Programs and panelists are subject to change. Book signings will follow author panels.


1:00 - 1:45 Panels Sex and Romance in Mysteries
Rebecca Grace Martinez (M)
Terry Odell
Twist Phelan
Cindy Sample

Santa Fe, the City Different
Susan Paturzo (M)
Joe Badal
Margaret Coel
Susan C. Shea

Hot & Cold: The Effect of Climate on Crime
Victoria Heckman (M)
Vicki Delany
Neil Plakcy
Lance Zarimba

Humor Will Discharge Our Anger
Kris Neri
2:00 - 2:45 Panels Focus on the Funny: Humorous Mysteries Elaine Abramson (M)
Donna Andrews
Denise (Deni) Dietz
Jimmy Olsen
Mysteries at the Heart of New Mexico
Victoria Erhart (M)
Mike Orenduff
Pari Noskin Taichert
John Vorhaus
Unusual Crime Scenes
Mike Befeler (M)
Ruthie-Marie Beckwith
Hannah Reed
Margaret Tessler
The Crime Hot Spots of Canada
Vicki Delany
Barbara Fradkin
R.J. Harlick
3:00 - 3:45 Panels From Printed Word to the Screen
John Vorhaus (M)
Brian Garfield
Stephen Jay Schwartz
Mae Woods
Supernatural Mysteries
Rochelle Staab (M)
Nancy Atherton
Darynda Jones
Margaret Lucke
Kris Neri
Growing New Readers
Marlyn Beebe (M)
Rebecca Cantrell
Andrea Davis
Chris Eboch
Lea Wait
Designing Winning Protagonists for Today's Mystery Market
Katharine Russell
4:00 - 4:45 Panels Short But Not Sweet: Short Stories
Jane Burfield (M)
Michael Bracken
Andrew Gulli
Patricia Morin
Stephen D. Rogers
Lance Zarimba
Fan Favorites
George Easter (M)
Leslie Doran
Marv Lachman
Maggie Mason
Maddy Van Hertbruggen
Creating Characters Before Your Eyes
Patricia Gulley (M)
Kaye George
Rob Kresge
Kay Stewart

Killer Birds: Explore the Newest Trend in Wildlife Mysteries
Christine Goff

7:30 - 9:00 Event Tony Hillerman's Landscapes with Anne Hillerman & Don Strel (Lumpkin)



7:30 - 9:00 New Writers' Breakfast with Mike Befeler (Terraza)
9:00 - 9:45 Panels

Crafts, Hobbies & Murders
Christine Goff (M)
Avery Aames
Camille Minichino
Maggie Sefton

Villains We Love To Hate
Susan Paturzo (M)
Meredith Anthony
Harlen Campbell
J.T. Ellison

A Dose of Reality: Forensics
Mysti Berry (M)
D.P. Lyle
Priscilla Royal
Zulema Seligsohn

Men of Mystery
Joan Hansen with guests Stacey Aaronson and Tammy Kaehler
10:15 - 11:00 Panels Industry Professionals on Publishing
Barbara Peters (M)
Kimberley Cameron
Keith Kahla
Larry Light
Janet Reid
Jodie Renner
The Many Faces of Violence
Charlie Newton (M)
Wayne Arthurson
Mark Coggins
David Corbett
J.T. Ellison
Martin Cruz Smith
Spirit, Religion & the Holy in Mysteries
Margaret Coel (M)
Phillip Cioffari
Susan McDuffie
Pari Noskin Taichert
Kenneth Wishnia
What I Learned from Nancy Drew
Chris Eboch
11:30 - 12:15 Panels

Which Came First: The Lawyer or the Writer?
Ken Isaacson (M)
Laura Caldwell
Gabriella Herkert
Paul Levine
Sheldon Siegel

Breaking Barricades & Opening Doors
David Morrell (M)
Johnny D. Boggs
Michael McGarrity
Zoë Sharp

Murder in the Great Outdoors
Beth Groundwater (M)
Sandi Ault
Michael Norman
Twist Phelan

These Are a Few of My Favorite Cons
John Vorhaus
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 - 2:15 Panels Mysteries With a Social Conscience
Mar Preston (M)
Michelle Black
Rhys Bowen
Susan Goldstein
Elizabeth Gunn

Publishing Today & Tomorrow
Judith Van Gieson (M)
Harlen Campbell
Denise (Deni) Dietz
Patricia Gulley
Carolyn J. Rose
L.J. Sellers

Unearthing Mystery: Digging Up Clues
Susan Cummins Miller (M)
Aileen G. Baron
Pete Goodman
Maria Hudgins
Gigi Pandian
2:45 - 3:30 Panels

Living Diversity: Mysteries With a Difference
R.J. Harlick (M)
Gar Anthony Haywood
Deborah J Ledford
Neil Plakcy
Darryl Wimberley

