Fellow friend and mystery writer Terri Thayer, author of Wild Goose Chase, a quilting mystery, let me know of a wonderful networking opportunity for writers that though local to the San Francisco Bay Area, can probably, in concept, be found elsewhere.
This event is the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime annual holiday party from 1-3 p.m. hosted by the at "M" is for Mystery in San Mateo, CA. The event will draw not only fellow hopefuls, but many published writers, as well.
Again, though the event is specific to this area, call up your favorite bookstores, especially those that specialize in the type of books you write — thrillers, romances, metaphysical, academic, science — and see if they're offering a holiday shindig where you can meet other, and possibly big-name, authors. If the bookstore doesn't have anything planned, offer to help them organize something through whatever professional writing organization to which you belong, whether the Romance Writers of America or National Association of Science Writers.
Next week I'll feature another networking opp that's both local and not.
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