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 Program Director in May of 2016. Beth Marcus joined the leadership team in 2018 as Content Editor.
Since that time, 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 A Margin of Lust, The Scent of Wrath, and The Sanctity of Sloth, the first three books in The 7 Deadly Sins. Ordinary women. Unexpected Evil. Taut psychological thrillers that expose the dark side of sunny Southern California.
She’s a popular conference speaker and the Amazon Kindle bestselling nonfiction author of The Wine and Chocolate Workout – Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life.
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.
In her previous lives, Beth Marcus worked as a teacher, personal trainer, in animal rescue and as a manager in children’s retail. A true Midwesterner at heart, and diehard Jayhawk alum, she now resides in Southern California with her husband and two young daughters. She has written many things for friends and family over the years including poems, short stories, anecdotes and family history. She is currently writing her first novel.
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.