WriteNow! 2017 Speaker Bios


Clive Cussler, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, Grand Master of Adventure

clive-cussler-2Clive Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt®, in 1973. Cussler’s books have been published in more than 40 languages in more than 100 countries.

Cussler is an internationally recognized authority on shipwrecks and the founder of the National Underwater  and Marine Agency, (NUMA) a 501C3 non-profit organization (named after the fictional Federal agency in his novels) that dedicates itself to preserving American maritime and naval history. He and his crew of marine experts and NUMA volunteers have discovered more than 60 historically significant underwater wreck sites. In addition to being the Chairman of NUMA, Cussler is also a fellow in both the Explorers Club of New York and the Royal Geographic Society in London.

A noted collector of classic automobiles, Clive owns over 100 of the finest examples of custom coachwork and 50’s convertibles to be found anywhere.

Twitter: @cusslerOFFICIAL
Clive’s Website

Robin Burcell, Crime Fiction/Thriller Novelist, Anthony/Barry Award Winner


Robin Burcell spent nearly three decades working in law enforcement as a police officer, hostage negotiator, criminal investigator and FBI Academy-trained forensic artist. She is the award-winning author of the Kate Gillespie police procedural series, the Sydney Fitzpatrick thriller series, a Streets of San Francisco novel, and is now writing thrillers with international best-selling author Clive Cussler. Pirate, their first co-written book, was released September 2016. They’re currently working on the next in that series.

Burcell has appeared on several true-crime television episodes as a commentator and even did a “forensic” sketch from a witness’s description of “Baby Big Foot” for the Icon Films television series, Bigfoot Files, which appeared on BBC and Bigfoot: The New Evidence, which appeared in the U.S. on the National Geographic channel.

Twitter: @RobinBurcell
Robin’s Website

Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author and TV Producer

leegoldbergLee Goldberg is a two-time Edgar & Shamus Award nominee and #1 New York Times bestselling author who has written and produced scores of highly successful TV series and is the author of over forty novels and non-fiction books. As an international television consultant, he has advised networks and studios in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, China, Sweden, and the Netherlands on the creation, writing, and production of episodic series.

His many subsequent books include the non-fiction Successful Television Writing and Unsold Television Pilots as well as the novels My Gun Has Bullets, The WalkKing City, McGrave, Dead Space, and Watch Me Die, which was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best Novel from the “Private Eye Writers of America.” He’s also the writer/co-creator of The Dead Man, the monthly series of original novels published by Amazon’s 47North imprint, and co-author with Janet Evanovich of the five international bestselling Fox & O’Hare novels (The Heist, The Chase, The Job, The Scam and The Pursuit) and two New York Times bestselling prequel novellas (The Shell Game and Pros & Cons)

Twitter: @LeeGoldberg
Lee’s Website

Dana Kaye, Veteran Publicist, Social Media Pro, Brand Manager

Dana Kaye For eventsDana Kaye founded Kaye Publicity, Inc., a boutique PR company specializing in publishing and entertainment in 2009. Known for her innovative ideas and knowledge of current trends, she coaches her clients on how to identify and establish their unique personal brands. Kaye is also the author of Your Book, Your Brand: The Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Book and Boosting Your Sales and the creator of Branding Outside the Box, an online resource to help people launch their personal brands.

Twitter: @DanaKaye and @KayePublicity
Kaye Publicity Website