Sisters in Crime Central Virginia 

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K. L. Murphy

  • Writing & Suspense

  • Writing & Editing

  • Book Promotion & Social Media

  • Publishing Paths

  • Genre Writing

  • Writing Short Stories

  • Leveraging Your Writing

  • K.L.'s Website

Heather Weidner

  • Writing

  • Writing Basics/Writing 101

  • Social Media

  • Book Marketing/Promotion

  • Promotional Event Planning

  • The Mystery Genre

  • The History of the Mystery

  • Blogging

  • The Many Hats of an Author

  • Heather's Website

Mary Miley

  • U.S. History Myths: Truth or Tricks?

  • Weird But True Things No One Knows about the Roaring Twenties

  • Prohibition

  • Silent Movies

  • Women's History Topics

  • American History Topics

  • The Origins of American's Christmas Traditions

  • Mechanics of Good Writing

  • Mary's Website

C. A. Rowland

  • Writing

  • Mysteries

  • Writing Short Stories

  • Getting into Anthologies

  • Amateur Sleuth Mysteries

  • Using Setting as a Character

  • Researching History

  • Using Details in Stories

  • C.A.'s Website

J. L. Canfield

  • Nine Elements of Writing

  • Writing Your Character's Bio

  • Word Choices

  • Sharpening Your Self-editing Habits

  • Making a Press Kit

  • The Oreo Method of Critiquing

  • Keeping Your Faith as a Writer

  • J.L.'s Website

Frances Aylor

  • Overcoming Writer's Block

  • Marketing Your Novel

  • Building an Email List

  • Must-have Elements of Mystery

  • 5 Steps to Investment Success

  • Money Management Made Simple

  • Reinventing Yourself at Retirement

  • Frances's Website

Kristin Kisska

  • Edgar Allan Poe - UVA Student

  • Writing Short Stories

  • Mysteries vs. Thrillers vs. Suspense

  • Adding Tension to Stories

  • Pacing & The Three Act Structure

  • How to Query Your Novel

  • Rainbow Editing Your Fiction

  • Kristin's Website

Bradley Harper

  • Death Investigation

  • Sherlock Holmes as Science Fiction

  • Forensics

  • Doyle's Stories and the First Crime Lab

  • Bradley is a retired pathologist.

  • Bradley's Website