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SF Peninsula (Hybrid): An Unconventional Path to Publishing

March 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

March Meeting Live & Online
Saturday, March 19th, 10 am – 12 pm
Registration for this meeting is required (use button below).
Redwood City Yacht Club, 441 Seaport Ct., Redwood City, CA 94063
10:00 AM – Mingle in breakout rooms with fellow writers
Breakout rooms open at 10… join when you want.
10:30 AM – Club business
11:00 AM – Speaker: Ron Katz (see below)

Note that our main meeting and Think Tank are shifted slightly later to accommodate speaker availability.

An Unconventional Path to Publishing
Ron Katz started writing The Sleuthing Silvers series—featuring a Baby Boomer detective couple–after four decades as a trial lawyer. A Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of the Harvard Law School, in 2016 he was a Fellow at Stanford University’s Distinguished Careers Institute. Before starting to write fiction at age 74, he published over 100 professional and academic articles.
There are many obstacles to becoming a mystery writer at age 74. Ron’s “strategy” was to ignore them. The result so far has been 12 stories about a baby boomer detective couple—the sleuthing silvers—at the website They have over 3400 followers on Facebook and have attracted the interest of two young screenwriters, who are writing a pilot to be submitted to streaming services. Ron has been interviewed on NBC radio, has been featured in the local press and has been a judge for the Shamus Award—given by the Private Eye Writers of America—for the best short story. Ron will talk about his unconventional path in what he perceives is a very staid publishing industry.


March 19, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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