Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’
While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win the cashThursday, October 24th, 2019
Hashtag Hunt, was published in 2018. She is a graduate of Queens College in
Charlotte and a member of Romance Writers of America. In March of 2019, she
quit her day job to focus on a career in writing.
her husband and son. She cherishes time with her friends and family, loves
traveling to new destinations, and plans to cross many other items off her
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Hashtag Hunt was for the $10,000 grand prize. She needed seed money for her
startup, and it sounded easy enough: twelve hours to text twelve photos to
someone called the Wizard.
#HottieInTheWild, and with the help of her best friend, Ivy, she finds the
beers with Scott, an Army brother back in town. The reunion is interrupted when
a woman is caught crouched in a dark corner, taking pictures of Brenner.
explains, and though embarrassed, she accepts Scott and Brenner’s offer to help
with hashtag number six.While hunting for hashtags, Lauren finds adventure and
romance with her #Hottie, but she must stay focused to beat the clock and win
wild?’” Scott didn’t hide his confusion. “That’s not a thing, is it?”
friends post pictures of hot guys out in public all the time. Subways,
airports, Disney World, construction sites, tattoo parlors, in line for coffee,
carpool…” she trailed off with a shrug. “Wherever.”
said, “I’m not sure men could get away with a ‘Honey in the Wild’ Facebook
time,” said Ivy. “A handful of hotties on Facebook doesn’t compare to the tons
of T & A on the Internet.”
saying,” Jess said as she sat up straighter in her chair. “Women take and post
pictures of hot men they see out and about in town.”
bent down and then reappeared, plopping her oversized purse on the bar top. She
fished her phone out of the bag. “Show me the way.”
at the bar, she said, “I did not take your picture for that Facebook group. I
needed it for this contest, I swear.”
attractive enough for your photo.”
up from Jess’s phone. “I told her any normal guy would love knowing he was a
hottie in the wild.”
just got a hell of a lot better.” Lauren watched her move her thumb across the
screen. “And these guys have no idea these pictures are being taken?”
pointed look toward Lauren. “Most play it off by pretending they’re texting
someone or taking a selfie. A friend of mine once acted like she was looking
for a coupon when she was busted in line at Dick’s Sporting Goods.”
women run away and hide in the ladies’ room.”
turned his attention to Lauren and said, “It’s worth it if the picture helped
you win the contest.” When Lauren didn’t respond, he asked, “Did you win?”
take twelve pictures, and yours was number five,” Lauren responded. “If your
picture is accepted, I’ll get a text with instructions for number six.”
have twelve pictures approved before the deadline wins.”
When someone from the past turns up to start a bidding war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their very livesTuesday, October 15th, 2019
Origins Book 1
York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta (“Rhett”) Bishop,
destitute after her father gambles away the family fortune, takes a
job at Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part
detective firm and part enforcement agency, Redclaw regulates matters
involving the growing population of shifters who have emerged since
the onset of the nuclear age.
Knight is a nuclear scientist shattered by the death of his wife.
Blacklisted by the government and scientific organizations, he drowns
his sorrows while searching for the people behind his wife’s
Rhett is assigned to recruit Knight, their meeting is more than
either bargained for—a rival organization will do anything to
secure Knight for themselves. Following a lead to locate a missing
cache of alien technology stolen from Redclaw, Rhett is thrown back
into her previous glittering life with Knight as her pretend
boyfriend. But when someone from the past turns up to start a bidding
war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their
Dean has been an actress, a vet tech, a singer, a teacher, a
biologist, and a dog trainer. She’s worked in a genetics lab, at
the stockyard, behind the scenes as a props manager, and at a pizza
parlor slinging dough. Finally she realized all these jobs were just
a preparation for what she really wanted to be: a writer.
lives on a small farm in North Carolina with her family, as well as
the assorted dogs, cats, and various livestock.
likes putting her characters in hot water to see how strong they are.
Like tea bags, only sexier.
