My Favorite Writers' Conference, PSWA!
Yep, this is the conference to go to if you're a mystery writer and like to be sure you've got all the law enforcement information right. Or if you want to know about other kinds of public safety, like emergency rooms, homeland security threats, insurance fraud, arson, undercover work, public health, and on and on, this is the conference to attend. There are special speakers and panels.
The conference welcomes mystery writers and others who are willing to share their writing, editing, and promotion expertise. New writers are also welcome, and there is a before conference workshop for a small fee.
Because this is a small conference, you have the opportunity to make friends with all these experts. You also won't have to choose one panel over another because there is only one track.
I've been to many writing and mystery conferences over the years, but this one is my absolute favorite for many reasons.
The conference is held in the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas in a great conference room away from the casino hubbub. Because the conference is in July, the hotel is the most affordable of any conference I've ever attended.
Right now there is an early bird fee for the conference itself, good until December 31st, be sure and take advantage of it. The fee covers the Thursday night reception for you and a guest, and three gourmet lunches.
There's also a writing contest--be sure and read about it.
I've made so many great friends at this conference, I can't praise it enough.
What's happening here is part of the reading of the old time Ellery Queen radio show.
And here is the cast. One of the fun things that happened after the conference day was done.