March 7, 2020
On Saturday, March 7, I’ll give a talk to the Southwest Writers group in Albuquerque, NM–11 a.m until noon. I spoke to this excellent writers organization several times before. If you’re a New Mexico writer looking for like-minded people, this is the place for you. My topic will be GETTING THROUGH IT: HOW TO CREATE A STORY LINE. I’ll also discuss what’s happening in the publishing world. Copies of my writing book THE SUCCESSFUL NOVELIST will be available. The address is Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (they allow SWW to use their facility), 2801 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Non-members of SWW are welcome.
March 24-26, 2020
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Having been born and raised in Canada, I’m happy to return to Canada for this special event, which will occur at Fort McMurray in Alberta. Along with fellow writers Kellen Cutsforth and Jeffrey Mariotte, I’ll be part of a visual demonstration about how to write comic books. (I wrote comic books for Marvel’s Captain America, Spider-Man, and Wolverine.) There’s also be other sessions about fiction writing. I might introduce a showing of FIRST BLOOD, which was based on my novel. Details are still being finalized. At least one session will occur in a First Nations community a little north of Fort McMurray. I’ll post more details when I have them.
June 17-20, 2020
Western Writers of America convention
Rapid City, South Dakota
I’m a long-time Western fan. Indeed, I consider my novel FIRST BLOOD to be a contemporary western about a modern gunfighter who isn’t allowed to hang up his guns. One of my novels, LAST REVEILLE, is a historical Western set in 1916 about “Black Jack” Pershing’s military “punitive expedition” into Mexico in pursuit of bandit Pancho Villa after Villa raided a US border town. The US military was practicing for its entry into WWI. I write for ROUNDUP MAGAZINE, the publication of Western Writers of America. I’m a board member. This lots-of-fun conference all be in Rapid City, SD, this year. See the WWA website for details.
July 8-11, 2020
International Thriller Writers conference
With Gayle Lynds, I c0-founded International Thriller Writers. Each year, there’s a spectacular conference, which many of your favorite thriller writers attend. Its a get-together for readers as well as writers. Everybody’s welcome. See the ITW website for details.
Sept. 12-13, 2020
Colorado Gold writers conference
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept, 12 and 13, I’ll be a guest speaker at the Colorado Gold Writers Conference, which is associated with the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers group. My friend Heather Graham will be a guest speaker also. The conference will occur in Denver. I’ll post details when I have them.