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--Charles Dickens

DP Lyle, MD

Speaker: DP Lyle, MD

Date: February 21, 2015

"Voice: Whose Story Is It?"

D. P. Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, and USA Best Book Award nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the Samantha Cody and Dub Walker thriller series and the Royal Pains media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island appears in Thrillers: 100 Must Reads and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology Thriller 3: Love Is Murder.

He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.

He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.

After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 35 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

He is the co-host, along with Jan Burke, of CRIME AND SCIENCE RADIO, a twice-monthly program on SUSPENSE RADIO.

What is voice? How do you find it and what do you do with it? In this class we will discover the sound, the rhythm, and the feel of a writer’s most powerful tool, his or her voice.

 


Upcoming speaker for March 21, 2015:

Terri Nolan

Speaker: Terri Nolan

"Character Arc and Social Media"

Terri Nolan is a Southern California native who attended college at the University of Texas at Arlington. She entered with a plan to become a journalist and her first newspaper job was at the News Texan. Several of her short stories were published in literary journals during her college years. When rock radio beckoned she abandoned reporting and earned a B.A. in Radio/Television. She worked in broadcasting before moving back to the West Coast. Her Birdie Keane novels include Burden of Truth, Glass Houses and the upcoming Break Down. A short story, Hobo Joe, appears in the anthology, Murder in La La Land. Please visit her at www.terrinolan.com

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