There’s a fun day on tap this coming Saturday, and if you’re somewhat local to Concord, MA and this is of interest, make sure to register today, Monday, October 6.
Fellow NHWN bloggers, Diane and Julie, and I are part of a mystery writers group called Sisters in Crime. We also both belong to the New England chapter. And it’s the chapter that has pulled together a wonderful mystery-focused event this Saturday.
Here are the details:
Sisters in Crime New England Presents
History, Mystery & Murder!
Saturday, October 11, at Concord’s Historic Colonial Inn
11 a.m. Guided Walking Tour (optional)
12:15 p.m. Luncheon & Author Panel
What happened when two Puritan ministers and a fur trader wandered into the wilderness? What was Nathaniel Hawthorne’s shocking and grisly encounter? What’s so memorable about Major Pitcairn’s boo-boo or Tildy Holden and her chickens?
This easy-going, 60-minute walking tour of downtown Concord and Sleepy Hollow covers a bit of what you’ve read in history books and a whole lot that was left out, including tales of witches and shoemakers, drunken barbers, and the almost unbelievable story of Frank Sanborn, “possibly the coolest dude that ever lived in Concord”.
Afterward, enjoy a luncheon at the historic Colonial Inn and a spirited author panel on writing one of the hottest properties in our industry, Historical Mysteries.
Moderator Leslie Wheeler and award-winning authors M.E. Kemp, Ben and Beth Oak, Tempa Pagel, and Sarah Smith discuss how to make the past come alive while spinning an exciting tale for contemporary readers.
SinC/NE is covering most of the cost of this unique chapter event for members and their invited guests.
Register as my guest at these rates:
Tour & Luncheon/Panel: $25
Luncheon/Panel Only: $15
Reserve your tickets now/today (this is the last call for RSVPs) at http://sincne.org/history-mystery-and-murder
It should be a fun time on a beautiful New England fall afternoon… as long as no headless horsemen appear, I’ll be just fine.
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