2013 California Crime Writers Conference, Pasadena CA

 

 

Workshop Schedule

 

 

 

Saturday   June 22, 2013

 

   8:00-10:00

Continental Breakfast • Registration (California Ballroom)

 

   8:00-6:00

Signing Room (Pasadena Ballroom)—Books provided by Vroman’s Bookstore

 

 

CRAFT

(Santa Clara Room)

BUSINESS

(San Marino Room)

MATTERS OF CRIME

(San Diego Room)

NUTS  & BOLTS

(Santa Barbara Room)

 

   9:00-10:15

Revision Techniques: Shaun Morey,

Jeri Westerson, Daryl Wood Gerber, Tammy Kaehler (moderator)

Contracts 101: Les Klinger and

Jonathan Kirsch

Forensic Plot Clinic: Elizabeth Smith (LASD) and Denise Bertone

(Coroner's Office)

Killer Tracks—Producing Your Own Audio Book: Pamela Samuels Young

and Jessica Kaye

 

   10:30-11:45

Finding Your Process:

Elizabeth George

Agents—Can't Live With Them, Can't Live Without Them: Ann Collette,

Helen Breitwieser, David Hale Smith,

Susan Kandel (moderator)

Interactive Crime Scene Investigation: Elizabeth Smith (LASD), Denise Bertone (Coroner's Office)

First Timers—What They Wish They'd Known Before Their First Novel Debuted: Matt Coyle, Edith Maxwell, Terri Nolan,

Hank Phillippi Ryan (moderator)

 

   12:00-1:30

Keynote Luncheon and Address: Sue Grafton (California Ballroom)

 

 

   2:00-3:15

Keynote Dialogue: Sue Grafton Interviewed by Hank Phillippi Ryan (California Ballroom)

 

 

   2:00-3:15

Techniques From Other Genres That Help Us Write Crime: Deborah Reed, Rob Kroese, William Link and

Matt Witten (moderator)

The 12 DOs and DON'Ts of Mystery and Thriller Writing: Ann Collette

Homicide Investigation for Writers: Detective John Pearsley, El Cajon PD

Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing:

Brett Battles and Elyse Dinh-McCrillis

 

   3:30-4:45

What I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me: Hank Phillippi Ryan

The Care and Feeding of Your Editor: Kendel Flaum, Colleen Dunn Bates, Annette Rogers, Dana Isaacson,

Dianne Emley (moderator)

Inside the FBI:

Special Agent Thomas J. Leighton

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Marketing Your Book and Your Brand: Gay Kinman, Rebecca Dahlke, Christopher J. Lynch, Christa Faust,

Sue Ann Jaffarian (moderator)

 

   5:00-7:00

Agents and Editors Cocktail Party • Plus, Live Auction with Gary Phillips and Harley Jane Kozak (San Gabriel Room and Courtyard)

 

 

2013 California Crime Writers Conference, Pasadena CA

 

 

Workshop Schedule

 

 

 

 

Sunday,   June 23, 2013

 

   8:00-10:00

Continental Breakfast • Registration (California Ballroom)

 

   8:00-6:00

Signing Room (Pasadena Ballroom)—Books provided by Vroman’s Bookstore

 

 

CRAFT

(Santa Clara Room)

BUSINESS

(San Marino Room)

MATTERS OF CRIME

(San Diego Room)

NUTS  & BOLTS

(Santa Barbara Room)

 

   9:00-10:15

Bringing Characters to Life:

Deborah Reed

Author Idol: Ann Collette,

David Hale Smith, Annette Rogers, Dana Isaacson, Kendel Flaum,

Harley Jane Kozak (moderator)

 Arson Investigation:

ATF Special Agent Mike Matassa (retired)

Reviews and Blurbs—Getting Them, Writing Them and Taking Advantage of Them: Susan Kandel, Andrew Kaplan, Nancie Clare, Darrell James, Diane Vallere (moderator)

 

   10:30-11:45

Hardboil (or Noir) Your Mystery:

Eric Beetner, Paul Bishop, Gary Phillips, Johnny Shaw and Seth Harwood (moderator)

Take Your Manuscript From Good to Great—12 Things You Must Do to Make Your Novel "Unrejectable!":

Michael Levin

 Undercover Techniques:

ATF Special Agent Christian Hoffman

Queries, Samples, and Dumb Author No-Nos: John DeDakis, Kristen Weber, Rochelle Staab, David Hale Smith,

Tammy Kaehler (moderator)

 

   12:00-1:30

Keynote Luncheon and Address: Elizabeth George (California Ballroom)

 

 

   2:00-3:15

Keynote Dialogue: Elizabeth George Interviewed by Susan Kandel (California Ballroom)

 

 

   2:00-3:15

Page Turning Techniques:

James Scott Bell

Tips From the Trenches—A Book Publicist Tells All: Kim Dower

Prosecuting Homicides—A Step-by-Step Primer: Anthony Manzella, L.A. Deputy D.A., Major Crimes Division (ret.) and partner Ruth Arvidson Curry. (Warning: graphic crime scene photo may be shown)

The Road to Hollywood—Screenwriting Tricks for Authors: Alexandra Sokoloff

 

   3:30-4:45

Make Every Word Count—Poetry Techniques for Fiction Writers: John Brantingham, Zachary Locklin, Paul Tayyar (moderator)

Savvy Marketing for Fiction Writers:

It's Never Too Late—Or Too Early—to Promote Your Book:

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Anatomy of a Murder—Taking Down a Mexican Mafia Hitman: Anthony Manzella, L.A. County Deputy D.A., Major Crimes Division (ret.) and partner Ruth Arvidson Curry. (Warning: graphic crime scene photo may be shown)

Outlining v. Seat-of-the-Pantsing:

Gar Anthony Haywood, Georgia Jeffries,

T. Jefferson Parker, Tyler Dilts, Craig Faustus Buck (moderator)