May 22, 2013
COPY BY: Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, firstname.lastname@example.org
Best-Selling Author to Speak at WTAMU Writers’ Roundup
CANYON, Texas—New York Times best-selling author Linda Castillo will share her insights and experiences in fiction writing as the featured speaker at West Texas A&M University’s Writers’ Roundup on Monday, June 10 in the Alumni Banquet Facility on campus.
The Writers’ Roundup is a dinner and book signing event sponsored by the WTAMU Office of Continuing Education in conjunction with its annual West Texas Writers’ Academy (WTWA). In years past, the Roundup has been open only to those attending WTWA, but organizers are inviting community members to come and meet the academy’s full slate of well-known authors. Castillo and seven other authors will participate in the book signing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. and will feature the keynote address by Castillo.
Authors participating in the weeklong writers’ academy and the Writers’ Roundup include Castillo as well as Jodi Thomas, WTAMU’s writer in residence and New York Times and USA Today best-selling author; Alexandra Sokoloff, Mike Bellah, Margie Lawson, Tim Lewis, A. G. Howard and Jennifer Archer. For more information about the West Texas Writers’ Academy, visit wtamu.edu/oce.
Castillo is an award-winning, best-selling author with more than 25 books to her credit. Her work falls under the romantic suspense genre, and fans have enjoyed such titles as A Cry in the Night, Depth Perception and A Whisper in the Dark as well as her Kate Burkholder series which includes Sworn to Silence, Gone Missing and Her Last Breath among others. The movie An Amish Murder starring Neve Campbell was based on her book .
She is the recipient of many awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and the Golden Heart. She also has been nominated for a coveted RITA.
Tickets for the Writers’ Roundup are $35 per person and can be purchased at the WTAMU Office of Continuing Education. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 806-651-2037.