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Dodge Mysteries Book 1
Saunders, the town clerk of Tobias, North Carolina never had a kind
word to say to anyone. In fact, most people were afraid of her,
including her boss, Mayor Mike Ellis.
the whole town is shocked when Velma’s body is found in the Municipal
Building’s old bomb shelter. The only clue to her murderer is a copy
of a cryptic message from a Nigerian email scammer.
the evidence points to Mayor Mike, who’s charged with killing Velma.
Investigator Ian Dodge, a British transplant who’s never quite taken
root in the Deep South,sets out to find out who else hated Velma
enough to kill her.
the course of his investigation, Ian discovers the dark secrets Velma
has been hiding all these years, and exactly why she was so mean.
Dodge Mysteries Book 2
Mattingly has it all.
and beautiful, married to the richest man in town, she spends her
time driving fast cars, riding horses and keeping herself pretty. And
yet, she’s down to earth, and sweet, devoted to her handicapped twin
sister Linnie. Everyone loves her.
she suffers from a severe allergic reaction during a tanning session,
private investigator Ian Dodge is called in by the owners of the
salon, since they’re getting sued big time. It doesn’t take long for
Ian to figure out Lorrie’s attack wasn’t an accident, or negligence
but attempted murder. Or to learn that there were plenty of people
who wanted this sweet girl dead.
Dodge Mysteries Book 3
British transplant Ian Dodge is back on the beat, this time in the
service of Her Majesty, otherwise known as Laura Lane, the Food
Queen, star of a popular TV cooking show. A blackmailer has
threatened to expose her sordid past as a con artist, so she turns to
Ian Dodge to get it sorted.
her blackmailer is found stabbed to death in his hotel room, Her
Majesty is the prime suspect. It’s Ian’s job to untangle the web of
deception and pork pies (lies) to find the culprit, all the while
dealing with the antics of his twin sons, Jesse and Mac.
Nichols lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, but she is by no means a
“Southern writer.” Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in
the nearby town of Batavia, she still is a no-nonsense midwesterner.
Although she does find true southerners quite charming.
holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kent State University.
She has been a newspaper reporter, a teacher, a temporary office
worker, a customer service representative, a stay-at-home mom, a
volunteer, and a proud organizer of the now defunct Cape Fear Crime
Festival mystery writers’ conference.
started her first novel “Caviar Dreams” while her daughter
was napping one day. Five years later it was finished. The biggest
challenge arrived once her daughter stopped taking naps and
eventually lost interest in watching the “Toy Story”
then she has gone on to write several more books, including the Ian
Dodge Mysteries inspired by her UK born husband Nigel. Ian Dodge is a
persnickety private investigator, living in coastal North Carolina,
who refuses to be assimilated and instead hangs on to every shred of
that her daughter is grown up and gone, she spends lots of quality
time with her husband and Bailey the Wonder Dog. Also, reading and
writing good books.
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One-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyedThursday, February 21st, 2019
John Andrew Karr
decades the Space Consortium of America has searched for new ways to
harvest resources beyond an increasingly depleted Earth. The ultimate
plan is about to be ignited. So is the ultimate threat to humankind.
Captain Ry Devans and his crew of the Mars Orbiting Station-1 are
part of a bold plan: resurrect the once-active molten cores of the
Red Planet with synchronized thermonuclear explosions, and terraform
the hell out of that iron-oxide rock for future generations. Itâ€™ll
change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells
that have hitched a ride on the ship.
Karen Wagner knows the microbesâ€™ resistance to virus is incredible.
Itâ€™s the unknowable thatâ€™s dicey. Her orders: blow them into
space. But orders can be undermined. Two vials have been stolen and
sent hurtling toward the biosphere. For Devans and Wagner, ferreting
out the saboteurs on board is only the beginning. Because there are
more of them back on Earthâ€”an army of radical eco-terrorists
anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from
one-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling
expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed. But space
madness could be his salvationâ€”and Earthâ€™s. He has a plan. And
heâ€™ll have to be crazy to make it work.
