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MARCH 18, 2017 Florida Chapter, Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting

DATE: March 18, 2017

TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:45: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation

PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487

GUEST SPEAKER: Neil Plakcy

PROGRAM: Exploiting Your Bundle of Rights: Promoting and Profiting from Audio, Translations and Short StoriesNeil Plakcy

Our March 18 meeting will feature author Neil Plakcy discussing the writer’s “bundle of rights” connected with any creative work. As the copyright holder, you have the right to publish in multiple formats, media, and languages. If you are traditionally published, you may still have control of many rights, depending on your contract. If you’re self-published, you own all those rights. From audiobooks to translation opportunities to short stories and excerpts, Neil will explain ways to use your rights to promote your longer works, as well as how to assemble them in single-author collections and multi-author bundles for greater reach — and profit.

Speaker: Neil Plakcy is a hybrid author with over thirty novels, story collections and editedThe Next One Will Kill You anthologies under his belt. He began self-publishing his golden retriever mysteries in 2010, and the eighth in that series will be out in 2017. He has shepherded a dozen audiobooks through ACX and two translations through Babelcube, as well as publishing short stories in anthologies such as Murder Most Conventional, published by Malice Domestic. His most recent book is THE NEXT ONE WILL KILL YOU from Diversion Publishing.

COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT: To reserve and pay online: Fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” below and click the “Pay Now” button.

To reserve and pay via mail: Email Harriet at harriet@ottenheimer.com with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.” Mail your payment to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.

Please make your reservation by March 15!

Next Meeting Date: SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

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DATE: January 28, 2017 Florida Chapter Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting

NOTE NEW TIME AND NEW PLACE!

GUEST SPEAKER:  Kristy Montee a/k/a P.J. Parrish
GUEST INTERVIEWER: Oline H. Cogdill

PROGRAM: Things I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known Back Then

Kris ParrishOur January 28 meeting will feature a killer Q&A interview session with Kristy Montee, the Florida half of award-winning writing team P.J. Parrish. The bestselling author will discuss “Things I Know Now That I Wish I Had Known Back Then.” Learn from a pro what she would have done differently in her writing career if she could go back in time…and what risks she took back then that ultimately proved career-enhancing.

 

She's Not There

GUEST SPEAKER
Kristy Montee, along with her sister, Kelly Nichols, is the author of eleven Louis Kincaid and Joe Frye thrillers, set in Florida and Michigan, as well as two standalone novels. As P.J. Parrish, the pair has won three Shamus awards, one Anthony, and one International Thriller competition, as well as making both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists. Their latest book, published Sept. 2015, is a psychological suspense novel titled SHE’S NOT THERE.

 

GUEST INTERVIEWER
Oline CogdillOline H. Cogdill reviews mystery fiction for Mystery Scene magazine, the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Associated Press, Publishers Weekly, and Tribune Publishing Wire. Her mystery fiction reviews appear in more than 300 publications worldwide. She blogs twice a week at Mystery Scene Magazine. She has received the 2013 Raven Award from the Mystery Writers of America, the 1997 Sun Sentinel’s Pettijohn Award and the 1999 Ellen Nehr Award by the American Crime Writers League. Oline was a judge for three years for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in the mystery/thriller category.

DATE:  SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:45: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation

PLACE: Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, FL 33487; Get Directions Here

COST:  $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT:   To reserve and pay online: Fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon Meeting” below and click the “Pay Now” button.

To reserve and pay via mail: Step 1–Email Harriet at harriet@ottenheimer.com with the subject line “FMWA Meeting” to reserve a spot. In the body of the email, please include your name, the name of any guest you have invited, your email address, and telephone number. Step 2– Write your check or money order payable to “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter.” Step 3–Mail your payment to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.

Please make your reservation by January 25.

Refund Policy for meeting no-shows: Members must notify Harriet before noon on Wednesday to cancel their reservation if they want a refund. People must pay the reservation fee regardless if they eat or not, to help cover the cost of the room.

Next Meeting Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

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