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Mystery Authors Panel Discussion (Rochester Writes) Online

Panel Discussion – Ask Us Anything         

Wed May 31, 630-8    via Zoom
a concluding discussion from the Mystery Makers series open to all (not just series class members)


with Jen Collins Moore, Tina deBellegarde, Carol Pouliot and Lida Sideris 

The four presenters will be available for a craft panel discussion on how to publish, how to get a manuscript in order, how to manage rejection, and balancing the writer’s life with the rest of life’s demands. This panel will be geared toward answering questions so plenty of time will be allotted for Q&A on any writing-related topic.


Carol Pouliot

A former language teacher, Carol Pouliot writes the acclaimed Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries, traditional police procedurals with a seemingly impossible relationship between Depression-era cop Steven Blackwell and 21st-century journalist Olivia Watson. With their fast pace and unexpected twists and turns, the books have earned praise from readers and mystery authors alike. Carol is president of her Sisters in Crime chapter and a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. When not writing, Carol can be found reaching for her passport for her next travel adventure.


Tina deBellegarde

Tina deBellegarde writes the Batavia-on-Hudson Mysteries for which she has received two Agatha Award nominations. Her story “Tokyo Stranger” appeared in the 2021 Mystery Writers of America anthology and was nominated for a Derringer Award. Tina co-chairs Murderous March, the annual mystery writers conference. She is a founding member of sleuthsandsidekicks.com, a team of four authors who blog together, tour virtually, and teach writing workshops online. She lives in Catskill, NY and Deerfield Beach, Fla. She visits Japan regularly to see her son and do research. She is a member of Writers in Kyoto and reviews books for BooksOnAsia.net.


Lida Sideris

Lida Sideris' first stint after law school was a newbie lawyer's dream: working as an entertainment attorney for a movie studio...kind of like her heroine, Corrie Locke, except without the homicides. Lida was one of two national winners of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America Scholarship and a Killer Nashville, Silver Falchion Award Finalist. She lives in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens. Lida is a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks.


Jen Collins Moore

Jen Collins Moore transports readers to Rome in The Maggie White Mysteries. Her short fiction has appeared in Mystery Weekly and Masthead: The Best New England Crime Stories. She is president of Sisters in Crime Chicagoland and a founding member of Sleuths and Sidekicks. Jen's an avid traveler and writes mysteries about the places she loves to visit. She says, "Remembering the sights, smells, sounds, and, of course, food, of a place is one of my greatest pleasures when bringing a story to life."



Wednesday, May 31, 2023
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central Library
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