FEBRUARY 16, 2019


Does your character suffer a heart attack or struggle with asthma or diabetes? Does he/she receive a gunshot or stab wound, maybe an auto accident or broken leg? Maybe blunt trauma to the head or a serious infection. How are these varied maladies diagnosed and treated? What are the complications and possible outcomes? Go to “Med School” with DP Lyle, MD and learn how medicine really works from the street to the ER to ICU and OR.


This session is completely interactive, free-form, and will address medical and forensics issues attendees might be having with their manuscripts. Attendees should bring their own specific story questions for discussion with the goal of adding depth and realism to their characters, scenes, and plots. This session is always fun and covers a broad range of medical and forensic topics.


Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego 92108
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$25for RWASD Members (paying by Tuesday, February 12th)
$30for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) and member late registration (by noon Friday, February 15th)
$35for ALL at the door

Reserve a spot at the February 16th meeting:


$25for RWASD Members (paying by Tuesday, February 12th)
$30for Non-RWASD Members (must be over age 18) and member late registration (by noon Friday, February 15th)
$35for ALL at the door
Please also contact the RWA San Diego Chapter Meeting Coordinator ( if you’re paying by check, your name doesn’t match the name on your paypal account, or you have questions. Otherwise, simply pay by PayPal with the link near the bottom of the page.
Checks should be mailed to:

RWASD Chapter Meeting Coordinator

P O Box 711677
Santee, CA 92072-1677
Please make checks payable to RWASD. Checks are subject to our check return policy.

Member Discount Deadline:
Reservations and payments must be received by the Tuesday before the meeting, that is:
Tuesday, February 12th
*Members who fail to register by the due date will be charged at the Non-Member rate.

Refund policy:
Refunds for meeting registration are given until the Tuesday deadline. After that time, they are nonrefundable. Meeting fees are nontransferable.

Members pay here ($25):

Members (registering AFTER deadline) and Non-Members pay here ($30):

DP Lyle, MD

DP Lyle, MD is the Amazon #1 Bestselling; Macavity and Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winning; and Edgar (2), Shamus, Agatha, Anthony, Scribe, USA Today Best Book Award (2), and Foreward INDIES Book of the Year nominated author of many non-fiction books as well as numerous works of fiction, including the SAMANTHA CODY, DUB WALKER, and JAKE LONGLY thriller series and the ROYAL PAINS media tie-in novels. His essay on Jules Verne’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND appears in THRILLERS: 100 MUST READS and his short story “Even Steven” in ITW’s anthology THRILLER 3: LOVE IS MURDER. He served as Editor for the Southern California Writers Association’s short story anthology, IT’S ALL IN THE STORY as well as contributing the story “Splash.” His short story “Bottom Line” appears in th Sherlock Holmes inspired anthology FOR THE SAKE OF THE GAME.

He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.

He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.

After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 40 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.

Meeting Agenda:

9:30 to 10:00 Check In - Networking (coffee and tea)
10:00 Welcome - Introductions & Announcements
10:15 Morning Session
12:00 Lunch (see menu)
1:00 Chapter Business Meeting
1:30 Afternoon Session
3:00 Meeting Adjourned