All-genre workshop with Jeanne Cooney

How to Write a Darn Good Mystery (or Any Story for that Matter)

All-genre workshop with Jeanne Cooney

Date and Time: Saturday, September 14, 2024, from 9 A.M. to 12 Noon.
Location: Jack Pines Resort, located 9 miles west of Park Rapids, MN (1 mile west of Osage, MN).
Address: 53014 State Highway 34, Osage, MN 56570
Cost of Workshop and Catered Lunch: $55.00.

Course Description:
This will be a presentation on general story-writing tips with an emphasis on writing mysteries. Jeanne Cooney will also include a section on how to add some humor to your work.
Jeanne Cooney: Jeanne is a humorist, a lecturer, and the author of the Hot Dish Heaven murder mysteries and the It’s Murder series. The Hot Dish Heaven books include Hot Dish Heaven, A Second Helping, and A Potluck. The first book in the It’s Murder series, titled It’s Murder, Dontcha Know, was released in the spring of 2022, and the second book, It’s Murder, You Betcha, was released in the spring of 2024.
Jeanne is a highly sought speaker for conferences, libraries, community gatherings, and organization fundraisers, where she offers her off-beat take on life in rural Minnesota, particularly in the upper Red River Valley. She and her books have been featured on television and radio as well as in newspapers and magazines throughout the region. Several of her books have hit No. 1 nationally on Amazon, in the rural humor category. She’s an Artist in Residence for the Northwest Minnesota Regional Arts Council.

Talking Stick 33 Book Release Party:
The Talking Stick 33 Book Release Party and this Jackpine Writers’ Bloc Writers’ Workshop will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2024, at Jack Pines Resort, 53014 State Highway 34, Osage, MN 56570. See more info on book party flyer.
The workshop will run from 9 A.M. to 12 Noon. The Workshop includes catered lunch at noon. The Book Release Party will start at 1 P.M. and run till approximately 4 P.M. There is no charge to attend the Book Release Party. Lunch at noon will be on your own if you are just attending the Book Release Party. A restaurant (The Cookhouse) is available at Jack Pines Resort but we do not yet know their hours of operation. Any dinner/supper after the Book Release Party will be on your own.

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP. Please email Sharon Harris at to sign up. Phone 218-732-3782 if questions. Be sure to include your name and mailing address, phone number, and email address. Make your $55.00 check out to Jackpine Writers’ Bloc and mail it to: Sharon Harris, 13320 149th Ave, Menahga, MN 56464. We will limit this workshop to the first 30/35 participants and then put names on a waiting list.