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LLI: A Writer's Life

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereTuesday, Oct 08, 2019 10:30amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

Instructor: Jack DuBrul

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While many writers are fortunate to publish even one book, The New York Times bestselling author Jack DuBrul is currently working on his 17th novel. His talk will focus on his time as a solo writer and his co- authorship with Clive Cussler, the Grandmaster of Adventure, on the Oregon Files series and most recently The Titanic Secret. He will discuss the hows and whys of his career as well as the writing process and how publishing really works. Maybe he will throw in a few anecdotes from his many research trips – like the time a dinner receipt almost cost him his marriage.

Jack DuBrul promised his parents, who had paid for his prep school and college educations, that he’d publish his first novel before turning thirty or he’d give up the dream and get “a real job.” He made it with a few months to spare. He went on to write seven more novels featuring globe-trotting geologist Philip Mercer before being asked by Clive Cussler to helm the Oregon Files books and most recently the stories of detective Isaac Bell. A recent transplant from Vermont, DuBrul now calls Northern Virginia home.

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