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November 8 - 10, 2024
Boston/Dedham Hilton, 25 Allied Drive, Dedham, MA 02026 

  • Three Days: Workshops and Conference

  • Two Tracks: Craft and Agents & Editors

  • One Community of crime-loving authors and fans

2023 New England Crime Bake

Past events...


November 10-12, 2023
Conference website

Presented by Sisters in Crime New England and Mystery Writers of America New England Chapter.
Three days of workshops, master classes, writing craft, agent and editor pitches.

And best of all - the lively and creative community of mystery writers and fans! 

PennWriters Annual Conference


May 19-21, 2023
Conference website

Great conference, workshops and discussions on craft. Not to mention the wonderful crowd of writers and fans - always fun.

Booktalk at the Habitat for Humanity Spring Breakfast

May 8, 2019 7:30 AM
First Parish Church, 673 Main Street, Bolton, MA 01740

Had a great morning speaking at the Habitat for Humanity Spring Breakfast. The topic: The Stories All Around Us. We had a rich discussion about the many stories around us if we are “prodigious noticers” (Mark Twain). Shown here with fellow Sister in Crime author Ruth McCarty.


Booktalk on Buried Troubles, a mystery set in Boston and Western Ireland 

February 21, 2019  7-8 PM

Randall Library, 19 Crescent Street, Stow, MA. 01775


Love Book Clubs! October 2018


Fowler Library Book Club, Concord MA



Woodbridge Book Club, Pittsburgh PA


Boston Book Festival October 13, 2018 


Rainy day booth duty - standing in a puddle meeting readers - intrepid bookies!


Mystery Writers of America booth with Julien Ayotte, Joanna Schaffhausen and Winston the baby Basset hound.

Buried Troubles Launch June 2018

Loved the June night we launched Buried Troubles at the The Concord Bookshop in MA to an overflow crowd. Baileys Irish Cream chocolates were distributed to our guests by my able and lovely assistant, and a good time was had by all.

Books on the T June 20, 2018

Like The Immaculate last year, Buried Troubles was chosen to be one of the Books on the T this year  - part of the MBTA, the Boston transit system’s traveling library. Great program!

Guest Blog Posts

"All the Marys" at Wicked Cozy Authors

"Secrets" at Jungle Red Writers

"Amazing Caramel-Whiskey Bread Pudding" at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen. 

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