WriteNow! 2014


WriteNow! 2014 will be held August 16, 2014


Catriona McPherson 


Timothy Hallinan 


Location to be announced

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Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter
WRITENOW! 2013 Writers Conference “Polish, Publish, Promote”
Millennium Resort – 7401 N. Scottsdale Road – Scottsdale, Arizona
Friday, August 16 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Millennium Bar
Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Lakeside Ballroom

We are thrilled to announce the following speakers for WriteNow! 2013

Gregg Hurwitz 1GREGG HURWITZ is the New York Times bestselling author of 12 thrillers, most recently, The Survivor. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been translated into 22 languages. He has also written comics for Marvel, (Wolverine, Punisher) and DC (Batman, Penguin) and produced and written screenplays for film and television. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

hank-phillippi-ryan-crop-pressAward-winning author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN’s latest mystery, The Other Woman is the Agatha Award nominee and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and selected as a Best Book of 2012 by Suspense Magazine. She has also won 28 Emmy Awards and 12 Edward R. Murrow Awards for her investigative and consumer reporting for Boston’s WHDH-TV. Hank is also the current President of Sisters in Crime National.

Liz FicheraLIZ FICHERA relocated from Chicago to Phoenix. She writes stories inspired by teenagers who do extraordinary things. Most of her stories are set in the American Southwest and finds the desert to be an intriguing and mythic place. Liz has published two previous novels. Hooked is her debut Young Adult novel from HarlequinTEEN.


Kris TuallaKRIS TUALLA, a dynamic award-winning and internationally published author of historical romance and suspense, writes with a fast-paced and succinct style. Her plots are full of twists, passion, and very satisfying outcomes! Kris started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind, and has created a dynasty with The Hansen Series and its spin-off, The Discreet Gentleman Series. Norway is the new Scotland!

Connie FlynnCONNIE FLYNN, bestselling, award-winning author of 10 published novels and teaches fiction writing at MesaCommunity College. She has been reissuing her legacy books in the Amazon Kindle store and her online bookstore is growing. A new novel is scheduled for mid-summer release and she also has a new work in progress. She writes paranormal romance, romantic comedy, action-adventure and contemporary fantasy. She also writes mystery and suspense as K.C. Flynn. Look for several new releases from Connie/K.C.

Jessica Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press, has agreed to meet with as many attendees as time permits on the Saturday of the conference to critique your book pitch. She will provide professional feedback on your pitch and help you polish it. Your pitch should be no more than 1 to 2 minutes long. You will have a total of 10 minutes of critique time. If we have more interest than appointment slots, we will select by lottery on August 5th and let you know then if you have a spot. Please contact desertsleuths@gmail.com to be put on the list.

We encourage you to stay at the venue hotel Friday night. The Millennium Resort is offering attendees a reduced room rate of $69.00 (plus tax & fees). Here is the specific room reservation link: http://goo.gl/a0TxD