Random Writing Quote:

“Normally, in anything I do, I'm fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.”

--Neil Gaiman

Matthew Quirk

SCWA SPEAKER: Matthew Quirk

Date: April 15, 2017

"Plotting Thrills & Chills and Other Writing Insights"

Matthew Quirk is the New York Times bestselling author of Cold Barrel ZeroThe Directive, and The 500, an Edgar nominee and the winner of the Thriller and Strand Critics Awards. His novels have been translated into 20 languages and optioned for film.

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in San Diego.

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