7 Killer Reasons to Register for the Mystery Writers Key West Fest – PLUS 2 Important Deadlines Today

1)   You might walk into the very pages of a mystery novel: Fest guests who register by TODAY – June 30are automatically entered into a drawing for a cameo role in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Heather Graham’s next mystery tale.

2)   Be a witness at the inaugural Jeremiah Healy Mystery Writing Award presentation–maybe even win it yourself! Deadline to submit the first three pages of your finished, unpublished manuscript is TODAY – June 30.

3)   Sensational Star Power: Rub elbows with international bestselling and global multi-award winning suspense-thriller writer Jeffery Deaver and other world-class and bestselling mystery authors, including James O. Born, Heather Graham, Chris Kuzneski, Libby Fischer Hellman, Sandra Balzo, Nancy J. Cohen, Laurence O’Bryan, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, David Beckwith, Don Bruns, Robert Coburn, John H. Cunningham, Mike Dennis, Michael Haskins, Vicki Hendricks, Sharon Potts, Shirrel Rhoades, Chuck Van Soye and Jonathan Woods.

4)   It’s a steal of a deal: Event registration is just $125 and includes three days of exciting panels, presentations and social events – in Paradise – plus three meals in the company of Fest guests and celebrity authors.

5)   Thrill to killer hotel room rates: Fest attendee’s who book before July 10 scoop a “killer” early bird room rate of just $199.00 per night, in deluxe digs – and that’s no small potatoes in Paradise.

6)   Spy a special Fest showing of “Swingers Anonymous, the neo-noir film adapted from a book by Fest author Jonathan Woods, filmed by Quincy Perkins and recently presented at the Cannes Film Festival.

7)   Ramp up your sleuthing savvy: Learn first-hand the exciting how-to’s of crime scene investigation from leading true-crime law enforcement experts.


The 2nd Annual “Murder & Mayhem in Paradise” themed Mystery Writers Key West Fest will take place August 1416 in Key West, Florida. Register at mysterywriterskeywestfest.com and stay abreast of new developments by “Liking” the Mystery Writers Key West Fest Facebook page.

Photo Caption: Jenna Stauffer dives into the pages of one of Fest headliner Jeffery Deaver’s famous Lincoln Rhyme mysteries.

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