Kathleen Delaney
Author of the Mary McGill and the Ellen McKenzie cozy mystery series

      

Events:

Sept 2-3
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur, Georgia
Will be in Sisters in Crime booth. Linda Lovely and I are doing a panel discussion about animals in mystery novels Starts at 1:15. That includes just about anything that’s not human but moves. Should be fun. The Sisters in Crime write mysteries, thrillers, and true crime. I write traditional mysteries. The Festival, however, features all kinds of books, something for everyone. Click here for the link to the event.

Oct. 7
Alatoona, Ga. Book Festival

Will be on a panel discussing author’s progress through the book. You’re off to a great start, even have the ending mapped out, but what happens when you reach the mussy middle? Again, books for everyone.

Oct. 14-15
Festival of the Book
Nashville Tenn
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Another Festival that covers a wide range of genres, but I will be in the Sisters in Crime booth with my latest series, The Mary McGill canine mysteries.

Oct. 19
Book Fair
Woodstock, Ga
campus of Chattahoochee Tech.

Another panel, time and topic to follow. This is a literary fair, so you can find just about anything you are looking for here. Again, will post link as I get one.

Don’t forget, these festivals are a great place to start your Christmas shopping. A huge selection, something for everyone on your list, and often at a discounted price.
Look for me. I’ll be the one with the black and white puppy. (No, it’s not alive, but it’s cute)

My story in the April issue of
Mystery Weekly Magazine

 

She Talks...

 

Doesn’t everyone?

That was a great line from the movie “Singing in the Rain”, but, luckily, I don’t sound a thing like Lena. And, I promise, I won’t even try to sing.

So, how about a workshop?

The one I’ve had the most fun with, because the audience always seem to be having such a good time, is titled “The Tortuous Path from Idea to Story” 

Everyone in the audience writes a one or two sentence “idea” on a 3x5 card. We choose one at random and build on that idea until we have a story. Of course, we have to explore just what a story means as we do this, give our characters a back story, decide who is the villain, and why, and who is the hero/heroine/ and see how they handle all of the gory road blocks we throw their way while building our story toward the climax. This is lots of fun, but better still, it teaches an audience that an idea is not a story but only the jumping off place, and how much goes into building that wonderful story you just couldn’t put down.

Workshops don’t work for every one, and I have given talks to just about any size group. Some want to hear about a writers life, some want to know more about the craft of writing, and I am always happy to work with you on a topic and know we can come up with something entertaining.

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