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“What the Soul Suspects” by Mara Purl
Sep 2 all-day

“What the Soul Suspects” by Mara Purl
September 2, 2020

Ghost Day


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 – Presenter: Writers In Action Third Annual Conference – “The Building Blocks of Story”
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Mara Purl – Presenter
Writers In Action Third Annual Conference “The Building Blocks of Story”
September ?? from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




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A one-day interactive workshop for writers of all skill levels. Each 60-minute workshop will provide a 30-minute presentation by a skilled author followed by 30 minutes of writing time. Each workshop will flow naturally into the next with the writing segment building on the previous one. The final event will be a panel of authors who will provide feedback on the writing created throughout the day.

Each workshop segment will be professionally recorded by After Hours Recording Company. Following the workshop attendees will have the option of purchasing any, or all, of the recorded segments.

Mara Purl – Opening Session
“Premise & Theme”

PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Milford-Haven Lighthouse Tea: A 35-year Celebration of the Novels, Radio Drama & Podcast
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Milford-Haven Lighthouse Tea
A 35-year Celebration of the Novels, Radio Drama & Podcast

Point San Luis Lighthouse

Sunday, October 11th, 2020
2:00 – 6:00 pm

Join Mara and her amazing Milford-Haven Team
including Cast Members & Engineer, Artists & Marketers, Followers & Fans
for a fabulous, elegant, tea on a historic lighthouse property!

Art Display
Elegant Tea
Sunset from the lighthouse

Mara Purl – Presenter – Mentors & the Author’s Path
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter – Mentors & the Author’s Path
October 13th from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mara Purl – Presenter

SLO NightWriters
Meeting held at
United Church of Christ
11235 Los Osos Valley Road
San Luis Obispo, California

SLO NightWriters Website

Join Mara on a journey through her varied and fascinating career as she reveals who were some of her major influencers, teachers and mentors. Enjoy stories about Louis L’Amour, James Michener, Margaret Coel, Joseph Campbell and several others. Hear how she went from television star to her own radio drama creator and from script writer to best-selling novelist.

Book Signing following the presentation!