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Panel Schedule

Note: Panelists will sign for half an hour in the Book Room in Grand H-I-J-K following each panel.

Time Grand AB Grand C Grand EF Grand G
9:00-11:00 AM Author Speed-Dating (Evergreen D-I)
Les & Leslie Blatt (M) and 40 Authors, limited seating for 144 fans
11:00-Noon Lunch Break (on your own)
12:00-12:45 PM Ready For My Close Up: Mysteries Set in LA
D.A. Gaslin (M)
Elizabeth Crowens
Lee Goldberg
Jon Lindstrom
Gary Phillips
Left Coast Crime 101
Lucinda Surber (M)
Leslie Blatt
Colleen Glynn
Linda McNab
Stan Ulrich
TL;DR Won’t Be a Problem Here: Satisfying Short Reads
Stephen D. Rogers (M)
Stephen Buehler
Doug Levin
Michael Allan Mallory
Bobby Mathews
Are You Full Yet? Culinary Mysteries
Vera HC Chan (M)
Wendy Church
J.C. Eaton (Ann Goldfarb)
Claire Johnson
Ana Manwaring
1:15-2:00 PM The Bluest Skies You've Ever Seen Are in Seattle: Getting the Locale Right
Robert J. Binney (M)
Leslie Budewitz/Alicia Beckman
Kate Jackson
Michael Munro
Mike Sherer
Qu’est-ce que c’est: Psycho-thrillers
Holly West (M)
Scotti Andrews
Jeff Ayers
Christine Carbo
Michele Drier
Twenty Panels in One!
Robert Lopresti (M)
Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico
David Corbett
Julie Hennrikus/Julia Henry
Matt Witten
Hot, Hot, Hot: Mysteries Set in Tropical Locations
Baron Birtcher
Leslie Karst
Eric Redman
Rosalie Spielman
2:30-3:15 PM The Secret Habits of Writers: Routines, Superstitions & Lucky Pens
Glen Erik Hamilton (M)
Megan Abbott
Lisa Lutz
Wanda M. Morris
An American in … Writing About Ex-Pats
Lance Charnes (M)
Connie Berry
Alice K. Boatwright
Yves Fey
Andromeda Romano-Lax
Unexplainable vs. Unexplained: Paranormal Elements in Mysteries
C. Jean Downer (M)
Jennifer J. Chow
Margaret Lucke
Liz Mugavero/Cate Conte
Angela M. Sanders
Debut Authors: First Time Authors Share Their Stories
Jennifer K. Morita (M)
Michael Balter
Maria Barrs
Angela Crook
Charlotte Morganti
3:45-4:30 PM Pitch-Black: The Noir Panel
Matt Coyle (M)
Craig Faustus Buck
Christa Faust
Brian Thornton
Sam Wiebe/Nolan Chase
Writing Known Characters: fictional and real-life people
Pamela Beason (M)
Maria Alexander
Vicki Delany
Hal Glatzer
Laurie R. King
Can Death Be Funny?
Heather Haven (M)
Lawrence Allan
Lina Chern
Libby Klein
Jo Perry
Murder Between the Stacks: Biblio Mysteries
Dale Ivan (M)
Sarah Bresniker
Lynn Cahoon
Roz Noonan
Joyce Yarrow
5:00-5:45 PM Fan Guest of Honor Fran Fuller talks with JB Dickey and Amber Miner (Grand AB)
Note: No signing after this Interview
6:15-7:15 PM Welcome Reception sponsored by Amazon Publishing (Evergreen D-I)
7:15-8:30 PM Dinner Break (on your own)
8:30-10:30 PM Dance Party Hosted by Toastmaster Wanda M. Morris (Evergreen D-I)

