Just learned of another opportunity for us to sharpen our writing skills. The Sisters In Crime - Desert Sleuths Chapter has a writing conference coming up in August, to be held in Scottsdale.
Here's some brief info and a link at the bottom of the post for more details.
WRITENOW! 2013 Writers Conference
August 16-17, 2013
Millennium Resort – 7401 N. Scottsdale Road – Scottsdale, Arizona
Registration now open!
10th annual event featuring award-winning, bestselling authors Gregg Hurwitz and Hank Phillippi Ryan.
This is not restricted to crime fiction writers or lovers of mysteries—young adult author Liz Fichera and e-Book publishing gurus Kris Tualla and Connie Flynn will also present workshops.
Details and registration can be found here: http://desertsleuths.com/conference.