EventÂ starts with the unusual proposition that the
greatest difficulty in terraforming Mars will be not geophysics but
Earth politics–rising quickly to open warfare. Interesting and
intelligent.â€ –Dave Drake Author ofÂ Hammer’s
Andrew KarrÂ writes of the strange and spectacular. He enjoys
creating fantasy, paranormal, horror, and science fiction, having
self-published novels in all these genres. Heâ€™s a North Carolina
resident, IT worker, and all-around family guy.
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beginning, bud,â€ my mom says. â€œBut before we do, I just want to say that your
dad and I are worried that the pressure is getting to you. Youâ€™ve just come off
the X Games. The Olympics are around the corner. Nobody would blame you if you
need a break. Youâ€™re more important to us than any of this.â€
be happy, so if you want out, we can pull the plug today.â€
how much my career has meant to my dad. He got me my first set of skis when I
was two. All of the months and years weâ€™ve spent on the slopes. All the places
weâ€™ve traveled. Sacrifices heâ€™s made to make my dreams happen. And now, just
like that, heâ€™s willing to let it all go because heâ€™s worried about me.
stress be causing me to imagine things that arenâ€™t real or forget things that
are? That doesnâ€™t feel right.
In his spare time, he wrangles three cats. He and his wife enjoy putting their pets in cute little costumes and making them cosplay for the annual Christmas card.You can visit him at williamctracy.com.
But more freezing voids like the one that started his journey are appearing, and Samâ€™s chances of getting back are fading. The Assembly of Species is threatening to dissolve and the maji are being attacked by those they protect, while rumors grow of an ancient, shape-changing species of assassins, returning to wage war.
The Dissolution is coming.
Through Shallow Water
Toni Morrow Wyatt
Paranormal Romantic Suspense
owner, Dee Dee Montgomery, was born with a gift. Not only does she
possess magical powers, she is able to tell the history of an object
by touching it. Fiercely independent, the last thing Dee Dee is
looking for is love.
author, Alex Winter, loses his wife to cancer shortly after the birth
of their son, writing becomes his therapy. His book, Moving Past the
Hurt, spurs a book signing tour, which leads him to Dee Dee’s
when Dee Dee’s world is about to turn into a fairy tale, a tragic
accident rips it all away.
Waterhouse, Alex’s ex-sister-in-law, pops into town as things are
falling apart, bringing her handsome, arrogant brother, Blake.
to claim what she believes is rightfully hers, Kate must locate her
family’s Book of Shadows. As Kate’s evil plot unfolds, leaving lives
on the line, Dee Dee must face the Waterhouse siblings or risk losing
everyone she loves.
Morrow Wyatt grew up in a small town in Illinois. Her love of reading
and writing was the greatest gift her mother gave her. In later
years, she opened her own independent book business named, Kindred
Books. In 2006, she folded the business and moved to the San
Antonio/Boerne, Texas area, where she lived for three years. Her
newest novel, Wading Through Shallow Water is set there.Â
flash fiction piece, â€œA Knock of Chanceâ€ was published in From
the Depths literary journal in 2012. Her first novel, Return to Rocky
Gap quickly followed. Her award winning short story, Spuds Dawson Has
His Day was published in the Belle Reve Literary Journal. Her young
adult suspense/mystery, A Killing Among Friends, was released in
2015. You can also find it in Twisted: A Thriller Collection. Last
year, she released A Walk Between the Winds, which was co-authored
with her mother, Margaret Chism Morrow.
writing, she devotes her time to her family, reading as much as she
possibly can, and research. She currently lives in North Carolina
with her husband and two sons.
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greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is
Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The
team gets their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project
which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.
to cause crops to fail. Most of the planetâ€™s food sources have
deteriorated. Dr. Clayton Rudo has proclaimed he has the means to
save the soil. He has created a weather machine to regulate and help
replenish. But Ember knew the truth. He didnâ€™t want to save the
planet. He wanted to control it. Amethyst destroyed the machine, but
was placed in stasis. Two years later, Rudo recreated the device and
has frozen Washington, DC and the west coast of the United
Air Force team, led by Major Liam Ross. Tensions between Ember and
Liam rise as they butt heads. Can they work together before Earth is
completely under ice?
