Screenwriting instructor Brooks Wachtel can now add published author to his list of accomplishments! Lady Sherlock: Circle of the Smiling Dead is an illustrated novel set in Edwardian England, a skillful homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famed character and the world of occult, mystery, criminology and the unknown. Brooks is an Emmy Award-winning television and feature film writer and has been teaching animation for the Writers’ Program since 2005. “Teaching at UCLA Extension has been a wonderful experience and the education has worked both ways. The high-caliber of students in the Writers’ Program has inspired me with their creativity and, by instructing and guiding them, I’ve improved my own writing.”

Congratulations, Brooks!

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