March Program: Working Stiffs: Get Your Murder Scene Right

Writers Forum presents a special program in March.

We are pleased to announce a presentation from co-authors Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell.

 

WRITERS FORUM PRESENTS A SPECIAL EVENT

WORKING STIFFS: GET YOUR MURDER SCENE RIGHT

MARCH 14, 2020 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

IN THE MCCONNELL FOUNDATION HEADQUARTERS MEETING ROOM

800 Shasta View Drive, Redding CA

 

Judy Melinek, M.D. and T.J. Mitchell are the New York Times bestselling co-authors of the memoir Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner, 2014).

First Cut (Hanover Square, January 2020) is their debut novel, launching a forensic-noir detective series with a plot that involves opioid traffickers in San Francisco.

Photo by Amal Bisharat

Dr. Melinek began training as a New York City forensic pathologist two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks. She performed autopsies, investigated death scenes, and counseled grieving relatives. She was a medical examiner in San Francisco for nine years, and today works as a forensic pathologist in Oakland and is internationally known as a medico-legal consultant.

T.J. Mitchell, her husband and co-author, is an author with an English degree from Harvard who worked in the film industry before becoming a stay-at-home dad and novelist. They live and work in San Francisco, where they are writing Cross Cut, the second book in the Jessie Teska series. Cross Cut is coming from Hanover Square in January 2021.

Attendees should be aware that there will be graphic photos during this presentation so that writers can accurately portray the work of a forensic pathologist in their stories.

THE EVENT IS FREE TO MEMBERS OF WRITERS FORUM. THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME AT $20 PER PERSON. BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE EVENT OR IN ADVANCE AT REDDING BARNES & NOBLE.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC MUST RSVP BY MARCH 11 VIA EMAIL:

writersforummembership@gmail.com or writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

PLEASE BE PREPARED TO PAY $20 AT THE DOOR: Cash, check or money order. No credit cards. Checks and money orders payable to Writers Forum.

 

 

 For details visit www.reddingwritersforum.com or email writersforumprogramchair@gmail.com

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