Chevy Stevens


Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still lives on the island with her husband and daughter. When she's not working on her next book, she's camping and canoeing with her family in the local mountains. Her debut novel, the New York Times bestseller Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Please visit her at

SiWC Workshops

Saturday 3:30pm

More than twenty years since its first publication, Diana Gabaldon's first book, Outlander, returned to the NYT bestseller list this summer, in response to the debut of the Outlander TV series. That got us wondering about our panelists' first experiences on the list: where were they when they found out? What difference did it make to their careers? Did they buy nicer pyjamas to work in? How did they celebrate? This panel traditionally wanders a great deal of ground with a lot of laughter, so bring your questions and enjoy!

Saturday 1:30pm

In this workshop, New York Times Bestselling author Chevy Stevens will show you how you to use the three act structure to make sure your book grabs the reader from the first page and doesn’t let them go until the last. Chevy will also show you how using the three act structure while developing your idea can help you write a solid outline, saving yourself months or years of rewrites.

Sunday 9:30am

Ever stayed up way later than you should have because you couldn't put down the book you were reading? No matter what genre, tension is the key to compelling stories. Sounds simple enough, but managing tension well is tough. Join our talented panel for a discussion on techniques, tricks, and tips to keep readers turning the page.