syndicate from two experts in the field.
James Keeline 
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:50Grand BallroomThe Legacy of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys: Authors Childhood ReadingJenn Fisher MFrom 12:15 to 1pm, join us in the ballroom for a History of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys.  This panel, at 1pm, will have authors discussing the legacy of these books from our “Ghosts of Honor” and how they were influenced in reading and writing.
Sara ParetskyP
Christa NardiP
Julie Hennrikus aka Julia HenryP
Ed ZuckermanP
Linda Joy SingletonP
Teresa IngeP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.1The Mystery and Suspense of Romance: Love Triangles, Dating, Marriage, and DeathHarley Jane KozakMWhile they or won’t they? Who will she end up with? How strong is that marriage? Love and romance can be a major part of mystery and suspense. Learn how these authors keep the love fires burning (or not) for their protagonists.
Alice K. BoatwrightP
Donna Del OroP
Veronica Cline BartonP
Wendy KendallP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.2British, Mysterious, and Thrilling: Crime in the UKFrancine Mathews/Stephanie BarronMA little tea and death? Stories set in the U.K., full of excitement, detection, and death.
Alice FeeneyP
Caro RamsayP
Elly GriffithsP
Emma DakinP
Martin EdwardsP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.3Openings that Kill It (Your favorite opening lines or paragraphs of books)Jane K. ClelandMA good story needs to grab you from the start. These authors will examine opening lines and what works (and doesn’t).
Anne CleelandP
Eric BeetnerP
John BillheimerP
Josh PachterP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.4Short Stories: the Joys of Mysteries in Bite Sized FormSteve SteinbockMShort stories are different from longer ones both for the reader and the writer. What changes in writing style for short stories and flash fiction?
Art TaylorP
James A HearnP
Joseph S. WalkerP
Melinda LoomisP
R.T. LawtonP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.5Hanging Onto a Cliff: creating suspense and tensionMatt CoyleMCome hear some masters of suspense and thrills talk about how they keep the tension going in their stories 
Alex SeguraP
Brendan DuBoisP
Cara BlackP
David BaldacciP
Fri1-Sep1:00-1:5011.6Anthony Children’s and YAAlan OrloffMAnthony Award nominees for Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel
Fleur BradleyP
Greg (T.G.) HerrenP
Lee Matthew GoldbergP
Fri1-Sep2:15:-3:0512.1Vengeance, Revenge—Served Hot and ColdKaren KeskinenMRevenge is a dish best served cold–or is it? Are there better ways to deal with the person who wronged you? When revenge is part of the plot, things can go wrong fast.
Max TomlinsonM
Baron R BirtcherP
Kelly J. FordP
Tammy EulianoP
Fri1-Sep2:15:-3:0512.2Into Action: Military, the CIA, and CounterintelligenceGeri KrotowMThe action gets really intense when the military or the spy community gets involved. It’s a complicated world; learn how these authors get the details right and keep the action going.
Joe GoldbergP
John GilstrapP
Simon GervaisP
Steve StrattonP
Steven KonkolyP
Fri1-Sep2:15-3:0512.3Journalists: Looking Around for Clues in FictionJennifer MoritaMJournalists are used to research and asking the where/what/how/why about events. Learn how that translates into fiction.
Charles SalzbergP
Hank Phillippi RyanP
John DeDakisP
Lori Duffy FosterP
Rick MofinaP
Fri1-Sep2:15-3:0512.4The Past is a Foreign Country: Writing Historical Fiction Outside the Continental U.S.Anjili BabbarMHistorical fiction explores a time foreign to us, but add the elements of writing outside the continental U.S. and you bring in a whole new element for the audience. These authors will discuss the pleasures and difficulties of writing historical fiction in locales that may be unfamiliar to some of its audience.
Kelly OliverP
Nina WachsmanP
Ovidia YuP
Scott KikkawaP
Vanessa RileyP
Fri1-Sep2:15-3:1512.5Kate Carlisle: Guest of Honor InterviewJenn McKinlay        
Kate Carlisle 
Fri1-Sep2:15-3:0512.6Anthony DebutKristopher ZgorskiMAnthony Award nominees for Best First Novel 
Eli CranorP
Ramona EmersonP
Rob OslerP
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.1A Community as Warm as the Cuisine: Food, Family, and FriendsKathleen KrevatMCozy novels often have recipes and food but this panel talks about how that isn’t the only thing that is warm.  The relationships between the people (family and friends) is the true heart of these stories.
Geri KrotowP
Lise McClendonP
Mia ManansalaP
Vivien ChienP
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.2Strong: Women in Peril, Saving ThemselvesJennifer YoungerMThe stereotype of the hero rescuing a woman is out of date. These books show that women can rescue themselves
Christina HoagP
Tori EldridgeP
L.A. ChandlarP
Susan RowlandP
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.3You Can’t Please Everyone: Authors React to Rejections and One Star Reviews (and how they keep going)Lee Mathew GoldbergMTales from writers on how life in publishing sometimes meaning developing a thick skin. From manuscript rejection to reviews on the same book that go from “fast paced and exciting” (5 stars) to “threw book across room” (1 star) or even “book arrived damaged” (1 star)–how do writers handle rejection and bad reviews?
Cara BlackP
Daniel J HaleP
Jamie MasonP
Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror”P
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.4Page to Screen (and back):  When My Book Became a TV Show or FilmLee GoldbergMBooks are like a movie in the reader’s mind but some lucky books get picked up to be a TV show or film. Sometimes the authors get a say in what happens on the screen and sometimes they don’t. Learn more about what goes on behind the camera from the authors.
Ann CleevesP
Matthew F. QuirkP
Rae JamesP
Tess GerritsenP
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.5Anthony Best HistoricalRhys BowenMAnthony Award nominees for Best Historical Novel
Catriona McPhersonP
Erica Ruth NeubauerP
Karen OddenP
Lev AC RosenP
Mariah FredericksP
Wanda MorrisP
Fri1-Sep3:35-4:2513.6Anthony Best PaperbackCheryl A HeadMAnthony Award nominees for Best Paperback/Audiobook/Ebook original
Gabriel ValjanP
James L’EtoileP
Jess LoureyP
Kelly J. FordP
Sandra (SG) WongP
Fri1-Sep5:00-6:00Grand BallroomC.J. Box: Guest of Honor InterviewC.J. Box  
Oline H Cogdill 
Fri1-Sep6:10-7:00Grand BallroomLiar’s Panel Lori Rader-DayMSometimes a little raunchy, always funny, the liar’s panel is usually standing room only because when else are you getting a panel of writers asked to tell amusing stories about themselves, and only some of them are true?
Barb GoffmanP
John CopenhaverP
James DF HannahP
Tracy ClarkP
Fri1-Sep6:10-7:00Salon 6Professionals that Make the Fiction World Go Around: Agents and EditorsZoe QuintonMWriters often need professionals to get published, particularly agents and editors.  Hear what those professionals think is changing in the industry and what writers need to do to get published.
Dianna M. CollierP
Jenna JankowskiP
Alice SpeilburgP
Jessica KayeP
Paula MunierP
Fri1-Sep7:00-8:30Pacific BallroomUnderrepresented Voices ReceptionYour chance to meet amazing authors. Open to Everyone. Free Appetizers and a Cash Bar. Hosted by Crime Writers of Color.
Fri1-Sep8:30-10:00Pacific BallroomNoir at the BarSelected authors share short stories. Open to Everyone. Cash Bar. Hosted by E.A. Aymar and Tara Laskowski.
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.1A Striking Voice: How Authors Get It Right and Have a Compelling POVDorothy WellesMA strong voice can make a book. Hear from authors about how they build a great, compelling POV with an amazing voice.
Ashley Sargeant HaganP
Frankie Y BaileyP
Ian K SmithP
Charles FinchP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.2This Is the City: Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, ChicagoDelia PittsMSome cities have such a strong presence that they show up in many books. You know what sort of setting you are getting and it can even help dictate what sort of plot.  These authors talk about their cities and how the city influences their writing.
Dwyer MurphyP
Joanna H SchaffhausenP
Jordan HarperP
Tracy ClarkP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.3Having It All: Work, Hobbies, and Family Ties for Busy Crime-Solving ProtagonistsOna RussellMEver feel like you don’t have enough time in your day? These protagonists have all of that plus they are trying to solve a mystery. Authors talk about balancing work/life/murder for their characters.
Karen A PhillipsP
Mary SeifertP
Rebecca TopeP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.4I am not my protagonist: writing people different than you (or being mistaken for your character)Dan WhiteMAuthors are not synonymous with their protagonists although sometimes they have a lot in common. What is it like to write someone who is like you? What is it like to write someone very different from you in background or other aspects? What do authors need to do or be aware of when they take either route?