Chronicles Book 2
reality. The struggle to find herself again will push those who care
the most away even the men who love her.
Will she risk herself to find what she had? Is it worth her team? Her
Chronicles Book 3
Suddenly face to face with Drs. Madison Brooks and Mackenzie Rhodes,
two women who are legends in her time and the foundation of what will
be her world and their families. Ember is surprised to find that she
connects with the fabled group, especially with Logan Brooks, a
strong, handsome man who she can’t get out of her head. At first she
is content to kick backÂ and enjoy her time before the brilliant
women canÂ restore the timelineÂ until she learns the storied
team needs her help to ensure the future happens.
even her abilities and skills. Will she make it back to her time?
Destiny intervenes as the future becomes entangled in the past in a
showdown for any decade.
in September! **
few romance stories. She has a degree in massage therapy. As a
contributor to Independent Writers Association (IWA) her insights can
be seen regularly there and on her own blog at kgstutts.blogspot.com
and her website at kgstutts.com
wrestling, and football, and is a big sci-fi nerd. Currently she
resides in North Carolina, USA with her husband, Brad.
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Fortune Teller’s Secret
Cavendish Brown Paranormal Mystery Book 2
Ron D. Voigts
dead man on a Ferris wheel and a cold-case murder take Cavendish
Brown into a world of carnival freaks, ghosts, and killers.
annual carnival comes to Maiden Falls, a small town in the West
Virginia Mountains, but everything is not merry.
ghost of a woman appears to Cavendish Brown, a carnival worker lies
dead aboard a car on the Ferris wheel, and a bullied teenager plots
to kill people at the carnival with a homemade bomb. More
complications arise. Cavendish again butts heads with the local
sheriff, Clinton Pike.
Wellingway, owner of the newspaper where Cavendish works, receives a
visit from the Angel of Death. And a Fortune Teller at the carnival
knows something that could forever change Cavendishâ€™s life.
the aid of Jane, a disturbed psychic, and Alexandra, a Goth witch, he
must find the killer, help the mystery woman, and risk his life to
prevent more deaths.
Cavndish Brown Paranormal Mystery Book 1
reporter and recent widower, Cavendish Brown, is unemployed and
floundering. Coerced into returning to his childhood home by the
town’s eccentric matriarch, Cavendish finds himself involved in
murder, deceit, and a not-so-subtle attempt at matchmaking. Joined by
Jane, a disturbed psychic, and Alexandra, a young Goth woman with
uncanny abilities, they follow leads into the hills of West Virginia
to catch the killer. A sheriff who shoots first and asks questions
later makes solving the case difficult for the trio. Adding further
complications is an ex-girlfriend with a mob hitman on her trail who
seeks Cavendishâ€™s help.
in a never-ending spiral of clues and secrets, he must unlock the
darkness that surrounds the enigmatic Jane, stay ahead of the law,
and come to terms with his own grief.
How to Make a Hero
By Ron D. Voigts
Developing the main character for a novel is probably the most difficult task.Â In The Witchâ€™s Daughter, I wrestled with myself to come up with just the right mix of a good guy, human being, and flawed character.Â I feel that many writers project themselves into the protagonist of the story.Â Letâ€™s face it–most of us lead pretty bland lives with respect to the characters in our books.
For some reason, the name came to me first. Cavendish Brown.Â I liked the sound.Â My brain saw a superhero type guy, thriller material, spy like, able to leap tall building in a single bound. But as I developed him I saw a need to bring him back to reality, mess up his life a bit, and have him wrestle with the person he has become.
