The Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc.
Serving the cities of Charlottesville, Staunton, Lexington, and Waynesboro and the counties of
Albemarle, Augusta, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange and Rappahannock
B.K. "Bonnie" Stevens, Mystery Author
Bonnie will begin her presentation with
a discussion about getting published (researching markets,
writing cover letters, etc.), followed by a workshop on revision.
For many years, B.K. Stevens was an English professor, writing mystery stories whenever she could pry a few minutes free from grading essays. She’s published over forty short stories, most of them in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. One story was nominated for Agatha and Macavity awards and also made the list of “Other Distinguished Stories” in Best American Mystery Stories 2013; another story appeared in Family Circle after winning a suspense-writing contest judged by Mary Higgins Clark. B.K.’s first novel, Interpretation of Murder, will be published early in 2015 by Black Opal Books. Its protagonist, an American Sign Language interpreter, was introduced in a Hitchcock story that won a Derringer from the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Her second novel, Fighting Chance, is a YA martial arts mystery set in Virginia. It’s scheduled to be published in August, 2015, by The Poisoned Pencil, the new young adult imprint of Poisoned Pen Press. B.K. and her husband live in central Virginia, where she’s taking a break from teaching to focus on writing. If all goes well, the shift may become permanent.
VA Foundation for the Humanities, Conference Room,
Directions on the ABOUT US page.
For more information, please contact the facilitators of the group
with "Blue Ridge Writers" in the subject line of your e-mail: