Oct 22 at 10 pm (PST) I will be the featured expert on Investigation Discovery – Episode 2 – The Tea Cup Murders.Read More
My forthcoming lecture on the CRUCIAL FIRST TEN PAGES will be given
with the Writer’s Intensive on July 17th in Los Angeles.
Feb 26-28 I will be speaking at the Westcoast Writers Conference being held at the Valley College in Van Nuys. Topics will include pitching, developing your script from scratch , finding your agent and others. More info —->Read More
February 21st I will be speaking about developing your pitch and what the readers and execs are looking for – This will be for Women Helping
On August 23, 2015, at 2 pm, at the L A Film Studies Center 5455 Wilshire #1615, LA, I will be speaking on the difference between writing books and scripts, the various rules for each, and and how you can write both. Get a discount if you say you signed up after seeing it on my site.Read More
Solve the mystery of writing mysteries!
Are you trying to decode how to write the perfect mystery? Join me and I’ll explain:
— The outline of a mystery
— Why outlines are crucial
— Characters needed and their motivations
— How to plant clues so the reader doesn’t feel cheated
— Research needed to write a mystery
— Different types of mysteries/ mystery vs suspense vs thriller
I am speaking this Saturday at a writer’s conference. Oct 18th.
We plan to give away a number of books, bags, pens and other goodies. If you would like to contribute anything from one free or discounted service, to a free trip to Hawaii (hey, it could happen) please let us know. We will provide attendees with raffle tickets and have random drawings before each of the keynote addresses. Email me with anything you can supply (1-150)If you have a single-sheet you want in the swag bag, you must bring it to the campus for our stuffing party, either Thursday at 4:00pm or Friday at 12:00 noon. No, we don’t stuff for you, sorry.
There is limited parking directly behind Campus Center where you can quickly unload, then park in the lots on Oxnard Street. There is a new multi-story parking lot diagonally behind Campus Center which we hope will be open by the conference and available for our use. We will keep you posted.
When you enter the campus center (south entrance) bypass the first desk (Attendee Registration) and go to the second desk (Faculty Registration) which will have your credentials, schedule, etc.
Also November 12, I will be speaking at U C Riverside. Contact Susan St. Peters at for more info.Read More