Using Mystery Tools for Any Story
Special Evening Event
URGENT: Venue Change!
The mystery genre is vast and varied, but mystery authors do rely on a few specialized tools to tell suspenseful, well-plotted stories. Lori Rader Day, a multiple-award-winning mystery writer, reveals those tools in a talk about character, setting, plot, suspense, conflict, story structure and more as seen through the lens of solving a mystery—information that can add energy, intrigue, and reader satisfaction to any story.
Lori Rader-Day is the author of The Black Hour, which won the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Lovey Award for Best First Novel, the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion for Best First Novel/Mystery & Thriller, and the Illinois Woman's Press Association Mate E. Palmer Award for Fiction. It was a finalist in four other awards competitions. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, won the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and is nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. Lori’s short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. She lives in Chicago, where she teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and is the president of the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter.
Lori Rader Day will critique manuscripts. Please see manuscript guidelines.
Special Evening Event:
Kenilworth Assembly Hall
410 Kenilworth Avenue, Kenilworth, Illinois