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Updated: November 14, 2014


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