Welcome to SleuthFest 2020
March 25-29, 2020 – A Premier Conference for Writers of All Levels
“Helping mystery writers improve their craft for over 25 years”
Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America
Doubletree by Hilton Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton
100 Fairway drive | Deerfield Beach | FL-33441
* A forensic track with current forensic techniques & hands-on workshops
* Includes Friday lunch and dinner – Saturday lunch and evening soirée with plenty of appetizers – Sunday brunch
* Social events to mingle with agents, editors and your favorite authors
* An auction to purchase great writing stuff from bestselling authors and editors
* Agent & Editor strategy sessions for your work in progress
* Agent & Editor Appointments to pitch your finished work – plus practice your Pitch sessions with experienced authors
* Critiques of your 25-page manuscript submission
Registration opens September 1st, 2019 – our early registration discount ends January 5th, 2020 – standard registration runs until March 15th. Online registration also closes on March 15th, 2020. Onsite registration will be available during SleuthFest based on availability.
Catriona McPherson was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010, before immigrating to California. A former academic linguist, she is now a full-time fiction writer, the multi- award-winning and best-selling author of the Dandy Gilver detective stories, set in Scotland in the 1920s. She also writes award-winning contemporary standalone novels including Edgar-finalist “The Day She Died” and Mary Higgins Clark finalists “The Child Garden” and “Quiet Neighbors.” She has won the Macavity, Agatha (2), Anthony, Bruce Alexander Memorial Lefty (4), Sue Feder Memorial Macavity Award (2), Silver Falchion, and has been a finalist or on the shortlist for every other major award in the genre.