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At 5:14pm on April 10, 2015, J.M. Brown said…

Hello everyone. I'm a new author and new to this group as well. I invite all aspiring writers to comment or chat with me about writing or any other subject for that matter. I do have a thriller novel on amazon. Please read all about me and the book here.  http://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Maidens-Row-J-M-Brown-ebook/dp/B00T3T3P1A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424451862&sr=1-1&keywords=pretty+maidens+all+in+a+row

At 7:45pm on March 26, 2015, Tracy DeBrincat said…

ACCESS YOUR INNER GENIUS, FIRE UP YOUR INNER CREATIVE! Take some time to pause & get perspective, rekindle your creative joy, and re-zoom your creative goals at the Inner Fire Retreat: Rest, Rekindle, Re-ZOOM! April 16-19 at the beautiful Synergia Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Details here and here. But mostly, don't you just want to be here?

At 9:57am on March 26, 2015, Becky Villareal said…

I have a new book coming out March 31st!!!  Please be advised, a new young genealogist is on the rise!

Gianna Saldana is a young girl who wants to find out about her family but is unable to do so.  With a little help, she finds out much more than she ever envisioned.  Wait till you see what treasures she finds as she becomes a junior genealogist!

COVER REVEAL - Gianna the Great by Releases March 31!

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At 12:11pm on March 24, 2015, Julie Owsik Ackerman said…

I had an essay published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on St. Patrick's Day:

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20150317_Our_heritage_connects_us_to_family.html

At 4:01pm on February 27, 2015, Lauren Salkin said…

I recently had a piece published at Huffington Post about the day my husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lauren-salkin/significant-other-gets-significant-diagnosis_b_6674832.html

It's funny/sad. I hope you get a chance to read it.

At 12:26pm on February 21, 2015, Donna Streetenberger said…

My first book, Not Exactly Nightingale is out at http://www.amazon.com/. It's a coming of age memoir that was exhausting to write over the past four years. I was not at all prepared for the heartfelt responses to it on social media. Set in highly conservative West Texas, I'm waiting for it to be banned there for inappropriate language. ;).

At 11:22am on February 21, 2015, Caralyn Davis said…

My first eco-fiction “Color Blind” is up at Eclectica Magazine. It features extinctions, Sesame Street, Sekhmet, Santa Claus, golden Panamanian frogs, and a sweet family -- all in a very economical 1,700 words. Read it here (no charge except your time): http://www.eclectica.org/v19n1/davis.html. And remember: Short fiction -- try it, you'll like it!

At 2:37pm on February 12, 2015, Hope J Lafferty said…

Hey gang,

I'm a recent transplant to Nashville and just launched the Nashville Writers SW group. I'm hoping to revitalize local SW activity and hope that my sister SWers in Nashville will join the group.

I also have selfish reasons for starting the group. I am looking for 3 to 4 writers in Nashville that are actively submitting, publishing, or optioning their work to join a critique group. The folks I'm looking for don't have to be published yet or much, but we're not beginners and we have the bandwidth to support other writers our mutual quest.

I have tried the local Meetups and the 5-page limit and the no-review-in-advance doesn't make for useful critique for those of us that are writing long works. I want to dig in with folks and see what writers in Nashville really have to offer.

Plus, it's always nice to meet new friends. Thanks, Hope J Lafferty

At 6:28am on February 8, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

In response to my first She Writes blog post, "Funding for Women Artists: How Long? Not Long." I want to thank everyone who signed my petition calling for legislation that would ensure equitable distribution of tax-payer funds received by arts organizations and institutions.  We got 716 signatures and all 50 states!  I think that is progress and is indeed worth bragging about.  Winning = Progress.  We'll get more next time!

At 6:12am on February 8, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

Hello, Sisters!  Still new to She Writes and just discovered this handy-dandy "Member News" feature. An article I wrote for HowlRound was published a week ago Monday called, "Kicking the Can Down the Road Towards [Gender] parity.  It features some suggestions I received from Gloria Steinem on the subject.  I hope you will check it out: http://howlround.com/kicking-the-can-down-the-road-towards-parity#disqus_thread

In Solidarity, Yvette Heyliger

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Member News January 2011

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The paperback version of Diane Zahler's middle-grade children's novel The Thirteenth Princess was released by Harper Collins on January 4.

 

Jenn Kennedy's first book, Success by Design: Revealing Profiles of California Architects has been released.

 

Chasing…

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel, Oprah's Book Pick, London Book Festival First Prize, and More! (Member News Year Ending December 31, 2010)

Posted on January 5, 2011 at 7:07am 5 Comments

Congratulations to EVERYONE!  We are a very impressive bunch:

 

Ericka Clay placed as a quarter-finalist for Amazon's 2010 Breakthrough Novel Award. She also recently published a book of short stories and poetry called D is for Dysfunctional.…

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Member News Week Ending December 4, 2010

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Vivienne Diane Neal is featured on the Author Spotlight on A Book Inside.



The Bravo Dome, a 55 word story by Jane Hammons was published by Pulp Metal Magazine.



Amy Yelin's essay Once Upon a… Continue

Member News Week Ending November 27, 2010

Posted on November 29, 2010 at 6:02am 1 Comment

Marianne Schnall's new book, Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice is now available.



Elena Schwolsky's essay Searching for Pina in Havana is included in the anthology Storied Dishes: What Our Family Recipes Tell… Continue

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"ACCESS YOUR INNER GENIUS, FIRE UP YOUR INNER CREATIVE! Take some time to pause & get perspective, rekindle your creative joy, and re-zoom your creative goals at the Inner Fire Retreat: Rest, Rekindle, Re-ZOOM! April 16-19 at the beautiful…"
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"I have a new book coming out March 31st!!!  Please be advised, a new young genealogist is on the rise! Gianna Saldana is a young girl who wants to find out about her family but is unable to do so.  With a little help, she finds out much…"
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"My first eco-fiction “Color Blind” is up at Eclectica Magazine. It features extinctions, Sesame Street, Sekhmet, Santa Claus, golden Panamanian frogs, and a sweet family -- all in a very economical 1,700 words. Read it here (no…"
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"Hello, Sisters!  Still new to She Writes and just discovered this handy-dandy "Member News" feature. An article I wrote for HowlRound was published a week ago Monday called, "Kicking the Can Down the Road Towards [Gender]…"
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