Thriller School California will take place at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica (1 Pico Blvd.) on April 24-25. An intensive, two-day crime fiction summit, Thriller School brings together specialists in crime fighting and crime writing.

An event geared towards experienced novelists, aspiring writers, readers, and crime fiction enthusiasts. Thriller School gives attendees the chance to get up close and personal with experts in the fiction and the facts of crime, including writers, agents, publishers, detectives, publishing industry insiders, and forensic scientists.

Thriller School California will feature such experts as: security expert and retired police chief Steve Bowman; David Martin-Sperry, defense attorney for a number of high-profile criminal cases; international best-selling novelist Meg Gardiner; Sarah Williams, crime fiction writing expert and “How to Write Crime Fiction” author; media consultant and former KABC drive-time radio show host Joel Roberts; Sheila Lowe, forensic handwriting expert, and others.

In addition to giving attendees a behind-the-headlines look at real-life crime, Thriller School teaches writers the secrets of successful crime-fiction writing, and provides expert guidance on how to publish and market a book.

Space is extremely limited. Visit for more information.

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