Will talk — will travel!

Last fall, I had a great time as a presenter for the 22d Annual Flathead River Writers Conference, sponsored by the Authors of the Flathead. Plans for the 23d Annual conference on Sept 28-29 in Kalispell, Montana are shaping up now — check it out.

And I’d love to come to your conference. Just drop me a note at leslie AT lawandfiction DOT com  I can talk about common mistakes writers make about the law, the cozy mystery, characterization, setting, selling that first traditionally published book, the writing life … and more!

 

(That’s me in the pink, with Roxanne McHenry , an expert in e-book publishing and marketing — so sorry the picture makes her look a bit grumpy — she’s not, I promise!)

Flathead River Writers Conference — Oct 6-7

The Authors of the Flathead sponsors the Flathead River Writers Conference October 6-7 in at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. I’ll be speaking, along with keynoter Mark Coker of Smashwords, writers John DeDakis and Kathy Dunnehoff, online marketing expert Roxanne McHenry, and agents Jeff Herman and Regina Brooks.

Saturday, I’ll be talking about my own writer’s journey and about fact & fiction — why getting it right matters, how to research, when to stop, and other research tips. On Sunday, we’ll spend our first hour building character — both fictional and real-life — with writing exercises.  In the second hour, we’ll review Ten Common Mistakes Writers Make About the Law, and talk briefly about getting unstuck. 

From reader to writer … .

Montana writers: two fall conferences

Montana writers have two chances to attend great little conferences this fall:

The Montana Romance Writers sponsors its inaugural conference September 28-30 at Fairmont Hot Springs, with two bestselling writers from Montana, Kat Martin and BJ Daniels.

The Authors of the Flathead sponsors the Flathead River Writers Conference October 6-7 in at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. I’ll be speaking, along with keynoter Mark Coker of Smashwords, writers John DeDakis and Kathy Dunnehoff, online marketing expert Roxanne McHenry, and agents Jeff Herman and Regina Brooks.

 

Flathead River Writers Conference — registration open

The Authors of the Flathead, a multi-genre writers group in the Flathead Valley of NW Montana, holds its annual Flathead River Writers Conference this fall, on Oct 6-7 in Kalispell. I’m one of 7 presenters. The keynote speaker is Mark Coker of Smashwords. See the rest of the roster, the schedule, and registration info here.

Join us for a great little writers conference!