Mystery Writing Blogs
Confessions of a Mystery Novelist http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/
Other good web resources:
“Crime scene writer”-a yahoo group of experts who love to give advice.
Author LJ Sellers maintains a great list of resources here: http://ljsellers.com/crime-links/
Author CJ Lyons maintains a great list of medical and forensic resources: http://cjlyons.net/extras/medical-links/
Lisa Gardner’s maintain a great list and offers several of her lectures here: http://lisagardner.com/writers-toolbox
Organizations for Mystery Writers
Mystery Writers of America—different levels of membership http://mysterywriters.org
Sisters in Crime (not really just for women) http://www.sistersincrime.org/
Crime Writers Association http://www.thecwa.co.uk/
British mystery writers’ organization; includes extensive list of author-member websites.
International Thriller Writers http://thrillerwriters.org/
Bouchercon (held a different place every year) HUGE.
Malice Domestic (focused on the traditional mystery) held in Bethesda, Md.
Killer Nashville (smaller)
Thriller Fest (NY)
Left Coast Crime (California)