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ashevillein fall

My favorite autumn tree in Asheville!

In between making plans to ride the Ferris wheel at the NC State Fair, visit The Biltmore, and pick pumpkins – I’ve been writing. Articles, blogs, press releases, case studies, poetry–some in Spanish. Once again, it appears all members in Triangle Writers have not only been writing, but publishing, planning book events, and breaking into new markets.

Soon I hope to announce a fall cocktail hour for Triangle Writers to celebrate breaking over 400 members. 🙂

In the interim, here’s what’s happening:

ASJA writing event


In about two weeks I will be presenting the Write Naked Workshop for Bloggers in Times Square at the offices of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. There is a small fee to attend in-person, but no worries if you are out of the NYC metropolitan area – there is a free live webcast! October 10 – 5PM

I will host a Query Intensive writing workshop in Asheville, which follows the already full critique group happening earlier the same day downtown. November 2 – 3PM


Amy L. Beneveto hosts an event on November 24, 2013 at the North Regional Library in Raleigh. This is a re-launch of her book Jackel Island, but she is doing something quite unique: She hired local actors to “act out” a sample of her book!

Tessie Castillo has been busy once again. She has published articles for Salon, the AlterNet, TuSalud, Real Health, and Sane Magazine. Tessie also publishes bi-weekly for the Huffington Post.

Barbara Davis hosts an event at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on October 15 at 7PM for her debut novel The Secrets She Carried. Her agent discovered her at one of Triangle Writers’ critique groups in Cary a few years ago!

J. Lloyd Morgan published three books over the past few months: The last book of his Bariwon trilogy called The Zealous Star, in addition to a book he wrote in conjunction with musician Chris de Burgh (of “The Lady in Red” fame) called The Mirror of the Soul. His latest book Wall of Faith was released last week.

DeLana Orr (who has chronicled her freelance journey in several guests posts on Write Naked here and here) has published articles in XOJane and Clutch Magazine!

Jennifer Riley published another short story in Deep South Magazine called “Shell Matters.”

Lisa Rosen‘s Motherline came out September 1 and is available on all the major online book retailers. Synopsis: Every family has those days–weddings, funerals, births–when everyone comes together and all the ancient baggage threatens to explode. Motherline captures one of those days: Maggie is in labor. Her loving husband is with her, coaching her through it, but more than anything she wants her mother to be there for her. Relationships between mothers and daughters are often complicated; in order to learn what it means to be a mother, Maggie finally has to face her own mother, and find a way to both forgive and be forgiven. Motherline is a story for every mother who has a mother.

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