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Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00; meet & greet 6:00-6:45; program starts at 6:45)
Location: Firehouse Theatre 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23220
Price: $12 – Members; $15 Non-members ($5 for students)REGISTER NOW
New York Times and USA Today bestselling suspense author Mary Burton has been praised by Publishers Weekly for her “tense, sexy and pleasingly complex” novels. She is routinely featured among the top ten writers in Amazon’s Author Rankings for romantic suspense. Her recent novel, Her Last Word, reached number three on the Kindle eBooks Store bestseller list. Her latest books are Cut and Run and Winter Cottage (as Mary Ellen Taylor).
Ramona L. Taylor
Ramona Taylor is a graduate of Duke University and the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. Taylor began screenwriting as a hobby in 1996. In 2005, Magic City Films hired her to write their urban horror, Camp DOA, which premiered at the 2008 Pan African Film Festival. In 2008, her screenplay, Respite, was a finalist, and in 2018 her screenplay, Blind Justice, was a winner in the Virginia Governor’s Screenwriting Competition. Over the past several years, Taylor’s writing has placed in various national competitions and her films have screened in festivals across the country.
Novelist Greer Macallister is an Editor-at-Large at the Chicago Review of Books and a regular contributor to Writer Unboxed. Her novel The Magician’s Lie–a USA Today bestseller, Indie Next pick, and Target Book Club selection–has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain. Her novel Girl in Disguise was also an Indie Next pick. Her new novel Woman 99 is forthcoming from Sourcebooks in March 2019. She lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Melissa Scott Sinclair is a fiction writer, editor, and award-winning journalist. Her recent work has appeared in Richmond magazine and the nonfiction anthology Life In 10 Minutes. Her short story “Everything Must Go,” a ghost story set in the decaying corporate headquarters of Circuit City, was published in the anthology Richmond Macabre. She’s co-chairing the James River Writers’ 2019 Writing Show in 2019.