The O.C. Writers Story
After the excitement and camaraderie of NaNoWriMo in 2012 our founder, DeAnna Cameron, went looking for a local community of writers to link pens with. Although there are many stellar writing groups in the area, she couldn’t find one that was, in the words of Goldie Locks, just right. She did what all entrepreneurial minded people do and started one. It began as a humble Facebook Group and small group of writers who attended a Write-in at Panera Restaurant in Lake Forest.
In April of 2016 DeAnna passed the baton to founding member, Greta Boris. Greta immediately enlisted the aid of Megan Haskell, who came on as Co-Director in May of 2016. Barb DeLong joined the team as Community Director in 2020.
Since that 2012, O.C. Writers has grown to over 1,000 members with write-ins, round table discussions, special events, and workshops meeting all over the county. To see our updated calendar of events click here.
Who are we?
Greta Boris is the author of The 7 Deadly Sins, a series of standalone novels of psychological suspence that expose the dark side of sunny Southern California. Her books have been described as atmospheric, twisty, and un-put-downable.
She’s a popular conference speaker and workshop leader.
You can visit her at http://gretaboris.com. She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante’s Inferno.
Megan Haskell is the award-winning author of The Sanyare Chronicles, a fast-paced dark fantasy adventure featuring a kick-ass heroine, snarky carnivorous pixies, and a quest across nine faerie realms. Sanyare: The Last Descendant (Book 1) received a Readers’ Favorite Bronze Award and was a finalist in the 2017 IAN Book of the Year Awards, and Sanyare: The Rebel Apprentice (Book 3), was named a finalist in the 2018 Book Excellence Awards.
Together, Megan and Greta wrote PUBLISH: Take Charge of Your Author Career, a guide for writers feeling overwhelmed as they contemplate their path to publication. They have both been on staff at the Southern California Writers’ Conference, and enjoy working with writers to help them reach their author goals.
Barb DeLong loves contemporary, paranormal and urban fantasy romance. Her stories have been featured in Romancing the Pages, Secrets of Moonlight Cove and Love for Christmas anthologies. A transplant from Canada, she enjoys the sunny climate of Southern California with her hubby and a she’s-not-fat-she’s-fluffy, blue-eyed ragdoll cat. You can find her at WritingSomethingRomantic.com
DeAnna Cameron writes contemporary romance and historical fiction, including the award-winning California Belly Dance Romance series. Her stories feature feisty heroines transformed by true love and belly dance, one of the oldest and most exciting dance forms in the world. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Polish, and Serbian and has been praised by RT Book Reviews, Historical Novel Review, and others.