RWA’s Mystery/Suspense Chapter Classes for February


RWA’s Mystery/Suspense Chapter #144 aka Kiss of Death is pleased to announce our COFFIN College of Felony and Intrigue MURDERONE and KILLERINSTINCT online workshop for the month of February 2015. 

MURDERONE workshops encompass the technical aspects of murder and mayhem.


Starts: February 2, 2015

Ends: February 27, 2015

Registration Cut-Off Date: January 28, 2015

COURSE TITLE: Underwater Investigations

Instructor: Pamela Beason, P.I.

Bio: An experienced underwater scuba diver, Pamela is also the author of seven full-length works of fiction. Her books include: The Only Witness and The Only Clue in the Neema Mysteries. Shaken, Call of the Jaguar, Endangered, and Bear Bait in romantic suspense, and Undercurrents in the Summer Westin mystery series. She also has written nonfiction e-books SAVE Your Money, Your Sanity and Our Planet, and So You Want to Be a PI? Additionally Pamela has won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Bear Bait, among numerous other awards. To learn more about Pamela’s books and background, please visit her website at:

Class Description: Pamela’s course will cover a number of topics related to underwater investigations. It will include but not be limited to: recreational diving, underwater critters, wreck divers, deep divers, cave divers, and divers who swim with sharks. She’ll also cover underwater diving equipment such as scuba gear as well as tools including photography and videotaping. Commercial divers (careers) will be explored as well. The class will summarize challenges and risks for divers including getting lost, getting trapped, and running out of air. Also featured will be a summary of additional challenges and risks in diving and physical peril: nitrogen narcosis, decompression Illness (The Bends), and dangerous marine life. The class will also discuss underwater evidence collection, underwater search and rescue, and the biggest mistakes divers make and common mistakes authors make when writing about diving.

KILLERINSTINCT workshops encompass writing and craft topics.


Starts: February 2, 2015

Ends: February 27, 2015

COURSE TITLE: Writing the Fiction Synopsis—A Step-by-Step Approach for Today’s Hybrid Market

Instructor: Pam McCutcheon

BIO: Instructor Pam McCutcheon is the renowned author of Writing the Fiction Synopsis, A Step by Step Approach. In the 2015 class, she’ll be teaching not only how to put a synopsis together from students’ works in progress, but she’ll be giving them the tools to write blurbs and back cover copies. Every author, traditionally or independently published, must have these tools and Writing the Fiction Synopsis, A Step by Step Approach is your guide to help you get there. To learn more about Pam and her books and classes, please visit her website at:

Class Description: Most writers hate writing synopses and no wonder. After you’ve agonized over several hundred pages to make your prose perfect, how could you possibly distill that down to a measly ten or twenty pages? Or, worse yet, one or two? By the time you’ve written a book, everything seems important, and it’s difficult to know what to put in and what to leave out. To help with that problem, Pam McCutcheon came up with a method that she details in her book, Writing the Fiction Synopsis, A Step by Step Approach.

Click the Link to Register:

Fee: $15 FOR KOD Members; $30 FOR NON-KOD Members

Registration Cut-Off Date: January 28, 2015


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