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asheville fall

Our visit to Asheville last fall. Time for more writing events!

Later this week I am hosting ‘Writers in the Round’ at West End Bakery for members of Asheville Writers to discuss markets, contests, publishing trends and more. The very next day I will celebrate breaking 150 members with a cocktail hour at Olive or Twist. The first 5 members who show up get a free drink!

I did not get a chance to visit Asheville this summer. Instead we decided to spend our summer mountain trip in Boone and Blowing Rock. Since my last visit to Asheville for WordFest, members have some news to report!

Member News

Jennifer Fulford has returned to Asheville after living three years in Portland, Oregon. She is interested in starting a small critique group that meets once a week focused on novel writing, any genre. Please contact Jennifer directly if you are 1) currently writing a novel; 2) have some (even a little) experience critiquing; 3) want to push your work to the next level.

Allan Gold is seeking participants for a market research study involving software for writers. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Allan directly.

Tommy Green is looking for someone who would be interested in blogging about the beer scene in Asheville in conjunction with why fracking must stop. If interested, contact Tommy.

The Audible version of Roastmaster (A Coffee Novel), written by Janice Lierz and narrated by Priscilla Finch, was just released (September 2014). A literary novel of coffee, family and magical realism, it is set primarily on a coffee farm in Costa Rica. It was a Novello Literary Award finalist.

Jill Siler’s manuscript Angels in the Big House is forthcoming mid-November, around the same time as her CD release Leaving Late.