History

Sherlock Holmes as Science Fiction

Presentation:  In the late Victorian era, the techniques Doyle’s detective used in his stories didn’t exist. Join Retired Army pathologist and crime writer Bradley Harper for a whirlwind review of the history of forensic science and how the Great Detective inspired the world’s first crime lab. The Game’s afoot!

Contact: Bradley Harper MD
bharper1888@gmail.com
757-240-9862
http://WWW.BHarperAuthor.Com

Fee:  $150 and the opportunity to sell his books afterward.

Memoir Writing

Telling Your Story
Patti Procopi firmly believes that everyone has a story to tell and she will give you some ideas on how to tell yours. She will walk you through the various methods and the audience can follow along with the power point presentation. The easiest way to start is with a question and answer books - 52 questions to tell the story of your life - that you can create for your children or grandchildren. But maybe you want to dig deeper and write a memoir. Procopi will explain the various types of memoirs and how to drill down to the story you most want to tell. The final option is to take the stories from your life and fictionalize them in novel form. There will be time at the end to ask questions and to discuss the ideas presented.

Contact Patti at
patti.pro@cox.net


Fee: Honorarium and the opportunity to sell her books afterward.

Writing

The Hero’s Journey and Jack the Ripper

Presentation:  In 2019 Bradley Harper’s debut novel, A Knife in the Fog, was an Edgar’s Finalist, won Killer Nashville’s silver Falchion Award as Best Mystery, and became a Recommended Read by the Arthur Conan Doyle estate. Join Dr. Harper as he explains his use of the Hero’s Journey to craft his award-winning novel, now being developed for a possible movie adaptation.

Contact: Bradley Harper MD
bharper1888@gmail.com
757-240-9862
http://WWW.BHarperAuthor.Com

Fee:  $150 and the opportunity to sell his books afterward.
 

Why I put a book down: BEST CURRVE

Presentation: In 2020, Brad Harper was one of seven Edgar for Best Novel judges. During that year, he was assigned 165 books to evaluate. Later, while a student in a master's program in Creative Writing, he formalized the most common reasons he’d put a book down before completing it. Let him share these common errors so your reader reads to the end.

Contact: Bradley Harper MD
bharper1888@gmail.com
757-240-9862
http://WWW.BHarperAuthor.Com

Fee:  $150 and the opportunity to sell his books afterward.