Monday, June 2, 2014

The Case of Bloody Words

A bunch of mystery readers and writers together in the same Toronto hotel conference space starting Friday! Wanna mingle?
There will be readings from the latest in Canadian crime, seminars on writing in the mystery genre, a room full mystery books, including A PURSE TO DIE FOR, and a Scene of the Crime room set up for visitors to try and guess who, what, when, where, why and how.
A PURSE TO DIE FOR co-author Cynthia St-Pierre will be on a panel with fellow authors Rick Blechta, Mel Bradshaw, Janice MacDonald and Cathy Ace. The topic? Is the female of the species more deadly than the male?
No, it's not "Men vs. Women" but men and women revealing how they write female characters. Sleuths, cops, investigators, victims, witnesses, and baddies...two male and two female authors will be grilled by moderator Cathy about how they create believable female characters in these roles, and more. Is it just as tough for women to do this as it is for men? Does gender make a difference at the keyboard, or on the page? Do female characters bring something unique to these roles? If so, then what? And how? Join them for what is likely to become a lively conversation.
The deadline for online registrations paid by either PayPal or Interac e-transfer is June 3. You can register after June 3—you can even register at the door—but, "Unfortunately," says the Bloody Words team, "we can’t guarantee that there will be a dinner for you."
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