Writing is a solitary pursuit, but writers depend on contact with others for research, for informal critiques and formal editing, for support and solidarity, and to make sure they don’t go batty staring at the blank page. Professional writers are called on to speak and read their work to live audiences; they teach and lead workshops and make appearances to promote their books. So how has the pandemic affected the life of an author?
Internationally-known mystery writer Catriona McPherson will read from her work and discuss her writing life in a talk titled “But you always work at home! Writing 2020.” The free Zoom presentation, sponsored by Winters Friends of the Library, will take place on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
McPherson, a best-selling author and winner of multiple awards, was born in Scotland and lived there until immigrating to California in 2010. She writes historical detective stories set in the old country in the 1930s, featuring lady sleuth Dandy Gilver. She also writes contemporary psychological thrillers; A Gingerbread House is the latest of these. After eight years in the new country, Catriona kicked off the comic Last Ditch Motel series, which takes a wry but affectionate look at California life. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Crime Writers’ Association, the Society of Authors, and a proud lifetime member and former national president of Sisters in Crime. Learn more at www.catrionamcpherson.com .
This Zoom talk is the last of the spring series, “WFoL Wednesdays,” which features virtual programs with a local focus.
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