Upcoming Conferences & Other Links

Sisters In Crime – National



All Year                Fall for the Book, Fairfax, VA

May 23-Jun 2      Hay Festival, Hay, UK
May 28-Jun 1      ThrillerFest, New York, NY
May 30-Jun 1      Capital Crime, London, UK
May 31-Jun 2      CrimeCon, Nashville, TN

Jun 6-9                Writer’s Police Academy/Killer Con, Green Bay, WI

Jun 8-9                Boston Book Festival/Crime, Boston, UK
Jun 14-15            Maine Crime Wave, Portland, ME
Jun 19-23            Space Coast Book Lovers Event, Cape Canaveral, FL

Jul 18-21              Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate, UK
Jul 31-Aug 3        RWA Conference, Austin, TX

Aug 1-4                 PulpFest, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 10-26            Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh, UK
Aug 22-25            Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN
Aug 24                  National Book Festival, Washington, DC
Aug 28-Sep 1       Bouchercon, Nashville, TN

Sep TBA                Noirwich Crime Writing Festival, Norwich, UK
Sep 7-15               The Agatha Christie Festival, Torbay & South Devon, UK
Sep 13-15             Creatures, Crimes & Creativity, Columbia, MD
Sep 13-15             Bloody Scotland, Stirling, UK
Sep 15-16             CrimeCon UK, London, UK
Sep 26-29             Sleuthfest, St. Petersburg, FL

Oct 5                    Chiltern Kills, Gerrards Cross, UK
Oct 19                  West Virginia Book Festival, Charleston, WV

Nov 8-10             New England Crime Bake, Boston/Dedham, MA
Nov 20-23           Iceland Noir, Reykjavík, IS


Feb TBA              Murder in the Magic City, Birmingham, AL
Feb TBA              Granite Noir, Aberdeen, UK
Feb 6-9                Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA
Feb 22                 Amelia Island Book Festival, Amelia Island, FL

Mar TBA              New Orleans Book Festival, New Orleans, LA
Mar TBA              Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, Suffolk, VA
Mar TBA              CityLit Festival, Baltimore, MD
Mar 13-16            Left Coast Crime, Denver, CO
Mar 19-23            Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA
Mar 27-29            New Orleans Book Festival, New Orleans, LA

Apr TBA               Annapolis Book Festival, Annapolis, MD
Apr 25-27            Malice Domestic, North Bethesda, MD
Apr 26-27            LA Times Festival of Books, USC, Los Angeles, CA

May TBA              U S Book Show, New York City, NY
May TBA              Hay Festival, Hay, UK
May TBA              Capital Crime, London, UK
May 3-5               Crime and Thriller Weekend, Cromarty, UK
May 15-18           CrimeFest, Bristol, UK
May 17                Gaithersburg Book Festival, Gaithersburg, MD
May 27- 31         ThrillerFest, New York, NY

Jun TBA               Shetland Noir, Lerwick, UK
Jun TBA               Writer’s Police Academy/Killer Con, Green Bay, WI
Jun 20-22            Lyme Crime, Lyme Regis, UK

Jul 16-19              RWA Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Jul 19-21              Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference, Corte Madera, CA

Aug 21-24            Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN

Sep 3-7                Bouchercon, New Orleans, LA

Oct TBA                Murder One, Dublin, IE


Aug 20-23            Killer Nashville, Franklin, TN


Reference Sites:
American Independent Writers

Finding an Agent:
Two sites that you should bookmark if you’re looking for a literary agent to represent your work:

Writer Beware
Has excellent information on how to avoid being scammed by dishonest or unethical people who present themselves as agents or book doctors.

Agent Query
Largest searchable online database of agents.

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