Elaine Viets: A mystery for every mood

Saturday, March 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

"Diversify, Get Noticed, Write Short Stories," Panel

SleuthFest Conference, Boca Raton, FL

Want to explore new characters? Try a new voice? Consider a short story. I'm on a panel with JD Allen, Vincent O'Neil and William Dylan Powell and I will discuss ways at diversify. Don Burns is our moderator.

SleuthFest is March 1-4 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton, Florida, 33487. Phone: 1-561-994-8200


Saturday, March 3, 2018, 3:40 p.m.

Workshop: The Pain of Killing Your Darlings

SleuthFest Conference, Boca Raton, FL  

Yes, we kill people for a living. But what about that really brutal murder, when we kill our best phrases, our most insightful observations, our finest writing? We have to kill and move on. In this workshop, I'll show you how to get out that knife and start slashing -- and when to stop. With handouts.

The Saturday workshop is from 3:40 to 4:55 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Boca Raton. More information at




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Zonta Club of Jefferson City  Yellow Rose Luncheon

Jefferson City, Missouri

I'm honored to be the Celebration Award Winner and Speaker at the Yellow Rose Luncheon given by the Zonta Club of Jefferson City, in my home state of Missouri. This luncheon honors women of achievement from the Jefferson City area. Proceeds fund the Second Chance Scholarship, which helps women who not the typical age for college further their education. For information, go to