Bethlehem, PA, 18017
Bethlehem, PA, 18017
Excited to report that I will be joining several members of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group to celebrate Local Authors Day at the Lower Macungie Library on Saturday, May 20 from 10AM to 3PM! Specifically, I will be moderating the 11AM discussion panel on the writing life.
While at the Write Stuff Conference today, I picked up my dozen copies of The Write Connections, the latest anthology from the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. Always excited to add another publication to my bibliography.
At the Write Stuff writers conference next Thurs-Sat (March 23-25), I will be leading a 50-minute session on “Writing the Compelling Short Story.”
Additionally, the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group will launch their 2017 anthology, The Write Connections, which includes my vignette, “Once More, With Feeling,” about a dying man’s final conversation with his guardian angel.
The Write Connections marks my first publication of 2017. Hopefully, there will be at least two more short stories and a novella coming out from me this year.
I will be presenting “Writing the Compelling Short Story” at the Write Stuff conference at the Best Western Hotel in Bethlehem, PA on Saturday, March 25. As part of ongoing conference promotion, I was interviewed for the Write Stuff blog. Apparently, they thought I had something interesting to say.
The Greater Lehigh Valley Group’s annual writers conference, The Write Stuff, is just over two months away. The conference will take place March 23-25, 2017 at the Best Western Hotel in Bethlehem, PA.
Our keynote speaker will be Michael Hauge. Michael is a story and script consultant, author, and lecturer who works with writers and filmmakers on screenplays, novels, movies, and television projects. He has coached writers, producers, stars and directors for every major film studio and network. Read Michael’s interview on the Write Stuff Conference blog.
Kathryn Craft will be conducting workshops on Friday and Saturday of our conference. Kathryn writes stories that seek beauty and meaning at the edge of darkness. Rich with material for further thought or discussion, her novels make a great choice for book clubs. Long a leader in the southeastern Pennsylvania writing scene, Kathryn served for more than a decade in a variety of positions on the boards of the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group and the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, and volunteers as time allows with the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Read our interview with Kathryn here.
Jennifer Lader has developed a proprietary process for helping small businesses and sole proprietorships identify and share what they can do for others. After many years as a freelance writer and three years as the editor of what became an award-winning newspaper under her tenure, Jennifer brought her writing and business skills together to build up a successful enterprise as a contractor. Today, she helps individuals and small businesses develop powerful and easy-to-share profiles, then get the word out. Read more about Jennifer and what she plans to bring to the Write Stuff conference.
Colleen Warmingham, owner of Minimologist LLC, will be presenting two sessions on How To Organize Your Business and Content, Saturday March 25, 2017, at the Write Stuff. GLVWG member, Judy Mehl, had an opportunity to interview Colleen, who’ll provide insight to authors with organizing the materials that support the product you sell – your writing, and a separate session to organize the back office side of things. Read Judy’s interview with Colleen here.
Jordy Albert, Literary Agent and cofounder of The Booker Albert Literary Agency, will be taking pitches for fun, witty Middle Grade, and contemporary or action/adventure (think awesome 80s movies) at the Write Stuff. She’s also interested in YA contemporary romance, sci-fi, fantasy (MUST have romance), smart, sexy contemporary romance with fantastic chemistry between the characters that sparks off the pages. She is also looking for Historical Romance (she definitely has a soft spot for a fantastic Regency). GLVWG member, Suzanne Mattaboni, had a chance to interview Jordy for what’s hot in the market these days.
Stay tuned for more profiles and interviews with our conference presenters as we edge ever closer to the Write Stuff.