Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

This Saturday, March 5, is the annual Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival, and while I wish we were all getting together in person, the slate of authors for this year’s virtual event is tremendous and the readers and attendees are always the best. It’ll be great gathering together with everyone online—such an honor to be part of the show!

I’ll be kicking off the day’s program by moderating the panel “Story Road: Crafting Big Stories in a Short Story Format” with a great group of short fiction writers: Teresa Inge, Jayne Ormerod, Shawn Reilly Simmons, and Heather Weidner. Teresa, Jayne, and Heather are regular contributors to the terrific anthology series Virginia is for Mysteries, in addition to stories in other collections and to their longer-form writing. And Shawn is also terrific at both novels and short stories—an Agatha Award winner for her short fiction and a finalist for this year’s Agatha as well!

Our event begins on Zoom at 9 a.m. ET—and registration for the entire day’s programming is free.

To register and to check out the full schedule, visit the Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival website—and do check out the preview of the festival in the Suffolk News-Herald. I was so pleased to be quoted there myself about my enthusiasm for the event and the readers who attend!