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NEWS: Heidi Ruby Miller in The Writer Magazine

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NEWS I'm in the January 2009 issue of The Writer - actually my face is. A couple of months ago I did a photo shoot for a new ad campaign at Seton Hill University for their Writing Popular Fiction Graduate Program , and the ads are now making their way into magazines. If you're a member of RWA , there's a black and white version of the ad in this month's Romance Writers Report too.

Seton Hill Writers Update

I haven't done one of these in a while because I've been busy on a novel (of course), but here are a few updates I've recently heard about: #1: The Other in the Mirror , a collection of writings by Phillip Jose Farmer and edited by Christopher Paul Carey , is now available for pre-order. #2: Mary SanGiovanni was interviewed at Famous Monsters of Filmland about her latest novel Found You . #3: Kaye Dacus' Stand-In Groom received a four star review in Romantic Times BOOKreviews . This was her thesis novel for the WPF program . #4: Renae Johnson has a new trailer for her upcoming release Blessed Be . #5: The first two chapters of Anne Harris' second novel Accidental Creatures is up at Book View Cafe . #6: HALO: The Cole Protocol by Tobias S. Buckell hit the New York Times Bestseller list. Christopher Paul Carey , Heidi Ruby Miller , Mary SanGiovanni , Kaye Dacus , Renae Johnson , Tobias Buckell , Anne Harris , writing , Seton Hill Writers

Seton Hill Seeks Faculty for Writing Popular Fiction Program

Here are two postings put out by the university. One is for graduate level, the other for teaching undergrads. Thanks to Mike Arnzen for the heads up: FACULTY WANTED TO TEACH WRITING OF POPULAR FICTION Assistant Professor of English Location: Greensburg, PA Category: Faculty - Liberal Arts - English and Literature Posted: 11/10/2008 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time Seton Hill University seeks published novelist of popular fiction (preferably mystery/suspense), to teach and to mentor novel-length theses in the graduate low-residency Writing Popular Fiction program (half-load), and to teach undergraduate courses in creative writing and first-year composition. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in English, MFA considered. Background in journalism, publishing, and/or editing a plus. Teaching experience/potential at undergraduate level desirable. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, a statement of philosophy of teaching, a writing samp

Authors Guild Call to Buy Books

The following is an email sent from Roy Blount, Jr. , President of the Authors Guild and humor writer. I thought it merited repeating, even in these tough times, because I can say personally how much less our household has spent on books this year... "I've been talking to booksellers lately who report that times are hard. And local booksellers aren't known for vast reserves of capital, so a serious dip in sales can be devastating. Booksellers don't lose enough money, however, to receive congressional attention. A government bailout isn't in the cards. We don't want bookstores to die. Authors need them, and so do neighborhoods. So let's mount a book-buying splurge. Get your friends together, go to your local bookstore and have a book-buying party. Buy the rest of your Christmas presents, but that's just for starters. Clear out the mysteries, wrap up the histories, beam up the science fiction! Round up the westerns, go crazy for self-help, say yes to t

The Surrender in Best of Every Day Fiction 2008

The Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 Anthology is now available for order. Among the many wonderful stories included is my story The Surrender . The Surrender , Heidi Ruby Miller , Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 , writing , Seton Hill Writers