Only 29 days til the start of the 13th Love is Murder Conference, returning to Chicago February 3-5 at the Intercontinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel.
This year's featured authors are Donald Bain (author of the Muder She Wrote and Coffee, Tea or Me? series), Julie James (A Lot Like Love, Something About You), David Morrell (The Naked Edge, The Shimmer), and Hank Phillippi Ryan (The Other Woman, Drive Time and the Charlotte McNally series); and Local Featured Author Julie Hyzy (the Alex St. James, White House Chef and Manor House series).
The Midwest's premier mystery conference includes three days of panel discussions, including presentations by 13 forensic experts in crime scene investigation, computer fraud, money laundering, guns and weapons, poisons, the "blood splatter guy" and more in the conference's kick-off event, "Til the Last Perp Walks."
Other events throughout the weekend: book signings; Pitch-A-Palooza with NYC- and Chicago-based agents, editors and publishers; Master Writing Classes presented by featured authors; writing tracks presented by the Midwest Writers Association; the Lovey Awards; Saturday afternoon tea party; booksellers and exhibitors; entertainment by Those Were The Days radio players, the Mystery Shop and Mixed Company Troupe; networking with authors and hundreds of fellow mystery readers and fans from the U.S. and overseas; and the annual snowball fight.
Visit the Love is Murder #13 website (www.loveismurder.net) for more information and/or to register for the conference, or, email registrar Terri Stone at firstname.lastname@example.org.