Author Lois Winston
How to Write a Mystery Series
April 26, 2021 6:30 - 7:30 pm
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Writing a mystery series is quite different from writing a stand-alone mystery—much more challenging. Planning is everything. No author wants to cut a series short when sales are brisk and readers are clamoring for more books, but if you don’t plan well, you may find your characters and/or your basic concept have a finite life. Lois Winston, author of the critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery Series, currently at nine novels and three novellas, will offer twelve steps to follow to create an ongoing mystery series that will continue for as many years as you want to keep writing it.
USA Today and Amazon bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is a former literary agent and an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry.