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Sallie Bissel
Sallie Bissel
Stephanie Bond
Stephanie Bond
Norman Chastain
Norman Chastain
Craig Faris
Craig Faris

Keynote Speaker Margaret Maron
Keynote Speaker
Margaret Maron
Patricia Sprinkle
Patricia Sprinkle
p.m. terrell
p.m. terrell
Steven Womack
Steven Womack
Patricia Wynn
Patricia Wynn

 

2007 Murder Goes South

Offical 2007 Murder Goes South poster designed by Craig Faris.
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Events Summary

In recognition of our 5th year anniversary, we made 2007 the best Murder Goes South ever. We added new attractions: A writing contest, writing classes, a book signing and a wine tasting at the Wine Shoppe in the Village.

It began on Friday January 26, 2007 when our dinner speaker, South Carolina mystery writer Margaret Maron, took the podium and delivered a wonderful opening address for the event. Ms Maron was introduced by her good friend, Mary Kay Andrews, who was our 2006 guest speaker. Margaret Maron is a co-founder of Sisters in Crime and author of the Deborah Knott (Judge Knott) series, Bootleggers Daughter, Shooting at Loons, Slow Dollar, Up Jumps the Devil, Killer Market, and Rituals of the Season, just to name a few. A succulent dinner was catered by Café Michel

Our Saturday program included writers Sallie Bissell (Call the Devil by His Oldest Name, Legacy of Masks), Stephanie Bond (Body Movers) Norman Chastain (After the Game), p. m. terrell (Ricochet), Patricia Sprinkle (Death on the Family Tree), and Steven Womack (By Blood Written). The writers divided into two panels and talked about their writing, characters, and how they developed their writing styles. A question and answer segment followed each discussion.

Graphic artist and writer, Craig Faris conducted a morning writing class entitled "The Subtle Art of Suspense" for those writers in attendance. Our afternoon writing instructor was Stephanie Bond, author of Body Movers, Finding your Mojo, and In Deep Voodoo. The winner of our writing contest was Rick Thompson of Marietta.

The event rounded out with a book signing and then on to The Wine Cellars for a taste test and book signing and chat with Smyrna's own Patricia Sprinkle, dinner keynote speaker Margaret Maron and 2006 guest speaker Mary Kay Andrews.

Other guests included Marietta Police detective, Barry Mason, author of Maroon and Killswitch; and California writer, Patricia Wynn.

One patron who has attended MGS each year, remarked that this was indeed our best year.

 

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