Darcy Accord, Gillette, will host a free writing workshop on memoir Sunday, November 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Campbell County Library in Gillette. She’ll also be signing her new book, Circling Back Home, A Plainswoman’s Journey, beginning at 3 p.m.
Atlantic City, says Wyoming writers are lucky to live in a state that embraces local authors. Her book Yellowstone Has Teeth: A memoir of living year-round in the world’s first national park
, was published by Riverbend Publishing (Helena, Mont.) in June, and she traveled over 12,000 miles in five months publicizing it. She also presented at the Montana Festival of the Book in Missoula and at the High Plains Book Festival in Billings. “Almost without exception, I found that Wyoming retail outlets welcomed my book to their shelves and eagerly shared ideas for promoting it,” Marjane reports. Yellowstone Has Teeth is available from her publisher, from Amazon, and from small retail outlets such as the Interstate Gas Station in Wheatland and the Crowheart Store in Crowheart. Visit her website to learn more: http://www.marjaneambler.com/index.html
Mary Beth Baptiste, Laramie, reports she discovered a special message on her answering machine upon returning from a trip to the Tetons in August. It was Mike Shay from the Wyoming Arts Council, advising her she was the winner of a Wyoming Arts Council (WAC) fellowship for a chapter of her book Altitude Adjustment: A Quest for Love, Home, and the Meaning of the Tetons! The book is scheduled to be published in April, 2014 by Two Dot/Globe Pequot Press. Mary Beth says: “We writers often work on our craft for many years with no recognition. The WAC Literary Fellowships provide much-needed validation and financial assistance. I’m deeply honored to receive a fellowship this year. Many thanks!”
Pat Frolander and Jeanne Rogers, both of Sundance, recently traveled with Katie Smith, Gillette, to the 2013 Women Writing the West Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. According to Katie, three women locked together round-trip for 1700 miles in a Chevrolet Suburban can talk about a myriad of interesting topics, especially when they’re all writers! Word is the trio discussed a possible revamping of the Bearlodge Writers website in addition to what they learned from the workshops at the conference!
, Buffalo, had a poem, “Autumn Veils,” published in the October 2013 issue of WREN Magazine
. In addition, he has been busy speaking with youngsters around the state and presented two, 2 ½-hour workshop sessions titled Encouraging Creative Writing in the K-8 Classroom at the Fall 2013 Literacy Education Conference at the University of Wyoming Education Annex on October 5th. He also traveled to Worland where he presented to all the elementary school children, some of the middle school kids, and a group of seniors. The Washakie County Library held an evening reception, and he also enjoyed presenting to the young men at the Worland Boys’ School.Elizabeth Martin
, Casper, announces the publication of her first book, a work of fiction for teens and adults. The Valley: Sahra’s Quest
is the first in a trilogy, a fantasy adventure (no elves though!). When Sahra’s beloved uncle and protector is killed, Sahra goes on a quest to find someone with her special abilities and coloring – will she find what and who she seeks? Available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Visit http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Martin/e/B00GDJZRKK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1http://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Martin/e/B00GDJZRKK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
to learn more. Elizabeth had her first booksigning (joined by fellow WW, Inc., member Gayle Irwin) in Douglas on November 16, and the two will again appear together during a signing at the Knowledge Nook, toys & books in Casper on Saturday, November 30, starting at 10 a.m.Betty Jean Pearson
, Cheyenne, informs us that she will be at the Cheyenne PetCo (1722 Dell Range Blvd.) for a booksigning on December 1 starting at 1 pm. She will be joined by her service dog, Carmine, the primary character in two of Betty Jean’s books. Carmine has also starred in a documentary featuring her with her puppy raiser.
Writers Amuse Me Publishing, the publishing company for Barbara Townsend, Atlantic City, announced that Barabra's debut novel, Blood Atonement: A Pioneer Trail Mystery, has received three literary award nominations! The book is up for consideration in the Spur Awards, the Eric Hoffer Awards, and the NIEA Indie Excellence Awards. Congratulations, Barbara!
Dana Volney, Casper, tells us that her first book, a holiday romance, will be published as an e-book by Crimson Romance, with a release date of December 16, 2013. Dana gives us this premise for Holiday Hoopla: “Halle Adams needs a loan. Blake Ellison needs a distraction. Will a business deal between strangers get hoodwinked by holiday hoopla?” Additionally, Dana and her friend Shaunna Owens co-authored a manuscript that’s been accepted for publication! Edible Espionage, a novella romance, will be published next year by Wild Rose Press. Of Edible Espionage, Dana says, “Stuck needing help at her bakery, and at a national baking competition, The Trio Trifecta, Sarah Zion unwittingly hires the one person sent to make sure she doesn’t win, Gavin Arnold. Why can’t Sarah bake her cake and eat it too … especially when it looks as good as Gavin?”