Posts Tagged ‘Washington’
This book included mobster Jack “Legs” Diamond, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, and World War heroine Edith CavellWednesday, August 5th, 2020
The clock is ticking. A race-against-time romantic thriller, perfect for fans of JD Robb and Mary BurtonMonday, June 29th, 2020
going to warn you: you will not be able to put this book down.”
-Anita, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars.
edge of your seat romantic thriller had me hooked from the beginning
and didn’t let up until the sizzling conclusion.”
-David, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars
suspenseful, jam-packed read!! I couldn’t put the book down because
I wanted to know what would happen next-and it was a lot!”-Jewels
Book Blog, Goodreads reviewer, 5 Stars
Story of a Woman, Written By Herself
knows Edgar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee, but who was she really?
In this haunting and evocative novel, Christopher Conlon (“one of
the preeminent names in contemporary literary horror” Booklist)
imagines a life for one of literature’s most renowned characters.
Hers is a chronicle even more thrilling, doom-haunted, and tragic
than Poe himself could have conceived, for here Annabel Lee tells her
own story in her own words for the first time.
Conlon (b. 1962) is best known as the editor of the Bram Stoker
Award-winning anthology “He Is Legend” (Gauntlet/Tor), a
tribute to author Richard Matheson which was reprinted by the Science
Fiction Book Club and in multiple foreign translations. His novel
“Savaging the Dark” was included in Booklist’s “Top
Ten: Horror” for 2015 (starred review) and acclaimed by Paste
Magazine both as one of the 21 Best Horror Books of the 21st Century
and as one of the 50 Best Horror Novels of All Time. Two of his
earlier novels, “Midnight on Mourn Street” and “A
Matrix of Angels,” were finalists for the Stoker Award, and he
has written numerous collections of stories and poems along with two
full-length stage plays. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Conlon holds
an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Maryland and
lives in the Washington, DC area.
If you love movies and food and romance as cozy as flannel jammies, Holiday Hijinks is the Christmas read for youWednesday, December 12th, 2018
Cozy Holiday Romance
Christmas, and this year Emily Halliday is trying something new at
the struggling revival movie theater she runs for her
great-grandmother. After all, how many times can you show Itâ€™s a
was hoping to make a little profit on â€œHoliday Hijinks,â€ her
â€œcounter-programming Christmasâ€ event. What she never
expectedâ€”plot twistâ€”is that an unexpected guest will turn her own
life into a romantic comedy.
Hijinks is the first in a new series of cozy romances set in the
small Pacific Northwest town of Silver Birch, Washington. A short
read (15K) for a busy time, Holiday Hijinks introduces a whole
new cast of characters while bringing back â€œcameosâ€ from the
â€œMeredith Manor Hotelâ€ books, which are also set in Silver Birch.
you love movies and food and romance as cozy as flannel jammies,
Holiday Hijinks is the Christmas read for you.
HOLIDAY HIJINKS: Halliday Theater #1 by Katherine Moore is a cute and nice, Holiday Contemporary Romance. It has the charm of old town USA and the glitter of a big city. The characters are fun, realistic and you can identify with them. It is a Christmas romance to enjoy anytime.
Emily is ready to help in her grandmother’s theater, but not with the regular Christmas movies…. She wants to rock the stage with new ones.Â Â She has plans that make Grandma nervous. But, if they are to keep the theater open, sacrifices need to be made. All seems fine until a wild man comes to town and scares the people and Emily has to fix it. After all she invited him…. Behind him, another charming gentleman comes to help, and he catches her eyes. This Christmas may bring more changes than new Christmas movies to the town of Silver Birch.
in Washington, D.C., Katherine Moore now lives in a small Pacific
Northwest town very much like Silver Birch. She has worked as a food
writer, a caterer, and a movie extra as well as a freelance lifestyle
reporter and staff writer for magazines in Honolulu, Los Angeles, and
Queen From the North
Royal Roses Book
Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
may be the 21st century, but in a not-so-united kingdom the wounds of
the Wars of the Roses have never healed. The rivalry between the
Yorkish north and Lancastrian south has threatened to pull the nation
apart for over 500 years.Â
the modern world struggles with fractures born of ancient conflict,
Lady Amelia Brockett faces far more mundane problems. Known to her
family as Meels, this youngest daughter of a Northern earl is having
the Worst. Christmas. Ever. Dumped by her boyfriend and rejected from
graduate school, her parents deem her the failure of the
when her older brother tries to cheer her with a trip to the races, a
chance meeting with Arthur, the widowed, playboy Prince of Wales,
offers Amelia the chance to change her life — and Britain’s fortunes
— forever. Hunted by the press — and haunted by Arthur’s niece who
fancies herself the kingdom’s court witch — Amelia finds herself
adrift in a sea of paparazzi, politics, and prophecy.
