#1 international bestseller Lee Child hails her, “A fresh voice in crime fiction.” The Daily Mail (UK) heralds, “Hall deserves to be compared to Kathy Reichs or Patricia Cornwell, and it will not be long before she is recognized as every bit as big a crime writing star.” In City of Saviors, the just-released fourth installment in her series chronicling the trials of Los Angeles Homicide Detective Elouise “Lou” Norton, author Rachel Howzell Hall again earns her accolades. Rachel will be joining us in Irvine as our fourth Special Guest and we just can’t wait to hear whatever she wants to talk about—which includes collaborating with James Patterson on “The Good Sister” for The Family Lawyer, out September from BookShots.
Deadlines Fast Approaching and Working Schedule
As esteemed as the Special Guest Speaker slate inevitably is at any of our events, do remember that the SCWC aims to not be about those behind the podium. It’s about tending to the writers willing to do the hard work. Craft is key, so brace yourself. It’s going to be a very busy conference weekend.
The bulk of the working schedule is now posted. While a few tweaks are being finalized, you can check out the Weekend-at-a-Glance or Interactive Schedule and start making plans now. Several new workshops are being introduced this year, including a “read & critique, rewrite & re-critique” that we’re excited about. With NaNoWriMo right around the corner, we’re also devoting one to making the most of it for those daring to do so. View all of the sessions planned on the Workshops & Events page.
Whoosh! The following deadlines are coming up fast…
- Advance Submissions: Sept. 1
- Discounted Hotel Lodging: Sept. 1
- “Best Foot Forward” Workshop Participation (still a few spots left to get in): Sept. 1
If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our .COMmunity to receive important updates via email. As we’re getting down to crunch time, there’ll likely be one or two over the next few weeks.
The deadline for discounted pre-registration is also approaching. Get your work the attention it deserves. Save today and register now.
And for those planning ahead, discounted pre-registration for our 32nd annual San Diego conference, taking place Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2018, is now open. Limited to 175 writers, get all the details here.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC