Planning for the Next PSWA Conference
No, I'm not really ready to start--need a for sure date and place first. However, I am thinking about what we should do this next year and have some ideas.
Think we'll once again do the let every author give an elevator pitch about one book they have out or are writing. That's a good way to break the ice.
Also have had two people offer to talk about quite exciting topics.
I'd like to find a blood spatter expert. Of course I'm always looking for people who have an expertise in writing or law enforcement. And I'd love to have a fire person come talk about arson and fighting fires.
A literary agent would be nice too.
The drawback is the speakers are not paid, they have to pay to come to the conference and all their expenses. However, that didn't keep Sheila Lowe, the forensic handwriting expert, or the most wonderful mystery author, Betty Webb, from coming--and besides being great assets to the conference, they had a good time too.
I'm thinking and planning. Anyone want to volunteer? Check out the PSWA website: http://publicsafetywriter.com
PS, the photo is of Sunny Frazier giving advice to Keith Bettinger at the conference--lots and lots of networking goes on at this conference.
a.k.a. F. M. Meredith