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9:00 am – 9:30 am                   Registration, Continental Breakfast

9:30 am – 11:00 am                 Award-winning Pittsburgh author, Nancy Martin, on“The Ten Questions Before Starting Your Novel”

11:15 am – 12:15 pm               Karen Harper, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author, on “Ten Tips From the Trenches: A 32- year published author talks about what works to get and stay published”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm                Lunch on your own at the food court

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                 Mindy McGinnis, 2016 Edgar Award Winner for Best YA Mystery Novel, on “Writing a Historical Mystery with Modern Appeal”

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm                 Successful romance novelist turned mystery maven, Duffy Brown, talks about “Plotting the Page-turner or 12 tricks on how to add a sense of breathlessness, anticipation, and sheer gotta-know-more to your story”

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm                 Afternoon Snack

4:00 pm – 5 pm                      General panel discussion: all Authors “21st Century Publishing: Where Is It Going and What Do We Do About it?

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm                 Author book sale and signing

During the afternoon, Nancy Martin will provide individual ten-minute critique sessions for the first ten participants who register for a critique. You will receive your scheduled time on the day of the workshop.


The event will be held at Burton Morgan Lecture Hall at Denison University in Granville Ohio.

Directions and campus map can be found on Denison’s Website.


When you are ready to register, pay per one of the options below and submit this registration form (instructions for submittal on form). Workshop Registration 

Payment Options

  • PayPal (below)
  • Check (Mail to SiCCO, P.O. Box 655, Worthington, OH 43085)

Note: PayPal Prices includes PayPal’s small transaction fee.

Workshop Fee for SinC or SiCCO Members $36.35

Workshop Fee Non-Member $46.70

Nancy Martin Critique $10.65

[Not this option is only available to the first 10 people who sign up.]

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6 comments on “A Midsummer Murder Workshop”

  1. For everyone who’s looking into this for the first time, it’s a must-see, can’t miss opportunity to get up close and personal with some NYTBR and award-winning authors. Even better if you have a manuscript that you’d like one of them to take a look-see at for an extra ten buh. And it’s not just for the ladies . . . hey, if I can take time out from game 6 of the Warriors-Cavaliers NBA finals to write this, it must be cool. So sign up and see y’all there!

  2. The Orchard House B&B, The Broadway Guest House and the Welsh Hills Inn are all B&B’s.
    The Granville Inn and Buxton Inn are also in Granville. If you want a modern chain hotel,
    you’d need to drive a little further: Courtyard Newark Granville, Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
    Neward, Ohio, Hampton Inn Heath-Newark, Holiday Inn Express – Newark Heath.

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