2020 Panelists

Panelists

Brenda Buchanan

Brenda Buchanan is a Maine lawyer and former journalist who sets her crime novels in and
around Portland. The three books in her Joe Gale series, Quick Pivot, Cover Story and Truth
Beat, feature a newspaper reporter with modern media savvy covering the cops and crime beat.
She’s currently working on a series featuring criminal lawyer Neva Pierce, whose passionate
defense of her clients leads her deep into the rough-and-tumble world of Downeast crime.
LGBTQ folks always have leading roles in Brenda’s books, just as they do in her life. Brenda
can be found on the web at http://www.brendabuchananwrites.com


Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir’s mother introduced her to the Golden Age of mystery fiction, and she’s been addicted ever since. Now working on the Sydney Riley Provincetown mystery series, she bumps off a resident or visitor to her hometown on a regular basis.

Jeannette is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, the Author’s Guild, and the National Writers Union. Find out more (and read her blog or sign up for her newsletter) at her website. You can also find her on Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Patreon, and Goodreads.


Terri Bischoff

Terri Bischoff

Senior Acquisitions Editor

Crooked Lane Books

Terri began her life in books as a bookseller at Kramerbooks in Washington, DC. After moving home to the Midwest, she worked at a feminist bookstore before purchasing and operating Booked for Murder in Madison, WI. She spent 10 years at Midnight Ink as their acquiring editor and published 36-40 books a year. Terri has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both mysteries and in bookselling, particularly as a book buyer and reviewer. Terri’s interests lie in mainstream suspense, thrillers, quirky and humorous cozies, LGBTQIA, and diverse characters/storylines.


Alexia Gordon

Alexia Gordon

Author Physician by day, award-winning #ownvoices author by night, Alexia Gordon writes the acclaimed Gethsemane Brown series. She’s a member of MWA, SinC, ITW, Writers, and Crime Writers of Color. She blogs with the Missdemeanors (https://www.missdemeanors.com/) and the Femmes Fatales (femmesfatales.typepad.com/my_weblog/), and hosts The Cozy Corner, a popular podcast focused on cozy and traditional mysteries on AnchorFM (https://anchor.fm/alexia-gordon), SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/authorsontheair/sets/the-cozy-corner-with-alexia-gordon), or your favorite podcast listening platform.

Buy her book at Ink Fish Books (https://www.inkfishbooks.com/) or your favorite bookstore. Find her on social media (Facebook: AlexiaGordon.writer, Twitter: @AlexiaGordon, Instagram: DrLex1995) and visit my website (www.alexiagordon.net) to sign up for her newsletter. Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/AuthorAlexiaGordon


Dana Kaye

Dana Kaye is a veteran publicist, social media pro, and brand manager. In 2009, she founded Kaye Publicity, Inc., a boutique PR company specializing in publishing and entertainment. Known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends, she coaches her clients on how to identify and establish their unique personal brands

Kaye is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales, and the founder of Bouquet Stock Photography, a curated library of diverse and representative stock photos.


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Dru Ann Love

Dru Ann Love is the creator/founder of dru’s book musings where the “day in the life” and “get to know you” segments are prominently featured. Dru Ann is happy to be in “her element” within the mystery community. Dru Ann is a 2017 Mystery Writers of America Raven Award recipient and an Anthony Award finalist in 2015 and 2018. Dru Ann is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. Dru Ann is a reporting monitor for the Sister in Crime National Monitoring Project. Dru Ann will be the Malice Domestic Fan Guest of Honor for 2021.

Link to dru’s book musings:  https://drusbookmusing.com/

Dru’s favorite bookstore is: Murder by The Books, https://www.murderbooks.com/


Edith Maxwell

/Maddie Day

Agatha Award-winning author Edith Maxwell writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction. As Maddie Day she pens the bestselling Country Store Mysteries and Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. A past president of SINC New England and a former Crime Bake co-chair, she’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. Maxwell lives with her beau and Energizer kitten north of Boston, where she writes, gardens, cooks, and wastes time on Facebook. Find her (and Maddie) at EdithMaxwell.com, at wickedauthors.com, and on social media.


Paula Munier

Author and Agent

Paula Munier is Senior Agent and Director of Storytelling with Talcott Notch Literary, specializing in commercial fiction and nonfiction and representing many wonderful crime writers. She’s also the USA TODAY bestselling author of the Mercy Carr mysteries: A Borrowing of Bones, the first in the series, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and named the Dogwise Book of the Year.  

Blind Search was inspired by the real-life rescue of little boy with autism who got lost in the woods. The Hiding Place debuts in March 2021. She’s written three popular books on writing: Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, and Writing with Quiet Hands, as well as Fixing Freddie and Happier Every Day. You can buy her books at Gibson’s Bookstore (https://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/)Blind Search was inspired by the real-life rescue of little boy with autism who got lost in the woods. The Hiding Place debuts in March 2021. She’s written three popular books on writing: Plot Perfect, The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings, and Writing with Quiet Hands, as well as Fixing Freddie and Happier Every Day. You can buy her books at Gibson’s Bookstore (https://www.gibsonsbookstore.com/) or wherever books are sold.


Jason Pinter

Jason Pinter is the internationally bestselling author of seven novels and two children’s books, and is the Founder and Publisher of Polis Books, an independent publishing company he launched in 2013, along with its new imprint, Agora, dedicated to diverse and underrepresented voices in crime fiction. He was named one of Publishers Weekly’s inaugural Star Watch honorees, which “recognizes young publishing professionals who have distinguished themselves as future leaders of the industry.”

His next novel, A STRANGER AT THE DOOR, will be released on January 12th by Thomas & Mercer. Visit him at JasonPinter.com and at @JasonPinter.  You can buy his novels at Little City Books (https://www.littlecitybooks.com/search/site/Jason%20pinter) or wherever fine books are sold. 


Peter Swanson

Peter Swanson is the author of six novels, including The Kind Worth Killing, winner of the New England Society Book Award, and finalist for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Her Every Fear, an NPR book of the year; and his most recent, Eight Perfect Murders. A graduate of Trinity College, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Emerson College, he lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and cat.

a link to his books on Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/contributors/peter-swanson-1cac4383-0b62-42cc-843d-620a88561148

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