September Zoom Meeting: Fact vs Fiction with James Renner

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM Eastern time via Zoom Fact vs Fiction: An Evening with James Renner Please join the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America for an evening with true crime writer, novelist and podcaster James Renner to talk about storytelling in fact and fiction. Renner is: a podcaster (The Philosophy of … Read more

August Zoom Meeting: Seven Steps on the Writer’s Path with Nancy Pickard

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM Eastern Time via Zoom The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment Please join the Mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10 for a discussion of SEVEN STEPS ON THE WRITER’S PATH: The Journey from Frustration to Fulfillment with its co-author, Nancy Pickard. … Read more

June Zoom Meeting: The Ecology of a Story with John Straley

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time via Zoom Growing A Crime Novel from the Setting Many mystery writers write page-turners—books with strong plots and dramatic intensity that put the readers in the thick of the action. Others infuse their characters with sex appeal and lifestyle choices that make them seem mysterious or … Read more

April Zoom Meeting: Hallie Ephron Talks Plotting

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM EST Please join the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Mystery Writers of America when bestselling author Hallie Ephron offers an expert class on plotting your crime novel. Hallie Ephron is the New York Times bestselling author of 16 published books, including 5 Dr. Peter Zak mysteries published by Minotaur Books, and 6 domestic suspense … Read more

March Zoom Meeting: Eileen Dreyer Talks Trauma

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7 PM EST New York Times bestselling, award-winning author Eileen Dreyer was a trauma nurse for 16 years, expertise she’s put to use in medical thrillers and her Molly Burke mysteries. She is trained in forensic nursing and death investigation, and also writes bestselling contemporary and historical romances, under her own name … Read more

January Zoom Meeting: An Evening with Dana Cameron

Dana Cameron

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 7 PM EST We are delighted to welcome multi-genre author and professional archaeologist Dana Cameron to discuss the mysteries of archaeology with us: how her archaeology career began, what real life mysteries archaeologists explore, and how her first career continues to shape her writing life. Dana Cameron is the award-winning … Read more

November Zoom Meeting at 7PM EST: An Evening with Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach Becca Syme

We’re so pleased to have USA Today bestselling author and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Becca Syme, join us for a discussion of “What Should Writers Quit.” Becca is a nationally renowned speaker on author success and personality-based productivity for writers. With fourteen years of experience as the personal success coach for fiction & nonfiction writers, screenwriters, … Read more

October Zoom Meeting at 7PM: An Evening of Short Stories with Michael Bracken

Michael Bracken, an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, and advertising copy, has received multiple awards for copywriting, two Derringer Awards for short fiction, and the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction. The author of several books and more than 1,300 short stories, he has edited nine published or … Read more