Baer CharltonP
D.M. RowellP
John CopenhaverP
Terry ShepherdP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.5Vanished: The Missing, the Dead, and the Ones They Left BehindDanielle GirardMWhat happens to the ones left behind when someone disappears or dies? The impact of kidnapping, disappearances, and murder — and the impact of the investigation — is enormous.
Albert WaittP
Edwin HillP
Polly StewartP
Bonnar SpringP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:2014.6Dru Ann and Friends, Talking about booksDru Ann LoveMDru Ann Love, Guest of Honor, runs a blog where she discusses books. Now, joined by her friends and fellow bloggers, they will recommend great titles and talk about the book industry.
Grace KoshidaP
John Thomas BychowskiP
Kat TrompP
Nikki BonanniP
Sat2-Sep7:30-8:20Grand BallroomSo You Want To Run a BoucherconKim Keeline and Connie Perry Learn how to submit a bid to hold a Bouchercon in your city.  What does it take to run a 5-day event for 1500-2000 of your closest friends? Come ask questions.
Sat2-Sep9:15-10:00SD Public Library: DowntownStratemeyer Syndicate Writing: The History of Nancy Drew and the Hardy BoysJames KeelinePCarolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon are our Ghosts of Honor. Learn the history of the books.
Jenn Fisher P
Sat2-Sep10:00-10:50SD Public Library: DowntownAuthors and Their Childhood Reading: Nancy Drew and MoreJenn Fisher MWe all started reading somewhere and these authors will talk about the impact of their childhood reading on their choices as an adult for reading and writing.
Charlaine HarrisP
Linda Joy SingletonP
Teresa IngeP
Sat2-Sep11:00-11:20SD Public Library: DowntownHarley Jane Kozak: From Nancy Drew to Actress and WriterHarley Jane Kozak Short talk by author Harley Jane Kozak on the influence of her childhood reading on her writing and career
Sat2-Sep8:55-9:4515.1Writing What You Know: Writers Write About Their Field of ExpertiseDana CameronMDoctors write medical thrillers. Lawyers write law stories. These writers all write what they know in real life into their fiction. 
Ellen CrosbyP
Erica MinerP
J. Luke BenneckeP
Paula BernsteinP
Vera HC ChanP
Sat3-Sep8:55-9:4515.2History and Headlines: Real Life Events Inspire Fiction Jennifer BergMTruth may be stranger than fiction but it can also inspire fiction. Learn about how real life events of the past can become fodder for writers and how they research while they write.
Anne Da VigoP
Jennifer Graeser DornbushP
John Edward MullenP
Rob LawtonP
Susan JamesP
Sat2-Sep8:55-9:4515.3Travel by the Book: Mysteries Set in Other CountriesSharon LynnMBe an armchair traveler with these authors who write mysteries set in other countries.
Carlene O’ConnorP
David [D. V.] BishopP
J. WoollcottP
Jeffrey Siger P
Michael Sears (Michael Stanley)P
Sat2-Sep8:55-9:4515.4Crime in the Wild:  Rural or Country DetectivesPaul DoironMThe setting can be an important part of a story, especially when the action takes place in amazing open wilderness or the small towns that are nearby. 
Annette DashofyP
Terry ShamesP
Wesley BrowneP
Sat2-Sep8:55-9:4515.5Eating Your Way Thru a Book:  Culinary MysteriesEdith Maxwell/Maddie DayMBooks can make you hungry!  They can if they contain lots of references to good food and maybe even some recipes in the back. Pick up a snack and enjoy this panel about culinary mysteries
Cathy WileyP
Daisy BatemanP
Nancy J ParraP
Raquel V ReyesP
Sat2-Sep8:55-9:4515.6Anthony Best HardcoverSA CosbyMAnthony Award nominees for Best Hardcover Novel
Alex SeguraP
Kellye GarrettP
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:0016.1Let’s Get Technical: When High Tech and Writing Mysteries and Thrillers MeetReece HirschMTechnology and fiction–both the technology we have today and the speculative world of what it might be in the future.
DC PalterP
Delvin ChattersonP
Larry LightP
Mark CogginsP
Ross CarleyP
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:0016.2Place as Character: How to Write a Great Setting Maddie MargaritaMWhere events take place can be just as important as what happens. It can affect tone, voice, and plot. How do writers make setting work for them?
