Manzanita Writers’ Series presents authors Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Hoffman Center for the Arts. Admission is $7. Local author and editor, Holly Lorincz, will be moderating the conversation.
Winter on the North Coast means the days are a little shorter, the nights a little darker. It’s time to curl up in front of the fire with a good murder mystery. Ever wonder what goes into writing all those thrills and chills? Join the Manzanita Writers’ Series as they present New York Times best-selling suspense authors Lisa Jackson and Nancy Bush.
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including “Afraid to Die,” “Tell Me,” “You Don’t Want to Know,” “Running Scared,” “Without Mercy,” “Malice,” “Shiver,” and her latest “Paranoid.” She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them. Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.
With over 30 bestsellers to her name, Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions. She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers – the personal, the professional and downright twisted.
Bestselling author Nancy Bush has had an eclectic writing career. She started her first story when she heard how young mothers were making money writing romance novels. She thought, “I can do that,” and talked her sister, bestselling author, Lisa Jackson, into joining her in her foray into writing. At the time Nancy was a young mother herself. Now, she says she’s just a mother.
Bush began her career in the romance genre, writing both contemporary and historical novels, but being a mystery buff, she kept trying to add suspense into the plot, as much as her editors would allow.
After a stint in New York working as a breakdown writer for ABC’s top-rated daytime show “All My Children,” Bush returned to her home state of Oregon. Now she channels her energy into writing the kind of books she’s always loved: mysteries. The last several years, she’s turned her attention to romantic suspense novels, writing both with her sister and on her own. Like Jackson, she’s now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, both in her co-writing ventures and on her own merits as well.
Holly Lörincz is a successful collaborative writer and owner of Lorincz Literary Services. She is an award-winning novelist (“Smart Mouth,” “The Everything Girl”) and co-author (including the best-selling “Crown Heights” and “How to Survive a Day in Prison” ) living in Oregon.
Manzanita’s Cloud & Leaf Book Store will be on site to sell a selection of Jackson’s and Bush’s recent books.
The Manzanita Writers Series (MWS) is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts. For information on this and other programs in MWS, visit hoffmanarts.org/writing/manzanitas-writers-series/