Presenters & Instructors

More presenters and critique personnel listed as they
are confirmed
for the 2020 event.


Screen Shot 2019-12-02 at 6.30.59 PMJulie Hyzy is a New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and many short stories. (See all her books here.)

At the 2020 Chicago workshop, she is teaching on plotting your novel, settings & sidekicks, and how to write awesome mystery novels.

She is also critiquing manuscripts as an add-on element for attendees.

Julie has won the Anthony, Barry, Phobos, Lovey, and Derringer awards for her fiction. Known best for her White House Chef and Manor House Mysteries, Julie has returned to the darker side of writing with her most recent thriller Virtual Sabotage.