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 Lisa Unger

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Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of twenty novels, including SECLUDED CABIN SLEEPS SIX, LAST GIRL GHOSTED, and CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45— now in development at Netflix, starring Jessica Alba. With books published in thirty-three languages and millions of copies sold worldwide, she is regarded as a master of suspense.

Unger’s critically acclaimed novels have been featured on “Best Book” lists from the Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, Goodreads, L.A. Times, The Boston Globe, Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times and many others. She has been nominated for, or won, numerous awards including the Strand Critics, Audie, Hammett, Macavity, ITW Thriller, and Goodreads Choice. In 2019, she received two Edgar Award nominations, an honor held by only a few authors, including Agatha Christie. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Mystery and Suspense, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Travel+Leisure. Lisa is the current co-President of the International Thriller Writers organization.

She lives on the west coast of Florida with her family. 

Note – this course is live and will not be available as a recording. 

2-4-2023
Lisa Unger

Bring Your Narrative Problems to Lisa Unger

This live, dynamic session is a rare and unique opportunity to present your questions to one of today’s most skilled practitioners of the psychological thriller.

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Creating Plots for Page Turners

This unique session taught by Robert Dugoni is a rare opportunity to learn from one of today’s top authors! Learn how to keep your readers hooked from the beginning to the end of your story.

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Dr. Katherine Ramsland

Behavioral Clues at Crime Scenes

Crime scenes always tell a story, which shows up most clearly in behavioral clues. This can mean anything from signatures that link crimes to indicators of staged crimes to predictors of dangerous future behavior. This session shows writers how to spot and interpret behavioral clues during criminal profiling, crime reconstruction, or psychological autopsy.

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Forensic Psychiatry, Murder, LAPD Lipstick, and Memorable Characters

Forensic Psychiatry, Murder, LAPD Lipstick, and Memorable Characters

A trio of acclaimed law enforcement and forensic experts take the stage to dispel the myths and misconceptions so often seen in crime fiction. This unique course takes participants behind the scenes, into the world of professionals who deal with the criminal element as part of their daily routines. At the end of the day, Charlaine Harris, bestselling author of the Aurora Teagarden mysteries, and the Sookie Stackhouse urban fantasies, addresses the entire group to reveal the secrets to using research to craft unique characters.

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Search Dogs Search Warrants a Search for Words and Lies

Search Dogs, Search Warrants, a Search for Words, and Lies

Three renowned professionals share intimate knowledge of K-9 search and rescues and the recovery of human remains; laws and procedures governing search warrants, pursuits, and police use of force; how detectives use the words of suspects and witnesses—nouns, pronouns, extra words, missing words—to detect deception or hidden information.

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Writers Police Academy Online

Criminal Investigations: Writing Believable Make-Believe

Three of the country’s top investigators and forensics experts present detailed sessions on cybercrimes and security, 3D crime-scene mapping using drones and lasers, and an in-depth, behind the scenes chronicling of what happens when a victim of sexual assault seeks care in a hospital setting.

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Mystery and Murder- Transforming Reality into Fantastic Fiction

Mystery and Murder: Transforming Reality into Fantastic Fiction

In this daylong seminar you'll learn tips, tactics, and techniques used by three acclaimed crime scene investigation and forensic psychology professionals. Then, #1 bestselling author Tami Hoag wraps up the event with an amazing workshop detailing how to carefully weave CSI knowledge into your story.