Okay, so this is me, totally shilling for an event, but it’s going to be very fun so I hope you’ll bear with me here. I’m doing a weekend mystery-writing workshop at the really cool and historic Claremont Resort & Spa in Berkeley, California, the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 21 & 22) with an extremely great group of people, and if anyone reading this is working on a crime novel and wondering about the business, I hope you’ll consider joining us.
The Claremont is gorgeous and awesome, and has a great bar. It was built in 1915, and is a AAA Four Diamond kind of place:
(and did I mention spa? There’s a spa.
And tennis. And amazing views of San Francisco Bay. And really, really good food.)
They’re giving us a special discount on rooms for anyone who wants to stay over for the weekend, too. Which is immensely wonderful of them.
We’re flying in two special guest type people from New York to join the presenters: Peter Riegert, actor/director/screenwriter extraordinaire,
and astonishingly awesome literary agent Barbara Poelle, from the Irene Goodman Agency.
Writers on the faculty include Juliet Blackwell (AKA Hailey Lind–www.julietblackwell.net),
Tony Broadbent, www.tonybroadbent.com.
Sophie Littlefield, www.sophielittlefield.com
Tim Maleeny, www.timmaleeny.com
and, well, me.
I’m not sure what I look like on stage, but I can tell you that the rest of these guys are smart and funny and wonderful and will give you all kinds of groovy inspiration and insider dirt and food for thought and all that good stuff. We are also going to have a kickass gang of law enforcement pros for even MORE insider dirt on the procedural angles of our writing lives of crime (representatives of both SFPD Homicide and the SF District Attorney’s office.)
Seriously, what’s not to like? You should totally come hang with us. It’s going to be most excellent.
For more info, downloadable brochure, and registration coordinates, please visit http://www.berkeleymysteryworkshop.com.
(Space is limited to 35 people.)
Hope to see you there, and thanks for reading this!