Following the publication of her first short story in 2010, Kali Wallace has gone on to publish two darkly phantasmal young adult books, Shallow Graves and The Memory Trees, as well the children’s fantasy adventure City of Islands, all critically lauded by Kirkus Reviews. Salvation Day, her riveting first adult title, is now out. York Times bestselling author Steve Berry (The Malta Exchange) declares it, “More than a science fiction novel, it’s a good old-fashioned thriller set in the future – every page filled with breadth and scope and twists and turns. An exciting, dangerous, magical quest for truth.” Joining us in September, Kali is our fourth Special Guest Speaker to be announced. She has quite the story to share, and share it well with us she will!
Other additions to the LA/Irvine 17 staff have been made, including DFEO Literary agent Weronika Janczuk. With still more to announce, be sure to check out the Staff page often to see who all is aboard.
Good “Muse” Abounds
SCWCers with new books recently out include Indy Quillen’s third Fox Walker thriller, Duplicity … The updated re-release of Dot Caffrey’s Cursed, book two in her Power Trilogy … And from Christa Yelich-Koth, launching her own young adult Land of Iyah trilogy, The Jade Castle, along with her psychological detective thriller Spider’s Truth.
Out December from Matt Coyle, Lost Tomorrows, the sixth installment his popular Rick Cahill mysteries … And come January, In an Instant, a new powerful domestic suspense from Suzanne Redfearn.
What other good “muse” could possibly be better than birthing new books into the world? How ‘bout achieving your decades-old dream of buying a bookstore to tend to them! That’s exactly what SCWCer Greg Mollin – awarded for Outstanding Fiction in horror/supernatural at San Diego 33 – just did. Greg is now the proud owner of Book Tales, located at 603 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024. Congratulations to all.
For those planning way ahead, our 34th annual San Diego event will take place at our usual winter haunt, Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 14-16, 2020. Limited to 175 writers, discounted pre-registration opens August 1st. Find all the vitals here. And to secure your spot for our September event, discounted pre-registration is available here.
—Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS