October 2022 Chapter Meeting

On October 2nd, Laurie Stevens shared her thoughts on “How to Avoid Annoying Your Die Hard Thriller Fan”. She talked about adding paranormal elements to thrillers without annoying your current fans.

Laurie Stevens is the author of the Gabriel McRay thriller novels, a series that has won twelve awards, among them Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 and a Random House Editors’ Book of the Month. Laurie’s latest, In Twilight’s Hush, was named to Killer Nashville’s Top 6 Books of 2021 and Kindle Book Review’s 2021 Top 10 Mystery/Thrillers. 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. An active member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime, Laurie co-edited the SinC anthology, Fatally Haunted. She loves the natural world and serves on the board of the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, which inspired her to write her latest novel, The Return, a finalist for this year’s Claymore Award.

For more on the author please visit her website at www.lauriestevensbooks.com

Nancy Cole Silverman read from her latest book, The Navigator’s Daughter, which centers on a daughter’s promise to her dying father to go to Hungary, where he was shot down during the Second World War, to find his rescuers. Nancy spent nearly twenty-five in Los Angeles Talk Radio, beginning her career on the talent side as one of the first female voices on the air and then moving into the business side. She retired as one of two female general managers in the nation’s second-largest radio market. After her radio career, Silverman turned to write fiction. Her crime-focused novels and short stories have attracted readers throughout America. For more on Nancy, please visit her website at https://www.nancycolesilverman.com/


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