Weekend Events: Leesburg, VA & Raleigh, NC

This weekend, I’ll be appearing in two states in a little less than 48 hours!

First, on Friday, November 4, at 7:30 p.m., I’ll present the program “Build Your Characters” for this month’s edition of Leesburg First Friday, a program sponsored by The Writer’s Center. The program is held in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street Leesburg, VA. Registration is required.

Then Saturday and Sunday, I’ll be at the North Carolina Writer’s Network’s annual Fall Conference. This is a real thrill for me for a number of reasons. As a former board member of the NCWN and having chaired two previous Fall Conferences myself, I’m thrilled now to be appearing as one of the presenters. While I’m sad to miss the opening ceremonies of the conference on Friday night and the keynote address by Margaret Maron (I’ll be in Leesburg, of course!), I’m looking forward to being in Raleigh by mid-afternoon Saturday, November 5, joining the faculty reading at 4:30 p.m. and attending the banquet with guest of honor Shelby Stephenson. And hoping to get a good turn-out for my Sunday session too, of course: “Sharp, Succinct, and Suspenseful: Crafting the Mystery Short Story,” Sunday morning, November 6, at 11 am.—plenty of things to talk about for folks interested in writing suspense fiction. Pre-registration is closed but still time to register on-site.

Look forwarding to seeing old friends and meeting new ones at each event!