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 Thursday, February 25   (pdf)

* Book signings take place in the Atrium immediately following Panels
* Panel assignments are subject to change
* Moderators are indicated by (M)

Room: Regency Ballroom Curtis Phoenix Remington Russell Ellis East Ellis West
12:00-1:00     Murder on the Books: Mysteries involving books
Leslie Blatt (M)
Kristin Eckhardt
R. Franklin James
Mary Jane Maffini (Victoria Abbott)
Erika Chase (Linda Wiken)
5 Shades of Violence: How much should you have in a mystery?
David B. Schlosser (M)
Lisa Alber
Brett Battles
Glen Erik Hamilton
Lori Rader-Day
Around the World with Murder, Thrills, and Conspiracy Theories
Annette Rogers (M)
Annamaria Alfieri
Philip Donlay
Lene Kaaberbøl
Barry Lancet
Boyd Morrison
Homegrown: Arizona Authors
Deborah J. Ledford (M)
Maegan Beaumont
Shelley Coriell
Dane McCaslin
Betty Webb
Setting as Character
Jeffrey M. Siger (M)
Shannon Baker
Christine Carbo
Sara J. Henry
S.K. Rizzolo
Dana Stabenow
1:30-2:30   Big Fish in a Small Pond: Big-city sleuths tackle small-town murder
Dana Stabenow (M)
Martha Cooley
Lee Goodman
Robin (R.J.) Harlick
Marie Celine)
Frederick Ramsay
Security Clearance Required: Crime novels set in government agencies or the military
Arthur Kerns (M)
Allison Brennan
Matthew Quirk
L.J. Sellers
Anne A. Wilson
Behind the Badge: Cops writing mysteries
Ellen Kirschman (M)
Kathy Bennett
Larry Bersgaard
Timothy Moore
David Putnam
Get Your History With Mystery: What historicals add to the genre
Charles Todd (M)
Michael J. Cooper
Jess Faraday
Sharan Newman
Ann Parker
A Brief Dance With Death: Short mystery fiction
Sarah M. Chen (M)
Dale W. Berry
Mysti Berry
Stephen Buehler
M. H. Callway
Collaboration: Art or Desperation? Married couples and co-writers discuss their work and process
Will Zeilinger (M)
Bette Golden Lamb
J. J. Lamb
Janet Elizabeth Lynn
Larry Mild
Rosemary Mild
3:00 - 4:00   Traditional, The Space Between Cozy and Thriller: What defines a traditional mystery?
Catriona McPherson (M)
Carla Buckley
Terry Shames
Triss Stein
Nancy G. West
Juggling Multiple Series
Kate Carlisle (M)
Ann Cleeves
Vicki Delany (Eva Gates)
Gigi Pandian
Thomas Perry
Classical Through Victorian Mysteries: Mysteries of the last millennium, the 1600s through 1800s
Charlotte Hinger (M)
Nancy Herriman
Jennifer Ashley (Ashley Gardner)
Susanna Calkins
Francine Mathews/Stephanie Barron
Fans and Reviewers Talk Their Favorite Books
Bill Fitzhugh (M)
Katrina Niidas Holm
Lesa Holstine
Dru Ann Love
Lucinda Surber
The Other Dimension: Paranormal mysteries
Jo Perry (M)
Chris Holm
Eileen Magill
Margaret C. Morse
Kerry Schafer
Murder on the Rocks
Deborah Lacy (M)
R.M. Cartmel
Nadine Nettmann
Carlene O'Neil
Johnny Shaw
4:30 - 5:30 Interview with American Guest of Honor Gregg Hurwitz
Erica Ruth Neubauer  (M)
           

 Friday, February 26   (pdf)

* Book signings take place in the Atrium immediately following Panels
     (Note: There are no signings for author discovery sessions.)
* Panel assignments are subject to change
* Moderators are indicated by (M)

Room: Regency Ballroom Curtis Phoenix Remington Russell Ellis East Ellis West
9:30-10:30 Writing With…Partnering with a major author on an established brand
Barbara Peters (M)
Robin Burcell
Lee Goldberg
Boyd Morrison
Phoef Sutton
Lefty Award Nominees: Best Humorous Novel
Janet Rudolph (M)
Donna Andrews
Ellen Byron
Jess Lourey
Cindy Sample
Diane Vallere
One Night Stand or a Long Affair: Writing series versus standalones
Stephanie Gayle (M)
Jess Faraday
Gregg Hurwitz
W. L. Ripley
Tim Tigner
Genre Hopping: Authors writing multiple genres
Ann Cleeves (M)
Chris Goff
Mette Ivie Harrison
Annette Mahon
Clea Simon
Author Discovery
Plot Digging: The challenge of research
Leslie Blatt (M)
Hilary Davidson
Alan Russell
Jeri Westerson
Marty Wingate
Jewish Noir
Chantelle Aimée Osman (M)
Michael J. Cooper
Travis Richardson
Kenneth Wishnia
Melissa Yi
11:00-12:00   Lefty Award Nominees: Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Award
Bill Gottfried (M)
Rhys Bowen
Susanna Calkins
Heather Haven
Jennifer Kincheloe
Laurie R King
Cherchez La Femme, Women Overturning the Stereotype: Strong female sleuths as role models
Francine Mathews (S. Barron) (M)
Allison Brennan
Mark Coggins
Deborah Crombie
Tammy Kaehler
Doctors of Death: Doctors involved in the science and investigation of death
Maryglenn McCombs (M)
Mary Anna Evans
John Burley
H.S. Clark
Aaron Elkins
Author Discovery Serving Up Murder: Culinary mysteries
Carlene O'Neil (M)
Leslie Budewitz
Kate Dyer-Seeley (Ellie Alexander)
Kathy Krevat
Sharon Arthur Moore
The Challenge of Much in a Little: The art of writing short stories
Susan Cummins Miller (M)
Sarah M. Chen
Susan Cummins Miller
Dharma Kelleher
Rob Pierce
Holly West
 
1:30 - 2:30   Lefty Award Nominees: Best LCC Regional Novel
Robert Rosenwald (M)
Matt Coyle
Gigi Pandian
Josh Stallings
A Funny Thing Happened… Anecdotes, horror stories, and laughs from veteran crime writers
Simon Wood (M)
Alice Duncan
Jess Lourey
Catriona McPherson
Johnny Shaw
Historical: Turn of the 20th Century
Ann Parker (M)
Tessa Arlen
Donis Casey
Annamaria Alfieri
Charles Todd
Author Discovery I Spy
Annette Rogers (M)
Diana Chambers
Arthur Kerns
Jeff Layton
Ryan Quinn
The Transition From Fan to Published Author
Tina Whittle (M)
M Evonne Dobson
Leslie Karst
Melissa Lenhardt
Carrie Stuart Parks
Lida Sideris
3:00 - 4:00 What's So Funny About Murder?
Brad Parks (M)
Melodie Campbell
John Clement
Carolyn Haines
Rochelle Staab
Lefty Award Nominees: Best Novel Outside LCC Region
William Kent Krueger (M)
Lou Berney
Lisa Brackmann
Chris Holm
James Ziskin
Private Eyes Are Watching You
Kelli Stanley (M)
C.S. DeWildt (Chris)
Robert Downs
Darrell James
Ken Kuhlken
Rock and Roll Is Not a Crime
S.W. Lauden (M)
Craig Faustus Buck
Joe Clifford
Corey Lynn Fayman
Bill Fitzhugh
Author Discovery Mystery or Thriller—What's the Difference?
David Corbett (M)
Brett Battles
Ray Daniel
Timothy Hallinan
Jeff Markowitz
Nancy Cole Silverman
Romance Under the Gun
Julie Mulhern (M)
Carey Baldwin
Marianne Harden
Cathy Perkins
Maria Grazia Swan
4:30 - 5:30 Interview with International Guest of Honor Ann Cleeves
Catriona McPherson (M)
           

 Saturday, February 27   (pdf)

* Book signings take place in the Atrium immediately following Panels
    (Note: There are no signings for author discovery sessions.)
* Panel assignments are subject to change
* Moderators are indicated by (M)

Room: Regency Ballroom Curtis Phoenix Remington Russell Ellis East Ellis West
9:30-10:30   Before Technology Made it Simple: 1930-1970s historicals
Brian Thornton (M)
Kim Fay
Michael Kurland
Bruce W. Most
James Ziskin
Power to the Small Presses
Warren C. Easley (M)
Kendel Lynn
Lee Goldberg
Matt Martz
Barbara Peters
Maggie Topkis
Changing Lanes: What's Involved in genre shifts
Heather Haven (M)
L. C. Hayden
Darrell James
Rita Lakin
Cindy Sample
Author Discovery An Unusual Job for a Sleuth: Protagonists with unique professions
Holly West (M)
Ray Daniel
Eloise Hill
Susan C Shea
Mark Stevens
Betty Webb
The Science of Investigation
Lynne Raimondo (M)
Aaron Elkins
Ian Hamilton
Sheila Lowe
11:00-12:00 Mixing Media—Print, Film, TV: Authors who write in multiple media platforms
Ellen Byron (M)
Ann Cleeves
Gregg Hurwitz
Thomas Perry
John Shepphird
Lawyers, Guns, and Mystery: Legal eagles investigating crime
Jeffrey M. Siger (M)
Robert V. Dugoni
Warren C. Easley
Parnell Hall
Charles Rosenberg
Two Sleuths are Better Than One: Fictional crime-solving duos
Rochelle Staab (M)
Anne Cleeland
Mary Anna Evans
Laurie R King
Michael Robertson
Tina Whittle
Main Street Murder: Mysteries set along Main Street U.S.A.
Jenn McKinlay (M)
Kate Carlisle
J.A. Hennrikus (Julianne Holmes)
Cheryl Hollon
Jennifer McAndrews
Author Discovery Four-Legged Sidekicks
Maryglenn McCombs (M)
John Clement
Janet Finsilver
Linda O. Johnston
Margaret Mizushima
From Fact to Fiction: Journalists writing mysteries
Gwen Florio (M)
Sarah Cain
Andrew E. Kaufman
Carla Norton
Brad Parks
 
