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OC SinC Speakers March 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

3-3:30 Readers Forum

3:30-4:00 Writing prompt/contest

4:00 p.m. PT

March speakers: Kwei Quartey in conversation with Lee Goldberg

Topic: TBA

Kwei Quartey  (SLEEP WELL, MY LADY)

Kwei Quartey is a crime fiction writer and physician based in Pasadena, California. Kwei was born in Ghana, West Africa, and wanted to be an author from a young age. In his teenage years, his interest shifted to being a doctor, and he finished medical school after moving to the United States. Kwei practiced medicine for more than 15 years while simultaneously working as a writer. He retired from medical practice in 2018 to become a full-time novelist.

As a crime fiction writer, Kwei wrote five Inspector Darko Dawson novels, set in Ghana, before starting his Emma Djan Investigations series which features the first West African female private eye in fiction. The first book in the series, THE MISSING AMERICAN, was a 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee for Best Novel in 2020. The second in the series, SLEEP WELL, MY LADY, immediately garnered attention for its unusual style of time shifts in relation to the murder.

Lee Goldberg  (BONE CANYON – Signed copies available)

Lee Goldberg, a long-time Angeleno, set the Eve Ronin series in his own neighborhood of Calabasas, California, where the Lost Hills Sheriff’s station is located. The series features an ambitious young detective who is in over her head but is determined to prove her self-worth and get the job done, no matter the personal cost.

BONE CANYON, the second in the series, is inspired by the real-life discoveries of scorched bones of people who’d disappeared years ago in the wake of the recent Woolsey Fire in Southern California. (Starred Review – “VERDICT Goldberg follows Lost Hills with a riveting, intense story. Readers of Karin Slaughter or Michael Connelly will want to try this.” —Library Journal)

Lee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar Award and two-time Shamus Award nominee and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels. He has also written and/or produced scores of TV shows, co-created a Hallmark movie series, and is an international television consultant.

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