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Mara Purl – Presenter – It’s a Book! It’s a Play! It’s (Another) Mystery!
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Coalesce Bookstore
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]

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: “Perfecting Your Craft”
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: "Perfecting Your Craft"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.

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker “Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Mara Purl – Guest Speaker
“Cambria and Milford-Haven: Roots & Branches”
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Cambria Historical Society
2251 Center Street
Cambria, California 93428

Join best-selling author Mara Purl as she shares the extraordinary story of the founding of her fictional town Milford-Haven and its connection to Cambria. Milford-Haven, U.S.A. became a hit radio series on BBC, which led to a connection with Milford Haven, Wales, further illuminating a fascinating, intertwined history.

After her talk, Mara will be signing copies of her best-selling novels and novellas.

“What the Soul Suspects” by Mara Purl
Aug 15 all-day

“What the Soul Suspects”


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.

InDScribe Con & Book Festival
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival

Burbank Marriot Hotel & Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA (near the Burbank Airport)

Friday October 2nd – Saturday October 3rd, 2019

Join Mara and other Women’s Fiction & Romance Authors
for a fabulous, elegant, fun weekend!

Details TBA!

Publishing at Sea: Mara Purl – Faculty
Jan 25 – Feb 1 all-day

Publishing at Sea: Mara Purl – Faculty
January 25-February 1, 2020

Seventh Annual Publishing at Sea Cruise – Eastern Caribbean
for Developing and Achieving Authors

Create Your Ultimate Best Seller at Sea
Mara Purl is one of the 6 faculty members who will be sharing her expertise on writing and publishing books.

Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist: Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist
Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con “Murder’s A Beach”
March 12 – 15th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108

Left Coast Crime website

Thursday, March 12 to Sunday March 15, 2020
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

Mara will be one of the many authors participating in panel discussions and other programming on a wide variety of topics designed to allow interaction between readers and writers. This high-energy, dynamic and fun event is filled with opportunities for insights, connections, special meals, and is always an unforgettable event!