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Mystery, thriller, or suspense? Pick your poison.

Saturday, August 3
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
St. Helen’s C

What really differentiates mystery, thriller, and suspense from each other—and where does your work fit in? Join Hallie Ephron as she dissects the differences among crime fiction genres, what makes them tick, and how to know which one you’re writing. This workshop includes examples to illustrate the three types, exercises to see how your ideas fit into which category, and techniques for making the most of each. You’ll also look at the current market for crime fiction, and what agents and editors are looking for in each genre.


Hallie Ephron

Hallie Ephron is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven suspense novels, including Careful What You Wish For, due out in August from William Morrow. Critics have called her books “deliciously creepy” works that integrate mystery genre with women’s fiction. She wrote Writing & Selling Your Mystery Novel.

Hallie Ephron