At the beginning of The Witchâ€™s Daughter, he has lost his wife to cancer and descended into depression which he expressed mostly as anger and drinking too much.Â His rescuer is Marbella Wellingway who offers him the job of taking over the town newspaper.Â Of course, she has other ideas which include matchmaking with her daughter Alexandra. In Book 1, he faces his inner demons and comes to grips with the reality that life goes on after you lose a loved one.
In Book 2, The Fortune Tellerâ€™s Secret, he is still mourning his dead wife while trying to continue his life.Â He knows he has to keep living, but itâ€™s hard. Most important in this second book is finding himself and a purpose in his life.Â Does he stop drinking? Well, not quite.Â Will he be less moody? Probably not.Â Does he have a lot more growing to do? Absolutely.
I would like to share a one paragraph note I keep handy to remind me about who Cavendish Brown is.
Cavendish is the reluctant hero.Â He is reclusive, a loner.Â Introvert. He keeps to himself, keeping his feelings private. But when he must put on his â€œred cape,â€ he will come to the rescue to right wrong, defend the downtrodden, and protect the innocent. Unfortunately, he can get carried away once he turns on the magic.Â He landed a guy name Freddie in the hospital because of the way the jerk treated his girlfriend.Â He beat up another man who he though was stealing his girlfriend Nikki. He sucker punches a bullie who picked on Jane. Most times he tries to keep his temper in check. Not losing it means not hurting someone.Â
I named Book 2 not for the murder but for something important told to Cavendish Brown by the Fortune Teller.Â In â€œA Cavendish Brown Paranormal Mysteryâ€ series, each of the main characters will discover things about themselves taking them to their destiny.Â Rosalie, the fortune teller, tells to Cavendish a detail about himself that will change his life.Â What is it? You got to read The Fortune Tellerâ€™s Secret to find out.
D. Voigts lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and sometimes somewhere
else. When back in Raleigh, he enjoys time with his family, watches
old movies and shoots lots of pool. He has his own private writerâ€™s
retreat in La Vale, MD where he spends lots of time working on his
next novel while enjoying the mountains and eating ice cream.
Â Â Â Jan would rather write than eat or sleep, which is handy for authorsâ€”not so much for husbands. Her research as a nutritionist inspired an unusual murder weapon for Heir of Deceit. Favorite writing moment: meeting famous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton while during research in Asheville, North Carolina for Heir of Deceit. She has won national contests for her comedic poetry on subjects such as Black Friday and her messy kitchen. Some are included in her humor book My Word, Thatâ€™s Absurd! along with her prize-winning childrenâ€™s story, Miss Mousie and Mrs. McGreggorâ€™s Closet.
Janâ€™s quirky sense of humor could classify her as eccentric, but she prefers the term â€œcrazy.â€ She is the author of two novels, Heir of Deceit and Impressions of Innocence and a non-fiction humor book, My Word, Thatâ€™s Absurd! Sheâ€™s going nuts deciding which of seven book ideas she wants to work on next.
She loves cactus flowers, road runners, horned toads (and people). She enjoys cooking, teaching, and learning. The day she stops learning will be the day she stops breathing. She and her husband are the parents of six children.
Jan wrote for a local newspaper at age 11. She worked for her high school and college journalism departments, and as a case worker, tobacco prevention coordinator, and nutritionist. In addition, she has taught religion classes to high school students for more than 31 years as a volunteer.
Visit her web site at: http://janmar916.wix.com/janmmartin
P.S. If you enjoy her books, sheâ€™ll love you forever if you leave a 5-star review on Amazon about them.
Praise for Heir of Deceit: “A plot that is full of questions to keep readers turning pages–secrets, lies and drama. Good Stuff!” –Bethany Miller Cole (writing as Bethany Michaels) Judge at Romance Writers of America
“This is part love story, part genealogical mystery, a little bit about redemption and quite a lot of fun for the reader.” –Jonesy, Amazon Reviewer
“A love story that . . . offers a satisfying mix of intrigue and idealistic love.” –Kirkus
“It’s captivating and it really keeps you guessing.” –Lord of the Books Reviews
On the eve of her wedding, Lacey uncovers a problem too large for love to conquer: a family curse which causes the women to kill the men they love, and puts her fiancÃ©, Evs, in danger. Lacey vows to uncover the secrets of her lineage, even if it requires her ultimate sacrifice–the loss of her marriage to her beloved Evs.
