Killer Instincts
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Class Dates: 
July 3 - 31
Lisa Kessler

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Ready to add a little of the Supernatural to your Thriller? During this month long class we'll study world building, weapons, magic, character traits, and mythologies so that you'll be ready to hit the ground running with new tools in your writer toolkit. We'll also talk about paranormal series and you'll learn some tips to keep your world growing over many books.


We'll also have some hands-on exercises to help put your new tools into practice.



Instructor Bio: 

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She's a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance. Her books have also won the PRISM award, the Award of Excellence and Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal, and the Award of Merit from the Holt Medallion.  Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego. Lisa loves to work with writers and has taught writing craft classes both online and in person for RWA University, RWA National Conference, San Diego Writers Ink, and has been a speaker for numerous RWA chapters, the RT Booklovers Convention, San Diego Comic Fest, and for various writer’s retreats. Lisa is an active member of Romance Writers of America serving as Past-President of the San Diego Chapter and the FF&P (Paranormal) Chapter. She’s also a member of the International Thriller Writers and Novelists, Inc.

Tread Lightly

Tread lightly...But know that while we are all working together here, the conversation can turn quickly to death, destruction and mayhem. And we are fine with that. We'll even abet you as you work to do the same, to become the best spinner of romantic mysteries and thrillers that you can be. So come on in, the water's blood.