“[A] remarkably fresh, intense thriller, and Lily Wong is one hell of a new hero,” enthuses New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison (Tear Me Apart) of Tori Eldridge’s The Ninja Daughter (Agora Books). Murder, She Wrote Series author Jon Land calls it “a riveting, rollicking, roller-coaster ride … Eldridge’s stunningly ambitious debut juggles sub-plots as deftly as it does cultures. As beautifully realized as it is emotionally wrought, The Ninja Daughter is both striking in its originality and shattering in its ultimate impact.” Available for pre-order now, the book drops in November and Tori herself will join us in February as a Special Guest Speaker to discuss how it came to be.
Discounted Early “Bard” Pre-registration is now open. Do so by September 15, 2019 and save a whopping $150 on Full Conference attendance. Regular updates will begin following our Irvine event, September 20-22, 2019. (Check out all the latest on it here.) In the meanwhile, here’s what you need to know now…
SCWC*SD34 LOCATION: The conference will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Hanalei resort, located mere moments away from Lindbergh Field International Airport, Sea World, Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, historic Old Town, downtown and its famous Gaslamp District, along with beaches galore. Discounted lodging is available to SCWC conferees. Phone 800-972-2802 to book your reservation, or click here to do so online. Deadline for discounted hotel registration is January 13, 2020.
SCWC*SD34 SCHEDULE: Rest assured that plenty of craft- and business-centric sessions, read & critique workshops, one-on-one consultations and more will fill out the weekend. Though we’ll not start plugging things in until later, you can get an idea of the overall shape of the conference on the Schedule page.
SCWC*SD34 STAFF: Along with the many authors, editors and other professionals joining us, agents from Bookends, Liza Dawson, Sandra Dijkstra, and TriadaUS literary agencies have been confirmed with more to be announced. Check ’em out on the staff page beginning in October.
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Until next time, aim for excellence and settle only for exceptional.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS