Monday, November 16, 2015

Mystery Writers Speakers Bureau

Join us Saturday, December 5 at 11 am to hear writers
Mickie Turk, Monica Ferris, John Sandfraud, Carl Brookins, and Susan Runholt for
Mystery Writers Speakers Bureau: Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery and Why Crime Writers Sleep So Well At Night.
They will discuss writing crime fiction, publishing, promotion and other aspects of author careers.
PicturePicturePicturePicturePicture  Carl Brookins is a crime fiction writer and reviewer. He writes three mystery seriesa sailing series (“Red Sky”) an academic series (“Reunion”) and a private investigator series (“The Case of The Yellow Diamond”). His website is He has reviewed mystery fiction for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and for Mystery Scene Magazine and his reviews appear on his web site, on several blogs, and on various Internet review sites.
Susan Runholt is the author of the Kari and Lucas mysteries for middle grade readers, published by Viking. Critics have called the series "Nancy Drew books for the 20th century." She was named runner-up for the Debut Dagger Award by the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain for THE MYSTERY OF THE THIRD LUCRETIA. In 2008 the book was named among the Top 10 Crime Fiction for Youth by Booklist; in May 2015 it was included among Booklist's lineup of the 100 Best Children's and YA Mysteries of the Past 10 Years. The second and third series titles, RESCUING SENECA CRANE and ADVENTURE AT SIMBA HILL, were published in 2009 in 2011 respectively. She is currently working on a fourth Kari and Lucas book, this one set in Venice at Carnival. A Minnesota native, Susan lives in Saint Paul with her dog, Piper.

Now writing as Monica Ferris, Mary Monica Pulver sold her first short story to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine in 1983.  Her first novel, Murder at the War, appeared from St. Martin's Press in 1987. Four in that series followed.  In 1992, the first of six medieval Tales, written in collaboration with Gail Frazer as Margaret Frazer, appeared, and was nominated for an Edgar.  In 1998, writing as Monica Ferris, she began writing a new series for Berkley featuring a needleworking sleuth named Betsy Devonshire.  The first was called Crewel World, the nineteenth is Darned If You Do.  She is working on Knit Your Own Murder.

 Mickie Turk has worked independently and commercially in photography, journalism, and film. She wrote, directed, and produced both short and feature-length narratives and documentaries. Her travels to Cuba produced a film on the religion Santeria and Havana Nights, a locally screened shorts film festival. Early educational and employment experiences included adult mental health services and juvenile community corrections. Mickie has written novels, screenplays, and a variety of short stories and memoirs. Most recently, she is an editor of the anthology, Festival of Crime
Karl W. Jorgenson is a non-practicing attorney and author. He is currently finishing a thriller. Under the pen name ‘John Sandfraud’, he published the satirical and humorous Fifty Shades of Prey. In his spare time he reads mysteries, thrillers, and history. 

​Flow Art Space is located in the Northern Warehouse in Lowertown at 308 Prince St., Suite 226 St Paul MN, 55101. Entry to the gallery is free. Metered street parking is free in the evenings and paid parking lots surround the building and are an easy 1- block walk. A passenger elevator is available.
Abstract Prints from Pamela Carberry and Mark D. Klotz is the exhibition on view during this author event. Twin Cities artists Pamela Carberry (printmaking) and Mark D. Klotz (photography) are featured.