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Updated: November 14, 2014

Friday   Saturday   Sunday  


11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Ursula Ringham

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Mark S. Bacon

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Robert Downs

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Bouchercon 101 (Regency A)
Come learn how to get the most out of your Bouchercon experience.
Moderator Ingrid Willis, Janet Rudolph

 Crime Goes Visual (Regency B)
Graphic Novels and Comic Books
Moderator Alex Segura, Dale Berry, Gregg Hurwitz, Gary Phillips, Duane Swierczynski

 Badge or No Badge? (Regency C)
Does It Make a Difference?
Moderator Ted Hertel, Anne Cleeland, David Housewright, Sean Lynch, Alan Russell, Michael Stanley (Stanley Trollip)

 Murder, We Wrote (Regency D)
Writing Cabot Cove’s Favorite Sleuth
Moderator Thomas Sawyer, Donald Bain, Renee Paley-Bain

 A lawyer, a reporter and a psychologist walk into a bar: How real life professions inspire crime novels (Seaview A)
Witness Impulse authors Nancy Allen, Carey Baldwin and Kristi Belcamino will be joined by editor Emily Krump and publicist Danielle Bartlett to talk about how their professions helped inspire their books. They will also discuss the publishing process with Witness Impulse.

 Building Readership through Social Media (Seaview C)
You've published an e-book, and now you find your audience. Cara Brookins, author and motivational speaker, shares her tips for building readership, finding fans, and creating a community via social media.

 Murder Ancient & Modern (Shoreline A)
Comparing techniques of writing contemporary and historical mysteries.
Moderator Judith Cutler, Edward Marston

11:30 AM - 05:30 PM

 Join our e-specialists for panels, workshops, discussions, and advice. (Seaview B)
Everything you need to know about e-publishing. From traditional publishers' e-book imprints to help-you-do-it-yourself outlets, you'll find it all here. Participants: Alibi , Book Country, Brash Books, CreateSpace / Kindle Direct, Down and Out Books, One More Story Games, Polis Books, Smashwords, Stark Raving Publishers, Witness / Impulse.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Clive Rosengren

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Kathy Bennett

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
James R. Preston

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Beth Yarnall

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Terry Ambrose

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Mar Preston

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
P.D. Musso (Peggy Dulle)

 Author Focus (Harbor C)

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

 Murder in a Locked Room (Promenade 104 A)
Solving the “Perfect” Crime
Moderator Bill Gottfried, Janet Dawson, Jeffery Deaver, Laurie R. King, Marvin Lachman, Gigi Pandian

 Women Wearing A Badge (Promenade 104 B)
Making Their Way and Working With the Boys
Moderator John Billheimer, Allison Brennan, Deborah Crombie, Kendra Elliot, Naomi Hirahara, Karin Salvalaggio

 If I Knew Then What I Know Now (Promenade 104 C)
What Writers Would Do Differently
Moderator Marlyn Beebe, Brett Battles, Jessie Chandler, John Connolly, Elaine Viets, Martyn Waites

 Al Abramson Fan Guest of Honor Interview (Regency A)
Al Abramson, our Fan Guest of Honor, will be interviewed by SJ Rozan and William Kent Krueger
Moderator SJ Rozan, Al Abramson, William Kent Krueger

 Murder Most Ghostly and Paranormal (Regency B)
Adding in that something more.
Moderator Terri Bischoff, Stephen Blackmoore, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Margaret Lucke

 Crime in Tinseltown (Regency C)
Hollywood as the Setting for Murder
Moderator Lee Goldberg, Connie Dial, Diana Gould, Melodie Johnson Howe, Nathan Walpow, Sheila York

 Different Shades of “Cop” (Regency D)
Representing the Law in a Variety of Uniforms
John McFetridge, Colin Campbell, Rory Flynn, Elizabeth Heiter, Ellen Kirschman, Owen Laukkanen

 All About Alibi (Seaview A)
Editors Kate Miciak and Dana Isaacson give an overview of the Alibi program, from Penguin Random House.

