Tri-Valley Witers Member News
John Bluck had an article about him posted in the San Jose Mercury on 4/10/14 “Around Livermore: Retiree Pens First Novel After Fascinating Career”.
B. Lynn Goodwin’s story “Hello, Lynn,” has been accepted for publication in Small Miracles From Beyond (Sterling Publishing). She also has an article, “My Niche—My Way” coming out in Writing After Retirement (Scarecrow Press).
George Cramer’s short fiction “Joe” is about a day in the life of a Vietnam Veteran dying from Agent Orange induced cancer. The Veterans Writing Project has selected the piece for publication in the organization’s core publication, The Report.
Victoria Emmons’s article “The Long View” was published in the Foothill Road (June issue). Her blog of essays and poems can be found at ruesleidan.wordpress.com.
Julaina Kleist-Corwin’s story, “Hiccups” was published in The Moon Magazine. Julaina said, “The editors are supportive, nurturing, and they welcome submissions.” Their online description is “A magazine of personal and universal reflections”.
Carole MacLean’s poem “The Invitation” published in the Red Mountain United Methodist Church July Newsletter in Mesa, Arizona.
Shelley Riley was interviewed on KGO-Channel 7 about her memoir Casual Lies:A Triple Crown Adventure. Shelley autographed her memoir at the Pleasanton Off-Track Betting facility during the Belmont Stakes race.
B. Lynn Goodwin-Brown has inked a deal with Eternal Press for her YA novel, Talent.
Carolyn Fenzl has published her debut novel The Debt Collectors: A Lucy Vaughn Mystery and launched a new website http://carolynfenzl.com.
Sondra Perry has published second children’s book Baby Carrots -Carrots of Wisdom for Little Ones.
The 2014 Oakland Anthology Word Movers features 11 members: Tanda Clausen – “Talus”; George Cramer – “Too Scared”; Ruth Harder – “Light in Every Corner”; Julaina Kleist-Corwin (Mistress of Ceremonies for the anthology book launch and reception)- “Left Behind” & “Ode to Beth Aaland”; Diane Lovitt – “The Cut”; Judy Lussie – “Chloe’s Gift”; Carolyn Peoples – “The Garden”; Art Tenbrink – “In Sickness and In Health”; Julie Royce – “The Not-So-Easy-Bake-Oven”; Marilyn Slade – “Shedding My Skin”; and Victoria Emmons – “Sharks,” “New Light,” “Maria’s Tuscan Salad,”“Modern Family,” and “Together II.”
The anthology Not Your Mother’s Book…on Cats will feature work by five Tri-Valley members: Deborah ‘Jordan’ Bernal – “Pen Gremlin,” a story of her experience pet sitting; Shannon Brown - “A Matching Set.”; Julaina Kleist-Corwin – “Cat Therapy.”; Stacey Gustafson – “The Big Show,” a short story about the incredible things that happen when a dog’s best friend is a cat; and Julie Royce – “Guardian Angel.”
Marilyn Slade won the Theme Award Prize (second highest award after Best of Show) for her poem “Is There a Fair as Fair as Our Fair.”
Susan Condeff won the Silver Medal for her poem “Woman in the Water” and Honorable Mention for her poem “Summer Storm Perfect”.
Alice Kight has three poems exhibited at Alameda County Fair this year: “Life Like a Country Song,” “Gratitudes,” and “Think Red White and Blue”.
Hector Timourian is the 2014 recipient of the Sue Tasker Memorial Service Award. Hector is a charter member of Tri-Valley Writers. In 2007, he established the first critique group and set the rule “be nice” to foster and encourage new members. Hector has been published in several anthologies including the Las Positas College Anthology where he won first prize for his poem “Abraham’s Hope” He has also published a memoir – Gifts from America - describing immigrant life in the United States.
On June 21, 2014, Tri-Valley Branch honored Hector Timourian with the Sue Tasker Memorial Service Award. Hector is a charter member who joined in 2005 during the organizational year. Hector has been published in several anthologies including the Las Positas College Anthology where he won first prize for his poem “Abraham’s Hope” He has also published a memoir Gifts from America, describing humorous vignettes of immigrant family new to the United States. He has also contributed poems and short stories for both TVW anthologies First Press and Encore.