Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Countdown to the End of the Early Bird Registration Fee for PSWA Conference

Only 8 more days for the Early Bird Registration Fee for the Public Safety Writers Association's Conference.
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We have some dynamite speakers this year and here's a brief look at what we'll be going on.

Learn about the Ten Best Promotion Ideas for Every Author given my renowned writer and speaker, Patricia Fry. Patricia is the Executive Director of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network)


Killer Talks

Rick Reed will examine serial murder through an analysis of the lives of known serial killers in the US and abroad. He will also discuss victimology (both victim, victim's family and serial killer and killer's family as a victim.) He is a retired detective and now a full time-writer.



Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem: It's All About Sex

Honora Finkelstein and Susan Smiley will prove our sexual drives and deprivations are at the center of nearly every tale of murder mystery and mayhem.



The Prostitution Culture

Joseph B. Haggerty Sr. will talk about the different types of prostitution, how pimps work, the pimp law and the best ways to investigate them. Haggerty worked as a vice detective from 1973 until 1996, primarily investigating prostitution cases.






Going From Blog to Book

Tim Dees will talk about his journey from blogging about The Truth About Cops and turning the collection of blogs into a book. Tim is a former police officer and professor of criminal justice and the author of more than 400 articles for nearly every national law enforcement publication.



Susan Connell Vondra, a forensic scientist, will explain how DNA analysis works during her presentation, The Mystery of DNA. This is a presentation a non-scientist can easily understand.


What Works for Non-Fiction Writing on Public Safety Websites:

In the opinion of Doug Wyllie, Editor in Chief of Police One--an online resource for law enforcers, it boils donw to the Five Cs. Conflict, controversy, change, comedy, and cash.


We will also have panels focusing on the craft of writing fiction and promotion.

This is a great conference for those fiction and non-fiction writers.


5 comments:

marja said...

If there's any way I can work it out, I'll be there. It's up in the air right now, but this sounds like another event I don't want to miss. Great job, Marilyn!
Marja McGraw

LD Masterson said...

I'm registered! Got my plane ticket, too.

Kathleen A. Ryan said...

A spectacular line-up, Marilyn! Thanks for the early-bird reg reminder. Looking forward to it already!

M.M. Gornell said...

Great presenters, Marilyn, looking forward!

Madeline

(PS Marja, sure hope you make it!)

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

I hope to see all of you there!