The Mentors that have committed to the 2019 Lab October 2-6, 2019
The 2019 Writers Lab Participants
Tara Orr Brenninkmeyer
A grieving woman moves with her family to a remote Bavarian village in search of quiet and stability – but instead throws herself into the search for a missing infant.
The Surveillance of Ordinary Things
A middle-aged, suburban housewife in existential crisis decides to run away and end it all, only to stumble upon an unplugged community that reminds her of the artist she once was.
The Skeleton Watch
An apprentice watchmaker in Geneva’s elite industry has 48 hours to find her stolen masterpiece and solve a murder before that timepiece is used to reprise the terrorist act that killed her father.
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Meg Waite Clayton
The Last Train to London
The true story of Truus Wijsmuller, a Dutch woman who faced down Adolf Eichmann and beat the odds to rescue thousands of children from Nazi-occupied Vienna.
When an African deckhand on a superyacht picks up a beautiful migrant girl, envy and resentment boil over into violence and retribution on the deceptively calm waters of the Mediterranean.
Picking Up Porter Douglas
An aspiring singer is thrilled when she is hired to drive opera star Porter Douglas to his sold-out concert in upstate New York – until the carousing tenor goes AWOL.
A divorced photographer whose sex life and career have withered rejuvenates both when a forbidden younger man reappears in her life.
When a lesbian couple rents a remote idyllic cottage with friends, their vacation turns into a bloody battle against murderous locals
A former super soldier, now settled into an ordinary life, becomes an unstoppable force after a classified government program sends a top agent to kill her husband and kidnap her son.
After a Guatemalan woman kills a local cartel member to protect her family, she flees with her daughter to the U.S. border, only to find the treacherous journey leads her into a nightmare of immigrant incarceration and exploitation.
A young girl’s attempt to find her voice in her parents’ world of debauchery and drugs leads her to become the adult on the ground – and to uncover a damaging betrayal.
Coming of Age
On the eve of WWII the feral daughter of a huntmaster, living in an ancient lodge in Poland’s Primeval Forest, must cater to a hunting party of Nazi luminaries.