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Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America welcome an outstanding complement of authors, agents, editors, publishers, and experts to the 2017 CCWC program faculty. You can learn more about each of them in the bios below. Keep coming back — additional bios will be added as our faculty grows.

Guest of Honor: Hallie Ephron
Bio: Hallie Ephron is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. You'll Never Know, Dear, her ninth novel, is being published by Wm. Morrow in 2017. Her Night Night, Sleep Tight harks back to when she was growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers, and was InStyle Magazine's #1 "Page-turning Pick." PW's starred review called it a "captivating thriller." Her Never Tell a Lie, was made into Lifetime Movie Network movie. Hallie is a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark award, and her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel was an Edgar and Anthony award finalist. She is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe.

Guest of Honor: William Kent Krueger
Bio: He calls himself Kent, and he writes the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor mystery series, set in the great Northwoods of Minnesota. His work has received a number of honors, including the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Barry Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, Minnesota Book Award, Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, and Friends of American Writers Prize. His novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned by Hollywood. He makes his home in St. Paul, where he does all his writing in a couple of wonderfully funky coffee shops.


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