Don’t miss this discussion with acclaimed artist and bestselling author Jonathan Santlofer as he provides an inside look at his writing process.

Trained as a painter, Jonathan brings a unique visual sensibility to his award-winning fiction, merging the disciplines of art and writing to create vivid, cinematic stories, including the bestselling The Last Mona Lisa and its 2024 sequel, The Lost Van Gogh.

In our webinar, “Reinvent Your Writing—and Yourself: Discussing the Writing Process with Bestselling Author Jonathan Santlofer,” we’ll discuss how he mines his own life experiences to craft authentic, compelling characters and credible, twisty plots in his page-turning international thrillers. 


  • Learn how to construct scenes to maximize emotional impact using techniques adapted from painting and filmmaking
  • Discover how the act of writing fiction can transform your life
  • Gain valuable insights to help you reinvent your own creative practice to match your writing style and goals

A live Q&A session follows the main presentation.

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Reinvent Your Writing—and Yourself:
Discussing the Writing Process with
Bestselling Author Jonathan Santlofer

I’m thrilled to welcome Jonathan Santlofer as he shares his creative journey from artist to novelist and memoirist during my upcoming FREE online discussion!

Please join us for a FREE online discussion: “Reinvent Your Writing—and Yourself: Discussing the Writing Process with Bestselling Author Jonathan Santlofer”. January 20, 2023 @ 1 p.m. Eastern.

Join us at our FREE virtual discussion:

Saturday, January 20th
at 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Reserve your spot at this FREE virtual workshop. I’ll send you the access details shortly before the event!

Jonathan Santlofer is the author of seven novels, including the bestselling The Last Mona Lisa, The Death Artist, and the Nero award-winning Anatomy of Fear. His memoir The Widower’s Notebook has been widely praised in The New Yorker, and on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and has been called “a heart-rending, poignant memoir… a quiet stunner of a memoir… heartbreaking, profound, and with a deep examination of the process of mourning.”

Santlofer is also the editor of seven anthologies, including The New York Times notable book It Occurs to Me that I Am America. His short stories have appeared in The Strand, Ellery Queen, and numerous anthologies and collections.

He is the recipient of two National Endowment for Arts grants, has been a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, the Vermont Studio Center, and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the U.S. His novel, The Lost Van Gogh, will be published in January 2024.

Jane K Cleland is the author of the Agatha Award-winning Mastering Plot Twists and Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, from Writer’s Digest Books, now Penguin Putnam Random House, and the multiple award-winning and IMBA-bestselling Josie Prescott Antiques mysteries, from St. Martin’s Minotaur. Her short fiction has been published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

She is also a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest magazine and the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award sponsored by the Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

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