August 20, 2016 Luncheon Meeting

August 20, 2016 Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America Luncheon Meeting

GUEST SPEAKER:  Oline Cogdill

PROGRAM: Unraveling the Mystery of Clichés and Reviews

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at mysteries from the prospective of ace reviewer Oline Cogdill as she explains what we should avoid writing—and discusses with us the finer points of the ethics of reviewing.

Oliine 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 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, August 20, 2016

TIME: 12:30pm: Mingling; 1:00: Lunch; 1:45: Business Meeting; 2:00: Presentation

PLACE: The Addison, 2 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432. (561) 372-0568. Directions:

COST:  $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members.  Please note that those who do not reserve and prepay will pay $5 extra at the door, and be seated only if space is available.

RESERVATIONS/PREPAYMENT:   To reserve and pay through PayPal, visit the Chapter website, fill out the “Sign up for Luncheon meeting,” and click the “Pay Now” PayPal button. Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this site.

To reserve and pay via mail: email Harriet at  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.  Then write your check or money order payable to  “Mystery Writers of America/Florida Chapter” and mail to Harriet Ottenheimer, at 2301 S. Ocean Dr., #2005, Hollywood, FL 33019.