• 06/16/2023 3:58 PM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Sharon Lyon:  Sharon Lyon's novel, Fossil Woman, has won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin silver award for Best Audiobook: Fiction for 2023. https://www.ibpabenjaminfranklinaward.com/winners-audiobook-fiction 

    Pamela K. Kinney:  Pamela K. Kinney will be participating in the Lancaster Community Library's Author Expo from 1-4pm on July 8th at the Lancaster Community Library in Kilmarnock, Virginia.  http://lancasterlibrary.org/events-and-activities1/authors-expo-2023

    Pamela K. Kinney will be moderating a panel on horror fiction, Scary is the New Hot Item, 3:15-4:05pm on July 22, 2023, at Fantasci, the Chesapeake Central Library's mini science fiction/fantasy/horror convention, 298 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA. (The con is all day from 10am to 5pm and is free and open to the public.

    Joanne Liggan, Cecelia Thomas, Harry Heckel, and Chuck Tabb will also be participating in the Lancaster Community Library's Author Expo in Kilmarnock, Virginia. 


  • 04/24/2023 9:37 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    Tim Simpson:  The Shadow Man: Of Cash Hollow Rd. was released 1/26/2023 by Amazon.

    D.M. Frech:  "Appointment" was among the stories included in The Journal by The Writers Guild of Virginia which was released on 1/31/2023.

    Ricky Ginsburg:  Putting a Ghost to Rest was released 2/23/2023 by Amazon.

    Ray Collins:  The General's Briefcase is scheduled to be released 6/13/2023 by Koehler Books.

    Joseph SeechackA Love to Die For, Seechack's debut novel, is scheduled for release on 12/29/2023 by Koehler Books.

  • 04/24/2023 9:32 AM | Joanne Liggan (Administrator)

    The Short Mystery Fiction Society has announced the nominees for the prestigious 2023 Derringer, to be awarded at Bouchercon in San Diego this year. G.M. Malliet is on the list in the long form category for Something Blue. Congratulations G.M. Malliet!


  • 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.


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