Best-selling author booked for library luncheon

DOWNEY - Gregg Hurwitz, author of the fictional thrillers "They're Watching" and "You're Next," will be guest speaker at a luncheon June 2 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.The event is sponsored by Friends of the Downey City Library and starts at 11:30 a.m. Hurwitz is also a scriptwriter and has teamed with Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") to create a television drama based on his book franchise series featuring U.S. marshal Tim Rackley. Hurwitz is also slated to take over next month as writer for "Batman: The Dark Knight" comic book series, beginning with issue No. 10. It's a job Hurwitz says he has been waiting to get since he was 8 years old. Hurwitz has also served as a consultant on ABC's "V" series, and several of his other works are in development or have been opted for possible production. "Mr. Hurwitz has proven to be an interesting and fascinating speaker at other local library functions," officials with Friends of the Downey City Library said. Admission to the luncheon is $25 and includes a paperback copy of "You're Next." Reservations are due by May 26 and can be made in the Friend's Book Store inside the library or by calling (562) 904-7360, ext. 131.

********** Published: May 24, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 06