We’re part of a great weekend program. Saturday 27 June consists of panels, followed by a Murder Mystery dinner, while Sunday combines masterclasses with short informal talks on our career paths as writers.
On Saturday morning, I’ll be part of Writing Goodies and Baddies, billed as a panel that ‘goes deep inside the criminal mind and body’. I’ll be appearing with my sister in crime Katherine Howell, South Australian thriller writer Diane Hester and forensic psychologist Dr Micheal Proeve, discussing how to get motives right and build believable relationships with Stephen Lord as chair.
In the afternoon, I’m part of a panel called Structure, Pace and Plot, discussing the conventions of crime narratives and how writers bend and play with them, together with journalist, true crime writer and sister in crime Liz Porter, Diane Hester, and former SA Police Deputy Commissioner Neil McKenzie, with Carla Caruso chairing.
On Sunday 28 June, I’ll be giving an informal talk over lunch about my career path as a writer, at 1.50pm.
From 2-5pm, I’m giving a workshop on Creating a Sense of Place in Crime Fiction. This course will demonstrate how to creative an evocative sense of place without sacrificing pace or plot, with reference to specific examples from great crime writers.
Other festival guests include Gabrielle Lord — who is variously referred to as ‘Australia’s first lady of crime fiction’ and ‘Australia’s Queen of crime fiction’ (I must ask which title she prefers!), and Adelaide-based bestselling true crime writer Derek Pedley.
Booking details here.
I’m very excited to be part of the Crime Fest program, and to be visiting Adelaide again after many years.