Reversals, Red Herrings, and Twists: Crime Writers Discuss How to Keep the Reader Guessing

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Join us for a panel of Connecticut Crime Writers as they discuss how to keep the reader guessing. Whether you’re a seasoned author, just starting out on your writing journey, or just a genre enthusiast who wants to know more about how your favorite stories are crafted, you’re sure to learn something new! Presented by Sisters in Crime CT, a community dedicated to supporting mystery authors at all stages of their careers in Connecticut and beyond. Their goal is to create a vibrant community for members through events focused on craft, the business of writing, promotional opportunities, and more.

About Our Panelists:

Christine Falcone (moderator)
After working for over thirty-five years as an RN in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Christine Falcone is delighted that retirement coincides with the publication of her first full-length mystery, EX’D OUT. She has also had short stories published in several anthologies and literary journals.

Deborah Levison
Debbie's life has two parts: the first in Canada, where she attended the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of Toronto, and the second in Connecticut, where she shares a home with three children, two doodles, and one husband. She's an award-winning writer, published in national and international media. Reviewers describe her debut novel, A NEST OF SNAKES, as "unforgettable," "powerful," "raw," and "fresh and different." Her first book, a true crime story called THE CRATE, won seven literary awards and has been called "gorgeous and poetic," "heart wrenching," and "a brilliant story." Since its release she has given over 160 author talks, from the U.S. to Canada to the U.K. She loves connecting with audiences and readers.

Karen E. Olson
Karen E. Olson is the award-winning author of 13 crime novels. Her first book in the Annie Seymour mystery series, SACRED COWS, won the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for best debut mystery from Time Warner/Mysterious Press, and the fourth in that series, SHOT GIRL, was a Shamus Award finalist. She wrote four books in the Tattoo Shop Mystery Series and four Black Hat Thrillers, which feature a woman computer hacker on the run. An Inconvenient Wife, which will debut April 2 from Pegasus Crime, is a modern retelling of Henry VIII and his wives—as a crime novel.

Ang Pompano
Ang Pompano’s short stories have appeared in many anthologies, including Malice Domestic’s Anthony Award-Winning, MYSTERY MOST EDIBLE. His first novel WHEN IT’S TIME FOR LEAVING was nominated for an Agatha Best First Novel Award. His second novel, DIET OF DEATH has been highly acclaimed. A third novel, KILLER VIEW, will be released in 2022. A member of Mystery Writers of America, he was awarded a Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for a novel in progress. He co-founded Crime Spell Books and co-edited and published the anthology BLOODROOT: BEST NEW ENGLAND CRIME STORIES. He served for many years as a board member of Sisters in Crime New England and on the New England Crime Bake Committee. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Annette, and their two rescue dogs.

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