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Join six authors for a lively discussion about writing, publishing, and reading suspense fiction.

Featuring Nancy Bilyeau, Carol Goodman, Mariah Fredericks, Jennifer Kitses Triss Stein and Radha Vatsal.

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Nancy Bilyeau, a magazine editor who has worked on staff at Entertainment Weekly and InStyle, wrote a trilogy of thrillers set in the 16th century: The Crown, The Chalice, and The Tapestry, published in more than seven foreign countries. The Crown was an Oprah pick. Nancy is now the deputy editor of The Crime Report, of the CUNY Center for Media, Crime and Justice. She lives in Forest Hills.

Carol Goodman is the critically acclaimed author of fourteen novels, including The Lake of Dead Languages and The Seduction of Water, which won the 2003 Hammett Prize. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family, and teaches writing and literature at the New School and SUNY New Paltz.

Mariah Fredericks is the author of several novels for teens, including The Girl in the Park and the Edgar-nominated Crunch Time. A Death of No Importance is her first mystery for adults. She lives with her husband and son in Jackson Heights.

Jennifer Kitses is the author of the novel Small Hours. She is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and she has worked as a reporter for Bloomberg News and as an editor for Columbia Business School. Her writing has appeared in Literary Hub and Akashic Books’ series, Mondays Are Murder. She lives in Jackson Heights.

Triss Stein is the author of the well-reviewed new mystery Brooklyn Wars and three other mysteries about Brooklyn neighborhoods, social tensions and history. She has had stories in all three of the previous New York/Tri-State Sisters in Crime anthologies and in the forthcoming Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4. She lives in Brooklyn.

Radha Vatsal is the author of A Front Page Affair (Library Journal’s Debut Mystery of the Month), and Murder Between the Lines (Book Riot’s 100 Must-Read Books Of US Historical Fiction) featuring "Ladies’ Page" reporter Kitty Weeks and set in World-War-I era New York. Radha received her Ph.D. from the English Department at Duke University. Her essays have appeared in the online editions of the Atlantic, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Smithsonian. She lives in Jackson Heights.