SW Florida Reading Festival Mystery Making March 6, 2021.

Mystery Making Event on March 6

You might be wondering what a mystery making event is. Well, let me explain… Mystery Making is the brainchild of Sisters in Crime New England, a writers organization of which I’m a member. Back when we writers made live presentations, mystery making events were primarily conducted in libraries. A panel of four writers would work with an audience to create a brand-new mystery. In a mystery making event, members of the audience suggest: Character names The plot and the setting (including time period) Who the unsuspecting victim of foul play is Who the villain is What the motivation for the

Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England

Join my writer friends at me at Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England. I am (and have always been) active in a number of writers organizations–and never more so than since joining Sisters in Crime New England (SinCNE). Mystery Making is the brain child of SinCNE. It involves a panel of four writers who create a brand-new mystery novel, on the spot. Members of the audience suggest character names and other story elements for us to use. In the past, we hosted these events live and in-person, but the virtual events are just as much fun. Join Edith

Writing Events

February 10, 2021 Linda and three other writers (Edith Maxwell, Tonya Price, and Sarah Smith) will plot a mystery on their feet … with suggestions from the audience. A fun time for all! For more information, or to register, visit: https://www.barringtonlibrary.org/events/2020/12/11/mystery-making-sisters-crime-new-england Note: registration closes at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10. March 6, 2021 Linda,

Join us for a Mystery Making event.

Want to help Make a Mystery?

Join me and fellow mystery writers Debra H. Goldstein, Tilia Klebenov Jacobs, and Clea Simon brainstorm together to create a brand new mystery. Give us your audience suggestions and help make a mystery! The Lucius Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, MA hosts the event in coordination with Sisters in Crime New England. In the past, we presented these events in person but haven’t let the pandemic slow us down. Help make a mystery by registering and logging in on the date of the event. Then, once we begin, simply suggest character names, murder plots, settings. Feel free to suggest anything

SILA Foundation Webinar

I’m honored to have been asked by the SILA Foundation to develop and present a webinar for their monthly series. The webinar will be presented live on Thursday, May 21 at 3 p.m. Eastern time. The topic is: Insuring Cannabis Risks. Click here to register: https://www.silafoundation.org/2020/05/webinar-insuring-cannabis-risks/

March CE Webinar Schedule

My insurance CE webinar schedule for March is now available. In addition to the regular monthly webinars, I also teach the New York Regulation 187 webinar (scroll down the CE Webinar Schedule page to find those dates), and the FREE Lunch & Learn webinars along with Pam Reihs. The Lunch & Learn webinars are NOT for CE credit; however, those who attend the entire webinar can receive a Professional Development Certificate.

Lunch & Learn Webinars

Are you an insurance professional who is interested in the latest news about emerging markets and technologies in insurance? If so, register for one or more of the free Lunch & Learn webinars Linda co-presents with Pam Reihs of A.D. Banker & Company. Past topics have included pet insurance, drones, cannabis, InsurTech, senior financial exploitation, and eScoooters. These 1-hour webinars begin at 1 p.m. Eastern time and are NOT eligible for CE credit. However, A.D. Banker will provide Professional Development Certificates to students requesting them after they’ve completed the webinar. For a list of the scheduled dates, and links to

Want to Join a Lunch and Learn?

Check out a recent blog post written by my associate, Pam Reihs of A.D. Banker & Company. She describes the monthly Lunch and Learn webcasts she and I co-host about the most current topics affecting the insurance industry. These webcasts are free, and they always fill up, so visit Pam’s blog post ASAP, where you can register to reserve your seat.  

February insurance CE webinar schedule is now available

I just uploaded the insurance CE webinars I’m teaching for A.D. Banker and Company during the month of February. Topics include: Cyber Security Disability Income Planning Annuity Suitability Homeowners Endorsements Medicare Driving into the Future: Uber, Drones, and Driverless Cars P&C Risks and Catastrophes Professional Liability For more information, or to register, click here.