 Surveillance Workshop: The Basics (Shoreline A)
The games afoot... dying to know what it's like to follow a suspect on foot? Wondering how it feels to be part of an actual surveillance team? R.T. Lawton will explain everything you need to know about surveillance. This is a classroom session and everyone is welcome to attend.
Moderator R.T. Lawton

01:30 PM - 01:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Laurie Stevens

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Peg Brantley

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Rebecca Forster

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
William Sewell

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Stacy Allen

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Robert Bookout

02:30 PM - 02:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Joel Gomez-Dossi

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Zoe Burke

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Warren C. Easley

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM

 It’s a Dark and Twisty Book (Promenade 104 A)
Tying You In Knots and Making You Think
Moderator Clair Lamb, Christopher Farnsworth, Glen Erik Hamiliton, Gregg Hurwitz, Alex Marwood, Ivy Pochoda

 Where Do You Like Your Violence? (Promenade 104 B)
Spilling Blood On Page and Off
Moderator Anne Cleeland, Susan Boyer, Heather Graham, Jess Lourey, Adrian McKinty, Wendy Corsi Staub

 The Past Meets the Present (Promenade 104 C)
Past Events Yield Today’s Mysteries
Moderator Judith Cutler, Eoin Colfer, Joel Fox, Lori Roy, Triss Stein

 Chills, Thrills, and Mysteries in the 17th - 19th Centuries (Regency A)
Moderator Laura Brennan, Emily Brightwell, Susanna Calkins, Charles Finch, Eleanor Kuhns, Suzanne (S.K.) Rizzolo

 Doesn’t Play Well with Others (Regency B)
How Dysfunctional Characters Enhance Plots and Series
Moderator Kim Hammond, Darrell James, Brad Parks, Mara Purl, Jeri Westerson

 Mixing Murder with Food (Regency C)
Why We Love Cozies with Recipes
Moderator Kate Carlisle, Connie Archer, Leslie Budewitz, Daryl Wood Gerber, Karen MacInerney, Ovidia Yu

 Anthony Boucher (Regency D)
The Man
Moderator Al Abramson, Marvin Lachman, Larry Light, June Moffatt, John Trimble, Bjo Trimble

 E-Book Primer for Publishing Success (Seaview A)
Smashwords’ Marketing Director, Jim Azevedo, talks about how to produce, publish and distribute ebooks and unveils the secrets of best-selling indie e-book authors.

 E-Book Publishing: What Publishers Wish You Knew (Seaview C)
Join moderator Stacey Cochran and a panel of e-book publishers: Lee Goldberg of Brash Books, Eric Campbell of Down & Out, Jason Pinter of Polis Books, and Jeff Weber of Stark Raving Group.

 How to Promote Your E-Book (Shoreline A)
Moderator RP Dahlke

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Corey Lynn Fayman

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Catherine Lea

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Rob Brunet

03:30 PM - 03:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
J.M. Zen

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Melissa M. Garcia

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
David Knop

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Diana Chambers

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
D.R. Ransdell

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Paul Draker

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

 Cops Around the World (Promenade 104 A)
International Police Procedurals
Moderator Ali Karim, Mark Billingham, Sara Blaedel, Ragnar Jonasson, Kwei Quartey, Stav Sherez

 A Spoonful of Humor Makes the Murder Go Down (Promenade 104 B)
Where and When Do You Add Humor
Moderator Tyler Dilts, Steve Brewer, Hannah Dennison, Bill Fitzhugh, Paul Levine, Cindy Sample

 Just The Facts (Promenade 104 C)
Journalists Solving Crimes
Moderator Les Blatt, Richard Belsky, Ellen Crosby, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Susan Union, LynDee Walker

 Stepping Into Another Writer’s Shoes (Regency A)
Continuing a Beloved Character or Series
Moderator Gayle Lynds, Reed Farrel Coleman, Jamie Freveletti, Mark Greaney

 Murder and Mayhem in Medieval and Elizabethan Times (Regency B)
Moderator Brian Thornton, Tasha Alexander, Christopher Gortner, Edward Marston, Susan Spann

 Noir Comes in Many Flavors (Regency C)
Moderator Chantelle Aimee Osman, Jon Bassoff, Steph Cha, Chris Holm, Robert Lewis, Fuminori Nakamura

 Short But Mighty (Regency D)
The Power and Freedom of the Short Story
Moderator Travis Richardson, Craig Faustus Buck, Barb Goffman, Robert Lopresti, Paul D. Marks, Art Taylor

 Book Country (Penguin Random House) (Seaview A)
Book Country is Penguin Random House’s online writing and publishing community where thousands of mystery and thriller writers connect to get feedback on their books. Whether you are self-publishing or seeking a traditional book deal, your book is up against stiff competition. How can you improve your work, present it successfully to readers and the publishing industry, and grow your fan base? Please join Lucy Silag, Community and Engagement Manager at, for a candid discussion about how online work shopping helps writers to hone their craft and improve their sales success rate once they publish. Go beyond social media to grow your online platform and achieve your writing and publishing goals.