Her search leads to the Smoky Mountain backwoods, where the shotgun is more respected than the law, and family may not be what is expected. HEIR OF DECEIT is set in an area, where, even today, hands of tobacco are used as currency, and moonshine stills explode.
Heir of Deceit is a clean Romantic Mystery suitable for teens and adults.
But this beating drum in my chest wonâ€™t stop what it feels. Are you theÂ sacrifice I must give for a strong and proud people?â€
wife at the peril of his life, I will honor your wishes, and my promise to you.
However long it takes, I promise you.â€
Group is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our 2016 anthology of
short stories and poems written by our members with a section of award winning
prose and poetry from our 2015 and 2016 competition winners.
Carolina Christmas isnâ€™t your traditional holiday feast of tinsel and sugar
plums. While there is still a smattering of stars sprinkled through the pages
and a little glitter and artificial snow lighting up a few plastic Santas,
these stories are filled with more than ornaments and figgy pudding. From
broken hearts to hopeful reunions, holiday anxiety to joyful tidings, the
truest gift of Christmas is still found to be family, faith and friendship. But
these stories are not fairy tales and every holiday is not Peace on Earth.
with the 2016 Pamlico Writers Anthology with its Christmas theme.â€ ~Marni
Graff, award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy
Genova Manhattan Mysteries
The journey isnâ€™t your typical holiday adventure.â€ ~Angela Beach Silverthorne,
author of Depression Cookies,Â
and Cries of Innocence, a five-starÂ Contemporary Christian Fiction.
RealÂ (creative non-fiction)
Cordano:Â Misfits of Christmas Eve
High School Competition ~ Poetry First Place)
Doolittle:Â My Motherâ€™s Rocky Road to DublinÂ (#1),Â Here
I am Laughing with BearsÂ (#2),Â Elizabeth Bishop Attends to the
AmarilliÂ (#3)–(2016 Adult Poetry Competion~ First Place)
Echeandia:Â Christmas Cards-Bah Humbug!Â (poem),Â Spring
MeltÂ (2015 Adult Poetry Competition~First Place) Â
Christmas TreeÂ (prose)
For HerÂ (2016 High School Competition~ First Place Poetry)
Same Country (recreation of Biblical story)
Lupton-Hollister:Â Lexie and Ethel, Season of Hope,Â andÂ Three
Adventures on Christmas Eve, Holiday FlotilliaÂ (poem)
Stocking ConversationÂ (creative non-fiction)
Cold RoadÂ (2016 Adult Competion First Place Non-Fiction)
AdventuresÂ (creative non-fiction)
Rappleyea:Â Rolling in Her GraveÂ (2016 High School
Competition~First Place Prose)
on HolidayÂ (creative non-fiction), The GiftÂ (creative
non-fiction), Â andÂ Christmas ConfessionÂ (fiction)
Naming of ThingsÂ (2016 Adult Competition First Place Fiction)
Sparks:Â The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
High School Competition ~ Prose First Place)
Competition First Place Fiction)
Adult Competition First Place Non-Fiction)
rivers meet in the town of little Washington. Theyâ€™re housed just off the river
in the old Turnage Theater, the oldest still-standing Burlesque Theater House
still standing in North Carolina and home of the Arts of the Pamlico. The
Pamlico Writers are a non-profit group and we affiliated with the Arts of the
from the waterfront. The town of Washington is on the Inner Banks of North
Carolina, where the Tar and Pamlico Rivers meet, just down the sound from the
Atlantic Ocean. Forestry, watermen, and Military history are abundant in
Washington and Beaufort County.
anthology to assist in this, our fifth annual Pamlico Writers Conference March
17 and 18, 2017 with Keynote speaker Zelda Lockhart.
