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Random Writing Quote:

“Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.”

--Margaret Atwood

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Date: January 20, 2018

Speaker: DP Lyle

Topic: "Developing unique voice and unforgettable characters"

DP Lyle

DP Lyle, MD is the Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, and JAKE LONGLY 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 served as Editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY as well as contributing the story “Splash."

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 40 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

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Upcoming February 17, 2018:


Speaker: George Galdorisi

Date: February 17, 2018

Topic: "Strategy, Operations, Tactics, and Technology"

George Galdorisi

George Galdorisi is a professional military writer specializing in strategy, operations, tactics, and technology. A retried USN Captain, he is a naval aviator who began his writing career in 1978. He has published eight books, including a series of collaborative works with Tom Clancy.