Dunkleberger, Amy A

Amy A Dunkleberger ABOUT AMY A native of Washington, D.C. and longtime California resident, my debut novel After the Blue Rain, set in postwar L.A., came out in late 2022 under my pen name A.D. Price. If there’s truth to the old saw about writing being a journey not a destination, then I’ve been a … Read more

Mission Viejo Library & SCWA Host Gregg Hurwitz

Mission Viejo Library & SCWA Host Gregg Hurwitz

How to Write a Bestselling Thriller—Over and Over and Over Again!

Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 10 AM

Author Gregg Hurwitz has sneaked onto demolition ranges with Navy SEALs, swum with sharks in the Galápagos, and gone undercover into mind-control cults. Hurwitz, the New York Times #1 internationally best-selling author of more than 30 thriller novels, will be guest speaker for the SCWA, in partnership with the Mission Viejo Public Library, on Saturday morning, May 20, 2023, at 10 am at the Mission Viejo Library. Hurwitz will speak on writing his latest book, the just released The Last Orphan and what makes a thriller a bestseller--over and over and over.

The Mission Viejo Library, in partnership with the Southern California Writers Association, is happy to host New York Times #1 internationally bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz, who has written 24 thrillers including the Orphan X series. His novels have won numerous literary awards and have been published in 33 languages. Additionally, he’s written screenplays and television scripts for many of the major studios and television networks.

The SCWA has been an Orange County leader in the writing community presenting noted writers every month since 1981. Past speakers include many of today’s top authors, film personalities, and publishers such as Naomi Hirahara, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Joe Ide, Matthew Quirk, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Hauty, Karen Dionne, Ivy Pochoda, Raymond Obstfeld and film producer Dean Devlin.

When: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 10 am

Where: Mission Viejo Civic Center, 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Admission: $25.00

Ticket includes access to the event, as well as coffee and refreshments. Books will be available to purchase for $28.

Your safety and health are important to us. We welcome vaccinated members and guests.

You must register by Friday, May 19, 2023, at 12:00 pm.

Carlin, Bruce

Bruce Carlin ABOUT BRUCE Bruce Carlin is an accomplished executive in the healthcare and retail industries. He started his own company in 1998, focused on delivering healthcare as a consumer service rather than the cold and disjointed product it has been historically. Long worked alongside him, an unassuming but diligent professional who applied wise financial … Read more

DeLong, Barb

Barb DeLong ABOUT BARB Barb loves reading, writing, and animals, not necessarily in that order on any given day. She writes contemporary and paranormal stories of love, laughter, and magic, and you know there’ll be a feature creature in there somewhere. Her short stories appear in several anthologies, including Secrets of Moonlight Cove, Love for … Read more

Rosenstein, Alexander David

Alexander David Rosenstein ABOUT ALEXANDER I am the son of Soviet dissidents and came to the US from Odessa, Ukraine on a refugee visa without knowing any English. Fortunately, I was able to overcome the language barrier and earn my undergraduate and Doctorate degrees in the US. Subsequently, I was awarded a scholarship to Oxford … Read more

Klein, Fred J.

Fred J. Klein ABOUT FRED Fred is a member of the Southern California Writer’s Association, OC Writers, and Hometown Reads. He has had some short stories published and a humorous book, Memoirs of a Road Warrior, for sale on Amazon.com. Fred writes from his experiences as a salesman, laboratory technician, food service worker, writer, drummer, … Read more

OBrien, Cynthia Kern

Cynthia Kern OBrien ABOUT CYNTHIA Ask me about Markybook.com now available for Pre-Order! Cynthia Kern OBrien is the author of the A True Story by Granny debut picture book series: I Used to be a Fairy; The Tooth Fairy and the Baby Elf; and I Don’t Want to Go to Preschool. A grandmother of three, … Read more

Colfax, Douglas J

Douglas J Colfax ABOUT DOUGLAS Fantasy writer, new to how things work. Open to learn, and maybe make stories that reach people. Inspired by anime, manga, and games. I want to write full-time, any format, whether it be for tv, manga or comic, and books. Search for:

DeMille, Dianne L, PhD

Dianne L DeMille PhD ABOUT DIANNE Dianne DeMille has written several educational books. Since retiring from over 40 years in public school education, she has co-authored “It Started with A Pencil: Memoir, Leslie B. DeMille,” about her father and his career as an internationally renowned professional artist. She worked with Larry Ray Hardin, Jeff Pearce, … Read more

Szymczak, Leonard

Leonard Szymczak ABOUT LEONARD   Leonard Szymczak, MSW, LCSW is a writer, TEDx speaker, psychotherapist, and life coach. His books include Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol; Bob Cratchit’s Christmas Carol, winner of 5 awards and endorsed by Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul books; The Roadmap Home: Your GPS to Inner Peace, a bestseller; … Read more