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Mara Purl – Presenter: Sisters in Crime Meeting
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Saturday, November 17th, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sub-Text: Buried Treasure in Our Writing
Sisters in Crime November Meeting
Nipomo Library Community Room
918 West Teff Street
Nipomo, CA

Join Mara as she dives deep into Text and Sub-Text, key elements for successful writing of fiction, particularly mystery. What is your character saying? What is your character not saying? How can inner thoughts be represented in both dialogue and narration? How can sub-text draw your reader in? Join Mara for rich information, clear examples, and anecdotes both humorous and dramatic.

Join the group for lunch afterward at the Butterfly Grille at Trilogy in Nipomo.

Mara Purl – Presenter Book Awards – Everything You Need to Know
Jan 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter
Book Awards – Everything You Need to Know
Smokey Hill Library
5430 S. Biscay Circle
Centennial, Colorado 80015


Saturday, January 5, 2019
9:00 – 12:00 pm

Mara Purl & Judith Briles

Mara will present everything you need to know about book awards: which ones to go for; how to match your book with the right categories; what to do when you are a winner.

Judith will present everything you need to know about creating Non-Bookstore Events to wow your followers and sell non-returnable books.

After the presentations, join us for Rounds With the Pros to get your specific questions answered.

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: “Perfecting Your Craft”
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
The Oyster and The Pearl – using your irritations to create gems in your writing PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

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Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: "Perfecting Your Craft"April 6, 2019
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Presented by Central Coast Sisters in Crime for their second annual Writers in Action Conference! This year the focus is on Perfecting Your Craft, with a series of seminars and panels designed to inspire, support and kickstart your best authoring practices.

Begin the conference with Mara Purl’s “The Oyster and The Pearl” Keynote address, guaranteed to have you rethinking your worst moments and transforming them into gemstones that will have your writing sparkle.

Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist: Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist
Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con “Murder’s A Beach”
March 12 – 15th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108

Left Coast Crime website

Thursday, March 12 to Sunday March 15, 2020
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

Mara will be one of the many authors participating in panel discussions and other programming on a wide variety of topics designed to allow interaction between readers and writers. This high-energy, dynamic and fun event is filled with opportunities for insights, connections, special meals, and is always an unforgettable event!

InDScribe Con & Book Festival
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival

Burbank Marriot Hotel & Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA (near the Burbank Airport)

Friday October 2nd – Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Join Mara and other Women’s Fiction & Romance Authors
for a fabulous, elegant, fun weekend!

Details TBA!