Have you always wanted to write a mystery? Join Cleveland-based authors Shelley Costa and Casey Daniels as they explore the genre, discuss about how to create a villain worthy of your fabulous protagonist, and hone your skills at writing suspense and dropping clues. This four-week class allows for plenty of hands-on writing time.
Casey Daniels is the author of the popular Pepper Martin mystery series in which the heroine works at a cemetery in Cleveland and solves mysteries for the ghosts there. As Kylie Logan, she also writes the League of Literary Ladies mysteries and the Ethnic Eats mysteries. Her first book was published in 1992 and since then, she has published 60 novels. In addition to mystery, she's written both historic and contemporary romance, YA, and a children's book. Though all those genres are appealing to her as a writer, she finds she would much rather write mystery and get away with murder!
Shelley Costais both an Edgar and Agatha Award nominee. You Cannoli Die Once (Simon and Schuster, 2013), was nominated for an Agatha for Best First Novel.Since then, her other crime novels include Basil Instinct, Practical Sins for Cold Climates, and A Killer’s Guide to Good Works.Nominated in 2004 for an Edgar® Award for Best Short Story, Shelley has had her crime stories anthologized in Alfred Hitchcock Presents 13 Tales of New American Gothic, Blood on Their Hands, and The World’s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories.Her stories have appeared regularly in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Crimewave (UK), The Georgia Review, and The North American Review. “Glock, Paper, Scissors,” Shelley’s latest crime story, has been selected for the upcoming Mystery Writers of America anthology, Odd Partners (Random House, April 2019).