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Thu, January 9th, 2020

Crack the Sea Workshop and Book Event

When:
January 9, 2020,
7:00 pm
Where:
Modernwell
Minneapolis, MN
What:
Join me to learn how to turn your experiences into healing fiction, followed by a wine and cheese reception celebrating the release of Unspeakable Things, my fictional retelling of growing up in a small Minnesota town where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems. This is a ticketed event--click here for all the details.



Fri, January 10th, 2020

Unspeakable Things Launch Party

When:
January 10, 7:00 pm
Where:
Once Upon a Crime
Minneapolis, MN
What:
Launch Party! Cross your fingers for good weather, because there will be cake and wine, and the first ten people through the door get an '80s gift bag. Kate Malmon will be interviewing me for the first 20 minutes or so, followed by a Q & A, and then a party! All are welcome.



Sat, February 29th, 2020

Sisters in Crime, Middle Tennessee Chapter Workshop

When:
February 29, 2020
Where:
Brentwood Library
Nashville, TN
What:
Workshop TBD



Fri, March 20th, 2020

Noir at the Bar Chicago

When:
March 20, 7-8 pm
Where:
Madison Street Books
Chicago
What:
Thirteen fabulous mystery writers micro-reading from their work. Come be introduced to new authors and a great community bookstore and enjoy beverages, light snacks, and conviviality. Free and open to the public.



Sat, March 21st, 2020

Murder and Mayhem in Chicago

When:
March 21, 2020
Where:
Murder and Mayhem in Chicago
What:
MMC is a one-day event featuring some of Chicago’s top mystery/crime writers and a few of their friends, too. This event is perfect for crime readers and librarians hoping to find new books to read and aspiring crime writers hoping to learn about the mystery community and writing and publishing careers.



Fri, March 27th, 2020

UW Madison Writers' Institute

When:
March 26-29, 2020
Where:
Pathway to Publication
Madison, Wisconsin
What:
I'll be delivering the Friday keynote plus offering workshops throughout the day. Details TBA. Please join me at this fabulous writing conference, in its 30th year!



Mon, May 18th, 2020

Colorado Springs Writing Retreat

When:
May 18-23, 2020
Where:
Colorado Springs, CO
What:
This all-inclusive, women-only writing, meditation, and yoga retreat is the perfect getaway to relax, refresh, and write! Open to all types of writing, all levels of writer. Click here for more information.



Thu, July 9th, 2020

Thrillerfest

When:
July 9-11, 2020
Where:
New York
What:
Thrillerfest 2020



Sun, August 9th, 2020

Historic Summit Avenue Writing Retreat

When:
August 9-15, 2020
Where:
A Victorian mansion on historic Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN
What:
This luxury, women-only writing, meditation, and yoga retreat is the perfect getaway to relax, refresh, and write! Open to all types of writing, all levels of writer. Click here for more information.



Thu, October 15th, 2020

Bouchercon 2020

When:
October 15-18, 2020
Where:
Sacramento, CA
What:
Bouchercon 2020



Mon, May 10th, 2021

Wales Unplug and Write Retreat

When:
May 10-16, 2021
Where:
Wales, UK
What:
Join Jess at Britain's finest residential library for an all-inclusive, women-only writing, meditation, and yoga retreat! Open to all types of writing, all levels of writer. Perfect for beginning writers, advanced writers, and women seeking a creative vacation. Click here for more information.



Mon, May 17th, 2021

Wales Unplug and Write that Novel Retreat

When:
May 17-23, 2021
Where:
Wales, UK
What:
Join Jess at Britain's finest residential library for an all-inclusive, women-only writing, meditation, and yoga retreat! This retreat is open to all levels of writers interested in exploring or building their fiction writing. Click here for more information.

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Inspired by a terrifying true story from the author’s hometown, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet—or as safe—as it seems.

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Interested in free books, exclusive bonus content, and VIP early access to Jess’ upcoming projects? Then sign up here to become a VIP Reader. You’ll immediately receive a free copy of May Day, the first in the Mira James comic caper mysteries, just for signing up!

Become a VIP Writer!

Do you want to learn more about writing, including receiving marketing tips and tricks, deals on valuable workshops and retreats, and time management hacks? Join the VIP Writer’s Club! You’ll receive free VIP access to an online novel-writing course just for signing up and can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time.

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