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Every Novel is a Thriller

Saturday, August 4, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Helen’s A/B

Learn the Fan Dance of Fiction Writing with noted fan dancer and NYT bestselling thriller writer, Chelsea Cain.  Reveal as little as possible.  Distract and misdirect.  Delay gratification.  This workshop will focus on the art of slowing time, and how to use close point of view, staying on the body, and objects to create tension that will elevate your work, regardless of genre.  No actual fan dancing is required. 


Chelsea Cain

Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan/Gretchen Lowell thriller series (HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO), and the Kick Lannigan book (ONE KICK). Her Portland-based thrillers, described by The New York Times as “steamy and perverse,” have been published in over 30 languages, recommended on “The Today Show,” and appeared in episodes of HBO’s “True Blood” and ABC’s “Castle.”  Stephen King included two of her books in his top ten favorite books of the year, and NPR named HEARTSICK one of the best 100 thrillers ever written.  According to Booklist, “Popular entertainment just doesn’t get much better than this.”  ONE KICK is currently in production as a tv series called GONE, starring Chris Noth (“Law & Order,” “Sex in the City”). Season one of GONE is currently airing in Australia, Germany, and France.  Chelsea is also the author of DHARMA GIRL, CONFESSIONS OF A TEEN SLEUTH, and several other books, and comic books, including the eight-issue, Eisner-nominated series, MOCKINGBIRD.  Chelsea is currently working on another thriller, called BAD ACTOR, two comic book series that will launch in summer 2018, a couple of TV projects, and a shorter bio.