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The Smoking Guns offers local support to crime writers in Knoxville and east Tennessee, writing workshops, lecture guests from diverse career fields of interest to mystery, crime, thriller, and suspense writers, networking opportunities, and promotional events.
For writers of all genders, we offer professional education, career development, mentoring, promotional opportunities, networking and lively forums within a supportive community of mystery lovers. Readers, publishers, agents, booksellers, and librarians are also welcome.
Robert Lopresti, former government information librarian and current mystery writer, discusses the subject of his book, When Women Didn't Count, on women as criminals and victims throughout US history. Robert is a prolific short mystery story author and sometimes novelist. http://www.roblopresti.com/