• 02/17/2023 12:05 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    David Anthony Sam:  Stone Bird: Poems of Exile is scheduled for release on March 1, 2023, by San Francisco Bay Press.

    Jenna Harte:  Drawn to Her (audio release) is scheduled to be released on February 21, 2023, by Tantor Media.

    Jenna Harte:  Death of a Coupon Queen: A Sophie Parker Coupon Mystery is scheduled to be released on February 21, 2023, by Harlequin Worldwide Mystery (subrights edition).

  • 02/02/2023 12:44 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    From the Chesapeake Bay Writers, offering the following events:

    March 19, 2023:  Open Mic at the Williamsburg Library Stryker Center, 1:00-3:00.

    April 30, 2023:  "Newspaper Sparks" with Sally Honenberger. Hidden arsonist tendencies when you're writing? Here’s your chance to try something to fan the flames of creativity. Sally will share newspaper scraps and give a few brief sparks of tinder-ready advice, then you can start your own conflagration of characters and challenges. We’ll write and read and write some more. This is not show off but show down time. We’ll read anonymously, poke the embers a bit with polite critique, and then try another newspaper spark. This will be intense fun, coals under your feet, but no pain. A chance to blaze away and send sparks across the galaxies. Location: Settlement at Powhatan Creek, Community Center
    GPS: Coordinates get you close - use 4000 River Moor Road. However, after you turn off Monticello Road, pass the pond, and get to the intersection of Saunders Bridge and River Moor, turn right at the traffic circle and turn right into the parking lot.

    May 7, 2023:  "How to Effectively Critique a Manuscript - An Interactive Presentation for Readers and Writers". This is a joint presentation with the Williamsburg Library, presented by Sally Stiles at Stryker Center, 412 N Boundary St., Williamsburg, VA 23185

  • 02/02/2023 12:03 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Jane Limprecht:  "Net Profit and Loss" was included in the Sisters in Crime Hook, Line, and Sinker: The Seventh Guppy Anthology, released January 27, 2023.

    Wendi Dass:  Zomerschoon-Beauty of Summer will be released on February 22, 2023, by The Wild Rose Press. 

  • 01/20/2023 5:41 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

  • 01/08/2023 4:02 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Sharon Pajka will be the featured author at the Books in Bloom Special Edition:  Celebrating Women's History Month event on March 23, 2023. (See the Facebook link below for more details.

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    David W. Perkins is now entering full retirement after working out of state since September 2021. He is looking forward to working on several writing projects and reengaging with the Blue Ridge writers and events of the VWC. Welcome back, David!

  • 01/06/2023 12:49 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Thomas Henning:  A Serenade of Rhymes for Better Times is to be released on January 15, 2023, by Amazon Publishing.

     Marjorie Gowdy:  Inflorescence: The Pasture at Rest is to be   released on March 31, 2023, by Finishing Line Press.

     Cass Morris:   The Bloodstained Shade is to be released on   January 31, 2023.

    Victoria Fletcher:  Easter A to Z was released on December 23, 2022, by Hoot Books Publishing. 

    Susan Williamson:  Glimpses of a Public Ivy: Fifty Years at William & Mary by David L. Holmes, and edited by Susan Williamson, was released on December 8, 2022, by Schiffer Publishing.

  • 12/05/2022 8:53 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Pam Webber:  Pam's latest novel, Life Dust, has been named Editor's Choice by the Historical Novel Society. Her previous two novels, The Wiregrass and Moon Water, also received this designation.


  • 11/13/2022 3:58 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Jeff Schnader:  Schnader's short story, "The Champion," which won 1st prize in the 2020 Quills Contest for Short Fiction, has been published in the Arlington Literary Journal (ArLiJo) by the Gival Press in its October 2022, Issue #165.

    Charles Tabb:  Sales of Tabb's debut novel, Floating Twigs, published in 2018 and recently translated into Russian by AST publishers in Moscow, recently topped 75,000 in total book sales. Sales continue to do well.

    Betty Jamerson Reed:  Reed had a successful year: "School Tales Propel a Career Change," in the Nobody's Home anthology; "Love Blooms, School Dies" and "Coming Home" in Virginia Writers Anthology; "Requiem" and "Woodland Glory" in Whispering Willow, Tree Poems, as well as "The Masterpiece." She has been informed her work will be included in the 2022 eno Magazine. 

  • 11/13/2022 3:34 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Betty J. Reed:  Reed's article "School Tales Propel a Career Change" was published in a Foster Dickson on-line anthology on August 24, 2022.  "The Masterpiece" was published on October 25, 2022 by the Georgia Poetry Society.

    Pamela K. Kinney:  Kinney's short story "Pumpkin Hollow" was published by Dreampunk Press in their Halloween horror anthology, Blame It on the Pumpkinon October 25, 2022.

    Karen Jones:  The Summer of Grace was published on November 2, 2022, by Brother Mockingbird Publishing.

    Ellen Butler:  Operation Blackbird: A Cold War Spy Novel was published on November 2, 2022, by Power to the Pen.

    Tim Simpson:  Manny: A Prequel will be re-released on November 30, 2022 and will be available at Amazon.com.

  • 11/07/2022 5:42 PM | Charles Tabb (Administrator)

    Announcing the  winners of 2022's Golden Nib!


    First Place:

    Devin Reese, "Small Pandemic Joys"

    Second Place:

    Joy Merritt Krystosek, "Ashes to Ashes Dust and Beyond"

    Third Place

    C.L. Bledsoe, "Barley and Vegetable Soup"


    First Place:

    John Dutton, III, "The Season of the Lost Summer"

    Second Place:

    Cecilia Thomas, "Nina"

    Third Place:

    Jason Maddux, "Instructions for How to Buy a Tent"


    First Place:

    David Barudin, "Berka Menakhemovich"

    Second Place:

    Alyce Rita Campbell, "Death on National Paperclip Day"

    Third Place:

    Paul Steinberg, "Branch Office"

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