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Much Ado About Malice Domestic 2014

Laura Oles reports back from Malice Domestic.

Austin Mystery Writers

photo 1Writing is often a solitary endeavor. Working alone for long stretches of time can take a toll on us and on our work.   We spend too much time chatting with our imaginary friends and not enough time with our real ones.

This is one of the reasons I believe attending a writers’ conference is so important. When you spend stretches of time in your own imagination, plotting where your perp should hide a body or debating how your protagonist will emerge victorious from her latest dilemma, it’s important to get out among others who share your love and frustration for the craft that is crime fiction

Malice Domestic 2014 was my choice this year, in part, because I had attended in 2013 andphoto 4 found the people enthusiastic and welcoming. I also wanted to cheer on our friend and Austin Mystery Writers member, Kaye George, who was nominated for an Agatha…

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Mentors and Aspiring Writers on May 18

2 P.M., MAY 18, 2014

Presented by
The Barbara Burnett Smith Mentoring Authors Foundation
Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas Chapter

Gale Albright delivers welcoming remarks

W.D. Smith speaks about his mother’s legacy

Russ Hall talks about mentoring

Helen GingerMentors introduce the Aspiring Writers, who read their 500-word submissions to the audience:

Jan Grape

After submissions are read, a buffet is served. Social hour follows and aspiring Russ Hallwriters and mentors have consultation.



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Our seven aspiring writers for 2014:

Mentor Elizabeth Buhmann and Aspiring Writers Sue Cleveland and Dixie Evatt

Mentor Susan Rogers Cooper and Aspiring Writer Lindsay Carlson

Mentor Helen Ginger and Aspiring Writer Shelby O’Neill

Mentor Jan Grape and Aspiring Writer Jane Shaughness

Mentor Russ Hall and Aspiring Writer Alex Ferraro

Mentor Caroline Shearer and Aspiring Writer Eileen Dew

Shelby  O'NeillAlex FerraroLindsay CarlsonJane ShaughnessEileen Dew

Sue Cleveland

Dixie Evatt


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kaye george at Malice DomesticDITTOIFinalSmallKaye George discusses her Neanderthal mystery Death in the Time of Ice on the historical fiction panel at the 2014 Malice Domestic convention in Bethesda, MD.



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