The first three novels of The Unwanted Series will be signed by authors Sandra Denbo and Tamarine Vilar, mother-daughter writing team. Unwanted Discovery, Unwanted House Guest, and Unwanted Agenda will be available.
Admission is free.
Cindy Brown is announcing the Ivy GetYour Gun Book Launch Party!, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7 pm. Ivy GetYour Gun Book Launch Party! happens at O’Connors Vault, 7850 S.W. Capitol Highway, Portland, OR 97219.
It’s a Rootin’ Tootin’ Good Time with a Cowboy-Themed Book Launch Party!
Come on down to Multnomah Village for a free theater event and party, complete with cowboy poetry, live country-western music, and free cake!
I’ll be joined by local actors Michele Mariana, David Withers, Brian Tennison, and Bruce Miles, along with the country-western band the Harmony Ranchers with Paulette Rees-Denis! Annie Bloom’s Books will be on hand to sell books, and there will be free cake and a cash bar.
Through all but recent recorded history, queer people were omitted from historical records much as women and people of color have been. So many people unheard, so many stories lost…
In this exciting collection you will find unforgettable stories by fourteen talented authors that place lesbian and gay characters back into American history.
OWC member, prize-winning author Marjorie Reynolds announces the publication of her book Take Your Novel to the Next Level . It’s now available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Shipping is free for prime members. Clicking on http://amzn.to/2nICFH9 will transport you to more information on Take Your Novel to the Next Level.
This book will help you clarify what your novel is really about. I’m not talking about the plot. That’s a series of events to illustrate the story. I want to know what you’re really trying to say with this lengthy collection of words. Is there a deeper meaning below the surface of the text? What feelings do you want to convey? Does your manuscript contain subtext or the echo technique? What emotions do you hope to evoke in the reader? These questions often scare the creativity right out of a writer, but you’ll find the answers, when dissected, are immensely helpful, even critical to the process. This book will make complicated concepts of novel writing easier to understand.
As a writing instructor, I can teach you the craft, but I can’t teach you art. Your novel is your unique interpretation of a universe that reveals truths about the human experience and causes the reader to feel strong emotions. Only you can write it. In someone else’s hands, it would be a different book.
Diana Bailey Harris is the author of a new book, Reflections of a Civil War Locomotive Engineer: a ghost-written memoir, a work of historical fiction published by CreateSpace.
This book is a sort of “prequel” to what I am close to finishing: another piece of historical fiction titled *Women Absent Men*. Both are based on collections of papers and other items that have been handed down through generations, amplified by diligent research and enhanced with descriptions of events that very likely occurred to these real people. It’s a wonderful way to learn history from the inside out.