Celebrated author and SCWC workshop leader Darlene Quinn just scored another win. Unpredictable Webs, the fourth installment of her wildly popular suspense series set in the world of high-fashion intrigue, opulence and depravity, just won the International Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal in the General Fiction category (along with the National Beverly Hills Book Award). Its immediate predecessor, Webs of Fate, also claimed the honor at last year’s competition. A brand-spanking new trailer for the book premieres online today. You can be among the first to check it out below. As with the WOF trailer, SCWC executive director Michael Steven Gregory produced and directed.
Another big winner at this year’s International Readers’ Favorite, none other than SCWC alumni and Sunday morning speaker Sheri Fink. Sheri’s wildly popular The Little Gnome and Exploring the Garden with the Little Rose took the Gold Medal in both the Children’s Fable and Children’s Concept categories, respectively. Along with mystery writer Dean Koontz and historical writer Martin Dugard, Sheri was also recently named as one of the top local writers of Orange County by CBS.
Bethany Lopez, yet another SCWCer, nabbed the Bronze Medal in Contemporary Romance for her most recent novel, Trust in Me. A blog post she wrote after attending this past February’s conference in San Diego details the top self-publishing takeaway tips she gleaned from SD27 here.
That’s all for now. The working schedule is up. Still plenty of room to join us in Newport Beach. As always, it’s going to be a fantastic, brain-numbingly informative weekend. If you can’t make it this time around, remember that our winter conference takes place in San Diego, Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 14-17, 2014. $100 Early “Bard” Discount off Full Conference is available now through September 15th.
Now let’s watch our latest book trailer…