Oprah Daily declares of Shutter, “This paranormal police procedural is unusual and multilayered, but what stands out is the gorgeously expressive and propulsive first-person storytelling, which is split between Rita’s present and her past. A former forensic photographer herself, the pictures Emerson paints with words are as vivid as they are brutal.” “Emerson’s striking debut follows a Navajo police photographer almost literally to hell and back … A whodunit upstaged at every point by the unforgettably febrile intensity of the heroine’s first-person narrative,” lauds Kirkus Reviews. Its author, Diné writer and filmmaker Ramona Emerson, will be joining us next month as our third Special Guest Speaker to share her publication journey.
The deadline for discounted hotel lodging is fast approaching. Phone the Sonesta Irvine directly (be sure to mention the conference) or book online here to stay up until the wee hours and not have to rise too early. The deadline to book your room has been extended to Monday, August 29th.
A majority of the advance submission readers remain open at this time. For those still seeking one-on-one consultation, the deadline to submit material has been extended to no later than September 1st. September 1st is also the last day to save $75 off Full Conference participation.
Finally, for those planning ahead, our 37th annual San Diego event will take place Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 17-19, 2023. Save a whopping $175 off Full Conference participation and register by September 1st here.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS