I believe the best fiction hangs on the bones of fact. Join me and fellow Sister in Crime authors, Susan Oleksiw and Carolyn Wilkins, as we discuss how we craft real life and history into gripping thrillers and mysteries.
When: October 22 at 2 PM
Panel discussions generally run from an hour to an hour and a half, with 30 to 40 minutes of discussion by the panelists, followed by questions from the audience, and book signing and sales. The topic, “We Not Making This Up,” was originally developed for non-fiction true crime writers, but since the number of authors who write true crime has diminished, Sisters in Crime has expanded the topic to include fiction writers who mix fact and fiction in their books. That's perfect for me because my stories hang on the bones of fact.
Joining me for the “We’re Not Making This Up” panel will be:
"I don't remember a time when I wasn't writing or making up stories."
Susan Oleksiw writes the Anita Ray series featuring an Indian-American photographer living in South India at her aunt's tourist hotel. In the first book in the series, Under the Eye of Kali (2010), a guest disappears and another falls unconscious. In The Wrath of Shiva (2012) and For the Love of Parvati(2014) Anita solves crimes among her extended family. When Krishna Calls (2016) finds Anita and Auntie Meena facing the loss of their hotel and everything they care about.
Carolyn Wilkins is a Professor of Ensembles at Berklee College of Music and the author of Melody For Murder: A Bertie Bigelow Mystery. She is also the author of They Raised Me Up: A Black Single Mother and the Women Who Inspired Her and Damn Near White: An African American Family’s Rise from Slavery to Bittersweet Success. Her nonfiction books are available from the University of Missouri Press. Carolyn's new mystery novel Mojo For Murder will be released by Pen-L Publishing in the Fall of 2016