Pair of authors give Lodians the tools to publish their own novels
Writers Robin Burcell, left, and Susan Crosby started a free
writing workshop at the Lodi Public Library in 2011.
- About the authors
Lodi resident Susan Crosby has written more than 30 novels in
the romance and women’s fiction genres. Her latest book, “Almost a
Christmas Bride,” was released in November by Harlequin Special
Edition, and “Fortune’s Hero” will be available in April.
Fifteen years ago, when she was working as a Lodi police
officer, Robin Burcell decided she wanted to become a writer. Now,
she is a full-time writer and author of the Kate Gillespie novels:
“Every Move She Makes,” “Fatal Truth,” “Deadly Legacy,” “Cold Case”
and “Face of a Killer.” She is finishing up her most recent book,
“Blacklist,” this week.
Posted: Friday, December 30, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 8:43 am, Fri Dec 30, 2011.
It’s been 19 years since full-time writers Robin Burcell and
Susan Crosby became writing critique partners. But it was those
first years of critical reading, response and feedback that helped
Burcell become an award-winning thriller writer and Crosby a USA
Today best-selling romance writer.
In January 2011 — while still trying to meet their own book
deadlines — they started a writers’ workshop to help Lodi writers
find their way through their own fictional novels. The goal was not
only to guide the group in writing and publishing, but Crosby and
Burcell wanted the members to form their own critique groups — “To
have what we have,” Crosby said.
Friday, December 30, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:43 am.