Hey guys! I'm back from vacation and had a wonderful time on top of a mountain in North Carolina. Just wanted to say if you haven't submitted something for the Anthology, get it in to Mike Mullins this week. You don't have to go to the conference to have a submission, but you do need to be an official member. The theme is "Silent Battlefields"...and as long as you have the rights to the material you send in, we will publish it. Your submission can be a picture, a song, a poem, a short story, an essay, an article, etc. Absolute maximum is 5000 words, but we prefer shorter.
I will be personalizing and autographing my books 'Fighting Bob' and 'Listening To Ghosts' in the book and magazine section of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Main Exchange all day both days on Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd.
Drop by and say hello if you are in the area.
We are collecting donations of Gold Medal winners in the category of Historical Fiction for the upcoming auction at this year's conference. Please support this special event with your donation of a copy of your book. The books will be bundeled and auctioned off to the highest bidder! Isn't this exciting!
Joyce Faulkner, our terrific President, has asked me to garner your support and donation. Please consider this wonderful way to showcase your book and add to another member's reading pleasure.
Fellow author RJ Keller and I created, several years ago, a writers' comic relief YouTube series called "Inside the Writers' Studio."
We usually focus our episodes on the humorous aspects of some of the frustrations of writers (while also, at times, making fun of writers, as in our episode titled "Writer Stereotypes"), but after reading an interview with Sue Grafton in which she refers to self-publishing as "lazy," I guess you could say we set aside the "funny" and responded seriously to this misperception.