Our Awards Program

Dwight Zimmerman our soon ot be President has graciously donated ten copies each of "Saga of the Sioux and Lincoln's Last Days" to be sold at the book table at our conference and the proceeds donated toward the costs of running the awards program.

An indication of his belief in the program and the direction MWSA is taking. I am sure I speak for the members when I offer my thanks for this generous donation.

Below I have included Dwights comments on this.

AOM & BOM Winners; May, June, and July

With Dispatches on a brief break some authors may not have been recognized as they would normally. If you see these authors on line congratulate them.

I encourage members to check out the reviews on the folling winners.

Author(s) of the Month for:

May  - In the Gray Area by Seth Folsom
June - Front Toward Eenemy by Barbara Allen
July  - A Wound in the Mind by Francis J. Partel Jr.
          Aldric and Anneliese by Garry E. Gilleland Jr.
          That Time, That Place, That War by Margaret Brown

Book of the Month for:

MWSA eNewsletter test

I apologize to everyone, but we are testing the MWSA website's ability to send announcements to users. If you have not tested the new site, please do!

We are going to be asking members for suggestions during the 2012 MWSA Conference. Remember, the MWSA website belongs to you.

Again, we apologize for sending this test to everyone, but we were having some bulk-mail problems.

- C. S. Wyatt

Calling All MWSA Gold Medal Winners for Historical Fiction

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.

Self Publishing Misconceptions

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.

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