Random Writing Quote:
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Speaker: Matthew Quirk
Date: April 15, 2017
Matthew Quirk is the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Barrel Zero, The Directive, and The 500, an Edgar nominee and the winner of the Thriller and Strand Critics Awards. His novels have been translated into 20 languages and optioned for film.
Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in San Diego.
Upcoming speaker for May 20, 2017:
Speaker: Rachel Howzell Hall
In 2002, her debut novel, A QUIET STORM, was published by Scribner to great notice. In 2014, the first novel in the Detective Elouise Norton series was published, the critically acclaimed LAND OF SHADOWS, which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and included on LA Times’ ‘143 Books to Read This Summer’ and the UK Telegraph’s ‘Top Ten Crime Books for Summer.’ In 2015, she followed up with the second in the series, SKIES OF ASH. New York Times called Lou Norton “someone you want on your side.” Rachel was also a featured writer on NPR Crime in the City. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America, and has participated as a mentor in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ Writer-to-Writer program.
Her most recent novel in the Detective Elouise Norton series, TRAIL OF ECHOES, was published in May 2016. She lives with her husband and daughter in Los Angeles.