Calamari Crime

Panel Schedule

Note: Panelists will sign for half an hour in the De Anza Foyer following each panel.
(A printable pdf will be posted soon.)
Time De Anza I De Anza 2 De Anza 3 Cottonwood Ironwood
10:45-11:30 AM Left Coast Crime 101
Janet Rudolph (M)
Bill Gottfried
Toby Gottfried
Brad Parks
Short Story Thursday
Chantelle Aimée Osman (M)
Jane Petersen Burfield
Susan Lynn Kingsbury
Pat Morin
Travis Richardson
The Character-Driven Mystery
Diane Ransdell (M)
Patricia Driscoll
David Hansard
Darrell James
Carole Price
  Leap of Faith: Writers Who Took Alternative Paths to Publication
Charles Rosenberg (M)
Barbara M. Hodges
Claire Johnson
Gigi Pandian
Cindy Sample
12:00-12:45 PM Laughing at Murder: The Humorous Mystery
Kendel Lynn (M)
Denise (Deni) Dietz
Heather Haven
Joyce Mason
Nancy G. West
Jumping Genres: Writers Who Have Switched
Patricia Rice (M)
Dianne Emley
Yves Fey
C.T. Jorgensen
Sharan Newman
Unusual Sleuths: Your Day Job Is What?
Ray Daniel (M)
Bonnie J. Cardone
Tammy Kaehler
Ilene Schneider
Susan Spann
Thrills & Chills: Medical & Psychological Thrillers
Ana Manwaring (M)
H.S. Clark
June Gillam
Bette Golden Lamb
August McLaughlin

How To Promote Your Books
Linda L. Richards (M)
D.J. Adamson
RP Dahlke
Clair Lamb
Maryglenn McCombs

1:15-2:00 PM The Culture of Murder: Mysteries Set in Different Lands
Toby Gottfried (M)
Janet Hubbard
Jeanne Matthews
Priscilla Royal
Jeffrey Siger
Juggling Characters: Writers with Multiple Mystery Series
Lesa Holstine (M)
Laura Bradford
Nancy Baker Jacobs
Camille Minichino
Writing the California Detective
Kelli Stanley (M)
Gar Anthony Haywood
Naomi Hirahara
Karen Keskinen
Murder for the Younger Reader
Robert Bookout (M)
Janie Chodosh
Linda Joy Singleton
Penny Warner
Now What? Industry Experts on New Publishing Options
Stacey Cochran (M)
Christine Munroe
Jeffrey Weber
Dave Workman
2:30-3:15 PM Cozy Noir: Murder on the Edgy Side
Andrew MacRae (M)
Sandra Balzo
Terry Shames
Susan C. Shea
James W. Ziskin
The Life of PI: Real Life Private Investigators Who Pen Mysteries
Stephen Buehler (M)
Pamela Beason
David Corbett
John Nardizzi
Michael Spencer
Bobbies vs. Mounties: A California Cop Mediates
Kathy Bennett (M)
Brenda Chapman
Ann Cleeves
Deborah Crombie
Louise Penny
The Truth and Nothing But: Law & Murder
Daco Auffenorde (M)
Teresa Burrell
Susan Goldstein
Lynne Raimondo
Robert Rotstein
Writer’s Craft: These Writers Teach
Kris Neri (M)
Jerrilyn Farmer
Diana Gould
Georgia Jeffries
Margaret Lucke
3:45-4:30 PM “G Is for Guest” Sue Grafton interviewed by Toastmaster Brad Parks    
6:00-7:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:30 PM Dinner (on your own)

Time De Anza I De Anza 2 De Anza 3 Cottonwood Ironwood
7:15-8:45 AM New Authors Breakfast — Hosted by Donnell Ann Bell
All convention registrants welcome, seating limited.
9:00-9:45 AM     In the Beginning... Reminiscing
Jan Burke (M)
Sue Grafton
Marcia Muller
Mean Streets Aren’t All in L.A.
Matt Coyle (M)
Baron R. Birtcher
Ken Kuhlken
D.W. Putnam
Mark Troy
Deadly New Voices: Writers Discuss Their First Sales
Lori Rader-Day (M)
M.P. Cooley
Sherry Harris
Carlene O’Neil
Holly West
10:15-11:00 AM Manors & Manners: Murder Beyond Downton Abbey
Catriona McPherson (M)
Rhys Bowen
Carola Dunn
G.M. Malliet
Jacqueline Winspear
Murder off Page: Traditional Mystery
Camille Minichino (M)
Laura Bradford
Kate Carlisle
Parnell Hall
Clare O’Donohue
When Setting Matters: Not Just a Pretty Backdrop for Murder
Caroline (Charles) Todd (M)
Timothy Hallinan
Sara J. Henry
Craig Johnson
William Kent Krueger
I Left My Book in San Francisco: From Hammett to…
Randal Brandt (M)
Mysti Berry
Kathryn Gualtieri
Kirk Russell
Sheldon Siegel
Don’t Kill the Messenger: Reviewers Discuss Mysteries
Ted Hertel (M)
Jordan Foster
Terry Jacobsen
Maggie Mason
Katrina Niidas Holm
11:30-12:15 PM Murder Lite: Why Authors Write Humor into Mysteries
Harley Jane Kozak (M)
Donna Andrews
Mary Jane Maffini
Helen Smith
Forensics: Experts Discuss How To Tell Fact From Fiction
George Fong (M)
Robin Burcell
Jan Burke
Aaron Elkins
D.P. (Doug) Lyle
Evil Among Us
David Corbett (M)
Allison Brennan
John Burley
Bruce DeSilva
Alan Russell
A Taste for Murder
Penny Warner (M)
Daryl Wood Gerber/ Avery Aames
Edith Maxwell
Jenn McKinlay
Nancy J. Parra/Nancy Coco
Jagged Edge of Death
Terri Nolan (M)
Harry Hunsicker
Dick Lochte
Gary Phillips
Kenneth Wishnia
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30-2:15 PM Murder Across the Pond
Annamaria Alfieri (M)
Laura Andersen
S.K. Rizzolo
Priscilla Royal
Jeri Westerson
Haunted by Death: On the Paranormal Side
Dianne Emley (M)
Juliet Blackwell/Hailey Lind
Molly MacRae
Kris Neri
Where Rubber Meets the Road
Jess Lourey (M)
Deborah Coonts
Linda Joffe Hull
Catriona McPherson
Johnny Shaw
Tough on Crime
Robert Downs (M)
Philip Donlay
Doc Macomber
Paul D. Marks
D.W. Putnam
Lights! Camera! Murder! Hollywood Mysteries
Diana Gould (M)
Melodie Johnson Howe
Maxine Nunes
Clive Rosengren
Kathryn Leigh Scott
2:45-3:30 PM The Sleuth’s Best Friend
Sparkle Abbey (Mary Lee Woods) (M)
Sparkle Abbey (Anita Carter)
Waverly Curtis
Tracy Weber
Sue Owens Wright
A Dark and Stormy Night: The Inspiration Behind Our Characters
Rochelle Staab (M)
Lisa Brackmann
Libby Fischer Hellman
Sophie Littlefield
Simon Wood
Extra! Extra! Journalists Turned Crime Novelists
Andrew E. Kaufman (M)
Bruce DeSilva
David Freed
Carla Norton
Brad Parks
Writing the Native American Protagonist
Deborah J Ledford (M)
Shannon Baker
Dorothy Blackcrow
Craig Johnson
Marilyn Meredith
Editors & Agents: Trends in Mysteries
Twist Phelan (M)
Kimberley Cameron
Claire Eddy
Juliet Grames
Marcia Markland
4:00-4:45 PM Two Heads Are Better Than One
Lee Goldberg (M)
Jerrilyn Farmer
Dick Lochte
Charles Todd
What’s Cooking North of the Border? Canadian Mystery Writers
Jane Petersen Burfield (M)
Cathy Ace
Brenda Chapman
Erika Chase
Loraine Fowlow
Crime Fiction: The Bigger Picture
Janet Dawson (M)
Cara Black
Aaron Elkins
Craig Johnson
Laurie R. King
Lying for a Living: Crime Fiction Collective
Marlyn Beebe (M)
Peg Brantley
Teresa Burrell
Gayle Carline
Andrew E. Kaufman
L.J. Sellers
Social Media: Getting the Word out in Today’s Digital Age
Jen Forbus (M)
Maddee James
August McLaughlin
Chantelle Aimée Osman
Janet Rudolph
5:15-6:00 PM International Guest of Honor Louise Penny interviewed by Andrew Martin, Minotaur Books Publisher    
6:30-8:00 PM Dinner Break (on your own)
8:00-10:00 PM Sneak Peek: Friday Night Movie
Ann Cleeves introduces “Red Bones” — the first episode of the new BBC production based on her Shetland Island series
Time De Anza I De Anza 2 De Anza 3 Cottonwood Ironwood
7:15-8:45 AM What Is SinC Up? Breakfast — Hosted by Sisters in Crime
All convention registrants welcome, seating limited.
9:00-9:45 AM     The Heart & Soul of Murder: Mysteries with a Meaning
Jacqueline Winspear (M)
Ann Cleeves
Deborah Crombie
Louise Penny
Mystery Far Afield
Jeffrey Siger (M)
Lisa Alber
Aileen Baron
Anne Cleeland
Gigi Pandian
Screenwriters on Screenwriting
Georgia Jeffries (M)
