Law & Order SVU Writer Joins Sisters in Crime LA in Pasadena on March 13

“Ripped from the Headlines…” Ken Storer at the March 13th Meeting of Sisters in Crime Los Angeles

On Sunday, March 13, Ken Storer, a writer and story editor for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will share with Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles his experiences writing for the award-winning television series. He will also screen clips from the show and talk about going beyond the headlines to research his storylines. Now in its 12th season, Law & Order: SVU is one of NBC’s top scripted dramas.
 
The meeting of the mystery writers’ organization begins at 2 p.m. at the South Pasadena Library Community Room, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. A $5 donation is requested of non-members. (FYI: Don’t forget to spring forward when Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. March 13.)
 
Storer had several jobs before landing at SVU. After graduating from Vassar College with a bachelor’s in English literature with honors, he worked for Dell Magazines in New York City. He tried his hand at Wall Street briefly, selling municipal bonds. Storer then waited tables at a French restaurant while volunteering in the Legal Department of Housing Works, a not-for-profit organization that provides various support services to people with HIV/AIDS.
 
Storer attended Brooklyn Law School at night and worked full time at legal department at Man Financial, Inc.  After graduating from law school and passing the New York State Bar in 2002, he moved to Los Angeles before he began practicing.  In LA, he temped at Disney and the Directors Guild of America before landing a position at International Creative Management. He next became assistant to the showrunner of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, during which time he was given two freelance scripts.  He was hired on staff three years ago, and has been writing full time ever since. 
 
Featured Author: Kate Thornton

Kate Thornton enjoyed traveling the world as a child with her family. Opting for even more world travel, this time with an edge to it, she served 22 years in the U.S. Army, retiring right after 9/11. With a rich background of exotic locales and an insatiable appetite for reading in all genres, she began writing short stories. Her first short, “Just Like In the Movies,” was published in David Firks’ legendary Blue Murder Mystery Magazine and nominated for a Derringer award. With over a hundred stories in print, she enjoys teaching short story workshops in Southern California.
 
Kate will be reading from Inhuman Condition, a collection of 21 of her short stories. Two stories are brand new, and 19 are previously published in such diverse venues as several SinCLA anthologies, noted science fiction magazine The Spiral Seas and the legendary Blue Murder Mystery Magazine, as well as Crime & Suspense Magazine and Woman’s World. The common thread throughout is our perception of what it means to be human, including the human monsters we may meet.
Mystery writer Sue Ann Jaffarian praises the work: “Whether you are a fan of science fiction, crime fiction or just good fiction, you will enjoy this diverse collection that smacks of the same juicy eeriness as found in classic Twilight Zone episodes.” 
 
It sounds too good to put down, so you may want to buy a signed edition after Kate’s tantalizing reading.  For more information on Kate, visit www.katethornton.net.
 
Next meeting
Sunday, March 13
South Pasadena Library Community Room
1115 El Centro St.
South Pasadena
2–4 p.m. (FYI: Daylight Saving Time starts that day.)
2 p.m.  Shmooz & Snax
2:30 p.m. Program
Note: A $5 donation is requested of non-members.
More information: www.sistersincrimela.com
 

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