January 23, 2011
The Northwest Author Series Presents April Henry
Commit the Perfect Crime: Writing Mysteries & Thrillers
Location: The Wilsonville Public Library in the Oak Room
Time: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 / $3.00 Students & Seniors
Millions of people read mysteries – why not a mystery written by you? Currently, seven of the top ten New York Times hardcover bestsellers and six of the top ten paperbacks are mysteries, thrillers or suspense novels. In this ninety-minute writing workshop, you’ll learn how to develop a plot, create compelling characters, plant clues, and keep the pages turning in your novel.
When April Henry was eleven years old, she sent a short story about a frog named Herman who liked peanut butter to Roald Dahl and he helped get it published. She has gone on to write nine award-winning mysteries and thrillers, including the New York Times bestseller Face of Betrayal (with co-author Lis Wiehl). April has seven more books under contract. She reviews mysteries and thrillers for the Oregonian and has written articles for Writers Digest and The Writer.