Thursday, September 24, 2009

Octorber events and FREE Screenwriting Tricks class!

Okay, it’s officially the witching season, which for me means appearances and workshops in six states and I don’t even know how many cities in between now and Halloween.

- Friday September 25 through Sunday September 27, I will be in Greenville, SC, at SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show. I’ll be signing and giving away free books at the Sisters in Crime booth on Saturday at 2:30.


- Then next week, a FREE Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshop, brought to you by the Mystery Writers of America:

Saturday, October 3
Cameron Village Library, Raleigh, NC
10:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Room 202

Sponsored by the Southeast Region chapter of the Mystery Writers of America, this day-long workshop will help you to sharpen your writing skills.

Workshops include:

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors (and screenwriters!)
with Alexandra Sokoloff

Build Setting and Mood to Take Readers to Another Place
with J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades

Develop Your Voice and Survive the Submission Process
with Chris Roerden

What Else You Need to Know About Writing and Selling Your Work
with all the authors

The workshop is free, but registration is required. To Register: Put Oct 3 in the subject line of an email to, and a registration form will be emailed to you.

For more information, please call 919-856-6703 or email
Or, visit


Then, on another coast entirely, I’m going to be on a Ghost Writers tour with the lovely, brilliant, talented, and terrifying Sarah Langan (Audrey’s Door) and Rhodi Hawk (A Twisted Ladder).

Come talk to us about women and horror, or better yet, buy us drinks, at these fabulous venues near you:

October 8, Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Clark County Library
1401 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Thursday, 7 pm

October 9, Scottsdale, AZ
Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale
7 pm

October 10, San Diego, CA
Mysterious Galaxy
Saturday, 2 p.m.

October 11, Burbank, CA
Dark Delicacies
Sunday, 2 pm

October 14-18

Next comes Indianapolis, IN
, for Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, where I will be misbehaving – I mean, signing and paneling - with all my favorite authors, readers, agents and editors. More fun than I think is legal in some states…. this is the one unmissable event for mystery writers of the world.

October 29 through November 1

And if anyone’s looking for a writing intensive in a fabulous setting, I will be teaching Screenwriting Tricks for Authors as part of a four-day, all-day Jump Start Master Class, in Charleston, SC, at this lovely mansion on the beach, sponsored by the LowCountry Romance Writers.

Happy Fall, from the road!

- Alex


BT said...

Sweet picture - who's it by? I wouldn't mind getting a version of that framed and on the wall.

Pity I'm not in the US so I can't attend any of your appearances/workshops. Good luck with them though.

Bobby Mangahas said...

I'm still hoping one of your workshops comes to Boston eventually.

But it sounds like a busy schedule you've got coming up. I'm just sorry I'll miss B'Con this year :(

plastic.santa said...

See you at B'con

Stephen D. Rogers said...

Wow. Your schedule reminds me a lot of Monsters Inc. :)

Here's a vote for Boston.

Jake Nantz said...
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Jake Nantz said...

Missed the link, sorry.