Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Ottawa will play host to Canada’s premier mystery conference Bloody Words 2009 from June 5-7, 2009. This national conference brings together authors, fans, librarians and those in the book industry from across Canada and the United States. Highlights of the conference will include panels of mystery authors, publishers and agents discussing books, the writing process and the publishing industry, while RCMP officers, private detectives, psychologists and forensic experts will deliver sessions on the intricacies of crime, criminals and detection. Author readings by the best in the mystery-writing genre will be held in English and French and will be open to the public. Confirmed authors include International Guest of Honour Denise Mina from Scotland, Canadian Guest of Honour Louise Penny and MC Mary Jane Maffini. Registrations are now being accepted at a discounted fee. For more information and registration forms, please visit www.bloodywords2009.com