By Luther Turmelle | January 7th, 2012
Wednesday night at the Salmagundi Club, SPJ’s New York Deadline Club is holding a program that will provide insights on what it takes to make the switch from journalist to mystery author.
Hear from five journalism professionals about what made them look to mystery writing and the type of skills serve you well in both professions. The panelists for the event are:
• Mary Jane Clark, a former CBS news producer who is the New York Times bestselling author of the “Wedding Cake” series of mystery novels.
• Don Dahler, who currently anchors the weekend morning and evening CBS 2 newscasts and wrote the novels “A Tight Lie” and “Water Hazard.”
• Bruce DeSilva, a former editor at the Associated Press editor and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 2010 for his mystery “Rogue Island.”
• Wallace Stroby, a former Newark Star-Ledger reporter and author of “The Barbed-Wire Kiss,” which was a finalist for the 2004 Barry Award for Best First Novel.
Larry Light, the executive vice president of Mysry Writers of America, a veteran editor at BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal whose many published books include the “Karen Glick” mystery series, will moderate.
The event starts at 7 p.m. and will be preceded by a half hour reception. After the event, the panelists will be available to sign copies of their work.
The event is free, but RSVPs are recommended. Click here to let event organizers now if you plan to attend.