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Sheppard, Pamela L.

By admin | March 1, 2020

Pamela L. Sheppard ABOUT PAMELA Pam has spent over 25 years in Sales and Marketing with Big Five publishers Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Crown Publishers. She has discussed plot with the best editors in the business, helped create proprietary book products, planned and delivered publicity programs, and sold to the best book buyers … Read more

Westenhaver, Don

By admin | March 1, 2020

Don Westenhaver ABOUT DON Don Westenhaver planned to become a Catholic priest, but left the seminary and joined the Marine Corps. The Marines trained him to be a Vietnamese interpreter, but then assigned him to be an infantry company radioman near the DMZ. As a finance executive in the oil industry, Don traveled frequently to … Read more

Pardee, Diana C.

By admin | March 1, 2020

Diana C. Pardee ABOUT DIANA   Like so many writers, I have loved words and writing them down since I was seven years old. Unlike most, I waited decades before exploring the craft of fiction writing. Now I’m finally on the verge of publishing my first novel, On the Cusp, this summer. It only took … Read more

Jackson, Steven G.

By admin | February 18, 2020

Steven G. Jackson ABOUT STEVEN     STEVEN G. JACKSON is a professional storyteller who writes thrillers, horror, and comedy, and has a long list of published and produced novels, short stories, and stage plays. He often combines these genres in his stories. His workshops on the craft of writing are always popular. An avid horror … Read more

POSTPONED March 21, 2020 | Nancy Cole Silverman

By admin | February 3, 2020

POSTPONED: March 21, 2020 | Nancy Cole Silverman “How to Plan a Mystery Series & the Expanding World of Cozies” – Nancy Silverman (NEW LOCATION – Mile Square Banquet Center, 10401 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA 92708) Nancy Cole Silverman spent nearly twenty-five years in Los Angeles Talk Radio, beginning her career on the talent … Read more

December 21, 2020 | Ivy Pochoda

By admin | January 24, 2020

March 21, 2020 | Ivy Pochoda Ivy Pochoda talks writing EPOCA with Kobe Bryant and the secrets to a successful collaboration! Ever wonder how James Patterson earns 28 million dollars a year? Aside from being a talented author, and putting out a jillion movies and books a year, James Patterson mastered the art of collaboration. … Read more

February 15, 2020 | Raymond Obstfeld

By admin | January 3, 2020

February 15, 2020 | Raymond Obstfeld – “All Fiction Plots Fall into These Six Templates” Raymond Obstfeld, the modern-day JD Salinger, will be the featured writer and guest speaker at our SCWA February meeting! Raymond Obstfeld is a multi-time NY Times Bestselling author of fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels. His works cross genres from crime … Read more

It’s All in the Story

By admin | January 3, 2020

It’s All in the Story by Steven Jackson Steve is also a nine-time produced playwright, had two short stories published in the 2017 anthology, It’s All in the Story, had a story published in 2018 in Culinary Delights, and has been published in “California Engineer.” Amazon

The Zeus Payload

By admin | January 3, 2020

The Zeus Payload by Steven Jackson Steve’s 2015 novel, The Zeus Payload, was published by a small press, received excellent reviews, and was selected by four book clubs. It’s a timely techno-thriller about cyber weapons and terrorism based on his experience as a technology director. He has three other thriller and horror novels in search … Read more

December 21, 2019 | Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing

By admin | November 19, 2019

December 21, 2019 | Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing Our Journey as Independent Movie Producers Travis Cluff and Chris Lofting independently co-wrote, co-directed, and co- produced the micro-budget horror file THE GALLOWS for only $100,000. It grossed over $42 million! THE GALLOWS ACT II will be released by Lionsgate soon Their company, TREMENDUM PICTURES is … Read more