 Exploring Interactive Fiction: Storytelling in social games (Seaview C)
Bring your characters to life. With One More Story’s easy-to-use authoring tool, create rich and compelling mysteries, collaborate with other authors, get feedback, and get published to a worldwide audience! Jean Leggett, One More Story Games

 Survelliance Workshop: The Return (Shoreline A)
The surveillance team members (and the rabbits they followed) return from the streets of Long Beach to recap their trailing experiences. Everyone is welcome.
Moderator R.T. Lawton

04:30 PM - 04:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Patricia Smith Wood

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
J.M. LeDuc

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Teresa Burrell

05:00 PM - 05:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Sunny Frazier

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Patricia Bowman-Stein

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Susan Thibadeau

05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

 J.A. Jance Guest of Honor Interview (Promenade 104 BC)
J. A. Jance, our American Guest of Honor, will be interviewed by Oline Cogdill
Moderator Oline Cogdill, J.A. Jance

 Noir at the Bar (Regency C)
Author Readings
Moderator Eric Beetner


08:30 AM - 08:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Karen Pullen

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Jim Fusilli

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Mo Walsh

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

 Music as a Character or Key Element in the Crime Story (Promenade 104 A)
Moderator Bill Moody, Jill Amadio, Baron Birtcher, Paul Charles, Jeffery Deaver

 Great Scot! (Promenade 104 B)
From Scotland, With Murder
Catriona McPherson, James Oswald, Caro Ramsay, Craig Robertson

 Walk Through a Crime Scene (Promenade 104 C)
Learn How to Collect Evidence (some audience participation)
Moderator George Fong

 Collecting 101 (Regency D)
Tips and Tricks From the Experts on Building Your Collection
Moderator Otto Penzler, Al Abramson, Les Blatt, Bill Gottfried, Tom O’Day, Donus Roberts

 PIs Coast-to-Coast (Seaview)
Crime Solvers with Regional Flavor
Moderator Kevin Burton Smith, Rex Burns, Greg Herren, Thomas Sawyer, Cathi Stoler

 The Cover Art of Robert McGinnis (Shoreline)
A Slideshow of the Premier Cover Artist for Classic Mystery Paperbacks
Moderator Art Scott

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Dana King

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Rick Ollerman

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
R.E. Donald

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Robert Brookover

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Steven Gregory

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Ted Hertel

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Maxine Nunes

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Neal Griffin

 Author Focus (Harbor C)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 A Place By Any Other Name (Promenade 104 A)
The Story Wouldn’t Be the Same In a Different Setting
Moderator Deborah Lacy, John Connolly, Tammy Kaehler, William Kent Krueger, Mark Pryor, Julia Spencer-Fleming

 Masters of Suspense in Conversation (Promenade 104 B)
Moderator Otto Penzler, Mark Billingham, C.J. Box, David Morrell, Kate White

 It’s not CSI Miami (Promenade 104 C)
How Forensics Really Work
Moderator Rachel Howzell Hall, Robin Burcell, Jennifer Chase, Sheila Lowe, D.P. Lyle, Steve Scarborough

 Tall Men Telling Tall Tales (Regency A)
Moderator SJ Rozan, Colin Campbell, Andrew Grant, Gary Phillips, Twist Phelan, Alan Russell

 Sassy, Sexy, and Smart Female Protagonists (Regency B)
Moderator Elaine Viets, Hilary Davidson, Andrew Mayne, Diane Vallere, James Ziskin

 Murder in the Court (Regency C)
Legal Thrillers
Moderator Ken Isaacson, James Scott Bell, Susan Goldstein, Lynne Raimondo, Robert Rotstein, Sheldon Siegel

 All About the Fans (Regency D)
Super Fans and How They Got Involved
Moderator Brad Parks, Al Abramson, Kerry Hammond, Dru Ann Love, Doris Ann Norris, Janet Rudolph

 When Your Sleuth is a Crook (Seaview)
Criminal Protagonists
Moderator Josh Stallings, Jodi Compton, Timothy Hallinan, Seth Harwood, Jamie Mason, John Morgan Wilson

 Little Things Mean a Lot (Shoreline)
A demonstration of simple minitures that can be made for gifts
Moderator Camille Minichino

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Meredith Anthony

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Jamie Lee Scott

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Sandra Brannan

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
H.S. Clark

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Linda Robertson

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Amy Lignor

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Andrew Jetarski

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Mike Monson

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Ralph Sanborn

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Living Vicariously (Promenade 104 A)
Experiencing Thrills and Chills Through The Character
Moderator Keith Raffel, M.P. Cooley, Hannah Dennison, Rory Flynn, Gayle Lynds, Chris Pavone

