Here are a few more events in the Spokane area:
Connecting Writers With Hollywood
From organizer J. D. DeWitt:
We’re so happy to announce that Connecting Writers with Hollywood is back for its 2nd year! This conference is for writers, producers and screenwriters.
Additional speakers were added this year in order to provide more opportunity for pitching to executive producers and agents.
Don’t miss out on the Early Bird Registration, it ends 4/15!
Featured Guest Speaker – Shari Smiley of Gotham Group (Gone Girl, Wild) Featured Guest Speaker – Rich Peluso Sony AFFIRM (Executive Vice President)
Please direct any questions to JD DeWitt at firstname.lastname@example.org
From poet and speaker and radio personality Stephen Pitters:
KYRS Thin Radio personality Stephen Pitters hosts six Poetry Rising events a year at the Northtown Spokane Barnes & Noble. I was honored to be invited to participate in the January event last Wednesday, Jan. 17. Steve Schennum entertained us with a variety of music and singing, Beth Cooley read several of her poems, and Afaria McKinney improvised poetry using words suggested by the audience. I chose to read an excerpt from a story I wrote titled “Wayne’s New Television.” The audience response amazed and pleased me, and as a result of their requests, I decided to publish the story as a short ebook with Smashwords.
As of today, Jan. 21, 2018, you will be able to find “Wayne’s New Television” by clicking on the link embedded in the cover below:
I would like to thank Stephen Pitters for encouraging and promoting music, poetry, and prose through his radio show on KYRS Thin Air Radio and his Poetry Rising events at Barnes & Noble’s Northtown store. Pitters will be speaking at several locations in the Inland Northwest during the month of February to help celebrate Black History Month. He will be at Spokane’s South Hill Library, 3324 South Perry, from 3-4 p.m., and will explore his family history, life lessons about racism, and experiences such as being the first black person to live on campus at an all-white Southern college in 1967.
Posted in Black History Month, ebook, Events, music, Poetry, Science Fiction, Sue Eller, Writing
Tagged 1950s, Black History Month, new ebook, readings
I hope this missal finds you warm, cozy, well-fed, and loved. To add to the love, I’ve decided to offer the three ebooks I have available on Smashwords as an end-of-the-year gift to you. All three are available in just about any format you would need, including Kindle, Nook, Epub, and Kobo. Just go to Smashwords.com and search for me among the authors.
To facilitate it even more, I have links to the Smashwords site for each of my books. Click on the title, and it should take you to the appropriate page.
Meadowlark Madness Taming of the T-Bird The Gluten Free Gourmand
One more thing: this offer is only good until New Year’s Day, so don’t delay! If you take advantage of this offer, please write an honest review of what you thought of the book.
Watch for the notice of availability for the latest Emily Trace Mystery, and for the date of the book launch party.
Posted in Book Series, Ebook giveaway, Emily Trace Mysteries, Special promotion, Sue Eller
Tagged Ebook giveaway, End of the year special price, Meadowlark Madness, Send in the Drones, Smashwords, Taming of the T-Bird, The Gluten Free Gourmand
For the past few years, one of the things I did at this time was send out cards to my friends and family. This year I upgraded my computer, and have spent the last month looking for my list of addresses. Since I haven’t yet found them, and since I’ve received cards from quite a few people this month, I decided I’d better do something to let everyone know how much I appreciate them. This post is part of that attempt.
There may be some of you who celebrate different holidays, and some who don’t celebrate any, but my wishes to you are the same. You are each precious to me, and I wish you the very best of happiness, health, and security for now and the coming year.
NaNoWriMo has ended, and once again I got sidetracked. The good news is I got started on the sequel to my first book, Return From Armageddon. I have a working title for it: Resurrection in Reverse. I showed the beginning to a couple of my friends and fellow writers, and they told me it surprised them. I’ll leave the teaser at that for now.
Meanwhile, the fork in the road of my life led me down the path to get our first SASP anthology, Celebrating Spokane Authors, into print. The book is live on Amazon and Kindle, and available at Auntie’s Book Store and soon to be at 2nd Look Books. Both are independent book stores in Spokane.
Here is a short video slide show I put together with photos by Curt Rein, Beth Camp, and Kate Poitevin, and background music by Maxie Ray Mills and Steve Sackett. Maxie and Steve provided a live performance at our party, and rendition they did of the song on the video is Dear Prudence, a Beatles cover.
Today will be a bit different, but then I like to keep things interesting. It has been my pleasure to get to know a man who is talented in music, acting, and now writing. Bill Bancroft has been a drummer and percussionist since he was very young, and has played, toured, and done studio work for various bands and venues all over the nation over the years. He currently plays with the Bobby Patterson Band, and has done some acting in the Spokane area as well, including a recurring part in Z Nation.
At the urging of family and friends, Bill has put pen to paper (or actually voice to recorder) and told his life story as a rock and country drummer in the 70’s and 80’s. I am honored to be asked to read the book – Tales from the Road – in advance of publication, and to share my humble opinions.
I expected to read a wild tale of the life of a semi-famous rock star. Yes, there’s some revelry and wild parties and drinking and partaking of illegal substances. But that isn’t the heart of the story. Tales from the Road is first and foremost a love story – a constant balancing act between Bill’s love for his wife and family and his love of music.
It is also a story of a life NOT wasted, of a coming of age and coming of maturity (not all at the same time), and a triumph of intelligence over indulgence. I would recommend this book to all but the faint of heart. Stay tuned and I’ll alert you when the book is released for sale.