Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald

Authors Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald made two public appearances on the Storrs campus on Tuesday, February 17.

Publishing Scams—Doyle and Macdonald spoke about publishing scams and how writers fall prey to them.  Macdonald’s efforts to expose publishing scammers have been profiled in the Los Angeles Times and elsewhere and he is widely known as an expert on the subject.

Reading and book signing—Doyle and Macdonald read from recent work and discussed how they became writers and the process of collaborating on fiction.

Debra Doyle, author or co-author of more than thirty books, teaches at Viable Paradise.  Her doctorate in English from the University of Pennsylvania specialized in Anglo-Saxon literature.

James D. Macdonald’s more than thirty books range from space opera and military science fiction to (pseudonymously) military thrillers and an annotated book of sea chanties.  A former Navy officer, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife and frequent co-author, Debra Doyle.

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