The conference began in October 2001 and brings bestselling authors to San Diego to participate as instructors and speakers. Event organizer Jared Kuritz and founder Antoinette Kuritz are proud of their faculty ratio of 5-1, which allows those attending to interact with the instructors outside of the workshops.
This year, New York Times Bestselling author Lisa Jackson (www.lisajackson.com) will be the first keynote speaker on Friday night. Jackson writes romantic suspense, romance, and mysteries. Her latest release is “Ready to Die.” The book returns to Grizzly Falls, Montana and the complicated lives of detectives Regan Pescoli and Selena Alvarez.
New York Times Bestselling author Christopher Reich (www.christopherreich.com) will take the stage for the lunch keynote on Saturday. “The Prince of Risk” is the latest release from Reich. It’s about a New York hedge-fund manager who searches for the truth behind his father’s murder.
Saturday’s dinner keynote will be given by New York Times Bestselling author Dale Brown (www.dalebrown.info). Brown’s thriller “Tiger’s Claw” imagines a scenario in which tensions escalate between an economically powerful China and a United States weakened by a massive economic downfall, bringing the two superpowers to the brink of total destruction.
San Diego’s Mysterious Galaxy (www.mystgalaxy.com) will be the on-site bookseller for the event. For more information about the La Jolla Writers Conference, visit their website at www.lajollawritersconference.com.
Terry Ambrose (terryambrose.com) writes mysteries and thrillers. His latest funny Hawaiian mystery, “Kauai Temptations,” was called “More delicious than a Coconut Mocha Frap” by New York Times Bestselling author Jenn McKinlay (www.jennmckinlay.com).