1:30 - 2:30 Fan Guest of Honor Chantelle Aimée Osman Presents The Match Game
Chantelle Aimée Osman (M)
S.W. Lauden
Hilary Davidson
Glen Erik Hamilton
Lesa Holstine
Janet Rudolph
Murder is My Business: The pros, cops as protagonists
Robin Burcell (M)
Matthew Iden
Janey Mack
Lisa Preston
Mar Preston
Sleuthing on Both Sides of the Law: Bending society's rules to solve crimes
Lori Rader-Day (M)
Carla Buckley
Agnete Friis
Mette Ivie Harrison
Alan Russell
Ancient, Classical, and Medieval Mysteries
Susan McDuffie (M)
Sharan Newman
John Maddox Roberts
Priscilla J. Royal
Judith Starkston
Author Discovery The Making of a Cozy Murder: What defines a cozy?
Dru Ann Love (M)
Ritter Ames
Donna Andrews
Carolyn Greene
Camille Minichino
The Game of Murder: Sports in mysteries
Robert Rosenwald (M)
John Billheimer
Tammy Kaehler
W. L. Ripley
Bill Syken
3:00 - 4:00 Liars Panel
Rhys Bowen (M)
Carolyn Haines
Parnell Hall
Gary Phillips
Kelli Stanley
The Thriller of It All
Sarah Williams (M)
Michael Sears
Chevy Stevens
Ingrid Thoft
Mark Wheaton
Sex, Sex, Sex...Discuss: How much sex in mysteries is too much?
Jess Lourey (M)
David Corbett
L.J. Sellers
Charles Todd (Caroline)
Simon Wood
Murder Most Cozy: Small-town mysteries
Leslie Budewitz (M)
Kristi Abbott
Sherry Harris
Paige Shelton
Clea Simon
Author Discovery The Psychology of Murder
Steve Brewer (M)
Cathy Ace
Ellen Kirschman
Pat Morin
Dennis Palumbo
Madcap Mysteries
Diane Vallere (M)
Zoe Burke
Maia Chance
Marta Chausee
Kristen Kittscher
4:30 - 5:30     Interview with Toastmaster Catriona McPherson
Deborah Lacy (M)
       

 Sunday, February 28   (pdf)

* Book signings take place in the Atrium immediately following Panels
* Panel assignments are subject to change
* Moderators are indicated by (M)

Room: Curtis Phoenix Remington Russell Ellis East Ellis West
9:30-10:30 Heroes With a Badge: Sleuths in law enforcement
Neal Griffin (M)
Peg Brantley
Brenda Chapman
Tyler Dilts
Barbara Fradkin
Writing Other Cultures
Paty Jager (M)
Shannon Baker
Timothy Hallinan
William Kent Krueger
Jeffrey M. Siger
Arizona is My Beat: Arizona writers and settings
Elizabeth Gunn (M)
Cindy Brown
C. C. Harrison
Jenn McKinlay
Jim Thane
Cats, Badges, or Fedoras? Making the Case for Amateurs or Professionals
Anne Cleeland (M)
Parnell Hall
Charlotte Hinger
Mary Jane Maffini (Victoria Abbott)
Ingrid Thoft
Did the Job, Wrote the Job: From real life to fiction
Teresa Burrell (M)
Trudy Nan Boyce
Eileen Brady
John Burley
Andrew Case
Murder on the Go: Mysteries with travel and transportation themes
Nancy G. West (M)
Stacy Allen
Mike Befeler
Janet Dawson
Patricia Gulley Philip Reed
11:00-12:00 How to Get More Involved with Left Coast Crime
Lucinda Surber (M)
Noir: Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid
Gary Phillips (M)
Craig Faustus Buck
Christa Faust
Lisa Brackmann
Josh Stallings
Writing Exotic Locations
Terry Ambrose (M)
Frankie Bow
Barry Lancet
D.R. Ransdell
Susan Spann
Murder in the Great Outdoors
Maegan Beaumont (M)
Christine Carbo
Vicki Delany (Eva Gates)
Kate Dyer-Seeley (Ellie Alexander)
Chris Goff
Anti-Heroes
Matt Coyle (M)
Lou Berney
Steve Brewer
Jodi Compton
Elizabeth Little
Teamwork: Writing With a Partner
Charles Todd (Caroline) (M)
Agnete Friis
Lene Kaaberbøl
Rosemarie Keenan (Renee Patrick)
Vince Keenan (Renee Patrick)
12:30 - 1:30   Closing Panel: Interview with Guests of Honor
Tammy Kaehler (M)
Ann Cleeves
Gregg Hurwitz
Catriona McPherson
Chantelle Aimee Osman