Nancy Cole Silverman read from her book REASON TO DOUBT, the fifth of the Carol Childs Mysteries. The introduction focuses on Carol, Carol’s daughter, and her photographer boyfriend, and launched us straight into the exciting story line. She also talked a little about how her own professional background inspired the Carol Childs Mysteries.


Fifteen Ways to Add Humor to Your Writing

by Shannon Muir Broden

Ellen Byron, with a diverse background in television and theater as well as prose, talked about tips and tricks for discovering the humor in writing. Additionally, she reminded attendees of types of humor that are tired and contrived and ways to consider going in new, yet still funny, directions. Ellen led the audience through fifteen points to think about (plus a couple bonus ones as well), accompanied by take-away exercises to apply at home for authors to try adding “funny” to their toolkits.  She even threw in some extra pointers based on feedback by those in attendance.