Mystery Making Event on March 6

SW Florida Reading Festival Mystery Making March 6, 2021.

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 dastardly deed is

Nowadays, we’re conducting these events virtually and on March 6, Sisters in Crime New England (SinCNE) will be joining our sisters from the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at the SW Florida Reading Festival. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s booth at the festival includes recorded and live events.

Four of our chapter’s board members will present a live Mystery Making event from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, March 6. Join Lisa Lieberman, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, Tonya Price, and me. Registration information will be available soon.

Main Stage Event

Here is a video of a Main Stage event, Noir at the Bar, hosted by the Lee County Library System. Click the link or image to launch the video.

Save the date for Noir at the Bar, a main stage event at the Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

More Information

The SW Florida Reading Festival runs from March 1 to 13, is free, and involves the following types of activities:

  • Author panels
  • Author presentations
  • Book selling
  • Live author meet-and-greet sessions

Children’s programs air at 6 p.m. and adult programs air at 7 p.m. Featured authors appear in virtual online booths on Saturdays. More information and registration for the event can be found online here.

When the registration URL is available for Linda’s mystery making event on March 6, it will appear here.

Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England

Advertising the February 10th Mystery Making Event
Hosted virtually by the Barrington Public Library

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 Maxwell, Sarah Smith, Tonya Price, and me on Tuesday, February 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. to plot a mystery!

Registration ends at 9 a.m. on the day of the event, so register now. Visit the Barrington Public Library for more information or to register.

Advertising the SinCNE mystery making event on February 10

The organization lists future events on its website. My next Mystery Making with Sisters in Crime New England takes place on March 6, along with fellow writers Lisa Lieberman, Lorraine Sharma Nelson, and Tonya Price. Join us at the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime Southwest Florida Reading Festival.

Want to help Make a Mystery?

Join us for a Mystery Making event.

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 else that adds to the fun!

A maximum of 50 people can attend and the cost is $0, so register now. Click this URL to register: https://wakefieldlibrary.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/mystery-making-with-sisters-in-crime-new-england/

Click here to learn more about my writing events.

I participate in many of these mystery makings throughout the year. I also appear at other events such as book signings, author panels, and author interviews. Stay tuned for my next two books in the upcoming months. The second edition of Second Time Around will be available and a new book, co-written with author Herb Holeman is waiting for a publication date.

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 register, click here.

 

 

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.

December Webinar Schedule

My schedule for insurance CE webinars in December is now available.

The topics include health insurance, homeowners insurance endorsements, disability income, cyber security, professional liability, Medicare, anti-money laundering, and Driving Into the Future (car rental, Uber, driverless cars, and drones).

Hope to “see” you soon!