Laura Durham


For Writers and Readers:

Murder in the Magic City
A wonderful conference in Birmingham, Alabama!

Left Coast Crime
A conference that moves to a different locale each year.

Sponsored by the Florida chapter of MWA.

Mayhem in the Midlands
Intimate, well-run conference in Omaha.

Malice Domestic
The queen of the cozy conferences.

Book 'Em
A book fair sponsored by the Waynesboro, Virginia police department to promote literacy as a way to deter crime.

Cape Fear Festival
Book conference in Wilmington, North Carolina (my home state!)

Virginia Festival of the Book
Virginia's largest book festival in Charlottesville.

South Carolina Book Festival
A wonderfully run event with true Southern hospitality.

Mystery Readers International
A great site with information about mystery reading groups, bookstores, and publications.

Chick Lit Writers
The Chick Lit chapter of RWA.

Chick Lit Books
All about chick-lit!

Sisters in Crime
The Chesapeake Chapter.

The mid-Atlantic chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
Group of mystery writers: books, reviews, contests, more.

Great resource. Home of the Deadly Directory.

Kiss of Death
The mystery and suspense chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Online mystery community

For Brides:

Engaging Affairs, Inc.
My Washington, D.C. wedding planning company.

Well Dunn Catering
Owners of this cutting edge catering company have been a huge source of creative inspiration and dear friends.

Something Blue Wedding Planning
My fabulous friend Lisa's wedding planning company in Greenwich, CT.

Jenny Lehman Film and Video
The best wedding videographer ever and a great friend.

Juan Carlos Briceno
The super-talented and super-cute wedding photographer who took my author photo.

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
A gorgeous publication and website. Truly cutting-edge.

The Knot
Home of the "knotties" and a place to find oddles of wedding info.

Bags and Bows
My source for almost everything to put together favors and welcome bags. They are on my speed dial!

Really creative favor ideas.

Little Blue Designs
Beautiful custom designed bridal jewelry (and the owner is a former bride of mine)!

Going Bridal
For brides (or bridal consultants) on the verge!

Truly Deluxe Authors:

Nora Charles
Author of the wonderfully funny Senior Sleuth Mysteries. My writing teacher and mentor, as well.

Donna Andrews
Award winning author of two series: Meg Lanslow mysteries and Turing Hopper mysteries. I especially loved the wedding planning in Murder with Peacocks.

Susan McBride
Author of the Debutante Dropout mystery series and a fellow Avon author. Fun and funny mysteries and a fun and funny gal!

Marcia Talley
Author of great mysteries set in Annapolis, Maryland.

Nancy Martin
Writes the humorous Blackbird Sisters mysteries.

Michelle Cunnah
Humorous chick-lit fiction.

The Mystery Chicks
Five fun and fabulous authors of Chick Lit mysteries (including me)!

Maddy Hunter
Her fabulous Passport to Peril mysteries make me laugh out loud!

Alesia Holliday
One of my fellow Mystery Chicks and a wonderful Chick Lit writer.

Ellen Byerrum
A D.C. pal and Mystery Chick with a wicked sense of humor.

Nancy Cohen
Another Mystery Chick who writes fun, Florida mysteries.

Elaine Viets
If you like wedding mysteries, check out Elaine's Just Murdered for a hilarious glimpse into the world of bridal salons.

Dana Cameron
Writes great archeological mysteries!

Ellen Crosby
One of my writing group buddies with a wonderful new book, Merlot Murders

Harley Jane Kozak
Fun and funny mysteries!

Heather Webber
One of my Cozy Chick buddies who has a great gardening series.

Sharon Short
Fun stain-busting mysteries and a fellow Avon Pink Lady!

Maggie Sefton
Another Cozy Chick with a great knitting series.

Charlaine Harris
I love her Southern Vampire series and I'm not even a vampire type of gal.

Michele Scott
A Cozy Chick with two great series—one about wine and one about horses!

Diana Killian
A fellow Cozy Chick and author of the Poetic Death mysteries.

Karen MacInerney
A Cozy Chick with a B&B series and a Chick Lit werewolf series!

JB Stanley
Another Cozy Chick with two wonderful series!

Great Places To Buy Books:

The site to find your favorite independent bookstore.

Where to find the nearest mystery bookstore.

Mystery Loves Company
Great bookstore in Baltimore.

Creatures and Crooks Bookshoppe
Richmond's wonderful mystery bookstore.

Mystery Lovers Bookstore
Home of the annual "I Love a Mystery" event.

Murder by the Book
The place for mysteries in Houston.

Remember the Alibi
San Antonio's mystery bookstore.

Murder on the Beach
The spot for mysteries in charming Delray Beach, Florida.

The Secrets of My Success:

The Peter Rubie Literary Agency
My wonderful agent.

Publisher of my Annabelle Archer mysteries and some of my favorite books in the world.

The Writers Center
A terrific place to take writing classes in Bethesda, Maryland. The site of my first mystery writing class with Noreen Wald.

Noreen Wald
A great teacher, an amazing editor, and a hilarious writer!
Designer of this web site.

Favorite Not Found In Cyberspace:

The Country Bookstore
A truly delightful bookstore in my hometown of Southern Pines, North Carolina.


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