Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Werewolves, Where Now And Wear Something Comfortable
Making her first appearance at the SCWC, author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom, whose sexually charged paranormal romances include Silhouette Nocturne's wildly popular Wolf Moons and upcoming Vampire Moons series of novels and novellas, will be addressing all things gothic in one of the most wildly popular genres of the day. Wolf Trap is her most recent and, yes, she's a Buffy fan. We've wanted her for a long, she's got plenty of insight to offer, and we're especially thrilled to have her. Also newly aboard . . .
Following a couple-year hiatus due to his hectic journalistic obligations schedule, Thomas Larson is back. Author of The Memoir and the Memoirist -- a must-read for all writers crafting a "modern memoir" -- The Saddest Music Ever Written: The Story of Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (Pegasus Books) is his latest. A finalist for the Barnes & Noble Fall "Discover" Award, the book provides an in-depth study of one of the most iconic, deeply resonant nine minutes of music ever written, and the young genius behind them.
Jim Hitt, noted film & literature monographer, essayist, short story writer, novelist, educator, and former conferee, is aboard to conduct read & critique workshops and a much-needed "Merging Style and Substance" session. His latest is Carny, A Novel in Stories (Aberdeen Bay Press).
As versatile as ever, genre-skipping novelist Michele Scott returns. From her popular Wine Lover's Mystery and Equine Mystery series to young adult adventure such as Zamora's Ultimate Challenge, and her latest, the sweeping narco-family epic El Patron, the exceptionally entrepreneurial Michele plies the craft and works the trade equally well at every level.
Still much, much more to announce, including additional workshop leaders, agents, editors, special guest speakers, advance submission readers and more. For those who register early and select optional advance submission readers, select "TBA" (to be announced), the list of readers will be up early November. Once posted, simply email the conference with your specific choice(s).
As we begin building out the schedule over the next few weeks, updates will appear frequently to reflect where we're at (subscribe to our RSS feed to not miss one). Where you are at next Presidents' Day Weekend is what matters now. Though it might be tough to picture this far out, that's in the winter. And where better to be a writer in winter than in San Diego? Imagine what little will you could wear!
Until next update, here's some timeless advice from author Ernessa T. Carter (32 Candles), one of our special guest speakers at last month's LA8: