Whether you’re a fan of romance thrillers or you’re trying to break into mystery writing, you won’t want to miss this year’s Love is Murder Conference in Chicago. Just two weeks away, this annual romance thriller conference will be held this year from February 6 – 8 and offers a great setting for writers, fans, and publishing industry insiders to talk shop and trade secrets.
As many as 300 attendees will come together for this crime fiction event – which has become the premier romantic mystery and suspense conference in the Midwest. Authors, publishers, editors, agents, and fans of romantic mystery and suspense thrillers can check out a full schedule of over 50 panel discussions, expert demonstrations, meet and greets, book signings, and presentations. Sessions cover everything from tips for formatting your book before submitting it to the way coroners use insects to solve murder. There’s even a seminar about how DNA evidence impacts court cases – a la Alex Stone.
The Love is Murder conference also offers invaluable writer networking and writing development opportunities for crime fiction authors of all skill levels. No only will there be master classes that cover everything from weapons to police techniques, but attendees can get expert tips on story development, writing a synopsis, character motivation and more. Conference guests will also have the opportunity to pitch unpublished romantic crime fiction books to agents, editors and publishers, and members of Mystery Writers of America will be on hand to offer critique.
Fans of romantic thrillers will be especially excited to welcome Zoe Sharp and Denise Swanson, both featured guests at this year’s Love is Murder conference. Known for her long running series of thrillers featuring the all action, no nonsense heroine Charlotte “Charlie” Fox, Zoe Sharp has written nine novels – including the new standalone thriller The Blood Whisperer. Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River Mysteries and the Devereaux’s Dime Store Mysteries. Fans can also participate in a Skype master class with Edgar award winning novelist Anne Perry, author of the Thomas Pitt novels and the William Monk series.
A jam packed weekend filled with author signings, roundtables, and lots of seminars on crime fiction writing, this year’s Love is Murder conference will be held from February 6-8 in Chicago and will give fans and authors of romantic crime fiction a great chance to mix and mingle with industry insiders. Mark your calendar and check it out!