OCC's next monthly meeting will be Saturday, November 13th, at the Brea Community Center. Please join us for informative, inspirational presentations from two authors at the top of the game.
In the morning session, OCC member Laura Wright presents "Writing the Emotional Character: Don't Run From Your Scene. Stop, Deal, and Discover."
Laura has spent most of her life immersed in the worlds of singing, acting and competitive ballroom dancing. But when she started writing, she knew she'd found her true calling. Although she was born and raised in Minnesota, Laura now lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband, two children and three dogs.
In the afternoon, bestselling author Allison Brennan presents "You're Not Normal."
As Allison says, "Let's face it, writers are not typical human beings. We keep odd hours treat our characters as real people, and view the world as story-fodder. We talk to ourselves, have over-active imaginations and eavesdrop on conversations. (Or is that just me?)
Allison Brennan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award winning author of fourteen romantic thrillers and several short stories. For fun, she enjoys wine tasting, swimming, school sports, playing video games, and-of course--reading. Her upcoming release, LOVE ME TO DEATH, the first book in the Lucy Kincaid series, will be available on 12.28.10, followed by KISS ME, KILL ME on 2.22.11. She's a member of Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and the Horror Writers Association. She lives near Sacramento, California with her husband and five children and is currently working on the third Lucy Kincaid novel.
Doors open at 9:30 AM for Ask-an-Author with Glynnis Campbell, w/a Sarah McKerrigan and Kira Morgan.
Over the lunch break, presenters will sign copies of their latest books.
The 2011 BBB (Book Buyer's Best) Contest opens on November 1, 2010. General Information, Rules and Entry Form are available on the OCC website (www.occrwa.org) follow the links from the Home Page. Deadline for entries is January 8, 2011.