Fireside Chats – 2021

Sisters in Crime Grand Canyon Writers proudly present Fireside Chats! Spend an evening with acclaimed, bestselling authors and learn from the masters – in the comfort of your own home.

To view previous Fireside Chats on our YouTube Channel, please scroll down toward the bottom the page.

Join us for the November Fireside Chat
Thursday, November 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Arizona
8:00 PM to 9:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Central Standard Time
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Mountain Standard Time
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time

Please Note: Daylight Savings Time ends on November 7, 2021

Deep in a Bowl of Porridge: Planting Clues that Are Just Right !

Catriona McPherson, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Lefty Award-winning, Bestselling Author

*Where and when should a writer plant clues?

*What is the best strategy for hiding clues in plain sight?

*How do you know if it’s a good clue…or a bad one?

*Why it might not matter if we get it wrong!

*What do you do with red herrings, Easter eggs, and loose ends?

*Which methods best camouflage clues, yet still let readers discover them?

*Great Clues don’t give away too much—how do you achieve the right balance? 

*How do you weave all these key elements into a mesmerizing story?

Join Catriona for a dynamic evening—as she shares her professional secrets, along with excellent examples of clues from published novels…and some bad ones, too!

Visit Catriona’s Website

To view previously recorded Fireside Chats on our YouTube Channel

View the Dennis Palumbo Fireside Chat on Mastering the Craft of Riveting Novels by Writing Short Stories held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Barbara Hinske and Nicolette Lemmon Fireside Chat on Independence Day for Authors! How to Be Your Own Publisher and How to Maximize YOUR Books Sales—No Matter Who Publishes Them held on Thursday, July 15th at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time.

View the Sandra (SJ) Wong Fireside Chat on Mixing Genres to Create A Great Story held on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time

View the Kellye Garrett Fireside Chat on Challenges and Opportunities on the Path to Publishing Success held on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5 PM AZ/7 PM Eastern Time.

View the Barbara Hinske Fireside Chat on From Novella to Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie held on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6 PM Arizona/8 PM Eastern Time.  

View the Lori Rader-Day Fireside Chat on Put the Chill in Your Thriller! held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 6 PM Arizona/9 PM Eastern.

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