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Saturday, October 5 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Dark Side: Creating Suspense

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Sinister settings, intense and disturbing relationships, conspiracies and memorable characters abound. These authors are adept at getting under our skin: surprising, amusing, and terrifying us. How do they build suspense?


Barbara Tom

Bio: | Barbara Tom was the co-owner of Murder by the Book, a Portland mystery bookstore. It closed in April 2013 after 30 years in the business.  Barbara continues to write for MBTB's Mystery Book Blog at http://mbtb-books.blogspot.com. 

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Chelsea Cain

Bio: | Chelsea Cain is the author of The New York Times bestselling Archie Sheridan thriller series, including HEARTSICK, SWEETHEART, EVIL AT HEART, THE NIGHT SEASON, KILL YOU TWICE, and LET ME GO.  The series has been published in over 30 languages, recommended on “The Today Show,” appeared in episodes of HBO’s “True Blood” and ABC’s “Castle.”  Stephen King included two of her... Read More →
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AM Homes

Bio: | AM Homes is the author of the memoir The Mistress’s Daughter and the novels May We Be Forgiven (Winner of The Women’s Prize for Fiction 2013), This Book Will Change Your Life, Music for Torching, The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the story collections The Safety of Objects and Things You Should Know and the travel book Los Angeles:  People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill... Read More →
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Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, which has been translated into 40 languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000. His novels include the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy, which has been taught at more than eighty schools.  His most recent novel, Rage is Back, was Amazon.com’s January 2013 Book of... Read More →
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Mark Sullivan

Bio: | Mark grew up outside of Boston and says the best job he’s ever had was selling souvenirs at Fenway Park during his high school summers. He attended Hamilton College, graduating in 1980 with a BA in English. Two weeks later, he boarded a plane bound for Niger, West Africa, where he worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Agades, an oasis and trading center on the ancient caravan route between Tripoli and Timbuctu. Mark rode... Read More →

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Work for Art Stage OCC, D-136

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