few allies beyond her allergic-to-horses sister-in-law, her best
friend who has a giant crush on the prince, and the cute young
receptionist at Buckingham Palace that calls himself her Royalty
Customer Service Representative, Amelia must navigate a perilous and
peculiar course to secure Arthur’s love and become A Queen from the
is a queer writer based in New York and Washington, DC. She is a
researcher, statistician, and novelist.
has a bachelorâ€™s degree in International Relations from the
University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) and a masterâ€™s degree in
International Affairs from American University (Washington, DC).
with Racheline Maltese she founded Avian30, a literary collective
dedicated to stories with magical and sexual realism. She is a hybrid
author. She and Racheline Maltese have self-published titles (A Queen
From the North, 2017; The Art of Three, 2017, and the Love in Los
Angeles series, which was originally published by Torquere Press in
2014 and is being re-released in 2017). They have also published work
lives with her spouse and their two cats.
can fly a plane, sail a boat, and ride a horse, but has no idea how
to drive a car. With Erin McRae she writes romance about fame and
public life. She is also a producer and writer on Tremontaine, Serial
Box Publishing’s adventure of manners, swordplay, and chocolate
that’s a prequel to Ellen Kushner’s gay lit classic, Swordspoint.
training includes a journalism degree from The George Washington
University, as well as acting and directing coursework at the
Atlantic Theater Company Acting School (New York City) and the
National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney, Australia).
fiction, non-fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous outlets, and
she is a regular speaker on pop-culture topics at fan and academic
conferences. Racheline also voiced Desire and Delirium in a benefit
performance of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman for the CBLDF.
Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan
Enchanting, Playful” ~ Publishers Weekly
Content may be deemed offensive by Polish Indians, vice presidents of
something, my wife, Finbar Finnegan’s wife, LinkedIn, little kids who
think this book is for little kids, Thumbelina, Brown Liners,
mermaids, and the wind.
up and getting trapped in adult life is something that most people
eventually face, but while reading The Fairytale Chicago of Francesca
Finnegan, a charming and magical book by Steve Wiley, it is almost
possible to forget about the inexorable progress of time. With a main
character who is teetering on the edge of forgetting about magic
forever, this novel is a touching and thought-provoking ride through
nostalgia, memory and the promises of youth. Wiley’s sharp,
tongue-in-cheek style of writing makes the pages fly and the Chicago
skyline makes a stunning backdrop for this mystical romp.
Chicago, a secret L train runs through the mythical East Side of the
city. On that train, youâ€™ll find a house-cat conductor, an
alcoholic elf, a queen of the last city farm, the most curious wind,
and an exceptional girl by the name of Francesca Finnegan.
we first encounter Richard K. Lyons, he is a man who has long
forgotten the one night, when he was still a boy called Rich, when
Francesca invited him aboard the secret L for an adventure through
the East Side. The night was a mad epic, complete with
gravity-defying first kisses, mermaid overdoses, and princess
rescues. Unfortunately for Rich, the night ended like one of those
elusive dreams forgotten the moment you wake. Now, Rich is all grown
up and out of childish adventures, an adult whose life is on the
verge of ruin. It will take the rediscovery of his exploits with
Francesca, and a reacquaintance with the boy he once was, to save
of the proceeds from this book are donated to Chicago Public Schools.
For more information, visit fairytalechicago.com.
is a father, husband, uncle, brother, friend, and purveyor of fairy
stories. He grew up in and around Chicagoland, where he still lives
with his wife and two kids. He has been published in an array of
strange and serious places, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in
Washington, D.C., to CrannÃ³g magazine in Galway, Ireland. The
Fairytale Chicago of Francesca Finnegan is his first book. He has an
undergraduate degree in something he has forgotten from Illinois
State University and a graduate degree in something equally forgotten
from DePaul University. Steve once passionately kissed a bronze
seahorse in the middle of Buckingham Fountain. Seriously, he did. 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