International bestselling author Kristin Harmel (The Room on Rue Amelie) declares, “I was utterly moved and transfixed by The Light After the War, a beautiful novel that spans a decade across four continents in the wake of World War II. You’ll be swept away by this fast-paced, heartbreaking, and hopeful tale of friendship, family, second chances, and the enduring power of love, based on the true story of [its author’s] mother and her fascinating journey away from war-torn Europe in the 1940s. A must-read for anyone interested in the emotional toll of the Second World War.” Out February from Simon & Schuster–marking a departure from her 14 popular romance and women’s fiction titles–that author, Anita Hughes Abriel, is our third Special Guest Speaker confirmed for San Diego 34. And does she have stories to tell.
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SCWCers with new titles now out, or soon will be, include Margo Judge. White Out, the first in a planned trilogy, is a young adult mystery blended with magical realism that unveils its heroine’s secrets to her departed father in the form of a journal … Cam Daly’s Labworld Earth Book One: Horseplay, which was awarded an SCWC Outstanding Science Fiction Award. A most apt review concludes, “This is what you would get if HBO had James Cameron make a Men In Black series” … And the fourth book in Nancy Churchill’s Pennington Sisters mystery series, Catalina Carnage, once again challenges the siblings to stop a sinister plot to murder one of their own.
Lacey Impellizeri, an SCWCer since the age of 14, just made her debut splash. Your Words Count: A Writing and Editing Planner to Help You Finish Your Book. A large-format intensive 6-Month writing and editing workbook, it’s designed to be picked up any time of the year, or in any phase of the process, and serve as a daily accountability journal. With sections on weekly reflection, character creation, story outlining, and marketing and publishing advice, Your Words Count strives to be the ultimate guide for a nascent writing career.
Greta Boris’ The Origin of Sin, a prequel novella to her Seven Deadly Sins series of psychological thrillers, will be released at the end of October … And in January, Holly Kammier’s Lost Girl infuses her journalism background into a taught new thriller set in the world of television news. Congratulations and the best of success to all!
Discounted pre-registration is now open. Do so by November 1st and save $125 on Full Conference participation. Plenty more to report soon. Subscribe to our mailing list or join our Facebook community to stay up on all the latest.
Until next time, keep up the good fight. Write.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS