Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Seton Hill Writers Online and Out in the World - September 2010

Lynn Salsi was the guest speaker at the Mecklenburg Historical Association. You can read an article about her and her award-winning The Jack Tales in the Charlotte Observer.

Cynthia Ravinski is part of a new blog group The Greater Portland Scribists.

Nicole Taft is giving away a free book at A Bookseller Recommends.

Thomas F. Monteleone and Mary SanGiovanni were guests and readers at Horrorfind Weekend.

Dana Marton is giving a free seminar at Coffee Time Romance on Project Management for Writers. Here are the first two lessons:
Lesson #1: Writing is an Art -- Publishing is a Business
Lesson #2: A Goal is a Dream with a Deadline

Michael A. Arnzen will be featured in the Snark Infested Waters radio program in October to discuss tracks from his audio CD, Audiovile. Look for it after October 5th online.

He will also read at the Morgantown Poets night on Thursday, Oct 21st, 7pm-8pm at the Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, WV. Directions available on booktour.com.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Seton Hill Writers: New Jobs and Positions - September 2010

Natalie Duvall is the new "Speak Up!" columnist for Fine Living Lancaster. Read her witty columns at http://www.finelivinglancaster.com/Magazine/Issue15.pdf.

Kimberley Howe (K. J. Howe) is the new Executive Director of Thrillerfest, the annual conference for the International Thriller Writers.

Penny Dawn recently became adjunct creative writing faculty at two colleges in the north Chicago suburbs.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

New Book Deals and Releases for Seton Hill Writers - September 2010

Krista Russell sold A Following Sea, a middle-grade historical novel, to Peachtree Publishers. It is scheduled for publication in 2012.

Adina Senft signed a three-book deal with Hachette to write Amish women's fiction.

Sabrina Benulis sold her Archon series to Eos in a three-book deal. The first book will be published in Fall 2011.

The movie for Patrick Picciarelli's The Prince of Arthur Avenue has wrapped and is in editing. He will have a short story, The Friendly Island, in the International Association of Crime Writers annual anthology to be published next year.

Michael A. Arnzen and Gary Braunbeck both have stories in Legends of the Mountain State IV anthology.

Maria V. Snyder's Spy Glass, the last novel in the Glass series is on shelves. Maria is currently touring and teaching workshops. For a full list of her venues, please visit her website: http://www.mariavsnyder.com/appearances.php

Penny Dawn's short story "Last Good Grace" will appear in Issue #20 "The Fifth Column" of Six Brick Press' Six Little Things.

The first 200 words of Christopher Paul Carey's story "A Kick in the Side" is up at Meteor House Press. The story is part of The Worlds of Philip Jose Farmer 1: Protean Dimensions.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Seton Hill Writers Win Awards - September 2010

Two Seton Hill Writers are finalists for The Carol Awards: Laurie Alice Eakes for her Short Historical piece The Glassblower from Heartsong Presents.

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The Glassblower

Shelley Adina for her Young Adult novel Who Made You a Princess? from Hachette.

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Who Made You a Princess?

Meg Mims won 2nd place in Wisconsin Romance Writers of America's Fab Five Contest and 3rd place in ORA's Weta Nichols Contest with her YA story Double Crossing. Her thesis novel, a mystery, also took 3rd place in the Helen McCloy MWA Scholarship contest back in spring. You can read her Mystery and History blog at http://megmimsmysteryhistory.blogspot.com.

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