Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Speaker Mike Owens

Mike OwensMike Owens, author of The End of Free Will and The Threshold will appear at Coastal Crime Fest 3 on March 19 to speak about the craft of managing psychic distance in your writing.

Mike was born in a small town in North Carolina, Winston-Salem being the closest identifiable landmark. He claims to bleed Tar Heel blue, having received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from UNC Chapel Hill. He topped off his educational efforts with an MFA in Creative Writing from Old Dominion in 2011. Mike lives in Norfolk with his wife, Marilyn, and their dog, Molly, a highly critical 11-year old Weimaraner. His written works explore the often-contentious interaction between medical science and medical ethics.


Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Speaker Jayne Ormerod

Jayne Ormerod, right, goes over the keys to great mystery writing, as modeled by Jane Bones.

Jayne Ormerod, right, goes over the keys to great mystery writing, as modeled by Jane Bones.

Jayne Ormerod is the author of two cozy mysteries, The Blond Leading the Blond and Blond Faith. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including Virginia is for Mysteries, Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II, Chesapeake Crimes 3, and By the Bay: East Beach Stories. She also wrote an e-novella titled Behind the Blue Door: 230 Periwinkle Place.

This year at Coastal Crime Fest Jayne will be helping to present The History of the Mystery.

Jayne writes what she knows—small towns (influenced by her childhood growing up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and beach settings (a result of 30 years as a navy spouse, always living within a flip-flop’s throw of the ocean.) Thanks to a youth spent reading Nancy Drew and an adulthood devouring the words of Janet Evanovich, Mary Daheim, and Lillian Jackson Braun, she can now write about amateur sleuths, exploding cars, and dead bodies with a modicum of authority. Jayne also runs Bay Breeze Publishing. Visit her online at


Meet Coastal Crime Fest 3 Speaker Teresa Inge

Teresa Inge

Teresa Inge is the founder and president of Mystery by the Sea, the Sisters in Crime chapter serving the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. This year she will be helping to present The History of the Mystery at Coastal Crime Fest 3.

Teresa has had several stories published, including two in the anthology Virginia is for Mysteries, another in Virginia is for Mysteries Volume II, and one in Fishnets, an anthology published by another Sisters in Crime chapter. She loves hot rods and  lives with her husband and two juvenile delinquent dogs in Chesapeake. Find her online at