One of the highlights of last year’s book events was my first visit to the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, and I’m thrilled to be part of the program again this Saturday afternoon, August 12, at the Suffolk Center for the Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA.
The line-up of authors this year is simply stellar, with many good friends in the mix as well: Betsy Ashton, D.B. Corey, Maya Corrigan, John DeDakis, Tracee de Hahn, Barbara Early/Beverly Allen, Diane Fanning, Gerrie Ferris Finger, Grace Greene, Jenna Harte, Maggie King, Christina Kovac, Eleanor Kuhns, Judith Lucci, Allie Marie, Nan O’Berry/Tessa Berkley, Tj O’Connor, Alan Orloff/Zak Allen, Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner, Karen Pullen, Amy M. Reade, Shawn Reilly Simmons, B.K. Stevens, Lane Stone, Marcia Talley, Christine Trent, and Heather Weidner. And our hosts for the weekend, Therese Hudson Earles and Katie Kelley with the City of Suffolk, are simply terrific in terms of hospitality, energy, and ideas.
Here’s my schedule for the afternoon—both a workshop and a panel discussion—and hope to see many folks there! And my wife and son will be in-and-out throughout the afternoon as well, so fun times and family times both!
Saturday, August 12 2017: Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival
- VIP Meet & Greet, Taylor Ballroom, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA • noon-1 p.m.
- Author Signings, Art Galleries, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA • 1:45-6 p.m.
- Workshop: “Short, Sharp, Suspenseful: The Mystery Short Story,” with B.K. Stevens, Historical Classroom, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA • 3 p.m.
- Panel: “From 17th-Century Weavers to 21st-Century Chef: How Research Establishes A Character’s Professional Credibility,” with Maya Corrigan, Barbara Early, Grace Greene, Jenna Harte, Eleanor Kuhns, Shawn Reilly Simmons, B.K. Stevens, and Christine Trent, Birdsong Theater, Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, 110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA • 4 p.m.
See you there!