Friday, 2:30 - 3:30: Escaping the Village: Modern Traditional Mysteries
Moderator: Con Lehane
Panelists: Cheryl Hollon, Julie Hyzy, D.R. Ransdell, Nancy Cole Silverman, Wendall Thomas
Description: One of the elements that make cozies popular is the sense of community they illustrate for their readers. But cozies have also moved beyond the small villages of St. Mary Mead and Three Pines, but still manage to provide that sense of community for their readers. Join some top cozy writers as they discuss the challenges and benefits of not writing a series set in a small town, without crossing over into another genre.