Mystery Writer, Author of the Southern Fried Mysteries Series
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7 p.m.
Queens University Sports and Conference Center
2229 Tyvola Road, just west of Park Road
Cathy Pickens' Southern Fried won St. Martin’s Press Malice Domestic Award for Best Traditional Mystery. Set in a small South Carolina hill country town, it was called an “assured debut, a cozy with some sharp edges” by Publishers’ Weekly and was one of five finalists for RT BookClub’s 2004 best new mysteries award. Cathy uses her own courtroom experiences and the backdrop of the small-town South in her fiction. In her other life, Cathy is a lawyer and business professor at Queens University of Charlotte, where she teaches business law and a popular MBA course and workshop on developing the creative process. She is national past president of Sisters in Crime, a 3,000-member organization of crime writers and readers. She also serves on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and as president of the regional Forensic Medicine Program.
2013-2014 Calendar of Events
December 10, 2013 - Cathy Pickens, mystery writer, author of the Southern Fried Mysteries series
January 21, 2014 - Selected Members Reading
February 18, 2014 - Book publication panel with Women's National Book Association
March 18, 2014 - CWC critique groups general meeting
April 15, 2014 - Morri Creech, poet, author of Letters from the Coast
May 20, 2014 - Judith Goldman, memoirist, author of Losing My Sister