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Hybrid Vancouver: Mystery Plot Development with PJ Peterson

February 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Willamette Writers Vancouver

Mystery Plot Development with PJ Peterson

Do you ever wonder how mystery authors skillfully toss in red herrings, false leads, and intertwining plotlines, leading readers on a twisty ride as they try to solve the whodunit? Join mystery author PJ Peterson and Vancouver Willamette Writers Tuesday, February 21, at 6 PM at the Cascade Park Library in Vancouver and online, for a discussion on plot development, particularly as it relates to writing mysteries. Learn how to keep your readers turning the pages and guessing, without giving away the grand finale!

About PJ Peterson

PJ Peterson began writing mysteries once she retired from her career as a board-certified internist. It was a natural choice considering that she read all the Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden books when she was younger, later graduating to Agatha Christie and the other major mystery authors. Her first series, Julia Fairchild Mysteries, features Julia Fairchild, MD, a smart and curious young internist who is much braver than the author (who has yet to try sky-diving). Her novels include a touch of humor with her sidekick sister Carly providing most of that. And with her medical background, she sprinkles in something related to health or disease whenever it fits the story. After all, a doctor is just a detective wearing a white coat.

Wanting different characters to play with, she is writing the first book in a new series about a young woman named Christa, who has inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Her writing has been described as “Jessica Fletcheresque,” à la Murder She Wrote.


If you’d like to join the meeting via Zoom, please read Zoom Details below and then register at:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfuyhqDguH9xLPxSC4P4T6b-aeGiQeCNu

About your chapter meetings

Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!

Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Sign Up! Any high school or middle-grade writers are welcome to join us. Sign up for our email list at: http://eepurl.com/hRubBf  A registration link will be sent to our email list before our next meeting.

MASKING: Willamette Writers continues to encourage mask-wearing at our in-person, indoor meetings.

Zoom Details

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February 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Cascade Park Library
600 NE 136th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684 United States
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