SleuthFest 2017


Guest Author Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey (rhymes with “dowry”) is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing “a splendid mix of humor and suspense.” Jessica also writes sword and sorcery fantasy, YA, magical realism, literary fiction, and thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft’s 2014 Excellence in Teaching fellowship, and a sought-after workshop leader and keynote speaker. When not teaching, reading, traveling, writing, or hanging out with her family, you can find her dreaming of her next story.  You can find out more at
Jess will be teaching interactive workshops at SleuthFest 2017.
Come to SleuthFest for inspiration, education, and just plain fun!
Register Today!

Embassy Suites 2

February 23 – 26, 2017
The Embassy Suites in 
Boca Raton, Florida.
  • All Rooms are Suites
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Complimentary Drinks (FREE!) at Happy Hour for All Hotel Guests
Keynote – David Baldacci 
Forensic Guest of Honor – Dr Vincent Di Maio
Sunday Brunch Guest of Honor – Jeff Lindsay
Publisher Guest of Honor – Neil Nyren
Guest Author – Reed Farrel Coleman
Guest Author – SJ Rozan
Guest Author – Jane Cleland
Guest Author  Jess Lourey
Prices for three-day registration start at $380. Included in the three-day registration price are all writing sessions, all forensic sessions, Friday and Saturday lunches, Friday evening awards banquet, Saturday night cocktail party, and Sunday brunch. And lots more!
Go to for more details.

Sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America


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