Writers In Action...Perfecting Your Craft
Keynote Speaker: Mara Purl
"The Oyster & The Pearl: Use Your Irritations to Create Your Gems."
Mara Purl is the author of the best-selling Milford-Haven Novels, Novellas & Novelettes, which are set on the Central Coast and brought international attention to the region when her original radio drama became a hit on BBC radio with 4.5 million U.K. listeners. A dynamic voice in Women's Fiction with over 35 book awards, Mara speaks and teaches nationally. She’s an accomplished audio book performer, played “Darla Cook” on NBC’s Days Of Our Lives, and has won critical acclaim for her theatrical performances in Becoming Julia Morgan, Sea Marks, and Mary Shelley: In Her Own Words. Mara is also a former journalist for the A.P, Rolling Stone and the Financial Times of London.