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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 …

Shannon Hale Visits St. Louis

Wednesday night was the single best author event I have ever attended (sorry Gregory Maguire). There I was, a 30-something female reader going solo, surrounded by a large crowd of teenage girls and their parents, teachers, or youth group leaders.  Those girls were excited. Shannon was at St. Louis County Library (SLCL) Headquarters to promote her newest venture, Ever After High, which already has its own line of dolls (ala the Monster High variety), courtesy of Mattel.  In addition to answer the slew of questions from her (mostly) younger audience, Shannon treated us to her rap version of one of the songs in Ever After High. First off, I cannot believe how substantive the questions were coming in from such a young crowd.  These girls (as a whole) really knew Shannon Hale’s books and asked some great questions.  Maybe we had some future writers in the crowd. 😉 Shannon also revealed that she is a mother of four (including twins) and that (I think) this was her first time visiting STL.  Next stop on the list …

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!