Monday, February 9, 2015
Simon Wood and Catriona McPherson a Hit!
What a special meeting it was!
We were celebrating SinC President's Day and had two former presidents of our San Joaquin Chapter on hand too. Everything was decorated for president's day and we had lots of surprises.
We also learned that The Society of the Coveted Dead Bird has a website to promote our annual writing contest: http://deadbirdaward.wix.com/coveteddeadbird/
Catriona delighted us with her wonderful accent as she read a bit from her books, A Deadly Measure. and The Day She Died.
In case you didn't know, Simon also has a wonderful accent, and he talked about writing his new stand-alone, The One That Got Away.
He explained that the inspiration for this one was "survivor guilt' and PTSD.
When working on a book he likes to do personal interviews and also visit the places where things are going to happen and at the time they will happen.
He coniders his writing as a 9 to 5 or 6 job.
It was a delight to hear both of them talk about their books and how they write.
Submitted by Marilyn Meredith