Good News & Happenings
at Saturday Writers and Around the State
The Missouri Writers Guild News:
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NEWS FLASH! The Missouri Writers' Guild has updated membership guidelines to be Self-Publisher and Alternative Publisher friendly!!
SW Member Kudos & Events
Heather Hartmann has had four Opinion Shaper articles published in the St. Charles Suburban Journal
Pam DeVoe (P.A. De Voe) has published "Lotus Shoes", a prequel short story to her latest book "Hidden" on Kindle and is experimenting with KDP (Amazon Kindle Direct Sales) which she will blog about for SW soon.
Tom Klein was selected to write a political postcard for an important upcoming vote and reminds us to make ourselves available as writers. One never knows where our work may be needed.
Nicki Jacobsmeyer has inked a contract with Arcadia Publishing for a nonfiction book that will be part of their "Images of America" series.
Jack Zerr, Doyle Suite and Becky Povich join a gaggle of authors for a book event:
"Good Reads in the Garden" (and some sweet treats, too!)
Saturday, August 15th 10:00 am until Noon
Parkview Gardens Florist & Greenhouses
Becky Povich received a great book review by veteran rock DJ "SMASH" which he featured in his newsletter calling her memoir "diggable" and a total "I can relate" read that "hits on an emotional level" He invited readers to pick the book up at a local bookstore, but pay for it on the way out.
Tara Pedroley placed third in a poetry contest at the second annual All Write Now! Conference held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri July 10-11.
Marcia Gaye's essay Above And Beyond is included in Chicken Soul For The Nurse's Soul, released July 21, 2015. The story is a tribute to her late brother and one exceptional nurse.
Bill Spradley is back with a second collection of quirky and captivating short stories. Published by PBL Limited, is book is available now on Amazon.
Jack Zerr has released his latest novel, The Happy Life of Preston Katt, a World War II story. Find out more about Jack's work HERE
Margo Dill is editor of the recently released book Living with a Rock Star and a Super Hero. Margo professionally edits at: www.margodill.com
Member Von Pittman edited a Fiction and Creative Nonfiction anthology by Compass Flower Press that includes a story by member Berta Rosenberg. Available on Amazon.
Becky Povich recently had a book signing at 6 North Cafe in Wentzville for her memoir From Pigtails to Chin Hairs
Sarah Angleton was recently interviewed by OZY Magazine
Teddy Norris's poetry book Pillars of Salt explores the duality of memory and how it can be a source of both pain and comfort. It is now published by Finish Line Press.
David Lee Kirkland's Pulitzer Prize nominated book Rising Tide is now available. David says it is set during the Civil War but has no large battle scenes. Instead think Cold Mountain meets Breaking Bad. Find it on Amazon now
Teddy Norris had a poetry reading and book signing at St. John United Church of Christ at St. John Hall in St. Charles Missouri
Jay Harden, has a brand new coffee mug to display after an appearance on Channel 9 PBS for the popular Stay Tuned show. Watch the broadcast here.
Congratulations to Donna Volkenant, Karen Guccione-Englert, Marcia Gaye & Sheree Nielsen. They are winners in several categories for the 2015 Well Versed Anthology by the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. Way to go Saturday Writer's members!
Sheree Nielsen has an article in the upcoming May/June issue of AAA South Traveler magazine and a booksigning June 20 @ 6 North Cafe, 10 a - 12 noon
Richard Seveska recently had a booksigning at Back To Basics Christian book store. Richard has also been asked to record a short story for 99.1 JOY FM Radio
William Spradley recently participated in the Meet the Author Series at the Boone County Historical Museum in Columbia, Missouri.
Pam Devoe's short story Judge Lu's Dilemma is published in the latest Guppy Anthology "Fish or Cut Bait" a collection of crime & mystery stories.
Jennifer Hasheider has contributed to author Jeffrey Copeland's upcoming book "I'm Published! Now What? -- An Author's Guide to Creating Successful Book Readings, Events, and Promotions." by Paragon House, a subsidiary of Random House Publishing.
Claudia Shelton spoke at Sisters in Crime recently about "Romancing the Plot" and adding a human touch to your characters
Sarah Angleton has signed with High Hill Press for publication of her first historical fiction novel "Burned Over".
Cory Milles had a speaking event and booksigning at Barnes & Noble, West County recently.
Drum Tower Press, LLC is about to release Pam DeVoe's new book "Hidden" a YA historical adventure/mystery set in 1380, the beginning of China's Ming Dynasty
Doyle Suit recently attended The Huntington Park Book Club to discuss and autograph his book Baker Mountain.
Nicki Jacobsmeyer had her letter to the editor published in the February issue of Writers Digest
Anthony Clark has co-authored The Everything STEM Handbook by Adams Media, has a comic horror short story in an upcoming anthology, has sold a Western Romance under a female pseudonym to Wild Rose Press, has written several children's stories at For Beginners Press and Splashing Cow Books and will participate at the St. Louis Storytellers Festival April 30-May 2.
A manuscript originally edited by Jennifer Hasheider and Rebeca Wise is now the book "I, Eugenius" written by Larry Anderson and published by Amazing Things Press
Patricia Bubash is cited in Woman's Day Online this month HERE Pat is the author of the book Successful Second Marriages.
Marilyn Kister writes the quarterly newsletters for Bereaved Parents of the USA and St. Charles Imperial Dance Club
Bob McCarty just finished work on his screenplay, Apply Online, and is currently seeking option on it. Find out more about Bob's work HERE
Sherry McMurphy writes for the Opinion Shaper Column of the St. Charles Journal
Pat Wahler has a story in the March issue of Sassee magazine. Pat has four new stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life, The Power of Forgiveness, Hope and Miracles, and Thanks, Mom! Pat is contracted for another CS book coming up.
Volume 3 of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors published by SE Missouri University Press includes Jay Harden’s story “Bramble Fire” which won the fiction category and $250 first prize. Also in the book are Jay’s story “My Mother of All Letters” and two of his photos “For the Arc Light Fallen” and “War’s Shiny Things.”
Alice Muschany and Donna Volkenannt and Marcia Gaye have each signed contracts for upcoming inclusion in titles of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
Cory Milles has released his second novel: Redemption. Buy it now on Amazon and don't forget to leave a review!
Pam DeVoe has a story published in the online magazine Kings River Life. Read about Pam's other work and books HERE
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