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Saturday, June 3 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mauled Men, Drowned Dames and Crispy Critters, a Body Disposal Primer for Writers

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Writers, in your newest plot, do you absolutely have to kill someone?  In order to tangle the characters up over funerals, murder, mysterious death or serious mayhem, someone’s got to go, but how, oh how to do it right? You have to do SOMETHING with the body.  Even if the forensics, murder, or death aren’t central to the story, there is that annoying dead guy/gal to dispose of.  Decisions, decisions.  Is an autopsy necessary?  A funeral and burial?  Lots of plot possibilities, but the details!  Did you know that it’s nearly impossible to bury a body in Maine in February?  What if your paranormal character has to escape the morgue?  Most states require “two containers” for burial, do you know what they are?  And what about timing?  If a body’s found on Friday, can you bury them on Sunday?  Do you know the difference between a coffin and a casket?  And then there’s cremation...don't want that to happen to your vampire, so how do you avoid it?  Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the pernicious particulars of body disposal and how to use minutiae of death to throw your characters together or drive them apart.  Learn about embalming, vaults, cremation, reconstructive cosmetics, coroner’s reports, death certificates and more at this get-the-basics research seminar.

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Jeanne P. Adams

Virtual Guest Speaker, Science and Tech
A lifelong reader and writer of fantasy and suspense, award-winning author Jeanne Adams is an extrovert in an introverted profession. So, she's always up for talking...about ANYTHING! Geekery of all kinds, reading, books, baseball, dogs and dog-showing, suspense, and body disposal... Read More →

Saturday June 3, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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