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Decatur Book Festival - Labor Day Weekend, September 2-3

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Mystery, murder, and mayhem will rule at the 2017 Decatur Book Festival on September 2-3.

SinC Atlanta is teaming up with the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America to present an amazing line-up of crime writers from cozies to dark thrillers to romantic suspense. The biggest writers in the business make the DBF a stop on their book tours.

The two-day street festival hours are Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm.

While the street festival is free, you will definitely want to add our authors' books to your shelves when you hit the SinC Tent. Here's a map of our tent location. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/47zdpq7vm3bt5l8/2017_DBF_SinC_Tent.jpg?dl=0)

Hang around close because you will also want to hear our authors discuss a variety of subjects over two day about how to write Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem.

Come join us and crank up the fun.

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SCHEDULE OF OUR AUTHORS' PANELS
Download printable schedule here. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ly4226yg24daz87/Sisters%20in%20Crime%20Atlanta%202017%20DBF%20Author%20Panel%20Schedule%20FINAL.docx?dl=0)
Full schedule below.

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9/2 — SATURDAY

10:15 – 10:45 am
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem in Small Doses

The art of the short story. Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, Debra H. Goldstein (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22877357/Meet_Our_SinC_Atlanta_Authors%3A_Debra_H_Goldstein), Linda Lovely, and Karen Pullen

11:15 – 11:45
Love Can Be Murder

Romance turns up the heat in murder mysteries. Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra and Nicki Salcedo

12:15 – 12:45 pm
Tough, Cynical, Relentless Heroines

Breaking the male barrier in dark, contemporary mysteries known as “neo-noir.” Sasscer Hill and Linda Sands (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22930623/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Linda_Sands)

1:15 – 1:45 pm
Going to the Dogs, Cats, & Goats: Animals in Crime Fiction

Pets have unique personalities, so why shouldn’t they be characters in our books? Kathleen Delaney (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22927505/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Kathleen_Delaney) and Linda Lovely

2:15 – 2:45 pm
Spirited Sleuthing: Paranormal Mysteries

To solve crimes, sleuths use every resource -- even ghostly ones. Holly McClure, Fran Stewart (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/23333070/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Fran_Stewart), and Maggie Toussaint

3:15 – 3:45 pm
Call the Cops!

Can only cops write realistic police procedurals? A lawyer and an engineer say no. Roger Johns and Karen Pullen

4:15 – 4:45 pm Crazy About Murder
Mental health issues featured in their mysteries.

John Gordon and Sharon Marchisello (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22813498/Meet_Our_SinC_Authors%3A_Sharon_Marchisello/)

5:15 – 5:45 pm
Inside the Serial Killer’s Mind: The twisted logic, motivations, and behaviors of those who murder for their own gratification.

Amanda Feyerbend and Dr. Shirley Garrett

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9/3 — SUNDAY

12:15 – 12:45 pm
Why Murder Someone in the Past? The challenges and advantages in writing historical mysteries.

Suzanne Adair and Anne Lovett (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22884269/Meet_Our_SinC_Atlanta_Authors%3A_Anne_Lovett/)

1:15 – 1:45 pm
Family Secrets, Guilt, & Greed:
Mystery & Suspense on the Homefront

Weird dysfunctions haunt even "good" families, fodder for suspense — even murder. Julia McDermott (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22813508/Meet_Our_SinC_Atlanta_Authors%3A_Julia_McDermott/) and Raegan Teller

2:15 – 2:45 pm
The Psychological Building Blocks of Suspense

How worry, fear, time, and mayhem add suspense to a story. Dr. Shirley Garrett and Liz Lazarus (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/23104243/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Liz_Lazurus)

3:15 – 3:45 pm
Murder So Cozy: Small Towns, Big Murders

Watch out! Killers lurk in the darnedest places! Debra H. Goldstein (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22877357/Meet_Our_SinC_Atlanta_Authors%3A_Debra_H_Goldstein) and Maggie Toussaint

4:15 – 4:45 pm
Cold Cases: Got to understand the bad guy in order to catch him (or her).

Lynn Hesse (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/23367569/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Lynn_Hesse) and Durden Kell (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22886549/Meet_Our_SinC_Authors%3A_Durden_Kell/)

5:15 – 5:45 pm
Write What You Know:

Three authors share personal stories that inspired their novels. Lynn Hesse (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/23367569/Meet_our_SinC_Authors%3A_Lynn_Hesse), Liz Lazarus, and Sharon Marchisello (https://www.meetup.com/Sisters-in-Crime-Atlanta-Chapter/pages/22813498/Meet_Our_SinC_Authors%3A_Sharon_Marchisello/)