G.M. MallietP
Linda SandsP
Mark StevensP
Sara E. JohnsonP
Sylissa FranklinP
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:0016.3Villains: Giving Them Their Due James ByrneMConflict means you need a strong antagonist for the story, someone willing to push the limits to get what he/she wants. 
Alexa DonneP
Allen EskensP
Lou BerneyP
Mir BahmanyarP
RJ JacobsP
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:0016.4Getting police right in fictionAmy RiversMPolice procedurals ride along with the investigators. But how do authors get those details right? Some are police officers themselves, others do research, but all must learn how the police work to have readers follow.
Frank ZafiroP
Priscilla PatonP
Shawn WilsonP
Tessa WegertP
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:1016.5Jacqueline Winspear: Guest of Honor InterviewHank Phillippi Ryan  
Jacqueline Winspear 
Sat2-Sep10:10-11:0016.6Keep the Reader Turning Pages: Thrillers and SuspenseJoseph ReidMCliffhangers, surprise twists, danger: authors have the way of making us want to read “just one more page” until it’s suddenly two hours past bedtime. Find out how they do it.
Alan OrloffP
Bianca SloaneP
Puja GuhaP
Michelle GagnonP
Ellen KirschmanP
Sat2-Sep11:30-1:00Grand BallroomFREE LUNCH: Come to the General Membership Meeting and Learn More About Future Bouchercons and VOTE
Sat2-Sep1:05-1:5517.1Thriller and Suspense: Characters Who Stop At NothingEdwin HillMSometimes people get pushed to the limit but these books involve characters who refuse to be stopped. 
Bruce JohnsonP
Eriq La SalleP
Kendra ElliotP
Kenneth WishniaP
Sat2-Sep1:05-1:5517.2Southern California Historical: The Place has a PastDesiree ZamoranoMSouthern California is gorgeous year-round, whatever year it is. These authors explore the past of SoCal and all the exciting plots that can be set there.
Duane SwierczynskiP
Gary PhillipsP
Naomi HiraharaP
Sat2-Sep1:05-1:5517.3Humor and Homicide: How Authors Kill At Both Greg (T.G.) HerrenMA body hits the floor but that doesn’t mean the tone must be completely serious. Sometimes a bit of levity or some outright silliness is just the perfect accompaniment to a criminally good time.
Wendall ThomasP
J.D. O’BrienP
Jo PerryP
Lina ChernP
Mindy CarlsonP
Sat2-Sep1:05-1:5517.4Dark Villains Shining a Light at Human NatureJoshua MoehlingMGood books need dark villains. But it is often true that people always see themselves as the heroes–even the villains. Looking at those who do bad deeds can shine a light on human nature.
Linda L. RichardsP
Mark GreaneyP
Sam ReavesP
Thomas PerryP
Yasmin AngoeP
Sat2-Sep1:05-1:5517.5An Unexpectedly High Crime Rate Per Capita: Small Towns and Out in NatureWendy Sand EckelMJust because you are out in the middle of the wilderness or in the middle of a small town, danger can still be all around.  A look at setting in the rural towns and countryside of America.
Dwight HolingP
Bobby MathewsP
Janet FinsilverP
Jess Montgomery/Sharon ShortP
Mark WestmorelandP
Sat2-Sep1:00-1:5017.6Inhuman:  Vampires, Werewolves or other Supernatural Happenings Heather GrahamMIt’s inhuman! The supernatural is pretty thrilling and these authors have added vampires, werewolves, or other supernatural elements to their mysterious goings on. Find out why these elements appeal to so many.
Charlaine HarrisP
Heather OrmsbyP
Kerry SchaferP
Leigh PerryP
Sheri Lewis WohlP
Sat1-Sep1:30-3:00Grand BallroomIndustry Roundtable:  Publishers and other professionals talk about booksExperts including Bob Gussin, Linda Jones, Gracie Doyle, Ryan Lee Gilbert, Juliet Grames, and Luisa CruzMSpecial panel for 1.5 hours for you to hear from industry experts and ask questions.
Sat2-Sep2:20-3:1018.1Mysteries for the Younger Set: What the Cool Kids ReadKate HanniganMYounger readers love the same things we do. Hear from the authors who write for the younger audiences and what considerations they have to make for the younger audience.
