The 2017 Maine Crime Wave will feature five informative panel discussions. While the first and last panels of the day will be the exclusive events in their time-slots, during the mid-day panels attendees will be able to choose between the panels, craft sessions, or manuscript workshops.


9:00 AM

THE LIFE OF A BOOK
Panelists Tess Gerritsen & Meg Ruley
Moderator Katrina Niidas Holm

A best-selling author and her revered literary agent discuss their working relationship.

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10:00 AM

THE QUERY
Panelists Ann Collette, Chris Holm, Celia Johnson
Moderator
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Agent, author, editor discuss the oft-dreaded query letter.

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11:00 AM

DEBUTANTES
Panelists Richard J. Cass, Bruce Robert Coffin, Maureen Milliken, Brendan Rielly
Moderator Barbara Ross

Four first-timers discuss who they became debut novelists.

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2:00 PM

LAW & DISORDER
Panelists Bruce Robert Coffin, Roger Guay, Lynne Raimondo
Moderator Kate Flora

A cop, a warden, an attorney, and former assistant district attorney walk into a bar…

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3:00 PM

I’VE GOT A GREAT IDEA!
Panelists Chris Holm, Gayle Lynds, Vaughn Hardacker
Moderator James Hayman

Authors discuss how the kernel of any idea becomes a novel.

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