Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 9, 2017!

That’s the day of the Fourth Annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference at Centralia College. This year we have two bestselling keynote speakers, Robert Dugoni and Mike Lawson, and the more workshops than ever before.

Robert Dugoni is the critically acclaimed New York Times, #1, Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of The Tracy Crosswhite series, My Sister’s Grave, Her Final Breath, In the Clearing, and The Trapped Girl. He also wrote the best-selling David Sloane series, The Jury Master, Wrongful Death, Bodily Harm Murder One and The Conviction, and the stand-alone novel The 7th Canon and the nonfiction book, The Cyanide Canary, and several short stories.

He is the recipient of the Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction, a finalist for the International Thriller Writers and the International Mystery Writers Awards and has twice been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for legal fiction. www.robertdugoni.com. He will present a morning keynote and teach two workshops: “Creating Plots for Page Turners” and “Playing God: Creating Memorable Characters.”

Mike Lawson has published eleven novels in the DeMarco series and three books featuring DEA Agent Kay Hamilton: Rosarito Beach, Viking Bay and K Street. He will deliver the afternoon keynote and teach a workshop: “Fourteen Novels: What I’ve Learned/Mistakes I’ve Made.”

Each year we try to increase the variety and number of workshops. This year we have eighteen different workshops to choose from including classes on writing, plotting, poetry, marketing and traditional and indie publishing.

Click on the Register Now button for additional information and to sign up for this year’s conference.