Following a brief break, returning to the SCWC for the first time with not only a few of her exceptional workshops, but the latest release in her Love and Loss series, none other than Claudia Whitsitt will be our third Special Guest Speaker for San Diego 37. In Lingering Clouds, a jaded Julie Murphey must grapple with conflicted emotions over two men – her unrepentant ex-husband whose cancer has returned, though she feels obligated to care for, and a dutiful neighbor who sparks one dim flame in her cold, dead heart. In addition to her four-book Samantha Mystery Series, Claudia is author of the award-winning middle grade historical fiction series, Kids Like You, set during the Vietnam War era.
While there’s plenty of room to join us in February, Janis Thomas’s 8-part stand-alone “Novel Boot Camp” immersive has only a few seats left open. If you missed attending it in 2022, now is your chance to jump in. >>Details
More Good “Muse”
As we welcome the new year, we welcome also the forthcoming releases by some of our favorite SCWCers … Out February from Gayle Carline – who’s also introducing a new workshop for SD37, “Battle Plan: Everything You Need to Know Before Going Indie” – the final in her Dragon Shadows trilogy, New Dragon Rising … and from workshop leader Robin “R.D.” Kardon, Flying Home, which completes her popular Flygirl trilogy.
In May, 2023, Jasmin Iolani Hakes’s Hula will be released by HarperCollins. She earned an Outstanding Fiction award for it at LA16, conducted workshops at SD35, and soon, after an interminable delay due to COVID, we finally get to luxuriate in the finished product … Also dropping in May from Schiffer Publishing, Amy Fisher (writing as Rose Guildenstern) debuts her metaphysical novel Iago’s Penumbra. Amy is also presenting a highly anticipated new workshop in San Diego, “Using Tarot to Write Your Story & Demystify Your Process.”
Best of success, everybody!
Discounted pre-registration remains open at this time. Be the writer you aspire to be and join us.
–Michael Steven Gregory
Executive Director, SCWC/SWS