Lou Berney
Craig Faustus Buck
Ellen Byron
Rita Lakin
10:15-11:00 AM When Bad Things Happen to Good Detectives
Sue Trowbridge (M)
Cara Black
Janet Dawson
Libby Fischer Hellmann
William Kent Krueger
Legal Thrillers: NOT Your Father’s Perry Mason
Ken Isaacson (M)
Joel Goldman
Jeremiah Healy
Charles Rosenberg
Sheldon Seigel
Murder in Another Era: Historical Mysteries
Patti Ruocco (M)
Annamaria Alfieri
Laurie R. King
David Morrell
Caroline (Charles) Todd
Smile and Be a Villain: What Makes Villains Memorable
John Billheimer (M)
Darrell James
J.J. Lamb
Con Lehane
Simon Wood
When Murder Gets in the Way of a Good Romance
Sandra Balzo (M)
Susan M. Boyer
Rebecca Grace
Jess Lourey
Cindy Sample
11:30-12:15 PM How to Murder by the Book
Rae James (M)
Kate Carlisle
Erika Chase
Mary Jane Maffini/Victoria Abbott
Jenn McKinlay
X-Factor: Responsibilities & Issues for Women Writing Women
Kelli Stanley (M)
Lisa Brackmann
Robin Burcell
Marcia Clark
Sara J. Henry
Short Story Saturday
Twist Phelan (M)
Jan Burke
Harry Hunsicker
G.M. Malliet
Bill Pronzini
Mystery Aficionados: The Books We Love & Why
Ingrid Willis (M)
Les Blatt
Deborah Lacy
Barbara Fass Leavy
Donus Roberts
Pulp Fiction & Beyond: Very Untraditional Mysteries
Juliet Blackwell (M)
Dale Berry
Chris F. Holm
Gary Phillips
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
Awards Ballots must be deposited into the Ballot Box near Registration by 1:30 PM.
1:30-2:15 PM Sex, Death & Taxes… and a Lot of Champagne
Allison Brennan (M)
Diana Chambers
Deborah Coonts
Catherine Coulter
Harley Jane Kozak
Behind the Badge: What Readers & Writers Need to Know
Ellen Kirschman (M)
Marcia Clark
Connie Dial
George Fong
Arthur Kerns
Thrillers: What’s New (and What’s Not)
Keith Raffel (M)
Timothy Hallinan
Sophie Littlefield
David Morrell
Closer to Death: The Older Sleuth
Sandra Brannan (M)
Cathy Ace
Gayle Carline
Maria Hudgins
Rita Lakin
You Have the Right To Remain Silent: Police Procedurals
Donnell Ann Bell (M)
Kirk Russell
L.J. Sellers
C.L. Swinney
2:45-3:30 PM Been There, Wrote That: A Game Show
Gar Anthony Haywood (M)
Donna Andrews
Rhys Bowen
Lee Goldberg
Parnell Hall
Amateur Sleuth Saturday
Naomi Hirahara (M)
Christine Goff
Helen Smith
Rochelle Staab
Diane Vallere
Mystery’s Class Clowns: Chandler’s Successors
Alan Russell (M)
Lou Berney
Brad Parks
Johnny Shaw
Long Ago & Far Away: Historical Murder Around the World
Ann Parker (M)
Sharan Newman
Frederick J. Ramsay
John Maddox Roberts
Priscilla Royal
Book Selling & Publishing: Chaos of Swimming Upstream
Deborah Harter Williams (M)
Jordan Foster
Juliet Grames
Otto Penzler
Barbara Peters
4:00-4:45 PM US Guest of Honor Cara Black interviewed by Deborah Crombie    
6:30-7:30 PM Silent Auction Final Bidding & Cash Bars in De Anza Foyer & Portola Room
7:30-9:30 PM Awards Banquet    
Time De Anza I De Anza 2 De Anza 3 Cottonwood Ironwood
9:00-9:45 AM Name That Squid! Form a Team and Join the Game
Lucinda Surber (M)
Bill Gottfried
Toby Gottfried
Janet Rudolph
Traditional Mysteries: We Like It That Way
Jim Jackson (M)
Susan M. Boyer
Michele Drier
Christopher Lord
Kendel Lynn
Small Press vs. Independent: Pros & Cons
Joel Fox (M)
Kathleen Asay
Lorna Collins
Madeline (M.M.) Gornell
Reba White Williams
Going It Alone: Authors Discuss Pros & Cons of Self-Publishing
Laurie Stevens (M)
Michael Cooper
Vinnie Hansen
Sherry Joyce
William E. Wallace
10:15-11:00 AM How to Get More Involved in Left Coast Crime Conventions
Lucinda Surber (M)
Bill Gottfried
Toby Gottfried
Janet Rudolph
Stan Ulrich
Voices in Our Heads: Our Protagonists & What They Do
Peg Brantley (M)
Donnell Ann Bell
Warren C. Easely
Cathy Perkins
Terry Shames
Day On the Beach: Murder at the Seashore
Victoria Heckman (M)
Larry K. Collins
Christine Finlayson
James Preston
Mara Purl
Turning Up the Heat on the Amateur Sleuth
Cora J Ramos (M)
Jill Amadio
Marta Chausée
Margaret Dumas
Denise (Shalanna) Weeks
Agent–Author Relationships
Kimberly Cameron (M)
Matt Coyle
D.P. (Doug) Lyle
Terri Nolan
Susan C. Shea
11:30-12:15 PM Lifetime Achievement Honorees Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini
   interviewed by Bette Golden Lamb & J.J. Lamb
12:15-12:30 PM So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye…    
12:30-1:00 PM Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini signing    

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