Topper Jones

Topper Jones

Recent Appearances

Date Venue Address
Date: October 11, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Heritage Writers Guild Monthly Meeting Address: St George Main Library, 88 W 100 S
St George, UT 84770, USA
Notes: Presentation: "Using Foundation Beats to Scare Up Your Story Arc"—Besides ghouls and ghosts, what do Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" and Charles Dicken’s "A Christmas Carol" have in common? Foundation beats—the five tentpole plot points for stringing a story together, any story, from non-fiction narrative to popular fiction. Come join us for Halloween fun using these classic stories to carve out the all-important plot line of your next story. Christopher Jones is a mystery writer/poet serving as the Treasurer of Heritage Writers Guild. His first novel in the Thad Hanlon/Bri de la Guerra series is under contract for publication in 2023. Chris is an avid fan of Blake Snyder’s "Save The Cat" approach to story structure and will share insights from STC workshops and his own experience. Check out his author website at: www.topperjones.com
Date: August 13, 2021
9:00am -
Venue: League of Utah Writers Quills Conference 2021 Address: Marriott University Park Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT
Notes: Looking forward to meeting any Utah Mystery Writers group members at Quills 2021. If you're a mystery/private investigator writer, please reach out. You can contact me at: topper@topperjones.com
Date: November 14, 2020
8:00am - 3:00am
Venue: Murder and Mayhem Online Address: Virtual Event
Hosted from Chicago, IL
Notes: Attending Murder and Mayhem Online (Nov 14). Looking forward to the virtual panels and headliner presentations (Rachel Howzell Hall and Lou Berney). If you're a mystery/private investigator writer, please reach out. You can contact me at: topper@topperjones.com
Date: October 16, 2020
8:00am -
Venue: 2020 Bouchercon Address: Virtual Event
Hosted from Sacramento, CA
Notes: Will be attending the 2020 Bouchercon Mystery Conference this year virtually (Oct 16 - Oct 17). Looking forward to the guest of honor interviews and the mystery panels. Hope to connect via email with other mystery/private investigator writer peeps. You can contact me at: topper@topperjones.com
Date: August 13, 2020
8:00am -
Venue: LUW Quills Conference 2020 Address: Virtual Event
Hosted from Salt Lake City, UT
Notes: Will be attending the League of Utah Writers Quills 2020 this year virtually (Aug 13 - Aug 16). Looking forward to the great lineup, the LIVE sessions, and the interactive 3-hour workshops. Promises to be even better than the LUW 2020 Spring Conference. Hope to connect. You can contact me at: topper@topperjones.com
Date: October 8, 2019
6:00pm -
Venue: 2019 St. George Literary Arts Festival Address: Dixie State University
St. George, Utah, USA
Notes: Come join us for the (absolutely free) Second Annual St. George Literary Arts Festival. I'll be working behind the scenes as a member of the Steering Committee but would love to meet you and talk shop (mystery writing). The festival kicks off with a book launch by Terry Tempest Williams, has events each night, and concludes Saturday October 12 with a full day of speakers and panels.
Date: August 22, 2019
8:00am -
Venue: League of Utah Writers Quills Conference 2019 Address: Marriott University Park Hotel
Salt Lake City, UT
Notes: Looking forward to meeting the LUW Mystery, Thrillers, Suspense, & Crime peeps.
Date: June 8, 2019
10:00am -
Venue: 2019 California Crime Writers Conference Address: DoubleTree Los Angeles Westside
Culver City, CA, USA
Notes: CCWC 2019 was killer! Looking forward to 2021.