 Vampires and Witches, Oh My (Promenade 104 B)
A Touch of Paranormal With Your Mystery
Moderator Judy Clemens, Juliet Blackwell, Dana Cameron, Kat Richardson, SJ Rozan

 Murderer's Row (Promenade 104 C)
Who We Kill and Why
Moderator Harley Jane Kozak, Sheila Connolly, Christopher Farnsworth, Jamie Freveletti, Roger Hobbs, Jeffrey Siger

 Simon Wood, Toastmaster Interview (Regency A)
Simon Wood, our Toastmaster, will be interviewed by Catriona McPherson
Moderator Catriona McPherson, Simon Wood

 Belfast Noir (Regency B)
Stories of Mayhem and Murder from Northern Ireland
Moderator Peter Rozovsky, Gerard Brennan, Paul Charles, Adrian McKinty, Stuart Neville

 Crime Novel as Social Novel (Regency C)
Dealing With Issues and Problems of our Time
Moderator Hilary Davidson, Joseph Clifford, Les Edgerton, Sara J. Henry, Bill Loehfelm, Tim O’Mara

 Murder in the Great Outdoors (Regency D)
Moderator Twist Phelan, Shannon Baker, Lisa deNikolits, Kate Dyer-Seeley, Christine Goff, Mark Stevens

 Armed With a Notebook, Not a Badge (Seaview)
Journalist Thrill-Seekers
Moderator Larry Gandle, Kristi Belcamino, Bruce DeSilva, Denise Hamilton, Rick Mofina, Bob Reiss

 Make 'Em Laugh (Shoreline)
Balancing the Lows of Loss with the Highs of Humor
Moderator Terry Shames, Melodie Campbell, Sharon Fiffer, Sue Ann Jaffarian, Diana Killian, Helen Smith

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Eve Fisher

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Dänna Wilberg

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
RK Olson

01:30 PM - 01:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Gayle Carline

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Christine Husom

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Mark Troy

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

 Been There Wrote That (Promenade 104 A)
How Well Do They Know Their Own Work?
Moderator Gar Anthony Haywood, Donna Andrews, Lee Goldberg, Brad Parks, Alexandra Sokoloff

 Long and Short of It (Promenade 104 B)
Writing Short Stories and Full-Length Novels
Moderator Terrie Farley Moran, Dana Cameron, Jeffery Deaver, Brendan DuBois, Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Simon Wood

 Cadaver Dog Demonstration (Promenade 104 C)
Moderator Cat Warren, Jan Frazee, Sandy Peavey

 Murder is Everywhere (Regency A)
A Round-the-World Crime Spree
Moderator Michael Stanley (Stanley Trollip), Annamaria Alfieri, Cara Black, Caro Ramsay, Jeffrey Siger, Michael Stanley (Michael Sears)

 Excellence in Non-Fiction Crime Writing (Regency B)
Anthony Nominees and Winners
Moderator Jim Huang, Leslie S. Klinger, Josh Stallings, Daniel Stashower, Sarah Weinman

 Shaken, Not Stirred (Regency C)
Bars and Booze as Setting and Plot Devices
Moderator Deborah Lacy, Eoin Colfer, William Lashner, Con Lehane, Johnny Shaw, Marshall Thornton

 No Computers, No Cars, No Problem (Regency D)
Changing Technologies Through the Years
Moderator Marlyn Beebe, Ken Kuhlken, Robert S. Levinson, Charles O’Brien, Reavis Wortham

 Dystopian YA (Seaview)
Blurring the Lines Between Adult and Young Adult
Moderator Jess Lourey, F.T. Bradley, Joelle Charbonneau, Michelle Gagnon, Sophie Littlefield, Alexandra Monir

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Rosemary Lord

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Laurie Fagen

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Victoria Heckman

02:30 PM - 02:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Janet Elizabeth Lynn

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Michael Niemann

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Margaret Morse

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Maria Alexander

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
A.C. Frieden

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
John C. Sheldon

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

 A Conversation Among Authors (Promenade 104 A)
Moderator Clare Toohey, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, J.A. Jance, Sara Paretsky

 Beyond Hammett, Chandler, and Spillane (Promenade 104 B)
Lesser Known Writers of the Pulp and Paperback Eras
Moderator Peter Rozovsky, Max Allan Collins, Sara J. Henry, Charles Kelly, Gary Phillips, Sarah Weinman

