1455’s Author Series continues virtually with crime fiction Writers E.A. Aymar, L.A. Chandlar, Jennifer Hillier, and Vanessa Lillie.

Join crime fiction authors E.A. Aymar, L.A. Chandlar, Jennifer Hillier, and Vanessa Lillie in a spirited discussion of writing and publishing crime fiction in the year 2020. The four authors are extremely active in the crime fiction community, and all have books out this year. Their discussion will delve into what writing and publishing crime fiction in 2020 has been like, particularly in a year marked by social upheaval and protest, and how politics and social issues have reflected in their writing, and in their roles as writers.

1455 is thrilled to partner with D.C.’s historic The Potter’s House bookshop on sales of these titles.

Event Details

November 9   |   7:00 PM   |   FREE VIRTUAL EVENT

1455’s Founding Director Sean Murphy and the authors will discuss the Thriller genre, followed by a Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions prior to or during the conversation. Submit your questions ahead of time by emailing sean@1455litarts.org.


Tune into 1455 on Facebook at the scheduled event time to watch the live stream!


E.A. Aymar

E.A. Aymar’s most recent thriller, THE UNREPENTANT (a nominee for the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original), was published in 2019. His next thriller, THEY’RE GONE, will be published in November under his pseudonym E.A. Barres. He has a monthly column in the Washington Independent Review of Books and is a former member of the national board of the International Thriller Writers. He is also an active member of Crime Writers of Color, the Mystery Writers of America and SinC, runs the Virtual Noir at the Bar series for Washington, D.C., and has hosted and spoken at a variety of crime fiction, writing, and publishing events nationwide.


L.A. Chandlar

L.A. Chandlar is an award-winning, National Best Selling author with Kensington Publishing. THE SILVER GUN – Book One in the Art Deco Mystery Series debuted in 2017. THE GOLD PAWN (Best Historical Agatha Nominated, Silver Falchion Finalist) released 2018, and Book 3, THE PEARL DAGGER (Suspense Magazine’s 2019 Book of the Year, Best Historical Agatha Nominated, Lefty Nominated, GANYC winner), released September 2019. Laurie takes a fresh look at the innovative and artful side of 1930s New York City and features Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Her “Fight To Keep Creativity Alive” series focuses on creativity and how it helps us work, play and live more fully. Laurie lives in New York City with her family.


Jennifer Hillier

Jennifer Hillier writes about dark, twisted people who do dark, twisted things. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set. She loves her son, her husband, the Seahawks, and Stephen King. Not equally, but close. She’s the author of six novels, including JAR OF HEARTS, which won the Thriller Award, and was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards. Her most recent psychological thriller, LITTLE SECRETS, was published on April 21, 2020.


Vanessa Lillie

Vanessa Lillie is the Amazon Bestselling author of LITTLE VOICES, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and was a Best Debut of 2019 from Bolo Books. She’s a Board Member of Sisters in Crime and regular contributor to The Providence Journal. Her next book, FOR THE BEST, releases September 8th, and she’s currently working on her third, which is set in rural Oklahoma. She’s originally from Miami (Mi-am-MUH), Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation. She now lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband and sloth-obsessed son. Smitten with the smallest state, she enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings in the city’s robust creative community.


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