WriteNow! Conference

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Every year, Phoenix’s Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths Chapter brings together a sensational line-up of bestselling authors, experienced editors and qualified agents for an informative and exciting day, filled with presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Whether you’re a published author, an aspiring writer or a dedicated book fan, no matter what genre you write, you will find what you’re looking for at WriteNow!

Craft + Publish + Market

The WriteNow! 2020 Conference

is going virtual!

September 12, 2020
(New Date!)

Named the Best Writers Conference in Arizona by The Writer Magazine!

Featuring best-selling, award-winning and critically acclaimed authors
Michael Connelly, Matt Coyle, and Naomi Hirahara;
plus top-tier developmental editor Jessica Page Morrell and Literary Agent Kirby Kim (Janklow & Nesbit Associates).

Author Matt Coyle
Michael Connelly
Author Michael Connelly
Naomi Hirahara
Author Naomi Hirahara
Editor Jessica Page Morrell
Literary Agent Kirby Kim

With the move to take our conference online, we also decided to open it up to a broader community and waive the registration fee this year. To continue supporting authors and local booksellers, we are asking that all attendees buy books from our conference bookstore,  The Poisoned Pen, which ships across the country.




PitchNow! with Literary Agent Chip MacGregor (MacGregor and Luedeke)  **SOLD OUT**

PitchNow! with Senior Acquisitions Editor Terri Bischoff (Crooked Lane Books)

EditNow! with Freelance Developmental Editor Jessica Morrell **SOLD OUT**

MarketNow! with Hailey Dezort (Kaye Publicity)

Bonus content sessions are incredible supplemental opportunities to the WriteNow! 2020 Conference and available for a nominal fee on a first come, first served basis. Registration for these events is separate. Some sessions are available on Sept 11 and/or Sept 12.  Click here for those details.