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GWN was the co-coordinator, with Ted Hertel, of Bouchercon 1999, the World Mystery Conference,

held in Milwaukee in October, 1999.

Pictured above is GWN, Max Allan Collins (1999 Bouchercon Guest of Honor) and Theodore B. Hertel, Jr. in 2006.

GWN was the assistant coordinator of Bouchercon XII, the World Mystery Conference, when it was held in Milwaukee in 1981.

He served on the Bouchercon the World Mystery Conference Standing Committee (1997-2005).

GWN was the Fan Guest of Honor at the 2004 Bouchercon: the World Mystery Convention held in Toronto, Canada.

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Denice and GWN at the 2004 Bouchercon: the World Mystery Convention held in Toronto, Canada,

with the 2004 Fan Guest of Honor and

the 2004 Anthony Award for Best Critical/Non-Fiction Work of 2003, Make Mine A Myster.

GWN received the Don Sandstrom Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement in Mystery Fandom

presented by Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine on October 18, 2002.

GWN was the Fan Guest of Honor at Magna Cum Murder, at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, in 1995.

GWN was a 1997-1999 member of the board of directors of the Mystery Writers of America - Midwest.

GWN served on the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Committee for Best Critical/Biographical Award published in 1997.

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GWN was the conference coordinator for the first ever conference to honor the Private Eye Writers of America in 1995.

The conference, EYECON’95, was held in Milwaukee from June 15th to the 18th with Sue Grafton as the Guest of Honor.

(GWN and Sue Grafton pictured in 2003)

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GWN was honored to present to Sara Paretsky, The Eye for Lifetime Achievement,

from the Private Eye Writers of America in 2005 at Bouchercon: the World Mystery Convention in Chicago, IL, in 2005

GWN has served on the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award Committees

for best novel (twice), best first novel (twice) and best short story (twice).

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Lee Child and GWN, 2005

GWN was has appeared as a fictional character in the following books:​​

AQUARIUS DESCENDING by Martha C. Lawrence
THE COLD HEART OF CAPRICORN by Martha C. Lawrence

FOOL'S PARADISE by Steve Brewer

GRACE UNDER PRESSURE by Julie Hyzy

HEAVEN'S KEEP by William Kent Krueger

IN THE SHADOW OF THE ARCH by Robert J. Randisi

INVASION OF PRIVACY by Jeremiah Healy

MAJIC MAN by Max Allan Collins

THE NIGHT MEN by Keith Snyder

ONE SHOT by Lee Child

PAID IN FULL by D. C. Brod

TANGLED JUNE by Neil Albert

U. S. MARSHALLS by Max Allan Collins

VULTURE CAPITAL by Mark Coggins

WINTER AND NIGHT by S. J. Rozan

CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL by Max Allan Collins is dedicated to Theodore B. Hertel, Jr., and GWN