 Not Your Parents' Heroes (Promenade 104 C)
What Defines Modern Heroes—And Makes Us Want (To Be) Them
Moderator Brett Battles, Ben Coes, Keir Graff, Mark Greaney, Mike Lawson, Boyd Morrison

 Mysteries and Thrills in Asia (Regency A)
Crossing a Cultural Divide
Moderator Juliet Grames, Lisa Brackmann, Barry Lancet, Martin Limon, Fuminori Nakamura, Ovidia Yu

 Murder in Cyberspace (Regency B)
The Influence of Technology
Moderator Ray Daniel, Joshua Corin, Reece Hirsch, Chris Knopf, Matthew Quirk, Keith Raffel

 The Mean Streets of Los Angeles (Regency C)
LA Crime Through the Ages
Moderator Linda Richards, Jack Bludis, Jennifer Kincheloe, D.W. Putnam, Rochelle Staab, ÓKathyÓ ÓBennettÓ

 A Sheriff’s Job Never Changes (Regency D)
Sheriffs Past, Present, and Future
Moderator Deborah Atkinson, Frankie Bailey, Dianne Emley, Joe Hart, John Sandrolini

 Keep Them In Their Places or Let Them Steal the Scenes (Seaview)
The Importance of Sidekicks
Moderator Erin Mitchell, Don Bruns, Marcia Clark, Sharon Fiffer, Kent Harrington, Tina Whittle

 Cupcake Pincushions (Shoreline)
Diane Vallere will teach how to make a pincushion that looks like a cupcake. Some kits available
Moderator Diane Vallere

03:30 PM - 03:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Chris S. Mooney

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Stephen Buehler

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Bonnie MacBird

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Bryon Quertermous

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Marta Chausee

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Joe Badal

04:30 PM - 04:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Mike Tabor

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Terry Irving

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Tom Crowley

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

 From Page to Screen (Promenade 104 A)
Stories in Books, Television, and Movies
Moderator Craig Faustus Buck, Max Allan Collins, Elizabeth Cosin, Andrew Kaplan, Thomas Perry, Taylor Stevens

 We’re All Thrillers (Promenade 104 B)
Different Approaches to Thrilling the Reader
Moderator Barry Eisler, Nancy Allen, Carey Baldwin, Samuel W. Gailey, SG Redling

 Major Crimes (Promenade 104 C)
TNT's Major Crimes: Behind the Scenes The Cast and Crew from TNT's Major Crimes talk about how their show portrays the art of the deal in the American justice system while providing a glimpse of how the show is developed, written and filmed.

 Edward Marston, International Guest of Honor Interview (Regency A)
Edward Marston, our International Guest of Honor, will be interviewed by Barbara Peters
Moderator Barbara Peters, Edward Marston

 Similar, But Different (Regency D)
Cops and PIs Sleuthing Around
Moderator Alison Gaylin, Suzanne Chazin, Tyler Dilts, John Shepphird, Dennis Tafoya, Kenneth Wishnia

 Cute and Sweet, But With a Twist (Seaview)
Cozies With Attitude
Moderator Kristopher Zgorski, Judy Clemens, Vicki Doudera, Bharti Kirchner, Wendy Tyson

 Through the Ear to the Mind (Shoreline)
Audio Books
Moderator Jessica Kaye, Juliet Blackwell, Lisa Brackmann, Mark Greaney, William Kent Krueger, Deborah J. Ledford

05:00 PM - 05:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Christopher Allen Poe

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Tom Pitts

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Greg Randall


08:30 AM - 08:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Gay Degani

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Eleanor Cawood Jones

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Ralph Pezzullo

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

 Teen Angst (Promenade 104 A)
YA Authors Balance Thrills with a Younger Age Group
Moderator Joelle Charbonneau, Cara Brookins, Janie Chodosh, Margaux Froley, Owen Laukkanen, Lissa Price

 Men of Mystery (Promenade 104 BC)
65+ Male Mystery Authors in One Room
Moderator Joan Hansen

 Murder Among the Medical Profession (Regency A)
Moderator Kim Hammond, John Burley, Annette Dashofy, Linda Reid

 A Fine Palate for Death (Regency B)
Dessert, Wine, and Crime
Moderator Ovidia Yu, Kathy Aarons, Jennifer McKinlay, Carlene O’Neil, Nancy Parra, Penny Warner

 Cops and Crime in the Big City (Regency C)
Moderator Clair Lamb, Rachel Howzell Hall, Sam Reaves, Kirk Russell, LJ Sellers, James Thane

