Tri-Valley Witers Member News
Arleen Eagling’s short story “Half a Good Chance,” has been accepted for publication by the Thema Literary Society. It will appear in A Week and a Day summer 2013 issue.
Shelley Riley, author of Casual Lies – A Triple Crown Adventure, was featured by Towne Center Books on May 3, 2013 for a celebration of the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby. Friends and fans donned their Kentucky Derby finery and drank a Mint Julep while Shelley took them behind the scenes at the Kentucky Derby. Shelley also chronicled her racing career from her new memoir at the Alameda County Fairgrounds on May 4th. Find our more about Shelley at www.shelleyriley.com.
Julie Royce‘s short story, “Headed North on a Southern Highway,” received second honorable mention and publication in an anthology, Times They Were A-Changing: Women Remember the ’60s & ’70s. Release date is scheduled for August 2013.
J. K. Royce has published Pilz, her first novel. It is a suspense story that explores the sleazy underside of the medical profession, a world she witnessed when she was a state assistant attorney general in Michigan. Pilz is available on amazon.com in printed and Kindle versions.
California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch in collaboration with the Pleasanton Library announces ”Open Mic Night with My Friends” on second Mondays of each month (except in June). The next two events are May 13 and June 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue. Free and open to the public. No reservations needed. Readers sign up from 6:00-6:15 p.m. in the meeting room. For more information, please contact Deborah Bernal.
Meet NY Times Bestselling Author Robert Dugoni in a CWC Tri-Valley Writers exclusive interview, “Dugoni on Dugoni” by Jordan Bernal. Mr. Dugoni conducted a Writing Workshop for the Club in April.
Jordan E. Rosenfeld will be the guest speaker at our June 15 monthly meeting. Ms. Rosenfeld, author of the popular writing guide Make a Scene and the debut novel Forged in Grace, will teach you how to activate your writing, creating the page-turning energy of blockbuster fiction by mastering the essential building block: the scene. You’ll learn how to “demonstrate” not “lecture,” crafting compelling, textured, memorable scenes. You’ll never write the same way again.
Ms. Rosenfeld’s essays and articles have appeared in such publications as AlterNet.org, Publisher’s Weekly, The San Francisco Chronicle, The St. Petersburg Times, The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazine. Her book commentaries have appeared on The California Report, a news-magazine produced by NPR-affiliate KQED radio. She lives in Northern California with her Batman-obsessed son and Psychologist husband. Find out more at www.jordanrosenfeld.net.