At last, the program. There are a few things that still might change. We need a moderator here and there, there may be an addition to a panel, a switch in panelists, information on the Thursday night event, but by and large this is it!

Wednesday, March 20:
Early bird registration: 3–6 PM

Thursday, March 21:
Registration: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

9 a.m.–noon—The Art of Character: Creating Memorable Characters. David Corbett

1:30–2:15 p.m.—Make Your eBook Sales Soar (or, Eek, It’s an e-Book)-Part 1
L.C. Hayden

1:30–2:15 p.m.—They Never Saw Her Coming: Undercover Work as a Last Resort - Part 1
Lucinda Schroeder

1:30–2:15 p.m.—Going It Alone: Self-Publishing Considerations
Steve Brewer, Del Jack, Larry Mild, (M) Rosemary Mild, Sue Star

1:30–2:15 p.m.—A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to LCC: The Lefty Nominees Panel
Mike Befeler, Laura DiSilverio, Jessica Lourey, Brad Parks, Nancy G. West, (M) Suzanne Proulx

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Ask The Editors
Terri Bischoff, (M) Deni Dietz, Diane O’Connell, Jodie Renner

2:30-3:30 p.m.—Romance and Mystery: Finding the Right Mix
(M) Donnell Ann Bell, Mara Purl, Maggie Toussaint, Tina Whittle

2:30–3:30 p.m.—Make Your eBook Sales Soar (or, Eek, It’s an e-Book)-Part 2
L.C. Hayden

2:30–3:30 p.m.—They Never Saw Her Coming: Undercover Work as a Last Resort - Part 2
Lucinda Schroeder

3:45–4:30 p.m.—Websites and Social Media: The Dos, the Don’ts, the Dangers
Hilary Davidson, (M) Jen Forbus, Maddee James, Janet Rudolph, Patricia Stoltey

3:45–4:30 p.m.—Story Structure: Using Film Techniques to Write Better Novels
Alexandra Sokoloff

3:45–4:30 p.m.—Deadly Collaborators—Writing Teams Tell How They Do It
Sparkle Abbey, A.K. Alexander, Meredith Anthony, Drew Kaufman, Bette Lamb, J.J. Lamb, (M) Lawrence Light

3:45–4:30 p.m.—Murder 1977: Working the Cold Case. Pit yourself against an actual unsolved case
Trey R. Barker

5:15–6:15 p.m.—Welcome Reception. Conference opening/Award nominees announced/Dilys award presented

7:30–10 p.m.—Movie Night. Join us to watch movies or shows written by Ghost of Honor Steven Cannell


Friday, March 22:
Registration: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Meet the New Authors Breakfast: 7:30–9 a.m. (introductions to begin at 7:45 a.m.)

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Chills on the Mean Streets: Thrillers
A.K. Alexander, Manuel Ramos, John Rector, Alan Russell, (M) Michael Sherer

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Literary Inspirations for Traditional Mysteries
Sara J. Henry, Charlotte Hinger, Christopher Lord, Gigi Pandian, (M) Susan C. Shea, Mary Vensel White

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Let’s Get Cozy
(M) Judith Dailey, Barbara Graham, Camille Minichino, Nancy Parra, Margaret Tessler

9:00–9:45 a.m.—It’s a Noir Cozy Steampunk Police Procedural! Where Did All the Subgenres Come From?
(M) Mysti Berry, j.a. kazimer, Bette Golden Lamb, Chantelle Aimee Osman, Mara Purl

10:00–10:45 a.m.—You’ve Got a Bone to Pick? Make It a Point to Entertain. Social commentary in the mystery/thriller.
John Billheimer, Bill Fitzhugh, Lawrence Light, Clark Lohr, (M) Tina Whittle

10:00–10:45 a.m—When Mayhem & Merriment Go Hand-in-Hand: Humor in the Mystery
Barbra Annino, (M) Meredith Anthony, Steve Brewer, David Freed, Kathy McIntosh, Larry Mild

10:00–10:45 a.m—Truth Is More Violent Than Fiction—Or Is It? A presentation by the Crime Fiction Collective
(M) Marlyn Beebe, Peg Brantley, Gayle Carline, Andrew E. Kaufman, Jodie Renner, L.J. Sellers

10:00–10:45 a.m—Star-Crossed Genres: Romance in Mystery, Fantasy in Romance, Mystery in Fantasy
(M) Rebecca Martinez, Donnell Ann Bell, Katriena Knights, Sue Star

11:00–11:45 a.m.—Fan Extraordinaire: Tom Shantz Intervewed by Margaret Coel

1:00–1:45 p.m.—If There’s a Bad Pun in the Title, It Must Be a Funny Cozy (originally Cozy Hilarious Death)
Donna Andrews, Bonnie Biafore, (M) Linda Joffe Hull, Jess Lourey, Kris Neri

1:00–1:45 p.m.—Good Guys in Black Hats: The Antihero
John Gilstrap, Manuel Ramos, Mark Sullivan, (M) Simon Wood, Reavis Wortham

1:00–1:45 p.m.—The Character: The “Why” in a Mystery
Shannon Baker, (M) Robert Kresge, Jeanne Mathews, Terry Shames

1:00–1:45 p.m.—Mining the Past: Historical Mysteries
Aileen Baron, (M) Michelle Black, Patricia Coleman, Mary Ellen Dennis, Susan Tornga

2:00–2:45 p.m.—The Nuts and Bolts of Traditional Mysteries
Janet Dawson, Ragnar Jonasson, Christopher Lord, Lise McClendon, (M) Cricket McRae

2:00–2:45 p.m.—The Lighter Side of Death & Dismemberment
(M) Deborah Coonts, Chuck Greaves, Harley Jane Kozak, Brad Parks, Rochelle Staab

2:00–2:45 p.m.—Read My Shorts
Rex Burns, Charlene Dietz. Catherine Dilts, R.T. Lawton, (M) Brian Thornton

2:00–2:45 p.m.—This Can’t Be Normal, Can It? Mysteries with paranormal and fantasy elements
Ann Charles, Theresa Crater, Lynda Hilburn, (M) Kris Neri, Alexandra Sokoloff

3:00–3:45 p.m.—You Don’t Have to Be a Lawyer to Kill Like One
Deborah Coonts, Chuck Greaves, Parnell Hall, Paul Levine, (M) John Sheldon

3:00–3:45 p.m.—International Intrigue
Lisa Brackmann, (M) Robin Burcell, David Freed, Leo J. Maloney, Thomas Perry

3:00–3:45 p.m.—Authors With Altitude: Colorado Authors
(M) Deni Dietz, Laura DiSilverio, Beth Groundwater, Robert Spiller, Mark Stevens

3:00–3:45 p.m.— Bruce Alexander and Watson Finalists
Rhys Bowen, (M) Stina Branson, L.C. Hayden, Catriona McPherson, Rochelle Staab

4:00–4:45 p.m.—Truth or Dare
(M) Rhys Bowen, David Corbett, Parnell Hall, Laura Lippman, Brad Parks

Mystery Writers of America-Rocky Mountain Chapter Reception 5:30–7 p.m.

"Does this shoulder holster make me look fat?" A Concealed Weapon Fashion Show
Emcee: Ellen Byerrum, Gun consultant: Curt Wendelboe, Fahionista: Bonnie Ramthun, Models: Donna Andrews, Rhys Bowen, Parnell Hall, Heather and C.M. Wendelboe, Twist Phelan, Jack Chapple, Brad Parks and Ann Charles

Saturday, March 23:
Registration: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Meet the Established Authors Breakfast: 7:30–9 a.m. (introductions to begin at 7:45 a.m.)

9:00–9:45 a.m.—You Say Teepee, I Say Hogan: Writing Other Cultures
Shannon Baker, Margaret Coel, (M) R.J. Harlick, Craig Johnson, C.M. Wendelboe

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Do It the Right Way: Police Procedurals
Kathy Bennett, Rex Burns, (M) Terry Odell, Robert Kresge, Alan Russell

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Traditional Mysteries
Stacey Cochran, G.M. Malliet, Sheila Simonson, (M) Patricia Stoltey, Maggie Toussaint, Nancy G. West

9:00–9:45 a.m.—2020 Foresight: The Future of Publishing
Terri Bischoff, David Hansard, John Rector, (M) Donus Roberts

10:00–10:45 a.m.—Thoroughly Modern Molly and Maisie and Inez and Declus: People from the Past Engaging the Modern Reader
Rhys Bowen, (M) Ken Kuhlken, Ann Parker, John Maddox Roberts

10:00–10:45 a.m.—Real-Life Lawmen (and women) Turn to Fiction
Trey R. Barker, Kathy Bennett, R.T. Lawton, John Sheldon, Carolyn Stell, (M) C.M. Wendelboe

10:00–10:45 a.m.—Niche Mysteries
Sparkle Abbey, Mike Befeler, Ellen Byerrum, (M) L.C. Hayden, Naomi Hirahara

10:00–10:45 a.m.—Gritty Details: The Forensics of Crime Writing
(M) Jan Burke, Robin Burcell, J.T. Ellison, L.J. Sellers

11:00–11:45 a.m.—Hollywood: Murder in the Movie City
(M) David Freed, Diana Gould, Harley Jane Kozak, Paul Levine, Leo J. Maloney, Clive Rosengren

11:00–11:45 a.m.—Sex! Now That We Have Your Attention, Do You Write for One Sex, or Both?
Donna Andrews, Robert Downs, Darrell James, J.J. Lamb, (M) Bonnie Ramthun, Rochelle Staab

11:00–11:45 a.m.—Setting—As a Character, or Simply as a Setting
Sandra Brannan, Deborah J. Ledford, Ann Parker, Travis Richardson, (M) Terry Shames

11:00–11:45 a.m.—Occupations to Die For
(M) Camille Minichino, Ellen Byerrum, Naomi Hirahara, Tammy Kaehler, Gigi Pandian, Patricia Wood

12:00–12:45 p.m.—The Woman With a Gun: An Interview with Laura Lippman (interviewed by Twist Phelan)

1:15–2:00 p.m.—Dangerous Methods: Settings and Assignments that Lead to Jeopardy
(M) Sandra Brannan, Bill Fitzhugh, John Gilstrap, David Hansard, Julie Pomeroy, Reavis Wortham

1:15–2:00 p.m.—Lawyers, Guns & Money: Thrillers vs. Mysteries
(M) J.L. Austgen, Robert Greer, Teresa Burrell, Charles Rosenberg, Clive Rosengren

1:15–2:00 p.m.—Why Crime? The Reasons We Write What We Write
J.L. Abramo, Gordon Brown, (M) Keith Raffel, Craig Robertson

1:15–2:00 p.m.—Murderous Nature: Natural Settings in Mysteries
Pamela Beason, (M) Kathy Brandt, R.J. Harlick, Mark Stevens

2:15–3:00 p.m.—The Sporting Side of Murder
John Billheimer, (M) Christine Goff, Beth Groundwater, Tammy Kaehler, Simon Wood

2:15–3:00 p.m.—Foreign Affairs: Thrills from Other Countries
Hilary Davidson, Ragnar Jonasson, G.M. Malliet, Edith McClintock, Catriona McPherson, (M) Lourdes Venard

2:15–3:00 p.m.—Literary Liontamers: Working with Big Name Authors
(M) David Edgerley Gates, Thomas Perry, Mark Sullivan

2:15–3:00 p.m.—YA: Not For Adults—Or Are They?
Del Jack, (M) Bonnie Ramthun, Travis Richardson, Michael Sherer, Robert Spiller

3:15–4:00 p.m.—Suspense/Thrillers
Lisa Brackmann, Jan Burke, David Corbett, (M) J.T. Ellison, Mark Sullivan

3:15–4:00 p.m.—Gumshoe, Flatfoot, Peeper, Snoop: The PI Is Still Kicking
Pamela Beason, Janet Dawson, (M) j.a. kazimer, Ken Kuhlken, Clark Lohr

3:15–4:00 p.m.—Ask the Sweethearts: Secrets of Living with an Author
Tim Burke, Jack Chapple, Judy Johnson, (M) Twist Phelan, Bill Ramthun, Marcia Silvers

3:15–4:00 p.m.—Writing the West: The Rocky Nominees
Margaret Coel, (M) Christine Goff, Chuck Greaves, Beth Groundwater, Darrell James, Craig Johnson

4:15-5:00 p.m.—Lawmen and Sidekicks: Craig Johnson interviewed by Lou Diamond Phillips

6–7 p.m.—Sisters in Crime Reception

7–9 p.m.—Awards Banquet and Live Auction (tickets purchased separately)

Sunday, March 24:

Continental Breakfast: 7:30–9 a.m.

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Breaking & Entering: Tales of the First Sale
Judith Dailey, Linda Joffe Hull, Patricia Wood, Liesa Malik, (M) Catriona McPherson, Terry Shames

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Traditional, With a Twist
Aileen Baron, Patricia Coleman, (M) Deborah Ledford, Susan C. Shea, Sheila Simonson, Susan Tornga

9:00–9:45 a.m.—Out of the Ordinary Mysteries
Teresa Crater, Michelle Black, Diana Gould, Terry Odell

10:00–10:45 .a.m.—Thrills & Laughs: A Conflict of Interest?
Bonnie Biafore, Robert Downs, Kathy McIntosh, Chantelle Aimee Osman (M), Kris Neri

10:00–10:45 .a.m.—Where Do We Come Down on Genre?
Sara J. Henry, (M) Lynda Hilburn, Charlotte Hinger, Mary Vensel White



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