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Writer’s Work Shop and Community Book Read With The Author

WRITERS WORKSHOP
CREATING SUSPENSE

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018
4:00PM – 5:30 PM
PRE-REGISTER AND OBTAIN MATERIALS AT THE LIBRARY.
EVENT WILL BE AT THE SEALIFE CENTER, BEAR CONFERENCE ROOM

Why do readers keep turning the pages? Suspense. Building suspense into your work is an essential element of fiction, no matter what genre you write. In this interactive workshop, award-winning crime thriller author Libby Fischer Hellmann explains how to do it and illustrates techniques you can apply to your writing right away.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Fifteen novels and twenty-five short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first.

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She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few. She has been a finalist twice for the Anthony and three times for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. She has also been nominated for the Agatha, the Shamus, the Daphne, and has won the IPPY and the Readers Choice Award multiple times.

Her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “24;” the hard-boiled 4-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and four stand-alone historical thrillers set during Revolutionary Iran, Cuba, the Sixties, and WW2. Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman’s “25 Criminally Good Short Stories” collection.

Libby hosts both a TV and radio interview show and conducts writing workshops at libraries and other venues. She was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500 member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors.

Her books have been translated into Spanish, German, Italian, and Chinese. All her books are available in print, ebook, and audiobook formats.

More at http://libbyhellmann.com


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