If your writing goals are blurry, your inspiration fuzzy, your eyes watery from staring at the blank screen with no words appearing, then dedicate 2020 to improving your writing vision to 20/20. Join successfully published authors Heather Weidner and Jayne Ormerod for a two-hour workshop focused on helping you see clearly when it comes to working towards believable, achievable and specific objectives in the new year. Sponsored by the Mystery by the Sea chapter of Sisters in Crime, this event is free and open to writers of all levels and all genres. Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:15 a.m. at the Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Rd, 1st floor conference room. Dutch-treat lunch to follow at a place TBD.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Originally from Virginia Beach, HEATHER WEIDNER has been a mystery fan since Scooby-Doo and Nancy Drew. She lives in Central Virginia with her husband and a pair of Jack Russell terriers. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, and Deadly Southern Charm. Secret Lives and Private Eyes, The Tulip Shirt Murders, and Glitter, Glam, and Contraband are her novels in the Delanie Fitzgerald Mysteries, and her novellas appear in the Mutt Mysteries.
She is a member of Sisters in Crime – Central Virginia, Guppies, James River Writers, and International Thriller Writers. Through the years, she has been a cop’s kid, technical writer, editor, college professor, software tester, and IT manager.
JAYNE ORMEROD grew up in a small Ohio town then went on to a small-town Ohio college. Upon earning her degree in accountancy, she became a CIA (that’s not a sexy spy thing, but a Certified Internal Auditor.) She married a naval officer and off they sailed to see the world. After nineteen moves, they, along with their two rescue dogs Tiller and Scout, have settled into a cozy cottage by the sea. Jayne is the author of the Blonds at the Beach Mysteries, The Blond Leading the Blond, and Blond Luck. Her stand-alone anthology, Goin’ Coastal, is a collection of four short mysteries set along the shore. She has contributed seven short mysteries to various anthologies to include the Mutt Mysteries series, Virginia is for Mysteries, Volumes I and II, and 50 Shades of Cabernet.