LEARN TEN WAYS TO SELL BOOKS BY SPEAKING – Henry DeVries
Wednesday, February 10
06:30 PM on Zoom
“My books are my children, and like my children I expect them to support me in my old age.”
– Henry DeVries
Join this month’s chapter meeting to learn how you, too, can turn your published books into paid speaking gigs that then sell your books.
Henry DeVries, MBA, is the CEO and co-owner of Indie Books International, which has published more than 120 titles by business leaders. Using the knowledge he gained as president of a $40-million Ad Age 500 advertising agency, he trains authors how to earn more from their speech bookings.
A former Associated Press sportswriter, DeVries has visited forty-four major league ballparks and has two to go before he “touches ’em all.”
WRITE IT. SELL IT.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:30 to 8:00 pm on Zoom
Attendees will learn a wealth of information about short story markets: how to find them, how to write for them, how to submit to them, and how to work with their editors. There will be Q&A after the presentation, so come prepared with questions.
Michael Bracken is the author of several books, including the private eye novel All White Girls, and more than 1,300 short stories in several genres. His short crime fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Black Mask, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Espionage Magazine, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, The Best American Mystery Stories 2018, and in many other anthologies and periodicals. A recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement in short mystery fiction, Bracken has won two Derringer Awards and been shortlisted for two others. Additionally, Bracken recently became editor of Black Cat Mystery Magazine and has edited several anthologies, including the Anthony Award-nominated The Eyes of Texas and the Mickey Finn series. Learn more at www.CrimeFictionWriter.com.
THE REALITY GAP
Wednesday, October 14
Jason Allison will take attendees through two investigations and illustrate how difficult it can be to get from what you know to what you can prove.
Jason Allison spent twenty years with the New York City Police Department, retiring in 2018 with the rank of Detective Second Grade. He worked in a South Bronx Detective Squad and the NYPD/ATF Joint Robbery Task Force, SPARTA, where he was designated a Special United States Marshal. In his career he investigated homicides, shootings, violent street gangs and high-end robbery crews. Familiar with both the New York State and Federal legal systems, he was the primary detective on a long term case that would eventually serve as the blueprint for the Department’s targeted prosecution of criminal organizations.
Jason has written two novels deemed unpublishable by the literary world, and is currently finishing his third.
Conversation begins at 6:30.
The meeting proper begins at 7.
If you are not a member of Mystery Writers of America, New England, and would like to attend, please send an email to email@example.com
Tales From the Crypt: Homicidal and Suicidal Poisonings
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – 7pm
Dr. Magnani, Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (and Professor of Medicine) at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston MA is internationally recognized for her expertise in clinical chemistry and toxicology. She obtained her Master of Science and Ph.D. at Stony Brook University in New York, and her medical degree from Boston University. Dr. Magnani completed her residency training in Clinical Pathology at New England Medical Center. During her career Dr. Magnani has received three Outstanding Speaker Awards from the Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), as well as a Recognition Award for Significant Service from the Massachusetts Poison Control Systems in Boston. In addition Dr. Magnani received the 2012 Outstanding Communicator Award, the 2014 Distinguished Patient Care Award, and the 2014 Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award from the College of American Pathologists (CAP)/CAP Foundation, the leading organization for board-certified pathologists. Dr. Magnani also received the Distinguished Career in Teaching Award from the Tufts University School of Medicine in 2019. She has been named a Top Doctor in Boston magazine and has received recognition from Castle Connelly for Exceptional Women in Medicine. Dr. Magnani was also named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Laboratory Medicine Professionals in the World by The Pathologist.
Dr. Magnani has served as the member-at-large of the TDM and Toxicology Division of the AACC, and as an editor of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology News. She also served as a member of the Council on Scientific Affairs for the CAP, and is the Chair of the CAP Toxicology Resource Committee.
Dr. Magnani is the author of Lily Robinson and the Art of Secret Poisoning (nVision Press), as well as one of the editors of The Clinical Toxicology Laboratory: Contemporary Practice of Poisoning Evaluation, 2nd edition (AACC Press), and Clinical Toxicology Testing: A Guide for Laboratory Professionals, 2nd edition (CAP Press). Her novel, The Queen of All Poisons was released in June of 2019 with a portion of the proceeds going to the CAP Foundation to help with free screening for breast and cervical cancer.
The Difficulties of Writing from Six Feet Away – Dennis Palumbo
Monday, April 27, 7pm
The coronavirus pandemic has changed all of our lives. We’re cut off from friends and family, worried about our loved ones, and disrupted at work. But at least we have all this extra time to get our writing done, right? Maybe not. Many writers report having difficulty getting words on the page or focusing on their works in progress.
To help us talk this through, the New England Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America is bringing in a renowned expert with unique knowledge and experience. Dennis Palumbo was a Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include the feature film My Favorite Year, and he wrote for classic TV series like Welcome Back, Kotter and The Love Boat. He left screenwriting to become a licensed psychotherapist specializing in creative issues. Dennis also writes the acclaimed mystery novels featuring psychologist Daniel Rinaldi, and he’s the author of the indispensable book Writing from the Inside Out.
Dennis will be in conversation with local writer Jay Shepherd on Zoom this Monday, April 27, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm, including time for some audience questions. Please join us five or ten minutes early to avoid any difficulties logging in.
Our audience is limited to 100 so please register:
While the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible for Mystery Writers of America, New England to have its monthly meeting, it has caused many of our members to download the Zoom app and get comfortable online, and that allows MWA-NE to launch its webinar program. The silver lining of all this is that now we can invite guests from all over and our members who don’t live near Boston can easily attend.