News and Events from my POV
Friend and Mentor
My friend, and mentor, Joyce Scott is visiting southwest Washington State. Joyce is the author of six books that range in genre from historical fiction, to fantasy and murder mysteries. Today she travels with her husband in an RV, but several years ago she lived in Chehalis. Before she moved from the area she and I were in The Inklings critique group. There she both mentored my writing and encouraged my digital publishing.
I look forward to meeting with her whenever she is in the area.
Jordan Hart of LewisTalk
Jordan Hartt associate editor at LewisTalk.com spoke at the Lewis County Writers Guild on Friday. LewisTalk publishes human interest stories of 400 and 800 words on their website. To accomplish this daily task they employ freelance writers. The local Lewis county branch is part of NorthAmericaTalk a digital media company building a network of community media sites across Western Washington.
The way readers get their news is changing rapidly and NorthAmericaTalk, along with LewisTalk may be part of that future. As a writer, it fascinates me the way publishing and media are evolving. Jordan came looking for writers. I’m busy doing my own publishing, but I think Jordan found several potential journalists.
The official poster of the Third Annual Southwest Washington Writers Conference is now available. I'm easy to spot on the poster--I'm the only male.
The conference is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17th, in the Walton Science Center at Centralia College. I’ll be speaking at the conference alongside bestselling author Carolyn McCray. The title of our workshop is “Indie Publishing: Amazon KDP Select vs. Everyone Else.”
I’ll talk more about our workshop later. Today I just want to use this forum to display the official poster for the conference. I hope to see many of my reader and writer friends there.