Saturday, September 24, 2011

Nimrod Conference and Workshop 2011

Anyone going to the Nimrod Conference and Workshop? This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 22, at The University of Tulsa, 800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Workshops include: Q&A Editing and Publishing: Why? How? What? When?; Fiction I; Fiction II; Fiction III; Poetry; Memoir; Finding an Agent; Young Adult Fantasy; Workout: Exercise Your Writing Muscles; Starting and Growing a Literary Magazine; Hands-on Editing Workshops

For more info: check the website.

Gloria Teague, Another Reason I Attend Writer's Groups

I love writer's groups. I try not to miss any of them. Currently, I am a member of SCBWI, ACFW, and Tulsa Night Writers.

One reason I love writer's groups is because of the new friendships I form. It's so nice to have other authors to talk to, to critique your work, and encourage you.

I met this sweet gal, Gloria Teague, at Tulsa Night Writers. She's the writer of both fiction and nonfiction; and, currently has two books and two novels out, as well as more than 50 short stories. What an inspiration!

Her newest book, Beyond the Surgeon's Touch: One Miracle Away from Death, is stories based on actual events in emergency rooms that illustrate that miracles can, and do, happen to average people more often than you may realize. I can't wait to read this one!

You can visit Gloria's website at:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Review of From This Day Forward

If you're a fan of the Amish romance, you don't want to miss Margaret Daley's, From This Day ForwardYou're in for a treat and a twist!

Instead of historical romance set in Amish country, this historical romance is set in Charleston, South Carolina right after the War of 1812.

The story is just what you'd expect from inspirational, historical romance. It's sweet, clean, inspiring, educational and romantic. But even better, there's just enough suspense to keep you turning the pages to find out what happens to the widowed immigrant, Rachel Gordon, and her battle-scarred, physician neighbor as they endure attacks from mysterious strangers, thefts, monstrous alligators, and fires. You won't be bored!

I enjoyed From This Day Forward very much, and I'm looking forward to Margaret's next book.