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Michael teaches at the Southern California Writers Conference in San Diego

by Michael 2/15/2008 10:00:00 AM

February 15th to 18th

Check it out on the Southern California Writers' Conference Website.

Following his packed workshops at the L.A. and Palm Springs Writers Conferences, back by popular demand is "Shooting Shrink" series author and semi-retired psychologist Michael Thompkins. This time around Michael will be conducting two new interactive sessions, "Creating Congruent Characters Part I & Part II," accepting advance submissions in fiction, and heading a special advance submission contest:

"Tales from the Fire" Nonfiction Writing Contest
  • Composition must relate to the events surrounding what are known as the San Diego Wildfires of 2007 (Google Map of area)
  • One entry per registered conferee.
  • Entry must not exceed twenty pages, double-space 12pt.
  • Entry must be received by the SCWC no later than February 1, 2008.
  • Mail five hardcopies of entry in one envelope to: SCWC, 1010 University Ave., #54, San Diego, CA 92103.



Michael visits Borders Bookstore at the River in Rancho Mirage

by Michael 2/9/2008 1:00:00 PM
Come to the Gun Play Author Event at the Rancho Mirage Borders Saturday, February 9th, 2008 at 1 PM. Learn more about Palm Springs through the eyes of fictional detective hero, Dr. Tom Reynolds, P.S.P.D. police psychologist as he sets out to solve the murder of an accountant on the eighteenth tee of Tahquitz golf course. Gun Play logo tee shirt to the first 12 purchasers of Gun Play.

The bookstore is located at:

The River at the Rancho Mirage Shopping Center
71800 Highway 111
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Tel: 760.779.1314



Michael Visits Peppertree Bookstore in Downtown Palm Springs

by Michael 2/7/2008 6:00:00 PM
Come to the Gun Play Author Event at the Peppertree Bookstore Thursday Evening February 7th, 2008 at 6PM. Meet the author and purchase a signed copy of Gun Play. Logo tee shirt to the first 12 purchasers of Gun Play.

The bookstore is located at:
155 South Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Tel: 760-325-4821




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