Why do I kept going back to the New England Crime Bake?

By Judy Copek

My twelfth year and the anticipation is still strong. How can that be? Many things: connecting with old friends, a whole weekend of talking about writing, thinking about writing, new ideas about writing, buying books, going to seminars, hearing what the agents are saying. The panels, the pizza, and schmoozing at the bar. It’s always new and yet it’s always familiar. And you’ll go home inspired to finish that manuscript.

Got my banquet costume already! You wouldn’t believe how old that tropical print dress is. Writers are a zany bunch, and when quiet people don costumes, watch out!

There’s always the possibility you’ll connect with your dream agent. You’re sure to be inspired by others’ success. People are friendly. You can network like mad or sit in front of the cozy fireplace with your laptop. Crime Bake has something for everyone. Get your manuscript critiqued and learn some forensics. Learn, laugh, live it up! The Dedham Hilton is a great host. That’s why we return year after year. Did I mention that Crime Bake is fun? Hope to see you there.

Judy Copek Bio:

001_JudyinParisCopyOccasionally Judy takes a vacation that spins off into a novel. World of Mirrors was born when Judy and her husband visited the Baltic island of Rugen shortly after the reunification of East and West Germany. Time stood still on the idyllic island, yet all the elements of suspense were there: the Soviet Navy, ex-Stasi, Vietnamese “guest workers,” a dog that had formerly patrolled the Wall, and bad vibes from the days of the DDR.

Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, New England PEN and Toastmasters International. She has published poems, short stories and memoir as well as an earlier novel, The Shadow Warriors.

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About J.A. Hennrikus/Julianne Holmes

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus wears two hats. With her arts administrator hat, she is the Executive Director of StageSource and teaches as adjunct faculty at Emerson College. Wearing her other hat, she is a mystery writer. Her short stories have been published by Level Best Books: “Tag, You’re Dead” in THIN ICE, “Her Wish” in DEAD CALM, and “The Pendulum Swings, Until It Doesn’t” in BLOOD MOON. She publishes the Clock Shop Mystery Series under the name Julianne Holmes. JUST KILLING TIME, the first in the series, was published in Oct 2015 and was nominated for a BEST FIRST NOVEL Agatha award. CLOCK AND DAGGER will be released in August 2016. She is a social media fan, and tweets under @JulieHennrikus. She is an avid theater goer and a member of Red Sox nation. Her website is jahennrikus.com, and she blogs with WickedCozyAuthors.com, KillerCharacters.com, and Write to Live/Live to Write (nhwn.wordpress.com).
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3 Responses to Why do I kept going back to the New England Crime Bake?

  1. Couldn’t agree more, Judy! And I would like to add that it’s a huge motivator to use who are working on mystery novels. This will be my sixth, and it’s my favorite weekend of the year and the number one push I needed six years ago to get started. I wouldn’t miss it!

  2. Amen! It’s my sixth as well, and I wasn’t even a mystery writer the first time I went. I was looking for an affordable writer’s conference that was “off season” since I was running a B&B back then. It was such a great conference I “converted” to writing mysteries and have never looked back. Can’t wait to see everyone again!

  3. Pingback: Revision, Writin’ and Crime Bake: What More Could We Want? | Pen, Ink, and Crimes

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