Our writing/reading discussion group will take a look at the topic: What is the most important part of a mystery/thriller? Is it characterization, action, dialogue, setting or something else? This month Donna Lear, author of Crimson Gold, will lead the forum.
At 3 p.m.
Panel Discussion “From Hollywood to Novels and Back” with Ellen Byron, August Norman and Howard Michael Gould
Moderated by Jill Amadio
Their topic will be FROM HOLLYWOOD TO NOVELS & BACK
Ellen’s TV credits include Wings, Just Shoot Me, and Fairly OddParents. She’s written over 200 national magazine articles, and her published plays include the award-winning Graceland.. A native New Yorker who attended Tulane University, Ellen lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.
Ellen Byron authors the Cajun Country Mystery series. A Cajun Christmas Killing and Body on the Bayou both won the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery and were nominated for Agatha awards in the category of Best Contemporary Novel. Plantation Shudders was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Her most recent Cajun Country Mystery, Mardi Gras Murder, is nominated for Agatha and Lefty awards.
Howard Michael Gould
Howard Michael Gould is an accomplished screenwriter and showrunner whose debut novel, Last Looks, introduces his brilliant, eco-maniacal detective Charlie Waldo who is thrust into a spectacular Hollywood murder mystery. His screenplay of Last Looks is soon to be made into a movie with Mel Gibson playing the murder suspect.
Originally from central Indiana, August Norman has called Los Angeles home for two decades, writing for and/or appearing in movies, TV, stage productions, web series and even commercial advertising.
Norman’s debut book, COME AND GET ME, came out this April.
“Chilling…The skillfully rendered plot is full of page-turning action… Norman is off to a solid start.” Publishers’ Weekly
Jill Amadio is an author, ghostwriter, and journalist. Her mystery series, which includes Digging Too Deep and Digging Up the Dead, is set in Orange County. She has ghostwritten twelve memoirs, a true crime, and has transformed screenplays into novels.
Mystery Ink Store Events
Friday, June 14, 1 p.m. – Cara Black – MURDER IN BEL-AIR
In MURDER IN BEL-AIR, Aimée Leduc receives an emergency phone call from her daughter Chloe’s playgroup informing her that Aimée’s mother, Sidney, never came to pick-up her granddaughter. While leaving the playground with her daughter, Aimée observes the body removal of a homeless woman from the neighboring soup kitchen. Then Aimée learns that the last person seen talking to the dead woman, was her mother, Sidney—who has vanished.
Cara Black is the author of nineteen books in the New York Times bestselling Aimée Leduc series. She has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and her books have been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son and visits Paris frequently.
Saturday, June 29, 4:30 p.m. – Sheila Lowe & Rachel Howzell Hall
Wine & Cheese – Discussion & Signing of their new books
In MURDER IN BEL-AIR, Aimée Leduc receives a phone call from her daughter Chloe’s school informing her that Aimée’s mother, Sidney, never came to pick her up. While leaving the playground with her daughter, Aimée observes the body removal of a homeless woman from the neighboring soup kitchen. Upon further investigation, Aimée learns that the last person seen talking to the dead woman, was her mother, Sidney—who has vanished.
SAVE THE DATE! 6th Annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE Conference
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 1ST – 6th Annual LADIES OF INTRIGUE
Sunday, November 10, 2019 Headliners: Laurie King and others TBA