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Monday, May 25 2020
Mike Tuggle's flash fiction story "Mirrors" appears in the premiere issue of Hexagon Speculative Fiction Magazine.
Saturday, May 23 2020
Congratulations to Angela for being awarded the ASC Emerging Creators Fellowship!
Angela Haigler, a writer and teaching artist. She will use her fellowship to support significant progress on an essay collection during a Solo Writers Retreat.
For more information: https://www.artsandscience.org/2020-emerging-creators-creative-renewal-fellowships-recipients/
Thursday, May 07 2020
Gary V. Powell, a widely-published and prize-winning fiction author, has won Kallisto Gaia Press's 2020 Contemporary Poetry Chapbook Prize for his chapbook, Super Blood Wolf Moon. Publication is expected later this year.
Sunday, March 22 2020
Hi. You may remember me as editor of the CWC newsletter (2015-2019), or from my historical novel, Memphis 1873. My new novel, Unusual Suspects, is now available in a Kindle edition. But here’s the thing: customer reviews are very important for writers. Without them, we can’t even advertise our books. Please let me know if you would be willing to read a digital copy of Unusual Suspects (at no cost to you) and leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads in the next few weeks. If it sounds like something that might interest you while you are stuck at home, please let me know and I’ll send you a digital copy of the book for free.
Here is the Amazon link so you can check it out and see if you’re interested: https://amzn.to/3baTsaM
Monday, January 27 2020
Patricia Hooper's fifth book of poetry, Wild Persistence, was published in November by the University of Tampa Press. She will give a reading at Park Road Books on Sunday April 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 2019
Cynthia Stringham-Smith (writing as C.S. Smith) wins contests!
Near Miss (book one of her romantic suspense trilogy) finaled in its fourth writing contest, the High Five, sponsored by the Southwest Florida Romance Writers.
Also, Missing in Action (book two of her trilogy) finaled in a different contest, the Emily Contest, sponsored by the West Houston RWA.
Wednesday, September 04 2019
Mary Alice Dixon was selected as a finalist in the 2019 Living Springs short story contest. Her feminist story Revolt of the Blessed Virgin Mother has just been published in Living Springs' anthology "Stories Through the Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2019."
The "Revolt" is the tale of a defiant girl who takes on the religious hierarchy as represented by the girl's nemesis, Joey Patrick Purcelli, and by the dictatorial Sister Mary Agnes, casting director of the fifth grade Christmas play.
The editors note "Mary Alice Dixon has crafted an exceptional story both funny and believable" in the adventure of a rebellious girl who discovers life isn't always fair but "does her part to get even."
The anthology is available from the publisher at livingsprings.com and on Amazon.
Sunday, September 01 2019
Shawn Keller Cooper, author of popular debut novel Drawing Down the Moon, announces that books are now available at bookstores throughout North Carolina. She will host a Book Launch and Signing at Park Road Books from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sept. 28.
Saturday, August 17 2019
In Fairytale Land, there lives a gentle-hearted cyclops known as Cleo who wears bells on his large toes. Headaches plague the one-eyed giant, causing Cleo problems at work, at home, and with his girlfriend, Nellie. The migraines force Cleo to seek help from a powerful wizard. He must battle witches, ogres, and a bog creature. Will perseverance and determination be enough for Cleo to fix his headaches and win true love from Nellie?
Thursday, August 08 2019
Poetry on Love and Lattes is an inspirational journal and collection of original poetry (plus some witty one-liners). It's now for sale at local book stores and on Amazon. In the spirit of a Bella Grace Magazine, this book includes prompts and enchanting images that inspire the reader to write. The poetry is easily consumable, not intimidating or overly-academic, and gives the reader plenty of space to write.