Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chun Lee's Angel's Reflection in ABNA

Fellow Seton Hill Writer and friend Chun Lee is an official entrant for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for his thesis novel Angel's Reflection.

I had the honor to read this dark urban fantasy while we were both students in the Writing Popular Fiction program, so I was delighted to see it made it as an official entrant. If you care to give a few pages a read, you can go here:

Official ABNA Entrant: Angel's Reflection.

You may remember Chun Lee from Week 25 of HEIDI'S PICK SIX.

Good luck, Chun!

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Adventures with K. J. Howe

Seton Hill thriller writer K. J. Howe has a great guest blog up at Romance Novel Blogs titled Extreme Research. It has wonderful vignettes of her time researching around the globe for her novels. She's also giving away a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card to a lucky commenter.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

New PennWriters Group in Uniontown, PA

Yesterday was the first meeting of the new Uniontown group of PennWriters.

Among those in attendance were PennWriters Area 3 Representative Annette Dashofy, group organizer Sheryl Nantus, Dr. Fred Lapisardi, Jason Jack Miller, Heidi Ruby Miller, and others.

Among the topics discussed were plagiarism, a firearms course for writers provided by the McDonald Sportsman's Club on April 6, how we want to shape this group, the benefits of writing classes, and future goals.

If you're in the area and are interested in attending, the next meeting will be Sunday, February 24, at 2:00 PM in the Uniontown Panera Bread.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Workshops

Seton Hill writers Sharron Gunn and Sharon Mignerey will be teaching classes throughout this year with the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

The workshops are presented through private Yahoo email loops. Discussion and Q&A is on the loop. Each workshop is only $10 for Celtic Hearts members, and $15 for nonmembers, no matter the length of the workshop. You do not need to be a member of RWA; anyone can take the workshops. Celtic Hearts members receive 2 free workshops a year. Payments accepted: Paypal (preferred), checks and money orders. Checks must be received 2 weeks before the workshop starts. (Non-US participants must pay via Paypal.)

Jan. 17 - Feb 29 (6 weeks) Ireland, Beyond the Pale 1500 - 1700, Sharron Gunn

March 1 - 16 (2 weeks) Dialogue - Let Your Characters Do the Talking, Sharon Mignerey

April 3 - May 13 ( 6 weeks) The Castles of England & France, Sharron Gunn

August 25 - Oct 12 (8 weeks) Castles of Scotland 1050-1550, Sharron Gunn

November 1 - Dec 31 (8 weeks) Druids, The Ancient Priesthood of the Celts, Sharron Gunn

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