Sunday, April 26th, Sisters in Crime Orange County Meeting
2:00 PM: Writers Forum
Topic: "Research for Writers: How much is too much?" Writers frequently have to dig a little deeper into a subject matter in order to make their stories believable. But how do you know you have enough information, or when you need to look further? We'll discuss the difference between thorough research and a trip down the rabbit hole.
3:00 PM: Our meeting of Sunday, April 26
will feature guest speaker ANNE CLEELAND, author of the New Scotland
Yard series, featuring Chief Inspector Acton and first year detective
Kathleen Doyle. He’s a British lord; she is Irish and of modest means.
They’re the stars of three books, including the just-out MURDER IN
HINDSIGHT. The previous titles in the series, which debuted in 2013, are
MURDER IN THRALL and MURDER IN RETRIBUTION.
A native Southern Californian, Cleeland is a member of the California State Bar who previously worked as a research attorney. She will discuss the hows and whys of writing a British-set mystery. We’ll also get her to talk about the Regency-era titles she has authored.
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Saturday, May 9th, Literary Guild of Orange County
For more information and tickets visit: http://lgoc.org/
In Store Events:
Saturday, May 16th, 3:00 p.m. - Vanessa A. Ryan
Saturday May 20th, 11:00 a.m. – Brea Library
Author Visit: D.P. Lyle & Jan Burke
The Brea Library is honored to host authors D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke. D.P. Lyle, MD is an award-winning author of many non-fiction and fiction titles. Jan Burke is a national bestselling author of 14 books.
The May meeting will be held one week later than originally announced, and an hour earlier; please note the change of date – it is now scheduled for Sunday, May 31 – and that we will get started at 1 p.m. with our Readers’ Forum.
1:00 PM: Readers Forum
Topic: "Armchair Travel for Readers: We'll discuss mysteries set in foreign lands and their appeal. Where do our members like to go for a good story?"
2:00 PM: Guest speaker COLIN COTTERILL will discuss
SIX AND A HALF DEADLY SINS, the ninth and latest title in his popular
Dr. Siri Paiboun series. Dr. Paiboun is the retired coroner of Laos; the
books are set in the 1970s. This is one of two series by Cotterill, who
also writes the Jimm Juree crime novels set in southern Thailand.
Born in London, Cotterill holds dual British and Australian citizenships. He is a former teacher whose work in Southeast Asia led him to take up the cause of combating child prostitution and pornography (he has written several books about the topic). Also a cartoonist, he lives with his family on the Gulf of Siam.