Had a great day yesterday! Lots of activity--topped off by the Buckaroo auction! To those who have been to the conference in the past, that's one of the two big highlights (the other being the awards ceremony, of course) and it was an uproarious hoot! We had a bunch of great prizes, including books, editorial and cover design services, 5 mystery boxes that winners opened to find they'd won Kindles, iPads, and Amazon gift cards, and more!
Arrived at sunny Phoenix where temperature was in the 90s. First noteworthy sight was that of Lt. Frank Luke's Spad (probably a replica). Luke, a local boy, became famous in WWI as the Balloon Buster. He received a posthumous Medal of Honor for his heroics. The Holiday Inn & Suites Airport North is a great facility! People have been arriving throughout the day. Founder Bill McDonald, past president Joyce Faulkner, lead reviewer Jim Greenwald, and a number of others.
By Christine Kohler
I have lectured on voice, dialect, and using foreign language within English-language texts. In many cases it is difficult to separate the three, especially in a novel liike NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, 2014) which is set on a Pacific island and all the characters are POC (non-white). However, for the sake of brevity I’m going to touch on just highlights of how to write authentic dialect and leave the issue of voice and using foreign languages for different articles and workshops.
Mark's Special Mission - Honoring the fallen! A story about Arlington Cemetery, a final home for heroes.
Mark's Special Mission at Arlington National Cemetery
by Gregory Paul Keeney
Book Category: Historical Fiction
Reviewed by: jim greenwald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1620867222