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Date(s): Friday, April 20, 2018 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Piper Writers House, 450 E Tyler Mall, Tempe, AZ 85281
Type(s): Craft Class, Generative Workshop
Genre and Form(s): Crime Writing, Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult
The mystery genre is one of the most popular in the world, with a readership second only to romance - and only growing in popularity. Recently the genre has expanded and crossed over with historical, crime, fantasy, and even romance. Learn the elements that make a mystery, suspense and thriller, as well as formulate memorable plots, characters, clues and red-herrings and how to break into the world of mystery writing.
Chantelle Aimée Osman is the author of numerous works of short fiction, including a forthcoming episodic thriller featuring authors Jeffery Deaver, Eoin Colfer and Andrew Gross, as well as a series of non-fiction writing guides. The former Editor-in-Chief of RT Book Reviews, she is a freelance editor specializing in mystery and thriller, and teaches writing internationally. A 2017 Left Coast Crime Guest of Honor, Chantelle was also nominated for an Anthony Award for her website, The Sirens of Suspense. She currently co-hosts The Crime Friction podcast with author Jay Stringer.