Lupton-Hollister in charge of planning, theme and media
James â€œJimâ€ Keen in charge of formatting anthology and setting up Submittable
Kay Wilson assisted with all aspects of planning and media
Doris Schneider in charge of editing and cover planning
assisted with editing
Merry Simmons, Marty Silverthorne (in front), Richard Knowles, Sarah Swan,
Deborah Doolittle, Jack Fay.2016 Winners of the Pamlico Writers Competition
photo taken at the back of the Turnage Theater after the 2016 Pamlico Writers
Conference.Â Photo taken by Sherri
Writers Competition is an annual juried writing contest featuring adult and
student authors. Started in 2013, the current event featured adult contests in
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and student contests in Prose and Poetry. Â First, Second, and Honorary Mention Cash
Prizes were awarded in the Adult competition while a cash student scholarship
was awarded in each student contest.
Clark, Alison Stuart, Kayla Wyrick, Courtney
Staton, Polly Frank, Diane De Echeandia, Debra Kornegay, Â Michael Worthington, Anne Blythe Davis.
Heather Bell Adams and Lane Schroeder were not present.
and Loss,Â was published by Longleaf Press in 2015. Her poems have
appeared in many journals, includingÂ Naugatuck River Review, Poetry
Quarterly, Kakalak, Earthâ€™s Daughters,Â andÂ Spank the
Carp,Â and are forthcoming two anthologies:Â The Well-Versed
ReaderÂ andÂ The Lascaux Prize 2016 Anthology.Â Her work
also has won awards in competitions sponsored byÂ The Comstock
Review,Â The North Carolina Poetry Society, The Lanier Library, and the
Asheville Writersâ€™ Workshop. She was the featured photographer inÂ moonShine
review, Summer 2015. A graduate of Allegheny College, she has an MFA from
the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the Neuse River
Writersâ€™ Group.Â www.jeannejulian.com
second PWG Chairman. He wrote two newspaper columns chronicling his sailingÂ adventures: â€œNautical Musings,â€ a weekly column about coastal familyÂ adventures; and â€œIn the Loop,â€ a bi-weekly column about circumnavigating theÂ eastern United States on Americaâ€™s 6,300-mile Great Loop. Jimâ€™s bookÂ Trinidad
ExpressÂ is the story of his 5,300-mile doublehanded South
Africa-to-Trinidad Atlantic Ocean sailboat crossing. His ebook,Â Log ofÂ S/V Irish Mist, chronicles his singlehanded 13-month trip on Americaâ€™sÂ Great Loop.Â Nautical Musings I and IIÂ are ebook anthologies ofÂ Jimâ€™s newspaper articles.
the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering Committee
the Pamlico Writers Group and Conference
Pamlico Writers Group in 2016.Â She is a part-time writer and a full-time
librarian at Pitt Community College in Winterville, NC.
KayÂ Wilson wrote simple poetry before her best friend pushed her, kicking
and screaming, into a mystery writing class at the local community college.
From there she was hooked, learning all she could about the craft. She is an
actress and has played numerous roles in community theatre productions (Encore
Theatre – Elizabeth City; College of the Albemarle Coast Players – Elizabeth
City; and Pamlico Playhouse – Washington), and believes itâ€™s helped her see
characters and their stories better. Ms Wilson is a member of two writer’s
groups (North Carolina Writers’ Read – Belhaven and Pamlico Writers Group –
Washington) both encourage and challenge her to improve her skills. She writes
and manages a blog for the Pamlico Writers Group. She’s also written several
short stories and two novels which are in different stages of completion. K D
Wilson writes Women’s Fiction (Domestic & Romantic Suspense) and as yet has
not been published.
the Programming Coordinator for the Pamlico Writers Group, she is also a member
of the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering committee, writes the blog â€œWriting
on the Pamlicoâ€ pamlicowritersgroup.wordpress.com, Facebook.com/writerkay