Malice Domestic Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

Why I Go To Conferences and Other Events

While I was at Malice, a friend who is a New York Times bestselling author told me that her agent said, “At this point in your career, you no longer need to do personal appearances.” Wow. I don’t know what to think about that. I mean, I understand. At a certain point, your name is […]

Love Crafts and Mysteries? Malice is for YOU!

If you love mysteries and crafts, you won’t want to miss Malice Domestic, Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Mystery authors from all over the world will gather to meet their fans and talk about their books. Plus, there’s a live auction with cool stuff. Here’s a sampling– * […]

My Malice Auction Offering

I’m not sure how well you can see this, but…this is the customized scrapbook page I created to have auctioned off at Malice this weekend. Inside the small album is room for 8 photos (4″ x 6″ size). The cover of the album is sewn with sequins sprinkled throughout. The papers were customized and colored […]

Listening Can Yield Terrific Marketing Ideas–Here's How

We all know people get nervous when they get up to speak. Shoot, I worked as a professional speaker, and I can tell you that even the highly paid pro’s get wobbly knees. But often in our unguarded moments, truths are shared. Here’s the intro I received a couple days ago–and remember, the protagonist in […]

Cozy Armchair Winners and Paper, Scissors, Death Receives Agatha Nomination for Best First Novel

Do you remember when Sally Field held up her statue of Oscar and said with wonder, “You like me!” I’m having my own little Sally moment. How long did it take me to write Paper, Scissors, Death? It took 55 long years. I started writing when I was in grade school. Won my first award […]