9:15a – Opening remarks from Eric Beetner

9:30-10:15 — First Look: Fresh Mystery Debuts

  • JD Allen
  • Danny Gardner
  • Steve Goble
  • Alexia Gordon
  • Kristen Lepionka
  • Heather E. Ash, moderator

10:30-11:15 — Crafting a Thrilling Series

  • Raymond Benson
  • Jess Lourey
  • Nick Petrie
  • Patricia Skalka
  • Carrie Smith
  • Susanna Calkins, moderator

11:30-12:15 — True Tales from a Life in Mystery

  • Jamie Freveletti
  • Michael Koryta
  • Mary Kubica
  • Isabella Maldonado
  • Lori Rader-Day
  • Julia Borcherts, moderator

12:15-1:45 Lunch break on your own

1:45-2:30 — The Winding Path to Publishing

  • Eric Beetner
  • Terri Bischoff
  • Cheryl Reed
  • Andrew Shaffer
  • Jessica Strawser
  • Adam Morgan, moderator

2:45-3:30 — True Tales from a Career in Crime

  • Thomas Halloran
  • Adam Henkels
  • Marcella Raymond
  • Luis Santoyo
  • Cynthia Woods
  • Tim Chapman, moderator

3:45-4:30 — Keynote Conversation with Gillian Flynn and Jeffery Deaver

4:30-4:45 — Awards ceremony and closing remarks