2015 California Crime Writers Conference, Culver City, CA

 

 

Preliminary Workshop Schedule (last updated 4/22/2015)

 

 

 

Saturday   June 6, 2015

 

   8:00-10:00

Breakfast • Registration (Ballroom Foyer)

 

   8:00-6:00

Signing Room—Books provided by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Collectible Books for sale—provided by James and Kim Keeline

 

 

CRAFT

 

INDUSTRY

 

FORENSICS

 

MARKETING

 

 

   9:00-10:10

The F Word:

 Addressing Fear and Other

Plagues of the Writing Life:

Tyler Dilts, DJ Adamson,

Terry Shames

M: Dennis Palumbo

Ask The Agents

Joshua Bilmes, Kimberley Cameron, Jessica Faust

M: Matt Coyle

Anatomy Of Violence

What It Takes To Shoot Someone:

David Putnam,

LA Sheriff’s Dept (ret.)

How To Sell Books By The

Truckload On Amazon

Penny Sansevieri

Founder,

Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

 

   10:30-11:40

Thrills And Chills

Diana Gould, Laurie Stevens,

Craig Faustus Buck, Paul D. Marks

D.P. Lyle

 

Trad, Indy, Hybrid, Or Self?

Publishing Platforms Demystified

Angela Bole, IBPA

Intro: Holly West

Prison Gangs & The Mexican Mafia

Rich Lopez, Investigator

LA Sheriff’s Dept, Homicide

Self-Publishing Vs. Traditional Publishing

Gigi Pandian, Sue Ann Jaffarian,

Kristen Weber

M: Nancy Cole Silverman

 

   12:00-1:30

Keynote Luncheon and Address: Charlaine Harris

 

 

   2:00-3:10

Miss Marple’s Rules:

Traditional Mysteries Today

Jill Amadio, Susan Shea,

Carole Sojka, Gay Degani

M: Susan Goldstein

My Editor Wants Me

To Change What?

Kendel Lynn, Annette Rogers,

Teri Bischoff, Tyson Cornell

M: Tammy Kaehler

Firearms in Fiction

Thomas Leighton,

Special Agent, FBI

Effective Public Appearances

Larry & Lorna Collins, Sheila Lowe,

G..B. Pool, Matt Coyle

M: Christopher J. Lynch

 

   3:30-4:40

Short And Deadly

Bonnie Cardone, Andrew Jetarski,

Gay Kinman, Donna May

M: Kate Thornton

Author Idol

Kendel Lynn, Annette Rogers,

Terri Bischoff, Tyson Cornell, Joshua Bilmes, Kimberly Cameron,

Jessica Faust,

M: Harley Jane Kozak

Forensic Investigations

From Beginning to End

Donald Johnson

Professor & Senior Criminalist

Non-Traditional Marketing Strategies

Jeri Westerson, Connie Archer,

Tammy Kaehler

M: Daryl Wood Gerber

 

   5:00-7:00

Agents and Editors Cocktail Party  (Culver’s Club)

 

   7:00-9:15

Break for Dinner (on your own)

 

9:15-10:45

Noir Movie Night: The Blue Gardenia (Culver’s Club)

 

 

2015 California Crime Writers Conference, Culver City, CA

 

 

Preliminary Workshop Schedule

 

 

 

 

Sunday,   June 7,  2015

 

   8:00-10:00

Breakfast • Registration (Ballroom Foyer)

 

   8:00-6:00

Signing Room—Books provided by Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Collectible Books for sale—provided by James and Kim Keeline

 

 

CRAFT

 

INDUSTRY

 

FORENSICS

 

MARKETING

 

 

   9:00-10:10

Hidden Talents:

Using Skills From Other Media

Lee Goldberg, Phoef Sutton,

Ellen Byron, Catherine Pelonero

M: Stephen Buehler

Query With Confidence:

A Submission Workshop  

Jessica Faust,

Bookends Literary LLC

Intro: Diane Vallere

 Secrets of the Secret Service:

Brian V. Hunter, Special Agent, Secret Service (ret.), Corporate Security CEO

Legal Issues Every Writer Should Know

Leslie S. Klinger (M), Jonathan Kirsch,

Robert Rotstein, Chuck Rosenberg

 

   10:30-11:40

My Editor Is My Friend, Right?

Annette Rogers, Kendel Lynn,

James Ziskin

M: Kim Fay

 

Going Hollywood:

Novels To Television

Charlaine Harris and Joshua Bilmes

M: Diana Gould

The Bug Guy:

Forensics Of Creepy Crawlers

David K. Faulkner

Forensic Entomologist

The Art Of Pitching Your Novel

Terri Bischoff, Kimberly Cameron,

Jessica Faust, Laura Brennan

M: Terri Nolan

 

   12:00-1:30

Keynote Luncheon and Address: Anne Perry

 

 

   2:00-3:00

Traveling Through Time

Historical Novels

Jessica Ferriday, Anne Cleeland,

Ona Russell, Bonnie MacBird

M: Rosemary Lord

Bookstore Partners:

How Indie Booksellers

Can Boost Your Career

Maryelizabeth Hart and Terry Gilman, Mysterious Galaxy

M: Rochelle Staab

Forensic Twenty-Five:

25 Essential Tips For Writing

About Forensic Science

Jan Burke

Author & Forensics Advocate

Social Media Tips From Professionals

Diane Vallere,

Holly West, Lee Nelson

M: Terry Ambrose

 

   3:20-4:30

Mysteries Of The Spirit

Linda O Johnson, Harley Jane Kozak,

Tinker Lindsay, Joel Fox

M: Sue Ann Jaffarian

Between The Stacks

Marketing Through Libraries

Robin Hoklotubbe,

Shawn E. Townsend, Judi Kamei

M: Laurie Stevens

Serial Killers in Medicine

Beatrice Yorker,

Professor, Lawyer, Nurse

Putting Your Blog to Work

Sybil Johnson, Patty Smiley,

M: Mar Preston

 

   5:00-5:30

Keynotes Charlaine Harris and Anne Perry discuss Elmore Leonard’s 10 Rules of Writing

(moderated by Craig Faustus Buck)