Barbara Schading, Ph.D.

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Sleuth Fest 2007

09-May-2007

Greetings, everyone! I recently attended Sleuth Fest 2007, the Florida Chapter's Mystery Writers of America annual conference in South Florida. As always, it was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends, get to know new and seasoned writers, and rub elbows with a few of the greats in the business.

I moderated a panel with literary agents Jeff Gerecke, Donna Bagdasarian, Dianna Collier and Jessica Faust, all wonderful agents who had lots to offer the attendees. I even found a couple who expressed interest in seeing one or more of my novels, so wish me luck with my submissions.

This was my first year as a panelist. I was invited to speak on two panels: Marketing Ideas, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Joanne Sinchuk and Karen Corner; and also, Myth, Mysticism and Mystery with Chris Jackson, Jonathan Santlofer, and Britin Haller. Both sessions went well and were fun to do.

As always, SleuthFest was a super conference and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in mystery writing.

Selected Works

Non-Fiction, Military
A Civilian's Guide to the U.S. Military
"...An indispensible introduction to the world's greatest military." W.E.B. Griffin, best-selling author of The Corps and other military series.
Novels
Closure
An inexperienced journalist assumes the inquiries of a recently-deceased investigative reporter who specialized in unsolved murders, unaware the dead man is a ghost who must solve his own murder.
Disclosure
Fraud in the legal industry and canine guards send Carey on a terrifying chase to right several terrible wrongs.
The Intentional Error
Co-authors of a thriller series with their own secrets to hide must assume their character’s super-sleuth qualities to survive when they inadvertently purchase a rug specifying a 911-like attack in London.
Letters at the End
Dying woman writes letters to people who've influenced her life.
But I Digress
Wacky chick lit tale of beachlife insanity!
Novella
Naked Came the Flamingo
"Move over Travis McGee. The Flamingo has Landed."
Magazine Articles
Magazine & Online Publications
My Magazine Articles