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AUTHORS David Corbett (THE TRUTH AGAINST THE WORLD) and Joe Clifford (SAY MY NAME) will be here to discuss their new mystery novels!
Sure to be a really fun evening!
David Corbett is the author of seven novels, which have been nominated for numerous awards, including the Edgar®. His second novel, Done for a Dime, was a New York Times Notable Book, and Patrick Anderson of the Washington Post described it as “one of the three or four best American crime novels I have ever read.” His latest novel, The Truth Against the World, will appear in June, 2023. Corbett’s short fiction has twice been selected for Best American Mystery Stories, and a collaborative novel for which he contributed a chapter—Culprits—was adapted for TV by the producers of Killing Eve for Disney+ in the U.K. His non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, Narrative, Writer’s Digestand other outlets. He has written two writing guides, The Art of Character (“A writer’s bible”) and The Compass of Character; and he is a monthly contributor to Writer Unboxed, an award-winning blog dedicated to the craft and business of fiction.
After spending the 1990s as a homeless heroin addict in San Francisco, Joe Clifford got off the streets and turned his life around. He earned his MFA from Florida International University in 2008, before returning to the Bay Area, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons. His memoir, Junkie Love, chronicles his battle with drugs and was first published in 2010 and re-released in 2018. He is the author of the award-winning Jay Porter Thriller Series, as well as several standalones including The One That Got Away, The Lakehouse, The Shadow People and Say My Name.
His bestselling Jay Porter Thriller Series (Oceanview Publishing) has received rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among many others. Joe is also editor of Trouble in the Heartland: Crime Stories Based on the Songs of Bruce Springsteen and Just to Watch Him Die: Crime Fiction Inspired by the Songs of Johnny Cash. Currently Joe teaches online writing courses for FIU, as well as around the country at various conferences and retreats (or frankly anywhere someone will pay him).