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2015 Conference Keynote Luncheon

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Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

6/27/2015 From 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM

Featuring National Bestselling Author
Meg Gardiner

"A Writer's Journey: Forging a Path with Passion, Craft, and Persistence" with Meg Gardiner

Advance purchasing of Saturday Keynote Luncheon tickets has been closed. Any remaining tickets will be sold at Registration/ Check-In on Friday, June 26, as available.

Saturday, June 27, 2015, from 12:15 to 1:45 pm
Hyatt Regency Austin Ballroom

$40 per ticket - Open to conference registrants only*

Cost of ticket includes a complimentary copy of speaker's latest book. Meg Gardiner will do a signing after the luncheon.


Meg Gardiner is the award-winning author of twelve thrillers. Her novels have been bestsellers in the U.S. and internationally, and have been translated into more than 20 languages. They’ve been called “nailbiting and moving” (Guardian) and “a fantastic story, told at breakneck speed” (Associated Press).

Stephen King calls Meg’s Evan Delaney novels “simply put, the finest crime-suspense series I’ve come across in the last twenty years.” China Lake, the first novel in that series, won the 2009 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. The Dirty Secrets Club was chosen one of Amazon’s Top Ten thrillers of the year. The Nightmare Thief won the 2012 Audie Award for Thriller/Suspense audiobook of the year. Meg’s current novel, Phantom Instinct, was named one of the “Best Books of Summer” by O, The Oprah Magazine.

Meg graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School. Before writing novels, she practiced law in Los Angeles and taught writing at the University of California Santa Barbara. She lives in Austin.


*to purchase a ticket to the Keynote Luncheon, you must already be a ticket holder for the 2015 Writers' League of Texas Agents & Editors Conference. Click HERE for conference registration information.

NOTE: All credit card transactions will incur a 4% handling fee. Tickets are not refundable.


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