Heads up, St. Louis! You may be able to spot crime writing divas walking among the Gateway Arch or hanging out at the historic courthouse. Diane Fanning and Kathryn Casey will be among the swarms of crime writers attending Bouchercon 2011.
The Annual Sisters in Crime Conference, Bouchercon 2011, is being held in St. Louis, MO, September 15-18. Sisters in Crime (SinC) is an international organization founded in 1986 to promote the professional development and advancement of women writing crime fiction, made up of more than 3,000 members in 48 chapters worldwide — authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, librarians, and others who love mysteries.
Good friends and roomies, Fanning and Casey will be participating in some of the several panel discussions along with many other celebrated crime and mystery authors. Thursday at 10 am, Kathryn Casey joins Neal Baer, Connie Dial, Matt Hilton, Morley Swingle and moderator Michael Black for No Way To Treat a Body: Crime investigation from the front line.
At 11:30 am on Friday,Diane Fanning be talking about how true crime informs my fiction in She’s Not There: Writing from the Headlines with Karen Olsen, Pam Calloway, Ryan David Jahn along with moderator Kathleen Ryan, her longtime Twitter pal.
Celebrating their 25th year of fostering professionalism within the crime writing realm, “SinC” also benefits local libraries and this year the charitable recipient is St. Louis County Library System. Through auctions and fundraising events during the conference they will support not only mystery authors but the community of St. Louis.
For more information, check out the websites:
Authors in attendance: http://www.bouchercon2011.com/authors.php
Diane Fanning: www.dianefanning.com