Gearing Up For the York Writers Conference: With Nate Hendley

Nate Hendley and Deep Research Techniques

Research is important to any writer’s life. At the York Writer’s Conference, Nate Hendley will present Deep Research Techniques. How much was gas in the 1950s? Do you need to secure court documents? How do you hide corporate secrets? Research is an essential component to compelling fiction and nonfiction. Fiction writers love making stuff up, but there are some things that are better to be accurate about to give a story believably.

It may surprise you, but not everything is available on the internet. Finding those little-known nuggets to give your story that extra boost requires deep research techniques. True-crime author, Nate Hendley knows what it’s like. He knows how to find hidden information and forage through archives. Nate will be offering insights into his own methods and those of other journalists and authors. His aim is to help you sharpen your research skills.

Nate Hendley is a Toronto-based journalist and author. He has written a series of nonfiction books, primarily in the true-crime genre, on subjects such as the American Mafia, the drug methamphetamine, Bonnie and Clyde, and the Steven Truscott case. Nate’s most recent book, The Boy on the Bicycle, examines the largely forgotten wrongful murder conviction of fourteen-year-old Ron Moffatt of Toronto, in 1956.

You can find more information about Nate and his books at his website,

You can also find him on Facebook and Twitter


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When Loni isn't reading other people's words or running around after her two young children, she spends time writing stories of her own. She finds inspiration in the little things, but also in momentous events. Loni currently resides in York Region. Twitter: @LoniStorm Instagram: loni_storm Facebook: @LoniCameronWriter

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