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A Literary Internship!

Happy Fourth of July! This year, I’ve got a lot to celebrate. The nice folks over at Metamorphosis Literary Agency have welcomed me on board as a literary intern to learn more about the publishing industry. Metamorphosis represents a variety of commercial fiction, and I’m especially excited about the fantasy and sci-fi genres, as seen from some of their past work featured on their Facebook page. An enormous thank you to Stephanie Hansen (owner) for taking me on, Patty Carothers (agent) who has already been an absolute delight to work with, and Meghan Pinson (editor, My Two Cents Editing) who referred me to Metamorphosis in the first place. I even got a nifty bio added on their website! (see below:) Don’t worry — I’ll still be occasionally blogging here but expect a lot of my free time over the next several months to be spent working on this internship. I’m always astounded by the twists and turns God brings to our journey. Here’s to discovering what lies beyond the next bend in the road. Keep …

Blurb Featured on Anna Loan-Wilsey’s Website

Last autumn I reviewed “Anything But Civil” by Anna Loan-Wilsey (review here) for the Historical Novel Society. This week, I discovered that a blurb from my review was featured as press for the book on the author’s website. How fantastic! I thought you would enjoy a peek and Ms. Loan-Wilsey was gracious enough to allow me to reprint a portion of her website for my readers: Learn more about Anna Loan-Wilsey and her Hattie Davish mysteries at her website, http://www.annaloanwilsey.com/.

Debut Speaking Engagement

Hey guys, I’m really excited about this opportunity I’ve been given by the St. Louis Writers Guild to talk about one of my passions, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  For those of you who have known me for a while, you know that I am passionate about writing and I’m absolutely thrilled about this opportunity. If you’re in the area on Saturday, I hope you’ll stop by and say hello. Both topics should be very interesting and there’ll be something for fiction and non-fiction writers alike. Keep reading to learn more and I hope you all have a great day! Workshops for Writers: Jumpstart your Novel or Memoir with Linda O’Connell, Donna Volkenannt, Jennifer Shew, and Lauren Miller Saturday, November 2, 2013 10am to Noon Kirkwood Community Center 111 S. Geyer Rd Kirkwood, MO 63122 Free for Members, $5 for Non-Members Whether the story you have to tell is a novel or a memoir, November is a great month to start writing it. Get inspired by life writers Linda O’Connell and Donna Volkenannt and novelists …

Publication in “The Poet’s Art”

This is a short announcement but one I’m very excited to pass along. This June 2011, two of my poems, “On Autumn” and “On Spring” have been published in the June 2011 issue (#42) of The Poet’s Art, a zine based out of Islandia, NY.  David Ira Fox accepted publication of these two poems back in July 2009 and I am pleased to announce their appearance in this month’s issue. Original printings of these poems were featured on my personal blog and Writing.com account. Thank you!