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Random Writing Quote:

“Why does one begin to write? Because she feels misunderstood, I guess. Because it never comes out clearly enough when she tries to speak. Because she wants to rephrase the world, to take it in and give it back again differently, so that everything is used and nothing is lost. Because it's something to do to pass the time until she is old enough to experience the things she writes about.”

--Nicole Krauss

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Date: July 21, 2018

Speaker: Baron Birtcher

Topic: "Creating Suspense and Delivering the Unexpected"

Baron Birtcher

Baron R. Birtcher spent a number of years as a professional musician, guitarist, singer and songwriter and founded an independent record label.
His first two hardboiled mystery novels, Roadhouse Blues and Ruby Tuesday were Los Angeles Times and IMBA Best-Sellers. Angels Fall, the third installment in the critically-acclaimed Mike Travis series, was nominated for the 2009 Left Coast Crime Award (the “Lefty”) for Best Law Enforcement/ Police Procedural novel of the year.
Rain Dogs is Mr. Birtcher’s first stand-alone novel, and a Claymore Award finalist.
He has also had the honor of serving as a judge for both the Edgar and the Shamus Awards.
Baron currently divides his time between Kona, Hawaii and Portland, Oregon.

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Upcoming August 18, 2018:


Speaker: Antoinette Kuritz

Date: August 18, 2018

Topic: "Building a Public Presence and PR for Your Book"

Antoinette Kuritz

Antoinette is The founder of The La Jolla Writers Conference – one of the first writers conferences to cover the art, craft, and business of writing and which is now in it’s seventeenth year – Antoinette Kuritz is also the founder of Strategies Book Development & PR, a company devoted to helping both aspiring and successful authors define and reach their goals.  She has taught at BEA, at Publishing University, and in countless other venues. For more than eight years she hosted her own radio show, Writers’ Roundtable, and for more than fifteen years she has been the book person on San Diego’s KUSI-TV Good Morning San Diego.