Crime writing, anyone?

Coming up in Corte Madera, beginning July 24, a gathering of truly fabulous writers and editors are coming together to talk crime. For 21 years, this has been one of the best crime writing conferences out there—and yes, this year I’m joining in the fun.conference_banner_copy

If you’re serious about starting a crime writing career, or if you’ve started and would like to schmooze with other writers and find out how others do it, the Book Passage conference is designed for you.

This is nothing like BoucherCon. That big, sprawling conference is primarily for readers, where people can meet and listen to their favorite writers. The Corte Madera Mystery Writers Conference is about craft.

And if you’re interested, these are the panels I’m in:

The Tension Mounts: Maintaining Suspense—Ace Atkins, Laurie King, Anne Perry, Tom Rob Smith & Sheldon Siegel (Moderator)

Making the Past Immediate—Rhys Bowen, Laurie King, Priscilla Royal & Jacqueline Winspear (Moderator)

The Writing Life—Laurie King in conversation with Anne Perry,
Moderated by Jacqueline Winspear

Polishing Your Prose: The Heartbreak of Editing and Revision—Laurie King, Kirk Russell & David Corbett (Moderator)

Writing Intensive: Creating the Backdrop – Time and Place—Cara Black & Laurie King


  1. Laraine on July 14, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Have a wonderful time, Laurie! The panels sound absolutely delicious. Are they ever recorded, or available post-conference, such as on YouTube? I’d love to attend, but it is not in the cards just now.

  2. Ellie Strand on July 14, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I agree!

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