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Check out our exciting 2021 schedule of events!

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Critique groups are forming. Please see Dorothy’s email dated 6/28/2021 or visit our Facebook group for the link.

Our meetings and seminars are appropriate for all levels of writers, beginning to advanced.

August Meeting

Writing Page-Turning Tension

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. If you’re a first time visitor or have lost the instructions sent to our members, send an email to Tricia Sanders.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Carrie Stuart Parks

Writing Page-Turning Tension

We want our readers to stay up late because they can’t put down our book. Carrie will show us how to create tension, which results in page-turning stories. It covers common mistakes that makes your writing sluggish, how to craft your words for maximum impact, and how to put the polish on your manuscript that any agent or publisher seeks.

Carrie Stuart Parks has a pencil and she’s not afraid to use it! Carrie is an award-winning, internationally known forensic artist. She travels across the US and Canada teaching courses in forensic art to law enforcement professionals including the FBI, Secret Service, and RCMP, and is the foremost instructor of forensic art in the world.  Her best-selling novels in the mystery/suspense/thriller genre have garnered numerous awards including several Carols and Inspys; the Christy, Golden Scroll, Kudos, Maxwell, and Wright. Her books have finaled in the Daphne du Maurier, Selah, Christy, and Cascade competitions. As a professional fine artist, she has written and illustrated best-selling art books for North Light Publishers.  


August “Members Only” Special Seminar

Offset Printing for Image-Heavy Books/Using Your Community to Sell Out Your Inventory

Tuesday , August 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will be held using FREE, easy-to-use video conferencing from Zoom which works on any mobile or desk/laptop device. Members, if you have lost the instructions sent to members, send an email to Tricia Sanders.

You are encouraged to join this online meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. for social time and to assure your technology is working.

With Guest Speaker
Yosmar Martinez

Offset Printing for Image-Heavy Books/Using Your Community to Sell Out Your Inventory

Yosmar will explain the importance of using offset printing when authoring image-heavy books and she will share key points to keep in mind in the process. In addition, she will discuss building community, both online and offline, to sell out your inventory.

Yosmar Monique Martinez is a cookbook author and culinary instructor who believes everyone has the ability to create a memorable meal.  Having lived in four countries by the age of nine, Yosmar developed an inherent culinary curiosity early on.  As an adult, she moved to Northern California and developed an appreciation for heirloom ingredients and artisanal food.   She then attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and interned at Pierre Hermé Paris. Back in the United States, Yosmar taught at the Viking Cooking School in the San Francisco Bay area.  Since relocating to Miami Beach, FL, she teaches primarily in private homes.  Her book Tastes of the Camino received a Best in the World Gourmand World Cookbook award in 2017.