SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
After his tenth Spenser detective story, Robert S. Parker never plotted another novel, and Charles Dickens couldn’t plot his way out of a paper bag. They did just fine.
As writers, we know there is more than one way to construct a novel. But to craft a solid story, we still need a vision and a plan. And of course, a murder.
Join Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick in a workshop that explores a variety of working out the structure of your story, whether you’re writing murder mystery or suspense. Bring paper, pen, laptop or other implements of destruction.
Keep It Suspenseful Without Suspending Belief with M. A. Taylor and Christy Jeffries
A Q&A Session with MA Taylor and Christy Jeffries providing helpful feedback to keep your story’s law enforcement details realistic.
Location:Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego 92108
Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick
Recent transplants to Southern California, Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are four-time RITA Finalists and USA Today Bestselling Authors of over forty fast-paced, conflict-filled suspense, mystery, historical romance, and young adult novels under the pseudonyms May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, as well as two works of nonfiction under their own names.
Between them, they have an engineering degree and a PhD in sixteenth-century Scottish and English literature. For a more elaborate and entertaining bio, check out their GoodReads Author Page.
M.A. Taylor and Christy Jeffries
Christy lives in Southern California with her patient husband, two energetic and sarcastic sons, and a pair of rescue dogs who shed their appreciation all over her car and house.
M.A. Taylor spent more than twenty years in law enforcement. After seven years with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), she became a Special Agent for the California Department of Justice (DOJ), spending over a decade in Narcotics…including assignment to a Federal DEA-HIDTA Task Force. Margaret’s areas of expertise range from surveillance to wiretaps to tribal gaming, sexual predators, investigations and more.