Saturday, October 9, 2010

David and Aimee Thurlo to speak at the SCWG Conference

David and Aimée Thurlo have, together and separately, written more than seventy novels in a variety of genres.

The Thurlos’ writing career began when Aimée was inspired to write a novel while David was teaching middle school. She sat down with legal pad and pencil, began a romantic intrigue, and soon found David looking over her shoulder whenever class was out. They quickly discovered that they could write with one voice, and their combined efforts resulted in books characterized by the unique stamp that defined their partnership in life and work.

In addition to many romantic suspense novels, the Thurlos have written three different mystery series, each featuring a very different primary investigator. In the Sister Agatha series, mysteries are solved by a nun; the Lee Nez series features a partnership between a Navajo vampire and an FBI agent. Their flagship series of Ella Clah police procedurals is set on the Navajo Reservation; Ella Clah is a Special Investigator for the Navajo Police Department.

The Thurlos’ novels have been translated into many different languages and are available around the world. Their books have been widely praised by reviewers and critics and have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The Thurlos have received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, a Willa Cather Award for Contemporary Fiction, and the New Mexico Book Award for Mystery and Suspense. They’ve made the Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Borders national bestseller lists. Their vampire series has been optioned by a Hollywood production company.

For information about the Space Coast Writers' Guild Conference, scheduled for January 2011, visit www.scwg.org

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