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May 20, 2012

THRILLER SCHOOL Kills ‘Em in California

Filed under: Uncategorized — ashedit @ 9:57 am

SARAH WILLIAMS (right) accepts flowers from a grateful crime writer in Ventura, California

One of the lively, hand-on workshops at Thriller School led by STEVE BOWMAN, author WHEN THE EAGLE SCREAMS, with a forward by WILLAM COLBY, former CIA Director. (Yes, that CIA)                                                .                          .     Photo credit: QUINN CLOONEY

Social media dynamo CHANTAL COOKE had me scrambling for notes during her Facebook/ Twitter tutorials and much more. Find Chantal at http://www.thebookbooster.com Twitter: @ChantalCooke

PATTI McCORMAC, veteran crime reporter, gave us the scoop on real homicide reporting, plus the truth versus “the story.” Take note of the beautiful inlaid door behind Patti, just one of the PIERPONT INN’s architectural details in Ventura, California.

BOMBS AWAY! A big thank you to Ed Nordskog, foremost bomb and arson expert,who tipped me onto THRILLER SCHOOL. Ed kicked off TS with a talk and here he is pictured with his own book TORCHERED MINDS.

Class of ’12. (Left to right) JUDY LEIBOWITZ, SARAH WILLIAMS, DAVID STANSFIELD author ONE LAST GREAT WICKEDNESS, ELIZABETH CARROLL author KILLING IN TIME, QUINN CLOONEY, BILL EDDY. Front: CHERRY YATES

FOR MORE INFORMATION about SARAH WILLIAMS and THRILLER SCHOOL CLICK HERE. The site will be updated soon about the November School.

FIND CHANTAL COOKE at www.thebookbooster.com

Elaine Ash writes and photographs for Ashedit, her news blog about books and writers. Elaine is a book editor and an award-winning author under the name Anonymous-9. She is published by Blasted Heath. www.anonymous-9.com www.elaineash.com

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8 Comments »

  1. A hands on gun panel. Now there’s something interesting.

    Comment by charlesgramlich — May 20, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  2. A great session : lots of information, lots of hands on writing, great instructor, fascinating class mates.!

    Comment by carolburocks — May 20, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

  3. Hi Charles! The guns weren’t loaded and lots of care went into safety supervision. That being said, a hands-on gun panel is most interesting!

    Comment by Elaine Ash — May 20, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

  4. Wow, Elaine, that looks fabulous. How inspiring is all that! So glad you made it. Maybe next year I’ll be there 🙂

    Comment by Rebecca Forster — May 21, 2012 @ 10:16 am

  5. Wish I’d gone. Dammit!

    Comment by Mar Preston — May 21, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

  6. Well, if you’re overdue for a trip across the pond, it’s all happening again in November. As you probably already know, Oxford is a beautiful, university town many parts historically preserved from the old days. It’s like a trip back in time. I would love to go.
    EA

    Comment by Anonymous-9 (@_Anonymous_9) — May 22, 2012 @ 5:43 am

  7. WOW! And a great time was had by all attending. If I was into crime writing seriously and had some moolah, I would be in Oxford in November.

    Comment by Oscar Case — May 22, 2012 @ 9:10 am

  8. Hey Oscar, I understand you’re more of a western writer, although there’s lots of crime and mystery going on in the average western. Which leads me to ponder: Is there such a thing as a western writing school? Hmmm, what a great idea…. What do you think? EA

    Comment by Anonymous-9 (@_Anonymous_9) — May 22, 2012 @ 9:13 am


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