Gary Garth McCann will be the April 2015 speaker at the Annapolis MWA

Local writer Gary Garth McCann has agreed to speak April 2015. The title of his talk is “Why I Write” Gary says this about his talk:

I’ve collected enough rejections to paper my house. Only a crazy man would keep writing. Or an addict. “Don’t write unless you can’t not write,” said Elie Wiesel.
As drunk as I get on the process of writing, often the result has been like a bad hangover. What can we do to get our stories and novels publsihed? How can we get strangers to read them?


Naval Academy Emeritus Prof. Philip K. Jason recently reviewed Gary’s latest book, The Man Who Asked to Be Killed, for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Quoting briefly from Jason’s review:

In one scene, in which Buddy is held at gunpoint, he encounters a gray-haired man “as suave as a fundraiser.” Such small tough-guy delights pierce the brooding atmosphere of The Man Who Asked to Be Killed, establishing McCann as the innovator of what someday might be known as Maryland Noir.

Gary Garth McCann is the author of the crime noir novel The Man Who Asked to Be Killed, as well as four published short stories, the most recent The Yearbook in Mobius. He has been honored with the Maryland Writers’ Association first prize for suspense/mystery/thriller and first prize for short fiction.


November 16, 2011 Meeting With Murder Mystery Writer Tracy Kiely

Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chapter Maryland Writers’ Association November 16, 2011 Meeting With Murder Mystery Writer Tracy Kiely
The Annapolis/Anne Arundel County Chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association (MWA) will host Murder Mystery writer Tracy Kiely on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in room 205 at Maryland Hall. The Severna Park resident will discuss her murder mystery genre and her published books during the meeting. Some of her published works are Murder On the Bride’s Side, Murder at Longbourn and her most recent book, Murder Most Persuasive. Kiely is a devotee of Jane Austen and she pays homage to the classic novelist throughout her own works. Fans can learn more about the author at

The meeting is open to the public and free to MWA members and first-time guests. All others may pay $5.00. Annual dues to MWA are $40.00 and include other benefits on top of monthly attendance. MWA meetings meet the third Wednesday of every month in room 205 at Maryland Hall. For more information visit: