Tonight begins our annual Malice in Memphis Retreat at St. Columba's Sanders Lodge. I'm very excited about our programming this year. For the first time we are hosting an interactive murder mystery. As I told you in last weeks blog, our publisher, special guest, and all around good sport, Allan Gilbreath, allowed us to murder him (not really, lol) in a very interesting way.
I wonder if anyone will really figure out who done it? Whoever figures it out first, wins a nice prize pack.
Once we introduce the crime scene, Allan will host a session on creating the perfect elevator pitch. Tomorrow we start off with a self defense demo with Malice member, Larry Hoy. This transcends into writing fight scenes. Member Lynn Maples will guide us through marketing and branding. After lunch, special guest, Memphis Attorney Justin Gee of Wagerman-Katzman, will guide us through a death penalty case from arrest to verdict. This will be an asset to we mystery writers. After supper, member Elaine Meece, will guide us through self-publishing followed by special guest, Wendy Strain, who will talk about Ghost Writing.
Then we reveal the killer and award the prize pack for our interactive mystery.
Mayhem is about to commence.
And I can't wait.