Our Panels and Schedule

Please note that we don’t control the universe yet and all panels are subject to change.

All events will take place on June 12, 2021. All times are Pacific Time

9:00 -10:00 AM The Exquisite Joy of Finding Out: How to Research Your Novel Anne Louise Bannon, moderator

Featuring: Anne Perry, Jeffery Deaver, Naomi Hirahara, S.A. Cosby

Learn tips and tricks to make your next novel the most realistic ever!

10:15-11:15 AM Some Like it Hot: Adding Romance and Sex to Your Mysteries Paula Bernstein, moderator

Featuring: Victoria Thompson, Deborah Crombie, Toby Neal, Pamela Samuels Young

Traditional mysteries have avoided romance, especially for the detective, but the “Romantic Mystery” subgenre has now become quite popular. Join our panel of outstanding authors, whose books feature a romantic duo. Find out how they develop the relationship in a long series, how they keep the romance interesting over the long haul, and how far they go in the bedroom. 

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Police Procedurals 2021: Social Justice and the Pandemic  Jessica Kaye, moderator

Featuring: Rachel Howzell Hall, Faye Snowden, Ausma Khan, Isabella Maldonado

Our panelists discuss how The Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic has affected what they write and how they write it.

12:45-1:45 PM A Conversation with Guest of Honor Cara Black

Plus ├ža change – the more it changes, the more it stays the same

2:00 -3:30 PM Identification of the Buckskin Girl: Forensic Genealogy and Cold Case Resolution Elizabeth Murray

3:45-5:00 PM Publishing in a Pandemic: A Glimpse of Future Opportunities & Challenges Jane Friedman

It’s often said that the pandemic has accelerated changes already underway in business, and that’s proven especially true for book publishing.  Jane will discuss the big-picture changes still unfolding, the questions it raises for the industry, and what to watch for in the months and years ahead.