The O.C. Writers Story
After the excitement and camaraderie of NaNoWriMo in 2012, 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.
Since that time, O.C. Writers has grown to over 700 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.
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.
In April of 2016 DeAnna passed the baton to founding member, Greta Boris.
Greta Boris is the author of the Amazon Kindle bestseller The Wine and Chocolate Workout, a freelance writer, and novelist. She’s published articles on culture, health and entertainment for a variety of national magazines including Victorian Homes, Zombies, 50 Scariest Movies, Exodus, and Women of the Bible.
The first two domestic suspense novels, A Margin of Lust and The Scent of Wrath, in her 7 Deadly Sins Series will be out in 2017 with Fawkes Press. She describes her work, and her life as a real housewife meets Dante’s Inferno.
Greta immediately enlisted the aid of Megan Haskell, who came on as Program Director in May of 2016.
A stay-at-home-mom who prefers a good story over doing the dishes, she didn’t find her inner fairy-tale godmother until she worked as a number cruncher in a big accounting firm. An hour long commute and the need for a mobile creative outlet combined to create a passionate indie author.
Megan is currently editing Sanyare: The Heir Apparent (Book 2 of The Sanyare Chronicles), due fall 2016.
We’re so thankful for her brilliant left-brain!