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  • 07/16/2022 2:03 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    James Tobin:  was interviewed on Steve Ludwig's Classic Pop Culture podcast on YouTube on July 1, 2022. It was a discussion about his recent novel, When We Were Wolves. You can listen to the podcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnqKpMYZOts 

    James Tobin also had a book signing at Williamsburg's Barnes and Noble on July 9, 2022. 

    August 3, 2022, 1 PM - Book Brush

    Join Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush for a fun live walk-through of the Book Brush tools. We'll share easy ways to create social media graphics, Book Covers, Book Trailers and share some of the newest features including Animated Mockups, Amazon A+ Content and Animated Email Signatures. Kathleen will share handy tips & tricks along the way and have time for Q & A, too. 

    This workshop is free and will be recorded but you need to register. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpcu2orDwiGddIUvX7fc6dBGA_th_0Q7Ne

    August 10, 2022, 6 PM - AutoCrit

    Presentation of Autocrit, an editing software built to match the genuine demands of publishing professionals and discerning readers by adding a technological edge to your creativity.  AutoCrit gives you step-by-step recommendations for improving your manuscript based on what real readers want to see. It compares your MS to top selling books, has a robust community of writers, offers courses, and more.

    This workshop is free and will be recorded, but you need to register. 


  • 06/11/2022 9:36 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Jessie D. Eaker:  Monday After the Apolcalypse was published 5/18/2022 and is available at Amazon.com.

    G.M. Malliet:  Augusta Hawke is scheduled to be released on 7/5/2022 by Severn House.

    John Musgrove:  Ginter's Pope is scheduled to be released on 6/25/2022 by Littlestar Communications.

  • 05/13/2022 9:24 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Lynn H. Wyvill:  Abundant Strength: A Caregiver's Prayersa collection of poetry for sons and daughters who must care for their elderly parents, was released on April 5, 2022. 

    J. E. Tobin:  When We Were Wolves is scheduled for release on May 15, 2022, by Pale Horse Books (PaleHorseBooks.com). 

    Pamela K. Kinney:  Her article "Why Do Women Writers Write about Monsters and Ghosts" was published in Horror Addicts Guide to Life 2, released on April 29, 2022.

  • 04/09/2022 12:41 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Kaelyn PenningtonBeyond the Walls is scheduled to be published 4/20/2022.

    Sharon LyonFossil Woman: A Novel; Published 3/2/2022 by Amazon

    Pamela K. KinneyWerewolves, Dogmen, and Other Shapeshifters Stalking North America is scheduled to be released 4/26/2022 by Dreampunk Press

    Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt:  Thirty Years of Cardinals Calling, Select Published Poems, to be published by San Francisco Bay Press in April, 2022. Proceeds benefit creative writing programs for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.  https://www.sanfranciscobaypress.com/shop/p/thirty-years-of-cardinals-calling

    Elizabeth Mowbray:  Roly Poly and the Creepy Cave is scheduled to be released 5/1/2022 by Amazon

  • 03/12/2022 11:02 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Charles Tabb will be having an Author Meet & Greet on Sunday, March 20 from 4-6 pm.  He will be discussing his writing process, his books, and the marketing process he has used to sell 100,000 copies of his books.

  • 03/05/2022 10:40 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Poetry readings by Sara Robinson and Hiram Larew:

    VM Roberts, an author with the Richmond Chapter, has two events coming up in March and April. These are ZOOM events, so please contact her at the email address shown on the following event flyers to obtain the ZOOM code necessary to attend.

  • 03/05/2022 10:07 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Carol Cutler (A.K.A. April Cleveland): Buchanan County Dreaming, published by HootPublishing, was released on January 23, 2022. 

    Sharon Lyon:  Fossil Woman: A Novel, published and available at Amazon Kindle, was released on March 2, 2022. 

  • 02/23/2022 10:06 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    The CBW is hosting a marketing presentation given by Adam Haviaras on June 11th at 11 am!  The zoom invite will come later.

    This is a free event.

    For more information, contact Sonja McGiboney at smcgphoto@gmail.com.

