While regular updates begin in October, some good “muse” simply can’t wait. Derek Haas will be with us, author of the 2010 Barry Award nominated Columbus. The follow-up to his acclaimed debut thriller, The Silver Bear, Booklist says, “Like Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter, Columbus is a thoroughly likable villain… It’s impossible not to like the guy, even though he explicitly and repeatedly tells us not to, just as it’s impossible not to like the novel itself.”
Also a celebrated screenwriter, Derek’s screenwriting partner on such hit films as Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious and 3:10 to Yuma, writer/director Michael Brandt will be joining us to conduct a workshop or two. Their latest, The Double, starring Richard Gere and Stephen Moyer, is out 2011.
Another solid rep on the screenwriting front, writer/producer/story editor and former VP of Production for Davis Entertainment, Adam Coplan is aboard. His work spans dozens of movies, including The Matrix, The Truman Show and Wonder Boys to I, Robot, Alien vs. Predator and The Express, starring Dennis Quaid and Rob Brown.
Of course many other friends of the SCWC will be joining us for our 25th annual San Diego event. We’ve got more special guests to announce soon, more authors, agents, editors and other publishing professionals. The $100 Early “Bard” Discount for full conference registration expires September 1 so take advantage and register today!
Now here’s your latest Writer Replay, in which an accomplished author is reminded what truly matters in today’s ever-changing publishing world.