University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

International Intrigues

Authors Nick Petrie, Manuel Ramos and Annie Ward all thread their mysteries through foreign locations. Today they will discuss the benefits that exotic locations bring to a story.

Nick Petrie

Nick Petrie received his master's of fine arts in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story, “At the Laundromat,” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in the Seattle Review, a national literary journal....

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Manuel Ramos

Manuel Ramos is a retired lawyer and the author of 10 published novels and one short story collection. For his professional and community service, he has received the Colorado Bar Association’s Jacob V....

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Annie Ward

Annie Ward received a bachelor's degree in English literature with an emphasis in creative writing from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's in fine arts in screenwriting from the American Film Institute....

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Tucson Medical Center

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