Are Labels Helpful or Harmful?
Brian Skupin (M)
Joan Boswell
Steve Brewer
Betty Hechtman
Christine T. Jorgensen
Investigative Smarts: What Do You Need?
Madeline (M.M.) Gornell (M)
Michael A. Black
Laura DiSilverio
Michael Nettleton
The Detection Club
Maria Hudgins
4:15 - 5:00 Interview Steven Havill interviewed by Steve Brewer (Lumpkin)
5:30 - 7:30 Reception Welcoming Reception (Lumpkin) begins with performance by Ice Mountain Dance Group from Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
8:00 - 9:30 Event Route 66 in Santa Fe: How a TV Show Made Me a Writer with David Morell (Lumpkin)



7:30 - 9:00 Established Writers' Breakfast with Donna Andrews (Terraza)
9:00 - 9:45 Panels

Pre-20th Century Historical Mysteries
Clyde Linsley (M)
John Maddox Roberts
Kelli Stanley
David Walks-as-Bear
Kenneth Wishnia

Crime Solving in Fiction: Urban vs. Isolated Settings
Janet Majerus (M)
Rosemary Harris
Steven Havill
Denise Swanson

Research: Getting It Right
L.J. Sellers (M)
John Billheimer
Steve Brewer
Susan Cummins Miller

Ten Things I've Learned Since I Was Published
Lea Wait
10:15 - 11:00 Panels 20th Century Historical Mysteries
Sharon Rowse (M)
Rhys Bowen
Rebecca Cantrell
Ken Hodgson
Laurie R. King
Ken Kuhlken

The Old West Anew
Pati Nagle (M)
Brian Garfield
David Edgerley Gates
Craig Johnson
Ann Parker

When Location Makes All the Difference
Jeanne Matthews (M)
Annamaria Alfieri
Pete Goodman
R.J. Harlick
Sara Hoklotubbe
The Changing Role of Women as Revealed in Mystery Fiction
Vicki Delaney
11:30 - 12:15 Interview Margaret Coel inverviewed by Craig Johnson (Lumpkin)
12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30 - 2:15 Panels

Common & Uncommon Elements in Thrillers
Charlotte Hinger (M)
Robin Burcell
Bette Golden Lamb
J.J. Lamb

Series vs. Standalones
Rosemary Mild (M)
Michael A. Black
Janet Dawson
G.M. Malliet
Larry Mild
Penny Warner

Ghosts of Honor: Frances Crane & Dorothy B. Hughes
Carol Caverly (M)
John Apostolou
Marv Lachman
Tom O'Day
Tom Schantz

You Can't Run in High Heels
Zoë Sharp and J.T. Ellison

2:45 - 3:30 Panels

Crime Solvers Without Badges
Rachel Brady (M)
Laurie R. King
Harley Jane Kozak
Larry Light
Annette Mahon
Marcia Talley

Out of Your Comfort Zone
Bill Fitzhugh (M)
Donna Andrews
Sandi Ault
Parnell Hall
Gar Anthony Haywood

It's Not Just Fiction to Me
Susan Goldstein (M)
Colleen Casey
Kathryn Casey
Reece Hirsch
Judy Starbuck

Wisdom From Industry Pros
Barbara Peters and Keith Kahla
4:00 - 4:45 Interview Martin Cruz Smith interviewed by Katherine Neville (Lumpkin)
6:00 - 8:30 Event Reception, Banquet, Awards
No-host cocktails at 6:00 (Stiha and Mezzanine)
Banquet doors (Lumpkin) open at 7:15
Silent Auction closes
Awards ceremony



9:00 - 9:45 Interview Officer Down: Michael McGarrity inverviews Tonia Harris (Lumpkin)
10:00 - 10:45 Panels Crime Fiction on Big & Little Screens
Chantelle Aimée Osman (M)
Craig Johnson
Jean Utley
Judith Van Gieson
Deborah Harter Williams

International Settings
Joe Badal (M)
Jill Amadio
Lise McClendon
Katherine Neville

Police Procedurals Across Place & Time
L.C. Hayden (M)
Lou Allin
Michael Dymmoch
Barbara Fradkin
Who Wants To Be an eBook Millionaire?
Sue Trowbridge
11:00 - 11:45 Panels Humor in the Mix: Comic Relief
Kaye George (M)
Laura DiSilverio
Parnell Hall
Darynda Jones
Harley Jane Kozak

Murder on the Home Front
Marcia Talley (M)
Eric Beetner
Ken Kuhlken
Kelli Stanley

Research: Stretching the Truth
Rob Kresge (M)
Joel Fox
Gerald Weinberg
C.M. Wendelboe

Mixing Humor, Mystery, and Older Characters
Mike Befeler

Return to program page