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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 2:32 pm

Writing Craft Speaker -- Connie Flynn

TOPIC:  Bootcamp for Novelists: A Crash Course In Plotting. Some people believe that stories come from a magical realm and simply float down to some lucky writers. But could it be possible that, given a character with a goal who faces conflict, you can give them situations that make your story sing? This presentation covers how to develop a story definition and question, and a brief story outline built around five main moments of change. Bring paper and a fresh pen because this is a working program.

About the Speaker: Connie Flynn is a bestselling, award-winning author of 10 novels and several short stories. She writes in several genres, including paranormal romance, romantic comedy, action/adventure and contemporary fantasy. She also writes mystery/suspense as K.C. Flynn. Her time-travel paranormal, The Dragon Hour, won a PRISM award.  For last 10 years, she’s taught fiction writing in the Maricopa County College system in metro Phoenix, where she lives, and every course she teaches starts with a promise to provoke a shower of “ah-ha’s.”

Crime Speaker – TSgt. Jessica Gillespie, USAF

Topic: Crash Recovery.

About the Speaker: Technical Sergeant Jessica S. Gillespie is the Assistant First Sergeant for the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. She advises the squadron first sergeant on matters influencing the health, morale and welfare of more than 716 enlisted Airmen. Sergeant Gillespie also works closely with several base agencies to facilitate professional military training, disciplinary actions and oversee moral enhancing activities.

She entered the Air Force in July 2003 and has earned the Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster. Her background includes experience in aircraft maintenance and crash recovery.


The meeting-luncheon is open to the public and takes place at The Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway in Tucson, from 10 AM to 2 PM. The fee of $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members includes lunch. RSVP and pay in advance at www.tucsonsistersincrime.org.

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