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“Some things are hard to write about. After something happens to you, you go to write it down, and either you over dramatize it, or underplay it, exaggerate the wrong parts or ignore the important ones. At any rate, you never write it quite the way you want to.”

--Sylvia Plath

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Eric Beetner

SCWA SPEAKER: Eric Beetner

Date: May 19, 2018

Title:"How to be a more prolific writer"

Eric writes hardboiled crime fiction. He’s been nominated for two Anthony Awards, an ITW award, a Derringer and even won a few awards like the 2012 Stalker award for Most Criminally Underrated author.

His books include Rumrunners and its prequel - the Anthony Award nominated Leadfoot, The Devil Doesn't Want Me, When The Devil Comes To Call and book 3 in the trilogy, The Devil At Your Door (out in 2018), Criminal EconomicsDig Two Graves, White Hot Pistol, The Year I Died Seven Times, Stripper Pole At The End Of The World & the story collection, A Bouquet Of Bullets.

He’s co-authored The BacklistThe Short List and The Getaway List (2018) with Frank Zafiro and also (with JB Kohl) the novels One Too Many Blows To The Head and Borrowed Trouble and the standalone novel Over Their Heads. He’s also written two novellas in the popular Fightcard series, Split Decision and A Mouth Full Of Blood and two novellas in The Lawyer series of Westerns.

He lives in Los Angeles where, among other things, he co-hosts the Noir At The Bar reading series and the podcast Writer Types. 

He’s toured as a musician, painted, written screenplays, acted in short films, been to China twice, fished in the Mississippi, once met Barry Manilow, directed films and music videos, his name's been on TV over a hundred times, he owns a real human skull and his kids think he embarrasses them.

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