Sunday, February 5, 2023, 2 p.m.

Hollywood Women’s Club

1749 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Networking 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meeting 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Naomi Hirahara – Strategies to Make Your Historical Mystery Stand Out

 

Naomi Hirahara is an Edgar Award-winning author of multiple traditional mystery series and noir short stories. Her Mas Arai mysteries, which have been published in Japanese, Korean and French, feature a Los Angeles gardener and Hiroshima survivor who solves crimes. The seventh and final Mas Arai mystery is Hiroshima Boy, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for best paperback original. Her first historical mystery is Clark and Division, which follows a Japanese American family’s move to Chicago in 1944 after being released from a California wartime detention center. Her second Leilani Santiago Hawai‘i mystery, An Eternal Lei, is scheduled to be released in 2022. A former journalist with The Rafu Shimpo newspaper, Naomi has also written numerous non-fiction history books and curated exhibitions. She has also written a middle-grade novel, 1001 Cranes.

 

Linda O. Johnston, a former lawyer who is now a full-time writer, has published 57 books so far, including mysteries and romantic suspense. More than twenty-five of them are romances for Harlequin, including Harlequin Romantic Suspense and Harlequin Nocturne. Her latest release is Shielding Colton’s Witness for Harlequin Romantic Suspense. She has also written several mystery series including the Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries and Superstition Mysteries for Midnight Ink, and the Kendra Ballantyne, Pet-Sitter Mysteries and Pet Rescue Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime, and her current mystery series is the Alaska Untamed Mysteries for Crooked Lane under the pseudonym Lark O. Jensen. Nearly all Linda’s current stories involve dogs!

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Parking: The club has its own parking lot, which we are welcome to use.
Enter using the driveway just South of the building.
Entry: The club does not use the front entrance. Please enter the side door from the driveway.

Covid Precautions

Covid case rates are way down and the new boosters for the B4 and B5 variants are available. We hope you’ve gotten yours. Mask wearing is optional. If you are immune compromised or have medical conditions that increase your risk, by all means wear one. Make your own judgment. We want everyone to feel safe and no one to get sick. Please be considerate of others, and do not attend if you have any symptoms suspicious for a respiratory infection, join us on Zoom instead.

Meeting dates for the first half of 2023 are: Jan 8, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7.

Sunday, March 5, 2023, 2 p.m.

Hollywood Women’s Club

1749 N. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Networking 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Meeting 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Matt Witten – Writing for Multiple Genres: Novels, TV, Movies, and Stage Plays

 

Matt Witten is a TV writer and novelist who has written for House, Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order, CSI: Miami, and several other shows. His six novels include The Necklace, which came out from Oceanview Publishing last year and has been optioned for film by Leonardo DiCaprio. Matt has won the Malice Domestic Award and been nominated for two Edgars and an Emmy. His latest novel is Killer Story, set in the world of true-crime podcasting. He is currently writing a pilot for NBC and Hallmark Mystery Movie based on A Dark and Stormy Night, by Julia Buckley.

Reader: Matt Coyle is the author of the bestselling Rick Cahill crime series. He knew
he wanted to be a mystery writer at the age of thirteen when his father gave
him Raymond Chandler’s THE SIMPLE ART OF MURDER. Matt’s books have
won the Anthony, Shamus, Lefty, Authors on the Air Book of the Year, Ben
Franklin Silver, Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Silver, and San Diego
Book Awards. He was named the Mystery Writer of the Year for 2021 by the
San Diego Writers Festival. DOOMED LEGACY is the ninth book in the Rick
Cahill series.

Parking: The club has its own parking lot, which we are welcome to use.
Enter using the driveway just South of the building.
Entry: The club does not use the front entrance. Please enter the side door from the driveway.

Covid Precautions

Covid case rates are way down and the new boosters for the B4 and B5 variants are available. We hope you’ve gotten yours. Mask wearing is optional. If you are immune compromised or have medical conditions that increase your risk, by all means wear one. Make your own judgment. We want everyone to feel safe and no one to get sick. Please be considerate of others, and do not attend if you have any symptoms suspicious for a respiratory infection, join us on Zoom instead.

Meeting dates for the first half of 2023 are: Jan 8, Feb 5, March 5, April 2, May 7.