 Must Love Dogs & Cats (Regency D)
Moderator Sparkle Abbey (Anita Carter), Sparkle Abbey (Mary Lee Woods), Barbara Allan (Collins), Eileen Brady, Linda O Johnston

 Add Spice To Your Crafts (Shoreline)
Murder With Your Favorite Hobbies
Moderator Dru Ann Love, Barbara Graham, Sybil Johnson, Jennifer McAndrews, Camille Minichino, Clare O’Donohue

09:00 AM - 09:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Lisa Fernow

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Thomas Pluck

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Sabrina Flynn

09:30 AM - 09:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Sarah M. Chen

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
June Gillam

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
R. Franklin James

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Linda Townsdin

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Michele Drier

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Tom Shawver

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Walking the Line (Promenade 104 A)
Balancing Historical Accuracy and Changing Societal Mores
Moderator Steve Steinbock, Tasha Alexander, Kim Fay, Barbara Hambly, Edward Marston, Caroline (Charles) Todd

 Bloody Murder (Promenade 104 BC)
Recommendations from the Margins is a one-hour event celebrating diversity within the mystery community, and particularly, drawing visibility to the thousands of amazing female crime fiction writers. The event will be moderated by Charlaine Harris and Sara Paretsky and features over 40 mystery writers offering their recommendations for little-known mystery must reads.
Moderator Charlaine Harris, Moderator Sara Paretsky

 Love and Murder (Regency A)
Talking Romantic Suspense
Moderator Stacey Cochran, James Buchanan, Laura K. Curtis, Kendra Elliot, Heather Graham, Melinda Leigh

 The Fine Art of Murder (Regency B)
Mysteries in the Museum and Art World
Moderator Juliet Blackwell, Kate Carlisle, Jane Cleland, Sheila Connolly, Kendel Lynn, Reba White Williams

 They Blinded Me with Science (Regency C)
Technology, Science, and Crime
Moderator Chris Aldrich, Matt Cook, Ray Daniel, Jon McGoran, Kira Peikoff, Daniel Pembrey

 A Strange Mixture (Regency D)
Sleuthing and Other Pastimes
Moderator Clare Toohey, Beverly Allen, Terrie Farley Moran, Don Passman, Susan Shea, Tracy Weber

 Against the Odds (Seaview)
Fighting for Justice When the Stakes Are High
Moderator Bill Fitzhugh, Robert Gregory Browne, Ian Hamilton, Ben Lieberman, Michael Sears, Alexandra Sokoloff

 Interested in Hosting a Bouchercon in Your Town? (Shoreline)
Come meet with Bouchercon National Board members and they can tell you how you can host the event in your town.

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Anne Louise Bannon

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Nancy Cole Silverman

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Trey R.Ó,ÓBarker 71544906

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Catherine Dilts

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Scott Adlerberg

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
David Hansard

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Ellie Oberth

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Alec Peche

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
CJ Carpenter

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Kick Ass Women (Promenade 104 A)
Kick Ass Women
Moderator Hank Phillippi Ryan, Laura DiSilverio, Meg Gardiner, Terri Nolan, Karen Olson, Ingrid Thoft

 Eoin Colfer, Young Adult Guest of Honor Spotlight (Promenade 104 BC)
Eoin Colfer, our Young Adult Guest of Honor in conversation with Alison Gaylin
Moderator Alison Gaylin, Eoin Colfer

 The Good, the Bad, and The Ugly of the Law (Regency A)
Moderator Doris Ann Norris, Laura Caldwell, Joel Goldman, Paul Levine, Cathy Pickens, Charles Rosenberg

 In the Wars (Regency B)
Set in or Between the World Wars
Moderator David Magayna, Aileen Baron, Carola Dunn, J. Robert Janes, John Sandrolini, Charles Todd

 We’ve Got Grit (Regency C)
Traditional to Thriller to True Crime
Charles Salzberg, David Stout, David Swinson

 Small Town Murder (Regency D)
Big Problems
Moderator Robin Burcell, Deborah Atkinson, Mette Harrison, Frank Hayes, Karin Salvalaggio, Terry Shames

 Sherlock Through the Ages (Seaview)
Moderator Leslie S. Klinger, Lindsey Faye, Laurie R. King, Michael Kurland, Michael Robertson

 Deadly Accurate (Shoreline)
Historical Arms and Armor
Moderator Scott Farrell

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Erik Arneson

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Julia McDermott

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Mike McCrary

01:30 PM - 01:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
M. Ruth Myers

