2013 PSWA Conference Program


3:00 PM-6:00 PM. Registration
6:00 PM -? No-host opening reception
8:30 AM Registration and check in books for sale. Please have a 3 x 5 card with your name, address and title of book and price in each book.
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome
Master of Ceremonies: A.J. Farrar
Time keeper: Barbara Hodges
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Adding Realism to Your Novels/Stories Moderator: Michelle Perin. Panelists: Kathleen Ryan, Janet Greger, Madeline Gornell, Michael Angley. Steve Scarborough
10:30 AM -11:15 AM The Prostitution Culture, Different Types of Prostitution, How Pimps Work, the Pimp Law and How Best to Investigate ThemJoseph B. Haggarty Sr. was a police officer in Washington DC for 35 years, working as a vice detective from 1973 until 1996, primarily on prostitution cases

Time Keeper:  Marie Flores

11:30 AM-12:15 PM Promotion, What Works? Internet Marketing/Use of Social MediaModerator: Janet Greger   Panelists: Barbara Hodges, Ilene Schneider, Chris Swinney, Marilyn Meredith
12:15 PM-1:15 PM 12:15 LunchTime Keeper: Larry Collins
1:15 PM-2:15 PM Killer Talks – Serial Murder Rick Reed served 20 years as a police detective, was a criminal justice professor, and currently a full time-writer.
2:30 PM-3:15 PM How to Build a Suspenseful SceneModerator: Pete Klismet  Panelists: Mike Black, Mike Angley, Lorna Collins,  L. Frank Hickey

Time Keeper: Lorna Collins

3:30 PM-4:15 PM What Works for Non-Fiction Writing on Public Safety Websites (The 5 Cs)Doug Wylie, Editor in Chief of PoliceOne.
4:30 PM-? The Pathway to Publication:  Finding the Right Publisher for Your BookModerator: Marilyn Olsen   Panelists: Kathy Cottrell, Wild Rose Press, Billie Johnson, Oak Tree Press, and Houdini Press

(This presentation may run over because of the tremendous amount of knowledge to be shared.)

After the panel.

Booksignings and One-on-Ones: Authors will be available with their books for purchase and signing.

9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome and Housekeeping ItemsA.J. Farrar
9:30 AM-10:15 AM Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem: It’s All About SexHonora Finkelstein and Susan Smily, who together have over 40 years of teaching and writing experience, and have several published mysteries.
10:30 AM-11:15 AM Homeland Security- How Secure Are We?Moderator: Michael Angley   Panelists: John Wills, Doug Wyllie, Bob Doer, Ron Corbin, Guy Painter

Time Keeper:  Robert Haig

11:30 AM-12:15 PM What’s the Difference Between Writing a Short Story and a Novel?Moderator: Larry Collins   Panelists: Keith Bettinger, John Wills, Michelle Perin, Kathy Ryan, Sunny Frazier
12:15 PM-1:15 PM LunchTime Keeper: Emily Simerly
1:15 PM-2:15 PM Keynote Speaker:  The 10 Best Book Promotion Ideas for Every AuthorPatricia Fry is the author of 36 books, including her latest, “Talk it Up, How to Sell Books Through Public Speaking, Interviews, Signings, Festivals, Conferences and More.”
2:30 PM-3:15 PM Designing Book Covers and Book TrailersModerator: Honora Finklestein  Panelists: Barbara Hodges, Billie Johnson, Lorna and Larry Collins, Rick Reed

Time Keeper:John Miller

3:30 PM-4:15 PM The Mystery of DNASusan Connell Vondrak is a 27 year veteran of the Illinois State Police working in the Forensic Sciences Command as a forensic scientist, training coordinator, lab director, and the head of research and development. She’s the author of two mysteries.
4:30 PM-5:15 PM The Non-Professional SleuthModerator: Susan Smily  Panelists: Ilene Schneider, Lorna Collins, Madeline Gornell, Marta Chausee
5:15 PM-? Book signing
9:00 AM-9:15 AM GreetingsA.J. Farrar

Time Keeper: Dave Cropp

9:15 AM-9:45 AM Real vs. reel Crime Scene and Evidence CollectionModerator: Mike Black:  Panelists: Sue Vondrak, Joseph Haggerty, Bob Haig, Pete Klismet, Chris Swinney, Steve Scarborough
10:00 AM-10:45 AM Going from Blog to BookTim Dees is a writer, editor, trainer and former law enforcement officer, and the editor in chief for both Officer.com and LawOfficer.com.
11:00 AM-11:45 AM Writing Believable DialogueModerator: Irene Schneider:   Panelists: Madeline Gornell, Kathleen Ryan, Kathy Cottrell, L. Frank Hickey, Marilyn Meredith
11:45 AM-12:15 AM Final Book Sale (Books must be picked up after lunch)
12:15 PM Awards LunchMichelle Perin