Alan GratzP
Fleur BradleyP
Kate B JacksonP
Kes TresterP
Sheila SobelP
Sat2-Sep2:20-3:1018.2Dark Moments for Characters in Noir, Hard Boiled, Thriller, Suspense, and Detective StoriesBarbara DeMarco-BarrettMThings can look pretty dark for a book’s main characters, especially in the more gritty genres like noir, hardboiled, thrillers and the like. Hear from the authors who write these dark moments and how they make them interesting for readers
Christopher ChambersP
Lyn Liao ButlerP
Ragnar JonassonP
Reed Farrel ColemanP
Terry ShamesP
Sat2-Sep2:20-3:1018.3Cozy is not a Four-Letter Word: the genre’s influence, range, powerful protagonists, and why it deserves respectEllen Byron/Maria DiRicoMCozies are some of the more popular types of mysteries and have shown a real staying power.  What is a cozy? Is it different from the “traditional” mystery? What drives its popularity?
Jennifer ChowP
Raquel V ReyesP
Julie Hennrikus aka Julia HenryP
Leslie KarstP
Rob OslerP
Sat2-Sep2:30-3:1018.4The Exciting First Few Years Rollercoaster: Authors Share Their Debut Experiences (good and bad) Mia P. ManansalaMWhen writers first learn they will be published, they may break out the champagne but there is so much that goes on, both leading up to that moment and that they must do in those first few years.  These authors will tell of their experiences, good and bad.
Carl VonderauP
Erin FlanaganP
Kirstyn PetrasP
Ramona EmersonP
Sat2-Sep2:20-3:1018.5Let’s Twist Again Like We Did Last Summer: When Plots Take a Surprising TurnChris HautyMPlot Twist! You never saw it coming but things have just taken a turn. Authors talk about how they write the exciting turns.
Connie di MarcoP
Marco CarocariP
William BaerP
Sat2-Sep2:30-3:1018.6A Detective’s Best Friend: Writing Canine Characters Christa NardiMK-9 units, working dogs, pets: a dog can have so many roles in life and in fiction. Learn more about our canine companions and the writers who love them.
Cheryl WilsonP
Jodi BurnettP
Kathleen DonnellyP
Margaret MizushimaP
Sat2-Sep3:30-4:30Grand BallroomDavid Baldacci: Guest of Honor InterviewAlex Segura  
David Baldacci 
Sat2-Sep4:30-6:30FoyerCocktails (Cash Bar)
6:30-8:30Grand BallroomBanquet: Ticketed Event
8:30-9:00Live Auction: Raise Money for the Two Charities (All Bouchercon Registered Attendees are Welcomed).  Catriona McPherson, Auctioneer 
9:00-10:30Anthony Awards:  Come Root For Your Favorite Authors (All Bouchercon Registered Attendees are Welcomed) (Sponsored by Hachette)
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:50Grand BallroomThe Thrill is in the Air:   Podcasts and Videos for Mysteries, Thrillers, and MoreMaddie MargaritaMThere may be never enough time to read, but there is also the whole world of podcast and videos about books and writing.  Find out more about that world and what the people involved think about books and the book world.
David TempleP
Ona RussellP
Tracy BlomP
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.1Supporting Acts – How supporting characters develop, adapt and add to the world  Bonnar SpringMIt is not just the main characters that make a book. Especially with a series, the secondary characters are very important and sometimes even become favorites with readers. What makes a good supporting character?
Aaron Philip ClarkP
John David MannP
Josh LanyonP
M. L. “Matt” BuchmanP
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.2Where Do You Start: How Writers Get Their Ideas and Do Their ResearchGary R BushMBooks don’t spring from nowhere.  Writers have to get ideas and do research to bring an idea to life. These authors will share their writing and research process
Ann ParkerP
Anne Louise BannonP
Clare BroylesP
Marcia TalleyP
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.3A Bad Fight: Authors Read and React to Action ScenesJeff AyersMAuthors will read a few short samples of action scenes and talk about what works and doesn’t work.
Boyd MorrisonP
Colin CampbellP
Matt ScottP
Tori EldridgeP
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.4Bouchercon AMA / So You Want To Run A BoucherconKim Keeline and Connie Perry Ask Me Anything (AMA) time. Want to know how to get a Bouchercon at your location? Want to know how to volunteer or what goes into planning such a large event? Want to just chat? Stop by.
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.5Laugh It Up:  Humor Where the Bodies DropLeigh PerryMHow do writers integrate humor into their murderous plots? Is there ever the wrong time for a joke? What works and what doesn’t–and how can you tell when you are writing?