Time Grand AB Grand C Grand EF Grand G
7:15-8:45 AM Meet the New Authors Breakfast sponsored by Sisters in Crime (Evergreen D-I)
Program 7:30-8:30 AM, hosted by Mike Befeler with the assistance of Les & Leslie Blatt
9:00-9:45 AM A Cop by Any Other Name: Law Enforcement in Other Roles Besides Local/State/Federal
Joe Clifford (M)
Dwight Holing
Paty Jager
Sheri Lewis Wohl
Mark Zeid
This Ain‘t Perry Mason: Getting Legal Details Right in Fiction
Cassandra Myers (M)
Judith Ayn
Warren Easley
Robyn Gigl
McCracken Poston, Jr.
Lefty Humorous Nominees
Lucinda Surber (M)
Jennifer J. Chow
Lee Matthew Goldberg
Leslie Karst
Wendall Thomas
The Whole Package: Crime Across a Variety of Formats
Gary Phillips (M)
Dale Berry
Shaun Harris
Al Warren
10:15-11:00 AM Every Story Is a Mystery: The Proof Is in the Panel
Alyssa Bones (M)
James T. Bartlett
DK Coutant
Cindy Goyette
Adam Plantinga
Book Buzz: You Know … That One Book …
Olivia Day Wallace (M)
Megan Beatie
Terry Shepherd
Dänna Wilberg
Frank Zafiro
Lefty Debut Nominees
Lucinda Surber (M)
Lina Chern
Margot Douaihy
Nina Simon
Murder Is My Side-Gig: Interesting Jobs for Our Sleuths
Julie Holmes (M)
Jenny Andersen
Leslie J Hall
Jason Powell
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Stiff Upper Lip: Why We Love British Mysteries
Emma Dakin (M)
Nicholas George
Sharon Lynn
Holly West
Marty Wingate
There’s No Gum on My Shoe: The Modern PI
Lisa Bush (M)
Pamela Beason
Mark Coggins
James D.F. Hannah
Tim Maleeny
Lefty Best Novel Nominees
Libby Fischer Hellmann (M)
Tracy Clark
Matt Coyle
James L’Etoile
Gigi Pandian
Not My Day Job: Amateur Sleuths
D.R. Ransdell (M)
Marco Carocari
Heather Haven
Cayce Osborne
Karen A. Phillips
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own)
1:30-2:15 PM Toastmaster Wanda M. Morris interviewed by Tracy Clark (Grand AB)
2:45-3:30 PM Blood on the Badge
J. Schuberth (M)
Claire Booth
Mike Lawson
James L’Etoile
Shawn Wilson
Combat, Cyanide & Codebooks: War & Espionage in Crime Fiction
Puja Guha (M)
Michael J. Cooper
Libby Fischer Hellmann
Adam Sikes
Iona Whishaw
Lefty Historical Novel Nominees
Linda McNab (M)
Cara Black
Susanna Calkins
Dianne Freeman
Cheryl A. Head
Naomi Hirahara
Why We Can No Longer Avoid Politics In Fiction (as if we ever could)
David Corbett (M)
Mysti Berry
John Copenhaver
GP Gottlieb
Terry Shames
4:00-4:45 PM Many Bites, Different Apples: Writing Multiple Series
Lee Goldberg (M)
Tracy Clark
Robert Dugoni
J.A. Jance
Gigi Pandian
Slang Me: Dialogue Through History
Sarah Niebuhr Rubin (M)
Sarah M. Chen
Tessa Floreano
Jeanne Matthews
Ann Parker
Talking About Tough Topics: Addiction, Mental Illness, PTSD, etc.
Amy Rivers (M)
Becky Clark
George Cramer
Alex Kenna
A.K. Ramirez
Mix it Up: Writers Who Bend Genres
Rob Osler (M)
M.H. Callway
Rob Hart
Kat Richardson
5:15-6:00 PM Guest of Honor Megan Abbott interviewed by Christa Faust (Grand AB)
Signing in Grand AB immediately following the interview

