In conjunction with the exhibition Top Secret! License to Spy, the Durham Museum is proud to host award-winning writer and New York Times best-selling author Gayle Lynds. Ms. Lynds has published ten international political novels and will share some of her own writing “secrets” with UNMC employees and students. From her childhood in Omaha/Council Bluffs to her experiences as an editor with rare top secret security clearance at a California think tank to publishing her most recent novel The Assassins, come explore the genre of espionage fiction with one of the great writers of the present day. The presentation will take place on Tuesday, September 12 at noon in Sorrell. Room is TBD.
Gayle Lynds was born in Omaha and grew up in Council Bluffs, where she was editor of the Abraham Lincoln High School paper. At the University of Iowa, she was managing editor of The Daily Iowan and slipped into Writers Workshop classes. Calming her desire to write fiction, she became a reporter for The Arizona Republic, where her investigative journalism led to changes in state legislation. Her books have been People magazine Page-Turner of the Week and Beach Read of the Week and are “strongly recommended” by Library Journal. With Robert Ludlum, she created the Covert-One series, one of which, The Hades Factor, was a CBS miniseries. A member of the Association of Former Intelligence officers, she is cofounder (with David Morrell) and former co-president of International Thriller Writers, Inc.
Tuesday, September 12 at 12:00pm to 12:50pm
Michael F. Sorrell Center, TBD
649 S 42nd St Omaha, NE