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Bharti Kirchner's Murder at Andaman: A Maya Mallick Mystery (Camel Press) was published in December 2020. Michael Niemann's Percentages of Guilt came out on November 10, 2010. It received a starred review in Booklist as well as favorable reviews in Publisher's Weekly and Readers Favorite. Kathleen Kaska's The Sherlock Holmes Quiz Book (Rowman and...
For events booked through Eventbrite, MWA-NW has traditionally had two fee levels: Member and Non-Member, where Members have benefited from lower fees. But for the last several months we eliminated most meeting and event fees as a way to help out during the pandemic and ease the transition to online events.
For years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Lee Child’s novels about Jack Reacher. I love the way the Reacher stories thrum with pleasurable uncertainty while I roll my eyes as Reacher’s over-the-top, alpha-male infallibility.
What? There are kids’ writers in Mystery Writers of America? Yes, there are. Quite a few of us, in fact.
An upside to the pandemic has to be “teleconferencing.” In April, our chapter joined the Zoom Revolution and in the last forty days, we’ve conducted three virtual events. Here is a quick synopsis of each.
Mystery in the Midlands, a FREE virtual conference sponsored by SEMWA and the Palmetto Chapter of Sisters in Crime, will be held on Saturday, July 25 between 10-2:30 EST.
What are the best ways for authors to support indie bookstores?
Despite the COVID-19 lockdown, my long-running Portland-based critique group is soldiering on, using the now ubiquitous Zoom videoconferencing service. With many people adapting to Zoom (or Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.), now might be a good time for geographically dispersed MWA members to form virtual critique groups that will outlast the pandemic.
About the Mystery Writers of America
MWA is the premier organization for mystery writers, mystery readers, and professionals in the mystery and crime-writing fields. The Northwest Chapter serves members of MWA who live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
MWA-NW offers a variety of services to chapter members, including dinner meetings with guest speakers, a regular newsletter with news, professional education, and more.
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