Monday, December 1, 2008

Love is Murder Mystery Conference

Top Ten Reasons to attend Love is Murder Mystery Conference Feb 6-8, 2009:

  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Alex Kava
  • Raymond Benson
  • Sharan Newman
  • Pitches to Publishing Houses & Agents
  • Networking with fellow writers
  • Panels
  • Book Signing
  • Easy to Get to - close to airport and transportation
  • Good Food

Hotel Info:

Westin Chicago North Shore
601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling, IL 60090
Call (847) 777-6500 or {800–228-3000} for reservations at $89 per night.

I've been to every Love is Murder conference and have gotten something out of each one, especially the one where I pitched to Janice Strand of Hard Shell Word Factory, and ended up with a contract for Two Wrongs, my debut mystery. That also led to the release of Girl of My Dreams, my romantic comedy at the same publishing house.

Pitching at a conference is one of the best ways to jump over a few hurdles and avoid the slush pile. I highly recommend it. It worked for me!

I hope to see some of you there. If you plan on attending, please leave a comment.

Morgan Mandel


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Won't be going this year. Trying to cut back a bit, and only going to conferences closer to home.

See my post tomorrow.


Deb Baker said...

I'll be there! I can drive so that helps. I've attended four or five LIMs and always have a great time and make new, lasting friendships.

Morgan Mandel said...

We'll have to look for each other over there.

Morgan Mandel

Joanna Campbell Slan said...


I totally agree with you that pitching at a conference is the BEST way to get representation. That's how I did it!

Picks by Pat said...

I'll be there. Thinking of taking the train from Kansas City. That should be a scenic way to go.

And the gang of writers I met at LIM last year are just great.

Dana Fredsti said...

Sigh. NO money, no travel. but I'll be cheerleading for all of you who do go!