    Adam Alexander Haviaras is an author, blogger and historian, and the founder of Eagles and Dragons Publishing. He is the author of over twenty books, including the #1 best-selling Eagles and Dragons historical fantasy series set in the Roman Empire. Since 2009, his blog Writing the Past has helped his readers, and countless students and history enthusiasts around the world to learn more about the mythology, history, and archaeology of the ancient and medieval worlds. Adam has studied ancient and medieval history and archaeology at the University of Toronto, Canada, and St. Andrews University, Scotland. His research for his books and academic work has taken him from numerous sites across the UK, to France, all over Greece, Italy and the Sahara desert in North Africa. He has sold books in over 35 countries around the world. Adam Alexander Haviaras is also an author coach and book publishing consultant who loves to share what he has learned over the years with other authors so that they can find success in wri4ng and publishing. 

  • 02/13/2022 5:09 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Paul Schutte's play, "The Pirates of Chemo" is going to be performed in Bangkok, Thailand in May. It has previously been performed in 14 states in the US. Learn more at https://bangkokcommunitytheatre.com/shows/pirates-of-chemo-cast/

  • 02/10/2022 11:08 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    "Uncertainty Within: Literary Fiction," panel members, Sharon Harrigan (Half), Cliff Garstang (Oliver's Travels), and Lesley Wheeler (Unbecoming), will read from their novels and discuss their characters' unique self-discovery journeys. Jody Hobbs Hesler will moderate. March 17 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Jefferson Madison Regional Library.For more info:  https://www.vabook.org/events/2022/03/uncertainty-within-literary-fiction/

    The Moseley Writers will present The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique for the sixteenth year in a row on Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., virtually via Zoom, as part of this year’s Virginia Festival of the Book. Panelists are published writers across a range of genres. They will read aloud from anonymous submissions of the first 100 words of original, unpublished manuscripts, then discuss story elements that work, suggest story elements that could be improved, and answer questions from the audience.

    Submissions for critique must be sent via email to writestart700@gmail.com by Friday, March 11, 2022. Paste the entry into the body of the e-mail. No attachments, please. Nonfiction, horror and erotica will not be considered. Entries will be critiqued in the order in which they are received, so the earlier you send your entry, the more likely it is to be critiqued.

    This event is FREE to attend and open to the public. To register, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3lSj2K_iS0eXPUil35aspw. A video recording will also be available on VaBook.org/Watch after the event concludes.

    The Write Start: Moseley Speed Critique is presented as part of the 2022 Virginia Festival of the Book’s Virginia Writing & Publishing series, hosted by these writing centers and organizations across Virginia: 1455 Literary Arts, James River Writers, The Muse, Randolph College MFA, Watershed Lit: Center for Literary Engagement and Publishing Practice, and WriterHouse.


    Panel members:

                Meredith Cole started her career as a screenwriter and filmmaker. She was the winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic competition. Her first book, Posed for Murder(St. Martin’s Minotaur), was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies Murder New York Style and Virginia is for Mystery, as well as Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. She teaches writing at WriterHouse.

                Jody Hobbs Hesler teaches at WriterHouse in Charlottesville and her work appears or is forthcoming in The Los Angeles Review, Arts & Letters, CRAFTThe Bangalore Review, Raleigh Review, Pithead Chapel, The Rumpus, The Georgia Review, Charlottesville Wine & Country Life, and elsewhere.

    BettyJoyce Nash, a journalist and short story writer, co-edited a book of literary gun stories, Lock & Load: Armed Fiction (University of New Mexico Press, 2017). North Dakota Quarterly, Broad River Review, Across the Margin, and C-ville Weekly, among others, have published her fiction; in 2015, she won the F. Scott Fitzgerald prize. Her fiction has been recognized with fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and others.

                Deborah M. Prum’s award winning fiction has appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Across the Margin and other publications. Her audio book, First Kiss and Other Cautionary Tales, is a collection of essays, which have aired on NPR-member stations and have appeared in The Washington Post and many other publications. She’s written on writing for Writer Magazine, The Writer’s Handbook, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Magazine. She teaches at WriterHouse.    

                For more information, please contact Jody Hesler at 434-409-0902.

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