DALLAS MYSTERY WRITERS

Crime Doesn’t Pay . . . Enough!

The Dallas Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We are open to writers of all genres from mystery to romance to speculative fiction and all points in between. If you want to write, or write better, you are welcome to attend any of our regular workshops. Membership in the national MWA is not necessary to attend the Dallas group meetings. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings.

LOCATION:

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at the Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at Midway), Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10:00 AM – Noon, followed by lunch. And Zoom - contact James for details. There is a $10 fee (cash only – please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees when we meet in person. The fee is reduced to $5.00 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA Events:

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10 AM - Meeting in Person

(And on Zoom!)

Taking the Mystery Out of

Getting Published

by Alan Elliott

We’re Back!!! In person at the Olive Garden in Addison. It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally resuming our in-person meetings. Not only in-person but Zoom as well. Yes, we will do both! (but this is our first time to try that, so please bear with us). So, for those of you living a fair distance away, you will still be able to join us to see and hear our speakers, but we hope everyone who can will show up for a nice face-to-face get together. We know you will enjoy our speaker is Harry Hall. As a reminder, our speakers come to us for free and generously give of their time and talent, so buying their books is a way of showing our appreciation. Can’t wait to see y’all at the meeting!!! ALAN ELLIOTT Alan C. Elliott is an author of over 25 books (primarily traditionally published) and numerous articles on history, innovation, ethics, and computing – as well as two picture books and a screenplay. His books have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, Hebrew, and other languages. He received a Masters degree in Applied Statistics from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Alan served on the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center faculty for 30 years and at SMU for six years. In addition, he’s served on a number of academic, civic, and community boards, including ten years as the Executive Director of Baby Moses Dallas, a non-profit organization with a mission to prevent violence against infants. He also founded the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) to help writers achieve their dream of being published. Alan’s latest books include Willy the Texas Longhorn (Pelican, picture book), Texas Ingenuity (History Press), Dreams That Built America (Thomas Nelson, October 2022), and Rescuing JFK: How Solomon Islanders Rescued John F. Kennedy and the Crew of the PT-109. (a self-published chapter book). Also, a book on computing and data analytics (Wiley 2023). Alan’s website is www.alanelliott.com
DALLAS MYSTERY WRITERS

Crime Doesn’t Pay . . . Enough!

The Dallas

Mystery Writers

This is the website for the Dallas chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. We are open to writers of all genres from mystery to romance to speculative fiction and all points in between. If you want to write, or write better, you are welcome to attend any of our regular workshops. Membership in the national MWA is not necessary to attend the Dallas group meetings. There are plenty of benefits in joining the MWA, but there's no membership requirement to attend the Dallas meetings.

LOCATION:

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at the Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line (at Midway), Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10:00 AM – Noon, followed by lunch. And Zoom - contact James for details. There is a $10 fee (cash only – please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees when we meet in person. The fee is reduced to $5.00 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info: james@gaskin.com

Dallas MWA

Events:

Saturday, October

1, 2022

10 AM - Meeting in

Person (And on

Zoom!)

Taking the

Mystery Out of

Getting

Published

by Alan Elliott

We’re Back!!! In person at the Olive Garden in Addison. It’s been a long time coming, but we are finally resuming our in- person meetings. Not only in- person but Zoom as well. Yes, we will do both! (but this is our first time to try that, so please bear with us). So, for those of you living a fair distance away, you will still be able to join us to see and hear our speakers, but we hope everyone who can will show up for a nice face-to-face get together. We know you will enjoy our speaker is Harry Hall. As a reminder, our speakers come to us for free and generously give of their time and talent, so buying their books is a way of showing our appreciation. Can’t wait to see y’all at the meeting!!! ALAN ELLIOTT Alan C. Elliott is an author of over 25 books (primarily traditionally published) and numerous articles on history, innovation, ethics, and computing – as well as two picture books and a screenplay. His books have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, Hebrew, and other languages. He received a Masters degree in Applied Statistics from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Alan served on the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center faculty for 30 years and at SMU for six years. In addition, he’s served on a number of academic, civic, and community boards, including ten years as the Executive Director of Baby Moses Dallas, a non-profit organization with a mission to prevent violence against infants. He also founded the Dallas Area Writers Group (DAWG) to help writers achieve their dream of being published. Alan’s latest books include Willy the Texas Longhorn (Pelican, picture book), Texas Ingenuity (History Press), Dreams That Built America (Thomas Nelson, October 2022), and Rescuing JFK: How Solomon Islanders Rescued John F. Kennedy and the Crew of the PT-109. (a self- published chapter book). Also, a book on computing and data analytics (Wiley 2023). Alan’s website is www.alanelliott.com