March 2023 Chapter Meeting

On Sunday, March 5, Matt Witten spoke about Writing For Multiple Genres: Novels, TV, Movies, and Stage Plays. Matt 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.


The reader was Matt Coyle, 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.


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