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February 23, 2021

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Webinars & Events

An Author’s Guide to Goodreads' 85 Million Readers
Presenter: Alessandra Torre
May 6, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm ET

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 Navigating Your Path to Publication: How to Find a Venue that's Right for you in an Ever-Changing Landscape

Presenter: Nicole Meier

June 3, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm ET

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Publishing with a Hybrid Press: What it's Like and What it Takes

Presenter: Barbara Linn Probst and Julie Maloney
June 24, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm ET

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 Seven Drafts to a Completed Novel

Presenter: Kristin Owens

July 22, 2021, 7pm-8:30pm ET

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 Announcements

MEMBER NEWS

Vicki Volden’s women's fiction title All the After took first place in the Gateway to the Best contest and second place in the Fiction in the Heartland contest.

Elizabeth Sumner Wafler is happy to announce that her third manuscript A Cleft in the World has been acquired for publication by She Writes Press for their spring 2023 list.

Tracey Buchanan is thrilled to announce Regal House Publishing will publish her novel Toward the Corner of Mercy and Peace in Summer 2023.

Navreen Sridhar’s women's fiction Starlight in the Dawn will be released on June 2. 

Angela Terry is thrilled to announce that her debut novel Charming Falls Apart was recognized as the winner in the category of Chick Lit in the 2021 Independent Press Awards. 

23 and You and Me by Michelle Orloff, writing as Michelle McCraw, has been named a Most Anticipated finalist in the Romance Writers of America's inaugural Vivian contest.

Costco's “Pennie's Pick” for the month of May is When the Apricots Bloom by debut novelist Gina Wilkinson. It's the final “Pennie's Pick” by influential book buyer Pennie Clark Ianniciello. Target also selected When the Apricots Bloom as its book club pick for February.

Della Leavitt is happy to announce she received a grant from Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events to support her historical fiction project Beyond Maxwell Street. She was also awarded second place in a flash fiction contest judged by author Kathleen Rooney for Penicillin based on a chapter from her historical novel-in-progress.

Kerry Anne King is thrilled to announce a new deal with Lake Union for Improbably Yours, coming October 2022.

Elaine Stock is pleased and humbled that Amsterdam Publishers will publish her women's historical trilogy Resilient Women of WWII with the first book releasing in May 2022.

Barbara Linn Probst is honored and grateful that her debut Queen of the Owls is a finalist for its sixth major award—the Somerset Award for Literary and Contemporary Fiction—as well as a silver medalist for the Sarton Award for Women's Fiction. 

Charlene Carr is thrilled to announce she is now represented by Hayley Steed of Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.

Sarah Robinson’s women's fiction title Every Last Drop was announced as a finalist in the Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance category for RWA's Inaugural 2021 Vivian Awards.

Debra Thomas is thrilled to announce that her debut novel Luz has won the 2020 Sarton Award for Contemporary Fiction sponsored by Story Circle Network. 

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is delighted to announce her literary podcast Wild Precious Life was launched on April 9.

Pamela Stockwell is thrilled to announce she has signed a contract with Ten/16 Press for the publication of her debut novel A Boundless Place.

Jennifer Jensen’s first published novel The Vice will be available May 1.

Laura Kaye's novel Fighting the Fire was released on March 30. Her novel Worth Fighting For finaled in the inaugural RWA Vivian Contest.

Peggy Jaeger is a nominee in the Rone Awards in the Steamy Romance category for her book Baked With Love and in the Suspense Thriller category for her novel A Pride of Brothers: Rick. 

Sheila Myers has landed a manager to shop around her screenplay based on her Durant Family Saga trilogy and get it produced. 

Shelley Freydont Noble's Imagine Summer (William Morrow) will be available May 11.

Kelly Garcia is over the moon excited to report that she is now represented by Jennifer Herrington of the Harvey Klinger Literary Agency.

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