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Random Writing Quote:

“I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?”

--Jarod Kintz

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Date: March 16, 2019

Speaker: Dete Meserve

Topic: "TBD"

Dete Meserve

Dete Meserve is the author of three novels including the best-selling and multi-award-winning novel “Good Sam,” about the search for an anonymous Good Samaritan leaving $100,000 on Los Angeles doorsteps.  She adapted the novel into a screenplay and the film is in pre-production with an eye toward a Spring 2019 worldwide premiere on a network to be announced soon! The film is being produced by Wind Dancer Films and Muse Entertainment and Principal photography is set to begin in Fall 2018 in Montreal.

The sequel to “Good Sam”—“Perfectly Good Crime”—is about the search for the anonymous group behind several large-scale giving events for the poor and the possible connection to a series of sophisticated heists of some of the most opulent estates in America.

Meserve’s next novel, “The Space Between” will be published by Lake Union Publishing in July 2018.  The story is about astronomer Sarah Mayfield who returns home to find that her husband of fifteen years has disappeared, leaving behind a gun in the nightstand and a video security system that’s been wiped clean.

Her first non-fiction book, “Random Acts of Kindness,” co-written with award-winning journalist Rachel Greco, will be published in Winter 2018.

When she’s not writing, she is a film and television producer in Los Angeles and a partner and CEO of Wind Dancer Films. Meserve has produced numerous films and TV series and has been responsible for securing over $75 million in financing for film and TV properties. Her work spans award-winning television series such as Home Improvement and Saint George with George Lopez (Executive Producer) as well as the award-winning comedy Bernie(Producer), The Keeping Room (Producer), Ready Jet Go! (Executive Producer), Good Sam (Producer), and What Men Want (2019) (Executive Producer).

Meserve lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children—and a very good cat that rules them all.

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Upcoming April 20, 2019:


Speaker: Joe Clifford

Date: April 20, 2019

Topic: "TBD"

Joe Clifford

Joe Clifford is acquisitions editor for Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a "gritty, real, raw" reading series in Oakland, CA. His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and the forthcoming Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for LitReactor and around the country at various conferences and retreats.