Time Grand AB Grand C Grand EF Grand G
7:15-8:45 AM Breakfast (Evergreen D-I)
9:00-9:45 AM Forensics Before CSI: Crimes Before Technology
Meredith Taylor (M)
Susanna Calkins
Dianne Freeman
Candace Robb
Darcie Wilde
“The Past Is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past.” Writing Historical Mysteries
Terry Shames (M)
Janet Oakley
Scott Phillips
Nancy Cole Silverman
Steve Weddle
Weren’t Women Already Strong? The Strong Woman Trope
Scotti Andrews (M)
Margot Douaihy
Stacie Grey
Amy Pease
Susan C. Shea
Not Your Grandma’s Cozy: How the Subgenre Is Changing
Leslie J Hall (M)
Cathy Ace
Cheryl Hollon
Katherine Bolger Hyde
Charlotte Stuart
10:15-11:00 AM Fran & Friends Talk About Books
Lucinda Surber (M)
Fran Fuller
Grace Koshida
Kim Krabill
Not Just Stock: Creating Secondary Characters with Dimension
Glenda Carroll (M)
Liz Bass
Michael Bracken
A.J. Devlin
Sarah Tomlinson
Upper Left: NW-Centric Crime
Kris Calvin (M)
Colin Conway
Emmeline Duncan/Kelly Garrett
Glen Erik Hamilton
Jamie Lee Sogn
The Whole Story in a Single Sitting: Short Fiction that Satisfies
Vinnie Hansen (M)
Chris Dreith
Smita Harish Jain
Merrilee Robson
Steve Steinbock
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Nothing Soft About It: Hardboiled Crime Fiction
Larry Keeton (M)
Matt Coyle
Jeff Esterholm
Jim Fusili
Robby Henson
Devils in the Details: Research Panel
Al Warren (M)
Joe Clifford
Christina Estes
Dale Ivan
BJ Magnani
The Straw That Stirs the Drink: The Villain Panel
Brian Thornton (M)
Thomas Perry
Rob Pierce
S.J. Rozan
David B. Schlosser
All Over the Map: International Mysteries
Bobby Mathews (M)
Cara Black
Yi Shun Lai
Charles Philipp Martin
Carl Vonderau
12:15-1:30 PM Lunch Break (on your own) Award Ballots due by 1:30 PM
12:45-1:30 PM Signing for The Killing Rain anthology in the Book Room
1:30-2:15 PM Guest of Honor Robert Dugoni interviewed by Gracie Doyle & Barbara Peters (Grand AB)
2:45-3:30 PM The Female Art of Murder
Roz Ray (M)
Mary Burton
Lisa Bush
Michelle Chouinard
Janet Dawson
Ghost of Honor: Introducing the World of John Okada and No-No Boy
Naomi Hirahara (M)
Frank Abe
Shawn Wong
Balancing Crime & Family
Baer Charlton (M)
Harriet Cannon
Sharon Dean
Mary Keliikoa
Mia P. Manansala
A Threat to Justice Everywhere: Writing About Social Justice Issues
Rich Ehisen (M)
Gwen Florio
Cheryl A. Head
Curtis Ippolito
Priscilla Paton
4:00-4:45 PM Literary Chills
Samantha Skal (M)
Peter Malone Elliott
Lee Matthew Goldberg
Carol Orange
Joseph Reid/Parker Adams
Friends, Frenemies & Family: Good for Drama & Comedy
Ellen Byron/Maria DiRico (M)
Christin Brecher
Sydney Leigh
Linda Norlander
Rob Osler
Not Dead Yet: Older Sleuths in Mystery
Arthur Coburn (M)
Mike Befeler
Paula Charles
Ellen Kirschman
Susan McCormick
What Makes Fiction “Historical”?
Michael Munro (M)
Kimberly Giarratano
Karen Odden
James Lincoln Warren
Kenneth Wishnia
5:30-7:00 PM Silent Auction Final Bidding 5:00–6:00 PM in Evergreen ABC
Cash Bars in Evergreen Foyer 5:30-7:00 PM
7:00-9:00 PM Awards Banquet (Evergreen Ballroom)

Time Grand AB Grand C Grand EF Grand G
9:00-9:45 AM Cats & Dogs & Birds, Oh My! Animals In Mystery
C.B. Wilson (M)
Cynthia Baxter
Margaret Mizushima
Joanna Campbell Slan
Wendall Thomas
Setting as Character
Kate Jackson (M)
Lance Charnes
Marjorie McCown
Stephen D. Rogers
Laura Jensen Walker
The Red Pen Experts: Editors Panel
Ti Locke (M)
David Downing
Juliet Grames
Zoe Quinton
Cynthia Swanson
All In The Family: Mother/Daughter, Father/Son, Sister/Sister etc. Sleuths
RK Olson (M)
Carola Dunn
Christina Romeril
Nina Simon
Elena Hartwell Taylor
10:15-11:00 AM Writing for the TikTok Generations: Millennials, Gen-Z & YA
Kelly Vincent (M)
Alyssa Bones/Sue Pepper
Dori Butler
Will Neville-Rehbehn
Talk to Us About Left Coast Crime
Left Coast Crime Standing Committee
Is It Indie, or Is It …
Julie Hennrikus/Julia Henry (M)
Shelley Adina
Puja Guha
Vinnie Hansen
Laurie Rockenbeck
Hitting the Right Note: Musical Mysteries
Erynn Leigh (M)
Gerald Elias
Winona Kent
Erica Miner
D.R. Ransdell
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Guest of Honor Closing Panel (Grand AB) (no signing after)
John Copenhaver (M)
Robert Dugoni
Fran Fuller
Wanda M. Morris