Sue Grafton declared her, “[T]he first fresh literary voice I’ve heard in years. Sara Gran recombines all the elements of good, solid story-telling and lifts something original from a well-loved form.” Salon calls the series “delicious and addictive.” CNN says she “Reads … as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.” And just in time for Irvine, author Sara Gran’s self-proclaimed “world’s greatest detective” returns in The Infinite Blacktop, the third noir thriller featuring her inimitable PI Claire DeWitt.” Both a novelist and screenwriter (Southland, Chance), Sara will join us to share the circuitous journey that’s shaped her career, how Claire came to be, and a whole lot more. We couldn’t be more thrilled. Welcome, Sara!
Fresh off our Sunriver Writers’ Summit, attention turns full-bore to our LA(ish)16 event. The bulk of workshops lined up will be posted shortly. Advance Submission Readers are now open, however, but keep in mind that there are many more to be announced—including agents. We plan to have the majority listed by month’s end. (You can select “To Be Determined” and finalize your reader at a later date.) To be alerted when all the readers are listed, be sure to subscribe to our monthly .COMmunity update, follow our Facebook group, or both.
We’re starting to fill up earlier than usual. Take advantage of discounted pre-registration and do so by no later than July 1st to save $75 off Full Conference participation. Also, several recent Special Guest Speaker excerpts have been posted to SCWC*TV. Kick back, have a watch, and learn!
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS