Monday, June 25, 2012

Poisoned Pen's Annual Conference

I know I've read complaints before that people didn't know about the Poisoned Pen Conferences, and would have attended if they had known. This year, the Poisoned Pen's annual conference is Friday, July 13 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

FRIDAY JULY 13 The Poisoned Pen Conference

Howard L Anderson. Mark De Castrique, Timothy Hallinan, Alex Kava, Jesse Kellerman, Martin Limon, Francine Mathews, Dana Stabenow
Come the night before to enjoy Linda Fairstein and Joseph Kanon, see their Events — 7:00 PM also at the Arizona Biltmore. Cash bar and buffet.

The Theme: Entertain the Exotic!

AZ Biltmore 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Registration $20 Cash Buffet lunch

Programs with each author, Lunch Speaker: Dana Stabenow, Book Room and Signing
Susan's Photos will once again be on display/sale adding a range of new subjects including Viet Nam and Cambodia. They weer a smash at last year's conference. 

Make it a Vacation or Staycation: Special Room Rate at the Arizona Biltmore for July (excluding the 4th): $95/night plus taxes. Call 800-950-0086 using Rate ID 2726435 or go to

Howard Anderson signs Albert of Adelaide (Twelve $25) Debut/Modern Firsts Pick about a Platypus going rogue in Australia

Mark DeCastrique signs The 13th Target (Poisoned Pen $25 or $15), a thriller set in the Federal Reserve system

Timothy Hallinan signs The Fear Artist (Soho $25) Poke Rafferty/Bangkok

Alex Kava signs Fireproof (Knopf $25) Maggie O'Dell works arson/murder in DC

Jesse Kellerman signs The Potboiler (Putnam $26) A literary mystery/caper about two authors

Martin Limon signs The Joy Brigade (Soho $25) A Lee Child style thriller: George Sueno of the Slicky Boys in 1970s North Korea

Francine Mathews 
signs Jack 1939 (Riverhead $27) JFK, spy, FDR and J Edgar as you have never seen them

Dana Stabenow
9:20 AM Welcome (with coffee)
9:30-10:15 AM: Alex Kava
10:30-11:15 AM Francine Mathews
11:30: 12:15: Jesse Kellerman
Lunch and Book signing for Kava and Kellerman
1:15-2:00 PM Howard Anderson
2:15-3:00 PM Mark DeCastrique
3:15-4:00 PM Timothy Hallinan & Martin Limon
4:00-4:30 PM Panel for questions plus booksigning

Annual Poisoned Pen Conference at the Arizona Biltmore; Experience the Exotic is the Theme This Year
July 13, 2012
The Poisoned Pen
480-947-2974 / 888-560-9919
February 17, 2012
The Arizona Biltmore
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Arizona Biltmore, 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona 85016-3197, Phoenix, AZ, 85251, United States


Jane R said...

A conference like this would be so much fun! Can anyone attend? Unfortunately it wouldn't be possible for me this year, but maybe some day.....

Lesa said...

Yes! Anyone can attend, and it's only $20 if you're local. Summer hotel rates if you're not. Maybe some day, Jane.

Debbie said...

My son lives in Phoenix...might be a good time for a visit. But, it's so hot at that time. LOL

Lesa said...

Well, you're right, Debbie - 110 and up. Think air conditioning.