Showing posts from September, 2008

NEWS: Seton Hill Writer Carmine Coco DeYoung on CBS Sunday Morning

NEWS Seton Hill Writer and alum Carmine Coco DeYoung will appear on a segment of the CBS Sunday Morning show on Sunday, September 21 (9:00 AM EST) . Bill Geist did a segment which features her as the 2008 Hobo Queen . Carmine is the award-winning author of the children's book A Letter to Mrs. Roosevelt , which was recently translated into Korean.

Seton Hill Writers Interviews

#1: Laurie Alice Eakes interviewed Kim Moore , senior editor at Harvest House Publishers for Afictionado . Laurie was also interviewed herself as the featured author at . #2: Natalie Duvall and her husband Matt Duvall have their third author interview up at The Write Way . Tim Lebbon is featured. #3: Maria V. Snyder continues her author interviews on her MySpace blog . Her latest is with Cerridwen author Nancy Hunter . Heidi Ruby Miller , Laurie Alice Eakes , Natalie Duvall , Matt Duvall , Maria V. Snyder , writing , The Write Way , Seton Hill Writers

NEWSLETTER: Summer Field Notes from Heidi Ruby Miller

NEWSLETTERS The special tri-issue of my newsletter, Field Notes , went out this weekend with its new online format. The theme for summer is, of course, road tripping. Here's an excerpt: Despite the rise in gas prices, Jason and I managed to drive or ride over four thousand miles during these past three months. In Florida, we saw Storm Troopers and Jedis, celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary, and became lost in the magic of Disney World. In Maryland, I reunited with family members and basked in the nostalgia of my childhood. And, in the Outer Banks, we discovered the beauty and renewal of the shore and just why the Wright brothers spent so much time there. A little closer to home, we attended the 7th Annual WPF alumni retreat and writing conference at beloved Seton Hill University, where we reconnected with author pals, made many new acquaintances, and received our anticipated dose of motivation and inspiration. We are always lucky to share these experiences with fri


Paper, Scissors, Death by Joanna Campbell Slan My first published story detailed a disastrous sleigh ride culminating in having hungry wolves eat one of the passengers. But I won an award in our high school “literary” magazine, a poorly mimeographed collection of papers which were stapled together crookedly. Even so, the spark of possibility was lit within me. After that I wrote for my college magazine, aptly named “Weekend” because that’s when it came out. One of my first gigs was reporting on a gay bar and interviewing the drag queens. A photographer was assigned to accompany me. Probably, in part, to keep me safe since I wasn’t old enough to drink and the bar was in a rough part of town. Unfortunately, he wasn’t familiar with his camera. The resultant photo printed poorly. I was standing between two “singers” (lip-syncing was actually what they did), but the image of one of the men didn’t show up. Worse yet, the cutline was badly written. For the rest of my college career, folks