Friday, June 16-Saturday, June 17
Delve into the minds behind the Sookie Stackhouse series, Behind Her Eyes, and The Defense with bestselling and award-winning authors Charlaine Harris, Sarah Pinborough and Steve Cavanagh. Over the course of the weekend they’ll be sharing the secrets behind getting novels finished, what inspires them, the ideas behind their works, and providing inspiration to all who have contemplated picking up a pen themselves. The two-day program includes talks, Q&As, private consultations, and socializing with the authors.
Behind the Scenes of Behind Her Eyes
June 16, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.
Sarah Pinborough talks about the ideas the led to Behind Her Eyes and the appeal of psychological thrillers to an author. Book signing with authors to follow. Reservations required, .
Private Consulting Sessions
June 17, 2017 - 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Charlaine Harris, Sarah Pinborough, and Steve Cavanagh have agreed to a limited number of 30-minute consultations. They will critique the first 10 pages of any written manuscript or meet to discuss potential ideas. Every person has a story to tell and every story has an interesting angle. The challenge is finding the angle that will hook editors and readers. $250/30-minute private session. To set up a private consultation contact Marcie Maddox, firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Intimate Lunch with the Authors
June 17, 2017 - 12 p.m.
The Cloister Library
Join Charlaine, Sarah, and Steve for an intimate lunch and conversation. $60/person. Limited seating. Tax and service charge additional. Reservations required, .
Bringing Story to Life
June 17, 2017 - 3 p.m.
3 p.m. In his talk, “Fiction and Justice,” Steve Cavanagh shares amusing anecdotes and serious insights into the art of bringing the law into entertainment.
3:45 p.m. Sarah Pinborough talks to Charlaine Harris about how it feels to create characters readers fall in love with, along with insight into her life and career.
4:30 p.m. This panel discussion chaired by Sarah Pinborough focuses on the inspirations, drives, and methods that keep writers writing.
Book signing with authors to follow. Reservations required, .