This Saturday, April 23 at noon, I'll be back in Indiana to moderate a panel discussion on The Future of the Mystery Novel.
In a sea of change, there isn't anything that we knew about books yesterday that we can be confident will remain true tomorrow. We'll tackle a wide range of questions about how readers, writers, publishers and booksellers are adapting. We'll look at technology, of course, but especially at how technology might change the nature of the fiction itself. We'll talk about the preferences of today's readers -- including young readers -- and we'll look at the ways in which change is serving or failing book lovers.
Our panel features:
Kate Stine, editor of Mystery Scene magazine, the premier guide to the genre. www.mysteryscenemag.com
Jeff Stone, author of the very successful Five Ancestors series of historical suspense novels for younger readers -- over 500,000 copies sold. readjeffstone.com
Larry D. Sweazy, a 2010 Best Books of Indiana nominee whose third Josiah Wolfe, Texas Ranger novel, The Badger's Revenge, was published earlier this month. www.larrydsweazy.com
The conversation will begin at noon on Saturday at Barnes & Noble at 3748 E. 82nd St, Indianapolis. (Store map page.)
The program is sponsored jointly by The Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and the Indiana Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The program is free and open to the public.
Hope you'll join us!