Downtown Bend: Writers Working - Living the Writer's Life

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Hear Janis Thomas talk about "living the writer's life - the joys and pitfalls of a career as a storyteller."

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Janis Thomas has been published by Penguin, dropped from Lake Union, self-published to stay relevant, and fought tooth and nail to bring her latest - and most acclaimed novel -to life. In this frank and honest talk, Janis will recount the many ups and downs she has experienced as a professional writer; her triumphs and struggles, her successes, failures, her joys and her darkest days. She will share all of the wisdom she has gained along the way. Her story will inspire you to keep writing, keep stretching yourself, and to always aim for excellence because every word you write is part of your legacy as a writer.

Janis Thomas is the best-selling author of domestic suspense novels What Remains True and All That's Left of Me (Lake Union), as well as three critically acclaimed humorous women's fiction novels; Something New, Sweet Nothings (Penguin USA), and Say Never (Wedlock). Her latest from Blackstone is the psychological suspense novel Finding Grace, which Publisher's Weekly calls "Engrossing" and Kirkus calls "Authentically creepy."

Janis is a popular workshop leader and speaker, and a passionate writing advocate. She lives in Southern California with her terrific husband, amazing teenagers, and two crazy dogs. Find out more at

Central Oregon Writers Guild's mission is to provide Central Oregon area writers a forum for mutual support and education through meetings, annual events and workshops. Our goal is to advance growth and success for individual writers of all genres and skill levels. Founded in 2002, the Guild is a non-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers.

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