Phyllis Houseman Receives National Guild Literary Award
Somewhere in the Silence by Phyllis Houseman will receive an honorable mention certificate from the National Guild of American Pen Women’s Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition for: Novel excerpt
The awards will be given on:
Sunday Afternoon, 1:00 PM
March 31, 2019
San Francisco Main Library, Civic Center
The winners and honorable mentions will read from their works.
Book Launch for Jil Plummer’s Latest Book Hell’s Kitchen
Come chat with John Davison and author Jil Plummer
Saturday Oct. 27th
12 to 5 pm
at Papillon Coffee shop, Fiesta Square,
67 Lafayette Circle in Lafayette.
“Hell’s Playground ” tells the dramatic story of Private John Davison’s experiences in the Vietnam war during one of the worst prison riots in military history. This book also explores the devastating unintended harm done to a young soldier by protesters in his own country.
Lynn Fulton’s Book Launch
Help our new member, Lynn Fulton, launch her first book, a children’s story about Mary Shelley and Frankenstein.
She Made a Monster How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
“Based on Mary Shelley’s own account of the origin of Frankenstein, this beautifully spooky picture book tells the story behind the most famous monster of all!”
Bel & Bunna’s Books (specialty children’s bookstore)
3581-C Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette
Saturday, September 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. – Story time for kids
5:30 p.m. – Party for grownups with champagne and munchies
David George Receives Ina Coolbrith Award
Mt. Diablo member David George has been awarded the California Writers Club’s highest honor—the Ina Coolbrith award for distinguished service to the Club’s state organization.
David joined the Club in 2004 and immediately volunteered to be the state Representative to the CWC Central Board. In 2005, he was chosen to be a member of the Executive Committee, and from 2008 to 2012 was elected to serve as statewide Vice President. In 2009, after the sudden death of President Casey Wilson’s wife, David stepped up to lead the state organization in Casey’s absence.
From 2014 to 2017, David served as statewide President, adding three new branches and guiding the Club through two IRS audits. He has also served the state organization as state Membership chair (twice), a short stint as Treasurer, and interim state MRMS Administrator after the developer, Ray Malus, passed away suddenly and without sharing his MRMS passwords with anyone. With the aid of a contract programmer, David regained access and control of the state records system.
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, David, and thank you for your many years of dedication to the Club!
B. Lynn Goodwin
Lynn Goodwin’s Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 is a 2018 National Indie Excellence Award Winner.
Joanna Kraus: Premiere for Her Play, “Tamales and Roses”
Joanna Kraus was the guest of Utah Valley University, Orem, Utah, March 15-18 to attend the commissioned premiere of her new play, “Tamales and Roses” based on her popular picture book “A Night of Tamales and Roses.” While there she taught a master class and conducted Q and Q sessions with university students and audiences. The story is about a flower girl who gets stage fright and can’t walk down the aisle to start the wedding ceremony. To her surprise her Hispanic family still loves her. After several performances in the Noorda Theatre on campus, the bi-lingual play will tour area Utah elementary schools. Kraus is the author of several prize-winning Theatre for Young Audience scripts and her latest picture book, “Bravo Benny” is forthcoming.
Ellen Aubry’s story, My Soul’s Gone Away, will appear as RumbleFish Press’ story of the day on Saturday, November 18. Read the story at https://www.rumblefishpress.com/daily.
After November 18, the story may be accessed with the same link – just go to Literary in the header and click on Past and the last several days worth of stories will appear.
B. Lynn Goodwin
Lynn Goodwin’s YA, Talent, was short-listed for a Literary Lightbox Award and won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award.
Soon to be Published:
Her manuscript, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 will be out from Koehler Press on December 20, 2017.
Her e-zine, www.writeradvice.com, is currently running it’s 6th or 7th Scintillating Starts Contest. Details and submission information at www.writeradvice.com. Deadline is 12-01-17
Judy has just completed a book trailer for the first book in her fiction series, using iMovie. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/2wte61a
Kymberlie Ingalls has released her third collection of personal essays, 43. Themes include depression, loss, navigating midlife, and self-prophecy. Available at WriterOfTheStorm.com and RainfallPress.com.
Robin Gigoux, writing as Peechi Keane, has just published her first book CHRONICLES OF AN OCCUPATIONAL PROSTITUTE
Available on Amazon
Get 10,000 Twitter Followers: Easily, Quickly, Ethically
Twitter. Does that word make your blood run cold? It did mine until, after reading lots of books on how to just do Twitter, I gave up and figured it out for myself. I am a right-brain technophobe/Luddite who sells real estate and writes about it. Why did I bother with Twitter? Because not only has it become the No. 1 place to promote a product or service-it’s the de facto news source today. Maybe you don’t need to promote a product or service. You just want to know what’s going on. You go to Twitter and are overwhelmed by the gibberish. In my new book, Get 10,000+ Twitter Followers-Easily, Quickly, Ethically, I show you (with lots of screenshots) how to: Set yourself up on Twitter Interpret any tweet (the three keys) Amass thousands of followers in less than ten minutes a day
All explained in a way that other technophobes, like me, can understand. Available on Amazon
Joanna has an article “To Click or Not to Click”in the May issue of Alive Magazine, an online magazine. She writes about web dating. aliveeastbay.com. Free copies are available at 176 locations. To find what is near you go to: aliveeastbay.com/find.us/