California Crime Writers Conference
June 6-7, 2015 | Culver City, CA
CCWC only happens once every two years and we cap it at 200 people to keep it intimate, so it sells out fast. Unlike huge fan conventions or big book festivals, CCWC gives writers an opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite authors and with agents, editors, publishers and law enforcement/forensics experts. Don’t miss your chance.
Those who attended CCWC 2013 know how unique this conference is and they’re already buying up spots, so register soon and take advantage of earlybird prices. This year we are honored to present keynote speakers Charlaine Harris and Anne Perry.
CCWC is a joint fundraiser for SoCalMWA and Sisters in Crime LA. All profits go to support your local mystery writing community. June 6 & 7, 2015 (Saturday & Sunday) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside, 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California
Nov Meeting: 11/2 | Forensic Myths & Misconceptions
Jennifer Dornbush, author of
FORENSIC SPEAK: HOW TO WRITE REALISTIC CRIME DRAMAS
The television or movie screen is the closest most people will ever come to witnessing the forensic world. But Jennifer Dornbush actually lived it. As a daughter of a medical examiner, whose office was in her home, she investigated her first fatality, an airplane crash, when she was 10 years old. Since that first case she has had decades of on-sight experience in death investigation and 360 hours of forensic training through the Forensic Science Academy.
Jennifer now uses these experiences to pen crime fiction for film and TV. Her female-driven crime drama, The Coroner’s Daughter, is being developed for TV. And several of her crime pieces are in the pipeline with various studios and networks. Jennifer’s scripts have placed her on the short list of the Fox/Blacklist TV Program, Nichols, Austin, American Zoetrope, and NBC’s Writers on the Verge. Her half-hour forensic comedy, Home Bodies, received a Humanitas’ New Voices Award.
Wanting to share her love of forensics with other storytellers, she scribed Forensic Speak: How To Write Realistic Crime Dramas, published by Michael Wiese Productions, hailed as a north star to creating authentic crime dramas.
She regularly leads seminars on forensics and fiction for The Writers Store, Great American
Pitchfest, Crime Writers Weekend, Sisters in Crime, Act One, Scriptwriters Network, Romance Writers of America, Screenwriters World Conference, and American Christian Fiction Writers. Her bi-monthly Forensic Speak Newsletter reaches hundreds of writers with current forensic tips and developments.
Jennifer has worked on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Clear History; Paramount’s The Dictator; ABC’s Mixology; and Fox’s Let’s Be Cops. She also enjoys teaching screenwriting at Azusa Pacific University and Act One.
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