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Writing Commercial Fiction, with Jeffery Deaver

Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Writing Commercial Fiction, with Jeffery Deaver

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In a program exclusive to MWA members, international number-one bestselling author Jeffery Deaver present a workshop on developing the tools you need to craft compelling commercial fiction. Deaver, the current MWA president, will give you invaluable insight into the general rules of writing fiction, the elements of a successful novel, and the publication process. No matter what your level of experience, you won’t want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and advance your career. 

This presentation is offered to Mystery Writers of America members only, as part of their membership.

Come early to meet and mingle and enjoy a continental breakfast. The presentation begins promptly at 1 p.m.

Our Presenter
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, Times of London,  Corriere della Sera,  Sydney Morning Herald, and Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into more than 25 languages. He has sold 50 million books worldwide.

The author of more than 35 novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book, and a lyricist of a country-western album, Deaver has received or been shortlisted for dozens of awards around the world. His The Bodies Left Behind was named Novel of the Year by the International Thriller Writers Association, and his Lincoln Rhyme thriller The Broken Window and a standalone, Edge, were also nominated for that prize, as was a short story. He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and the Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers’ Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Readers Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. Solitude Creek and The Cold Moon were both given the number one ranking by Kono Misurteri Ga Sugoi in Japan. The Cold Moon was also named the Book of the Year by the Mystery Writers Association of Japan. In addition, the Japanese Adventure Fiction Association awarded the The Cold Moon and Carte Blanche their annual Grand Prix award. His book The Kill Room was awarded the Political Thriller of the Year by Killer Nashville. And his collection of short stories, Trouble in Mind, was nominated for best anthology by that organization, as well.

Deaver has been nominated for seven Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America, an Anthony, a Shamus and a Gumshoe. Deaver has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention and by the Raymond Chandler Lifetime Achievement Award in Italy. The Strand Magazine also has presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.


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Club Quarters Hotel, Midtown
40 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)


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