Sunday, July 27, 2014

Guild features Applewhite, Amis & De Voe at Aug. 2 Triple the Mystery workshop

Three mystery writers will share a trio of their best writing tips at the Triple the Mystery workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 2, at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. in Kirkwood. Free to St. Louis Writers Guild members; $5 for nonmembers.
Authors Claire Applewhite, Fedora Amis and Pam De Voe will also lead writing exercises on suspense, openings, and credibility (with just a small shot of obsessive-compulsive syndrome).

Claire Applewhite, mystery writer and Acquisitions Editor for Smoking Gun Publishing, LLC,  is a graduate of St. Louis University. Her published books include The Wrong Side of Memphis, St. Louis HustleCandy Cadillac, Tennessee Plates, and Crazy For You. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Fedora Amis won the Mayhaven Fiction Prize for her Victorian whodunit, Jack the Ripper in St. Louis. Away from her computer, she dons corset and hoop skirts to perform as historical figures from the 1800s. She has one son, Skimmer, who partners with Fedora in writing science fiction, fantasy and magical realism.

Pam De Voe is an anthropologist and an incorrigible magpie for collecting seemingly irrelevant information. Last October, her first novel, A Tangled Yarn, was published in a mystery-a-month book club. This year, she has two short stories coming out: one in an e-zine and one in an anthology.

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