Local Pennwriters representative, Bobbi Carducci, is proud to announce that the line-up of workshop presenters at this year’s Pennwriters conference  includes  Nancy Martin, winner of the 2009 Lifetime Achievement award for mystery writing from Romantic Times magazine and Eccentric Publisher Dan Morrow, historian and 2013 author of Murder In Lexington, a true tale of seduction, murder and southern honor in one of Virginia’s most famous college towns on the eve of the American Civil War.

Nancy is the author of 48 pop fiction novels in mystery, suspense, historical and romance genres, Nancy created The Blackbird Sisters in 2002— mysteries about three impoverished Main Line heiresses who adventure in couture and crime–as if “Agatha Christie had wandered onto the set of Sex and The City.” Nominated for the Agatha Award for Best First Mystery of 2002, HOW TO MURDER A MILLIONAIRE won the RT award for Best First Mystery and was a finalist for the Daphne DuMaurier Award. Nancy has also written the Roxy Abruzzo mystery series for St. Martin’s Minotaur, FOXY ROXY and STICKY FINGERS.

Also presenting at the conference: Pennwriters President and nonfiction author, Carol Silvis, Jay W. Foreman, David Hazard, David Sackrider, Linda Harris Sittig, Sharon Kraftchak, Val Muller, Dixiane Hallaj, Bobbi Carducci, and Kathy Jo Shea, owner of Second Chapter Books.

Authors interested in discussing possible publishing opportunities for their book are invited to make an appointment to meet with a representative of S&H Publishing or Freedom Forge Press. Conference registration required.

Conference Location: at Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg, VA. This full day writers conference will include a catered lunch. The cost is $100.00 for non-members, $85.00 for students and $75.00 dollars for members of Pennwriters. Registration can be done online at  http://pennwriters.org/area-7-mini-conference-writers-project-runway-ii/or by contacting Bobbi Carducci, bcarducci@comcast.net, 540- 903-6831