Duane SwierczynskiP
Haris OrkinP
Lawrence AllanP
Donna AndrewsP
Lee Hollis (Rick Copp)P
Sun3-Sep9:00-9:5019.6Around the World: Locations to Kill InPaula B. MaysMThere are plenty of places in the world where characters can go on adventures or find dead bodies. Learn about these locations and what research authors do for the international settings.
Ann Saxton RehP
Annamaria AlfieriP
Stanley Trollip (Michael Stanley)P
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.1Memories: Amnesia, Dementia, and Other Troubles of the MindJames L’EtoileMSome stories deal with characters where not everything is going right in their head: amnesia, dementia, mental illness, or obsessions that overwhelm them. These authors discuss their characters who struggle with memories or their minds.
C. Michele DorseyP
Hugh LessigP
Sandra (SG) WongP
Sarah WarburtonP
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.2The Things We (Don’t) Know:  The Past and the Present (Secrets Characters Must Face or Historical Secrets)Con LehaneMThe past can be full of secrets, both on the personal level or larger conspiracies or events. Hear how characters deal with the past and things they know or don’t know about past events.
Amulya MalladiP
Christopher HuangP
Linda Joffe HullP
Thomas KiesP
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.3The Past Haunts: When Secrets and Sins of the Past Catch Up to a CharacterMichele DrierMSometimes a character has been hiding something. But the past has a way of catching up with people. 
Elise Hart KipnessP
Pat GussinP
S.M. Freedman (Shoshona)P
Veronica GutierrezP
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.4Under the Bright Sun: Southern California settings from local authors (and one Brit)Richard OpperMSouthern California is beautiful, crowded, and full of fictional crime and danger. See why this setting gives so much to a story from several locals and one British writer.
Lisa GrayP
Matt CoyleP
Matt PhillipsP
Nolan KnightP
Jonathan AmesP
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.5Improv with our Toastmaster Naomi HiraharaDaryl Wood Gerber Fun improv session with our toastmaster.
Josh Stallings
Naomi Hirahara
Vera HC Chan
Sun3-Sep10:15-11:0520.6Librarians:  What they wished readers and writers knewSarah BresnikerMLibrarians are amazing book people. They want to tell readers and authors things they wish we knew about libraries and books.
John GrahamP
Leslie BlattP
Michal StrutinP
Robert LoprestiP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.1Long and the Short of ItChris DreithMWriting flash fiction, short stories, or longer works like novels can mean different approaches for a writer.  A look at pacing, details, endings, and more.
Jackie SherbowP
Julie LeoP
Rob PierceP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.2Following the Research (or your own experience):  All the Facts Fiction NeedsAnne HillermanM Sometimes writers use their own experiences but sometimes they need to read up on their topic. Learn about how they use their knowledge in their fiction.
Francine Mathews/Stephanie BarronP
Katharine BeutnerP
Susan WalterP
Zakariah JohnsonP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.3Murder in Paradise – Beautiful Places Where Tourists Go And Death HappensHeather GrahamMCrowded tourist places, whether that’s a historic town or popular museum or a beach resort full of margaritas and music–not a place you expect trouble or death. But that’s exactly what happens in these authors’ stories.
Amina AkhtarP
Christine CarboP
Jeff AyersP
Kaira RoudaP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.4Legal Crimes: The Law in FictionDeanna FowlerMLawyers talk about their fictional crimes and whether there are real life inspirations.
Jay ShepherdP
Mandy MillerP
Judith AynP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.5Modern Historicals: When the Past Isn’t That Far Back (20th Century)Rhys BowenMHistorical novels don’t have to be set in the middle ages or Victorian times. Sometimes they are within our lifetimes or the time of our parents. What is it like to write modern historicals?
Armando Lucas CorreaP
Marcie R RendonP
Sheila YorkP
Will ZeilingerP
Sun3-Sep11:30-12:2021.6Spies and Intelligence: Tense Plots with Diplomatic Angles Around the GlobeAdam SikesMWho doesn’t like to enjoy a good spy story? These authors will discuss military intelligence, political plots, and the world of spies.
A.J. TataP
J.M. AdamsP
Bill RappP
Taylor StevensP
Sun3-Sep1:00-2:30Grand BallroomClosing Ceremonies and Guests of Honor Final InterviewGuests of HonorThe Guests of Honor Panel: Hear from them one last time plus info on next year and special surprises
Kim Keeline