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Jonathan Maberry: Building Suspense into your Writing

May 13, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Jonathan Maberry to speak at

San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime May 13

            Partners in Crime, the recently reestablished San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, is delighted to welcome New York Times best-selling author and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry as our speaker on Saturday, May 13. (Please see his bio below.).

His subject will be Building Suspense into Your Writing.

Our May reader will be Kim Keeline, our own secretary of Partners in Crime, who will read from her first mystery novel, Deadman’s Switch, book one of the railroad museum mysteries with Liz McKenzie, currently in final stages of revision.

Jonathan Maberry’s books will be available for purchase at the meeting.

The chapter will meet from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.at San Diego Writers Ink, 2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 202 (located above the Women’s Museum) in Liberty Station, Point Loma.

Sisters in Crime is a national organization with local chapters which supports mystery and crime writers and promotes reading the genre. We are authors, readers, publishers, agents, booksellers and librarians bound by our affection for the mystery genre and our support of women who write mysteries. We are open for everyone’s participation.

Each meeting will feature a short reading from a recently published or soon-to-be-published novel followed by a presentation by a mystery or crime writer or knowledgeable professional in a field of interest to mystery writers and readers.

San Diego chapter meetings are held on the second Saturday of the month, starting with a social period with refreshments, followed by a brief membership meeting.

Attendance is free for members and $5 for non-members, which may be applied to membership. Dues are $25 per year, plus membership in the national organization. Members may join at our meeting, with payment by check, cash or credit card, or online at http://www.sistersincrimesd.org            


JONATHAN MABERRY is a NY Times bestselling suspense novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. His books include the Joe Ledger thrillers, The Nightsiders, Dead of Night, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres. His YA space travel novel, Mars One, is in development for film; and his Monk Addison short stories and V-Wars shared world vampire apocalypse series are being developed for TV. He is the editor of many anthologies including the X-Files, Aliens: Bug Hunt, Nights of the Living Dead (co-edited with zombie genre creator George A. Romero). His comics include Captain America, the Bram Stoker Award-winning Bad Blood, Black Panther, Punisher, Marvel Zombies Return, and more. His Rot & Ruin novels were included in the Ten Best Horror Novels for Young Adults. His first novel, Ghost Road Blues was named one of the 25 Best Horror Novels of the New Millennium. A board game version of V-Wars: A Game of Blood and Betrayal was based on his noels and comics. He was a featured expert on the History Channel’s Zombies: A Living History and True Monsters. He is one third of the very popular and mildly weird Three Guys With Beards podcast. Jonathan lives in Del Mar, California with his wife, Sara Jo. www.jonathanmaberry.com


KIM KEELINE, secretary of Partners in Crime/San Diego Chapter of Sisters in Crime, is a former academic turned writer, hard at work at finalizing her first novel, Deadman’s Switch, set in a fictional train museum in Southern California, which won a Conference Choice Award in 2016 at the SDSU Writers Conference.  Kim splits her time working for writing organization San Diego Writers, Ink; Write Out Loud; The Shakespeare Standard; plus managing the Electriquette Motor Cart Co. which is returning the 1915 Electriquettes (electric wicker carts for rent) to Balboa Park. She is also a volunteer steam locomotive engineer at the Poway-Midland Railroad.





May 13, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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The Ink Spot (San Diego Writers, Ink)
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Suite 202
San Diego,CA92106United States
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