Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles and SoCal Mystery Writers of America welcome
an outstanding complement of authors, agents, editors, publishers,
and experts to the 2017 CCWC program faculty. You can learn more about
each of them in the bios below. Keep coming back — additional bios will
be added as our faculty grows.
Bio: Hallie Ephron is a New York Times bestselling author of suspense. You'll Never Know, Dear, her ninth novel, is being published by Wm. Morrow in 2017. Her Night Night, Sleep Tight harks back to when she was growing up in Hollywood in a family of writers, and was InStyle Magazine's #1 "Page-turning Pick." PW's starred review called it a "captivating thriller." Her Never Tell a Lie, was made into Lifetime Movie Network movie. Hallie is a four-time finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark award, and her Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel was an Edgar and Anthony award finalist. She is an award-winning book reviewer for the Boston Globe.
Bio: He calls himself Kent, and he writes the New York Times bestselling Cork O'Connor mystery series, set in the great Northwoods of Minnesota. His work has received a number of honors, including the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Barry Award, Macavity Award, Dilys Award, Minnesota Book Award, Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, and Friends of American Writers Prize. His novels have been translated into more than a dozen languages and optioned by Hollywood. He makes his home in St. Paul, where he does all his writing in a couple of wonderfully funky coffee shops.
Bio: Novelist, screenwriter, and television personality, Paul Bishop is also a nationally recognized interrogator and behaviorist. He spent 35 years with the Los Angeles Police Department where his high profile Special Assault Units regularly produced the highest number of detective initiated arrests and highest crime clearance rates in the city. Twice selected as LAPD's Detective of the Year, he continues to work privately as a deception expert and as a specialist in the investigation of sex crimes. His fifteen novels include five featuring LAPD homicide detective Fey Croaker and his latest novel, Lie Catchers, which is the first in a new series featuring top LAPD interrogators Ray Pagan and Calamity Jane Randall. The sequel Admit Nothing is due in 2017.
Bio: Eric Campbell is the founder and publisher of Down & Out Books. After spending twenty-five years in healthcare, Eric started Down & Out Books as an avenue to help develop and build "lost" authors and now publishes nearly 50 titles per year. The company specializes in the crime, thriller and suspense genres.
Bio: Literary agent Danielle Egan-Miller is president of Browne & Miller Literary Associates. Over the past 15 years as an agent, she has sold hundreds of books with a heavy emphasis on commercial adult fiction. Her roster includes several New York Times bestselling authors and numerous prize- and award-winning writers including 2014 Edgar Award winner for Best Novel, William Kent Krueger. She is a member of the Association of Authors' Representatives, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and The Authors Guild.
Bio: Literary agent Jill Marr, Sandra Dijkstra Agency, graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing and a minor in history. She has nearly 15 years of publishing experience. She wrote features and ads for Pages, the literary magazine for people who love books, and continues to write book ads for publishing houses, magazine pieces, and promotional features for television. After writing ad copy and features for published books for years, she knows how to find the "hook" and sell it. Jill is interested in commercial fiction, with an emphasis on mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense and horror, women's commercial fiction and historical fiction. She is looking for non-fiction projects in the areas of history, narrative non-fiction, sports, politics, current events, health & nutrition, pop culture, humor, music, and very select memoir.