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Mara Purl – Presenter (Author & Performer) It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery! Coalesce Bookstore
845 Main Street
Morro Bay, California
Sunday, February 10, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Mara Purl, Victoria Heckman, Anne R. Allen, Sue McGinty
Join these awesome Central Coast authors for their second “Book Drama” Event! Wearing multiple hats, acclaimed coastal mystery authors shall alarm, intrigue, delight & amuse you with their dramatic skills as they take turns performing scenes from their latest works!
Book Signing & Light refreshments following the performance!
[Private Event, by invitation only]
“What the Soul Suspects”
Beware the Ides of March . . .
Can a soul hover after passing on? Can a person be unaware of her own death? Journalist Christine Christian had always been a pragmatist. Not even her own persistent intuitions could compete with her commitment to logic and to empirical proof. In fact, that’s what had gotten her into to trouble in the first place. Of course, that very quality had also gotten her “the story” time and again, making her an award-winning reporter, a freelancer who’d managed to write her way into a respected series of television reports acclaimed by her peers and watched by millions of dedicated viewers. She always knew it was risky to ignore those pesky “feelings” of her. She ignored them one time too many. Or did she? Is it rally too late to reverse her decision? Can she at least warn others? Come hell or high water—and it looks like she’s facing down both—she’s still determined to finish her story, even if there’s only one person left who can hear what she has to say—investigator Senior Deputy Delmar Johnson. Will he listen? Will he allow his own thinking to exceed the bounds of reality as he’s always known it? Will he help Chris prove there’s more to life than what meets the eye? Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
The Oyster and The Pearl – using your irritations to create gems in your writing PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405
April 6, 2019
9:00 – 5:00 pm
Presented by Central Coast Sisters in Crime for their second annual Writers in Action Conference! This year the focus is on Perfecting Your Craft, with a series of seminars and panels designed to inspire, support and kickstart your best authoring practices.
Begin the conference with Mara Purl’s “The Oyster and The Pearl” Keynote address, guaranteed to have you rethinking your worst moments and transforming them into gemstones that will have your writing sparkle.