November 2023 Chapter Meeting


On Sunday, November 6, 2023, Laurie Stevens read from her book, “The Return” and incoming President Nancy Cole Silverman talked about The Importance of Building a Writer’s Network and Making SinC/LA Work for You. Past board members were thanked and incoming board members introduced. Nancy then briefly interviewed Laurie on how writing “The Return” differed from writing other books she’s written.

Our Incoming President

Nancy Cole Silverman spent nearly twenty-five years in news and talk radio before retiring to write fiction. Silverman’s award-winning short stories and crime-focused novels, the Carol Childs and Misty Dawn Mysteries (Henery Press), are based in Los Angeles, while her newest series, the Kat Lawson Mysteries (Level Best Books), takes a more international approach. Kat Lawson, a former investigative reporter has gone undercover for the FBI as a feature writer for a travel publication. Expect lots of international intrigue, vivid descriptions of small European villages, great food, lost archives, and non-stop action. Silverman lives in Los Angeles with her husband and thoroughly pampered standard poodle, Paris.



Laurie Stevens is the author of the Gabriel McRay thriller series. The books have won twelve awards, including Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 and a Random House Editors’ Book of the Month. In regards to writing thrillers, Suspense Magazine says Laurie is “the leader of the pack,” while International Thriller Writers claims she’s “cracked the code” of writing psychological suspense. Switching genres, Laurie penned “The Return,” a sci-fi/fantasy inspired by the biblical story of Adam and Eve and the garden of Eden.


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