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Stefanie Stolinsky

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Roger Sobin

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

 Women Making History (Promenade 104 A)
Strong Women in Period Pieces
Moderator Rochelle Staab, Rhys Bowen, Sue Grafton, Susan Elia MacNeal, Sharan Newman, Ann Parker

 Getting it Right (Promenade 104 B)
How Authors Make Sure the Details Are Correct
Moderator Chris Aldrich, Jan Burke, Reed Farrel Coleman, Julia Dahl, Roger Hobbs, Tammy Kaehler

 Plenty of Crime, Y’All (Promenade 104 C)
Southern Murder and Mischief
Moderator Tina Whittle, Susan Boyer, David Burnsworth, Charlaine Harris, Richard Helms, Mike Rubin

 The Modern Private Investigator (Regency A)
Moderator Maryelizabeth Hart, Gar Anthony Haywood, Karen Keskinen, Sara Paretsky, Michael Wiley

 Crimes with International Flavors (Regency B)
International Settings for Murder
Moderator Jeffrey Siger, Lisa Alber, Brett Battles, Ragnar Jonasson, Ed Lin, Michael Stanley (Stanley Trollip)

 Ordinary Guys Driven to Extraordinary Lengths (Regency C)
Moderator Deborah Halber, David Bell, Richard Lange, John Rector, Michael W. Sherer, Simon Wood

 Whodunits in Every Era (Regency D)
The Times May Change, but Murders Stay the Same
Moderator Darrell James, Patricia Coleman, Charlotte Hinger, Robert Kresge, Linda Richards, John Maddox Roberts

 Layer by Layer Reveal (Seaview)
Understanding the Details of Historic Clothing - Fashion Show
Moderator Robin Berry

 Learn to make a scarf and take the mystery out of crochet (Shoreline)
Kits provided
Moderator Jennifer McAndrews

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Frederick Weisel

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
John Hindmarsh

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
M. Louisa Locke

02:30 PM - 02:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Sam Wiebe

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Michael Mayo

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Gwendolyn Womack

03:00 PM - 03:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
E.B. Carroll (Brad Smith)

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Jonathan Greene

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Elaine Ash (Anonymous-9)

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

 Round the World for Murder (Promenade 104 A)
International Flavors of Crime
Moderator Erin Mitchell, Cara Black, Sara Blaedel, Chris Ewan, Dietrich Kalteis, Barry Lancet

 Jungle Red Writers (Promenade 104 B)
Moderator Rhys Bowen, Deborah Crombie, Susan Elia MacNeal, Hank Phillippi Ryan, Julia Spencer-Fleming

 The Lure of Secret Work (Promenade 104 C)
Talking Spies, Espionage, and Special Ops
Moderator Catriona McPherson, Marc Cameron, John Gilstrap, Sarah Lovett, Francine Mathews (Stephanie Barron), Stephen Templin

 To Thrill or Not to Thrill (Regency A)
Writing Different Kinds of Crime Novels
Moderator Sophie Littlefield, Donald Bain, Blake Crouch, RJ Ellory, Lee Goldberg, Alan Jacobson

 From Government Work to Solving Crimes (Regency B)
Sleuths from Government Agencies
Moderator Laura DiSilverio, Ben Coes, Mike Lawson, R.T. Lawton, David Rich

 Stand-Alones vs. Series (Regency C)
Why Authors Write One, the Other, or Both
Moderator Robin Burcell, C.J. Box, Judith Cutler, Jeffery Deaver

 Short and Scary (Regency D)
Thriller and Noir Short Stories
Moderator Toni “Leigh Perry” Kelner, Scott Adlerberg, Jack Fredrickson, Lori Rader-Day, Charles Salzberg, Dave Zeltserman

 Make ’em Laugh (Seaview)
The Value of Humor in Your Mysteries
Moderator Daniel Stashower, Donna Andrews, Lou Berney, Steve Brewer, Denise (Deni) Dietz, Harley Jane Kozak

 Come make a Quilted Coaster and learn English Paper Piecing. (Shoreline)
It is easier than you think.
Moderator Barbara Graham

03:30 PM - 03:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Molly Vandever

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Cynthia Weitz

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Val Welch

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Gunter Kaesdorf

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Christine Carbo

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
Betty Webb

04:30 PM - 04:50 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)
Bob Truluck

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Carla Norton

 Author Focus (Harbor C)
T.E. Woods

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM

 Why We Write Thrills (Promenade 104 A)
Exploring the Human Psyche
Moderator Dennis Palumbo, George Fong, Michelle Gagnon, Joshua Graham, Becky Masterman, Gregg Olsen

 A Conversation with Michael Connelly and Sebastian Rotella (Promenade 104 BC)
Moderator Sebastian Rotella, Michael Connelly

 Four Funerals and a Disappearance (Regency A)
Detectives Who’ve Lost Loved Ones
Moderator Laura K. Curtis, Linwood Barclay, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Katia Lief, Stuart Neville

 Experiencing Fear (Regency B)
Dealing with Psychos, Stalkers, and Serial Killers
Moderator Alexandra Sokoloff, Maegan Beaumont, Alison Gaylin, Alex Marwood, Kate White, William Wood

 You Say Traditional, I Say Cozy (Regency C)
Exploring the Boundaries of the Classic Mystery Novel
Moderator Sarah M. Chen, John Billheimer, Paul Bishop, Linda Joffe Hull, Eric James Miller, Ilene Schneider

 Screen to Prose (Regency D)
Making the Transition from Pictures to Publishers
Moderator James Lincoln Warren, Paul Guyot, Derek Haas, Georgia Jeffries, Phoef Sutton, Robert Ward

 Make Ours Noir (Seaview)
Why We Love the Genre
Moderator Daryl Wood Gerber, Eric Beetner, Matt Coyle, Christa Faust, Kelli Stanley, Duane Swierczynski

 Historical Sleuthing (Shoreline)
Historical People Sleuthing versus Fictionalized People
Moderator Robert Kresge, Emily Brightwell, Carola Dunn, Barbara Hambly, Francine Mathews (Stephanie Barron), Holly West

05:00 PM - 05:20 PM

 Author Focus (Harbor A)

 Author Focus (Harbor B)
Pete Goodman

 Author Focus (Harbor C)

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

 Jeffrey Deaver Guest of Honor Talk (Terrace Theater)
Jeffrey Deaver, our Lifetime Achievement Award winner will talk about his philosophy of writing and his career.
Jeffery Deaver


08:30 AM - 09:30 AM

 Sleuths at Every Age (Regency A)
Young, Old, or In-Between, They’re On the Case
Moderator Janet Dawson, Mike Befeler, Allen Eskens, Becky Masterman, Thomas Perry

 Close Enough for Government Work (Regency BC)
How Government Agency Associations Add to the Suspense
Moderator Chantelle Aimee Osman, Andrew Grant, Derek Haas, Dana Haynes, Harry Hunsicker, Boyd Morrison

 Jewish Noir (Regency D)
A New Short-Story Collection
Moderator Kenneth Wishnia, Michael J. Cooper, Travis Richardson, Stephen Jay Schwartz, Dave Zeltserman

 Cross-Cultural Crimes (Seaview)
Caught Between Two Worlds
Moderator Simon Wood, J.A. Jance, Lise McClendon, Sebastian Rotella, Lynn Sheene, Marty Wingate

 Two Heads Are Better Than One (Shoreline)
Writing as a Team
Moderator JJ Lamb, Sparkle Abbey (Anita Carter), Sparkle Abbey (Mary Lee Woods), D.E. Ireland (Meg Mims), D.E. Ireland (Sharon Pisacreta), Bette Lamb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 Do You Write What You Know? (Regency A)
A Conversation About Research and Thinking Beyond the Everyday
Moderator Janet Rudolph, Jan Burke, Barry Eisler, Laurie R. King, Elaine Viets

 Mind Games (Regency BC)
Psychological Thrill Rides
Moderator Ali Karim, Patricia Gussin, Andrew Kaufman, Dennis Palumbo, Wendy Webb, Mary Vensel White

 Short and Sweet (Regency D)
Why We Love Writing and Reading Short Stories
Moderator Clare Toohey, John Shepphird, Michael Stanley (Michael Sears), Steve Steinbock, Jay Stringer, Brian Thornton

 Crime for Middle Grades (Seaview)
Talking Pre-Teen Role Models, Crime-Solvers, and Hero(ines)
Moderator Leslie Blatt, Keir Graff, Carol Hughes, Gay Kinman, Sarah Smith, Penny Warner

 Agents and Editors (Shoreline)
The Book Business and the Business of Books
Moderator Andrew Gulli, Lisa Gallagher, Juliet Grames, Michaela Hamilton, Lukas Ortiz, Jason Pinter

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 All Guest of Honor Panel (Regency ABC)
Panel with Jeffrey Deaver, J.A. Jance, Edward Marston, Eoin Colfer, Simon Wood, & Al Abramson.
Moderator Tammy Kaehler, Al Abramson, Eoin Colfer, Jeffery Deaver, J.A. Jance, Edward Marston, Simon Wood