Creatures, Crimes & Creativity is Coming!

  • August 19, 2013

Creatures, Crimes and Creativity, a conference for both readers and writers, taking place on September 13-15 2013 at the Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn, will bring together several publishing genres including fantasy, science fiction, steampunk, thrillers and horror.

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity is Coming!

More than three dozen established authors will appear on panels to discuss a variety of provocative topics, including:

  • How to Build Suspense
  • New Writers Talk About Their First Book
  • Living with a Professional Liar
  • What to Expect from Publishers/Editors
  • Sherlock Holmes, Jack the Ripper - Steampunk?
  • Murder Methods and Body Disposal

Writers attending the conference can register to pitch their book ideas to literary agents with special interest in the genres covered at the conference. Pitch sessions can fill quickly. It’s a good idea to register for them early.

In addition, Intrigue Publishing, host of the conference, will accept submissions during the conference. Writers who register ahead of time can make their submissions prior to the conference. Full details are on the website.

International bestselling author Jeffrey Deaver is the keynote speaker for Saturday evening. Deaver’s thirty-one novels have been translated into twenty-five languages and have won awards from the International Thriller Writers Association, the Mystery Writers Association of Japan and the British Crime Writers’ Association, and have been made into movies for theatrical release and for HBO.

The featured speaker for Friday is New York Times best-selling horror author Christopher Golden.  He is the creator of several series including The Shadow Saga, The Veil and Body of Evidence.  Author of numerous novels in fiction and young adult, he also writes comic books and nonfiction.

Special guests, John Gilstrap and Trice Hickman will address the conference as well. Gilstrap is author of the Jonathan Grave series. Trice Hickman is a best-selling suspense author who formed a publishing company to release her first novel and has ridden its success to a three-book contract.

 Author roundtables on Friday and Saturday will address additional subject and will give attendees the chance to interact directly with authors, participate or listen in on discussions.

The conference includes several drawings and contests, with prizes ranging from a Kindle Fire to free registration to the February 2014 Love is Murder conference.


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