News from KOD the Romance Writers of America Romantic Suspense/Mystery Chapter

View this email in your browser Coffin Classes Killer Instinct – October 1 – 31, 2018 Killer Instincts

Starts: August 1, 2018




Class Instructor: Diane K. Peterson

Instructor Bio:   Diane Peterson is a retired school library media specialist that promotes the romance novel industry as an analyst, speaker, reviewer and writer. She teaches a number of literature-related classes to older adults through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and does workshops and presentations to other groups. Diane is very active on Goodreads, tracking her own extensive library of romance books, writing reviews and following many authors and groups. A compulsive “fixer”, she uses her status as a Goodreads librarian to correct and improve book records as well as assisting authors with their records. Diane is a member of RWA and the Missouri RWA chapter. Website: .

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Murder One – October 1 – 31, 2018 Murder One –  Starts: October 1, 2018 ORDER IN THE COURT & IN YOUR WRITING


Class Instructor:   Leslie Budewitz

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Leslie Budewitz blends her passion for food, great mysteries, and the Northwest in the Seattle Spice Shop Mysteries and the Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries, set in Jewel Bay, Montana. Death al Dente (Berkley, 2013) won the 2013 Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her guide for writers, Books, Crooks & Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure(Linden/Quill Driver) won the 2011 Agatha Award for Best Nonfiction. Leslie is a practicing lawyer, admitted to the bar in Washington and Montana. In her first job after graduating from the University of Notre Dame Law School, she clerked for the Washington State Court of Appeals. Her practice has included a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including personal injury and business litigation, employment law, and criminal defense. Leslie has spoken to writers’ groups across the country on avoiding common mistakes in the law, including MWA and RWA chapters, the Writers’ Police Academy, the Flathead River Writers’ Conference, and Colorado Gold. The 2015-16 president of Sisters in Crime, Leslie lives in NW Montana.   Read More

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