Murderous March

Announcing the details of MURDEROUS MARCH a mystery conference OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – READERS AND WRITERS ALIKE sponsored by my Sisters in Crime Chapter – The Upper Hudson Chapter of SinC aka the Mavens of Mayhem. As some of you know, this is our 3rd annual Murderous March. It takes place in the Albany area. Below you’ll find information on the Friday workshops, a block of rooms reserved at a discounted price, and links to the Mavens website and to the library for registration.

There is a fee attached to the Friday workshops and buffet dinner with the authors. All Saturday panels and presentations are free of charge.

Our guests this year are: Sujata Massey – Guest of Honor and Alison Gaylin – Special Guest.

Participating authors that you might know are:

  • Edwin Hill
  • Edith Maxwell
  • Carol Goodman
  • Lissa Redmond
  • Frankie Bailey
  • Eleanor Kuhns
  • Tine deBellegarde
  • Bob Knightly
  • John Mullins
  • Catherine Bruns
  • Erica Obey
  • Shawn Reilly Simmons
  • V.S. Kemanis
  • Marlene Adelstein
  • Laura Curtis
  • Leanna Renee Hiebers
  • Jodé Millman
  • Carol Pouliot

There will also be members from the publishing industry – editors and agents – at events.

I’m attaching a flyer with details.


A Journalistic approach to writing a novel.
How to add the right details without becoming an encyclopedia. Former news reporter turned award-winning mystery author, Sujata Massey will explain how writers can describe settings that aren’t their hometowns and wallow in time periods long before they were born.

Alison Gaylin: Creating Lead Characters: Series versus standalone. Will discuss how well-developed, flawed and compelling protagonists drive the narrative in both series and standalone crime fiction, mistakes you might make in creating a series character and how to develop the best original voice for both types of books, using the elements like dialogue, setting and description. With exercises so bring a pen and paper (or laptop).


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany Airport – Wolf Road

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The block of rooms is listed under our official name: SinC Upper Hudson [or Upper Hudson Sisters in Crime]

The code for the block of rooms is SNC (S as in Sam, N as in Nancy, C as in Charlie)

All rooms (singles, doubles, and a few suites) are available at the conference price of $99.00 per room on March 19-22. The suites have a bed in one room and a pull-out sofa in the other and are going to be distributed by the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: The hotel is keeping the special block until the middle of February. I realize this is only days away. I’d suggest if you’re not sure to reserve a room to ensure that you have one.