by local author and member of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society, Marie Shield, will be
presented by “The New Short Fiction Series” the longest running spoken word series,
sponsored by the Pasadena Arts Council and Barnes & Noble, on May 13, 2012 at “The
Federal Bar” Noho’s premiere neighborhood bar, restaurant and event venue located
at 5303 Landershim Blvd., North Hollywood 91601.
GLAWS member Lisa Marguerite Mora is conducting a ONE DAY Hidden Wisdom Editing Workshop Saturday April 21 from 10 to 4 in Venice at the Electric Lodge.
The workshop will begin with one improvisational writing exercise and then we will workshop up to 2500 words of your novel, memoir, narrative nonfiction or poetry. Limited to 6 participants.
Lisa is a prize winning poet, published writer,and professional editor.
She has studied with author Carolyn See, Jim Krusoe, Jack Grapes, as well as taken courses on
writing and copyediting through UCLA’s Writers Program. She was an assistant fiction editor
for 42 Opus—An Online Magazine of the Literary Arts and she has studied story structure
Four of GLAWS member Dan Lambert's stories have been published in Daily Frights 2012, a horror flash fiction anthology. One of his stories has been published in Daily Flash 2012, a flash fiction anthology.
Los Angeles, California: January 8th, 2012 – Dan Lambert's stories "The Cleric", "A Letter to Aunt Sophie", “A Second Letter to Aunt Sophie”, and “A Third Letter to Aunt Sophie” appear in Daily Frights 2012: Leap Year Edition, an anthology of horror "flash fiction," featuring stories under 500 words in length. The anthology is described by the publisher as "366 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction."
Dan’s story “She Came In Through the Bathroom Window” appears in Daily Flash 2012, a flash fiction anthology that features several genres.
The anthologies are published by Pill Hill Press, which is based in Chadron, Nebraska. The editor of the anthologies is Jessy Marie Roberts. Ms. Roberts has organized the books daily calendar anthologies, featuring one piece of flash fiction for every day of the year 2012.
Daily Frights 2012 and Daily Flash 2012 can be purchased online via www.PillHillPress.com and www.Amazon.com. The retail price of both books is $24.99, but they may be purchased for $22.49 from the publisher’s Web site. The ISBN number for Daily Frights 2012 is 978-1617061622. The ISBN number for Daily Flash 2012 is 978-1617061615.
Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire Socialist, is now published and in print.
The name Wilshire immediately brings to mind Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The street is familiar to millions of people, yet few know anything about HenryGaylord Wilshire, the man who developed a 35 acre barley field that would become one of the most famous streets in the world. Was Wilshire a man of the people with an enduring social conscience or an unethical charlatan and self promoter? Read Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire Socialist and decide for yourself
Author/GLAWS Member Lou Rosen has lived and worked in Los Angeles all his life.He has a degree in history from UCLA and a Ph.D. in education from Claremont Graduate University. He was a high school history teacher and principal for thirty years. He has written three books on educational administration. Lou lives in Pacific Palisades with his wife and their cat Lady Gwendolyn.
Henry Gaylord Wilshire: The Millionaire Socialist available both on Amazon, and all bookstores through Ingram. It is also available as an e book. (GLAWS) was helpful in many ways in writing and publishing the book.
GLAWS Member Darlene Quinn Wins the Readers Favorite Silver Award!
Darlene Quinn's third book in her international award winning Web Series, Webs of Fate is already the Readers Favorite Silver Award Winner! This came as a huge surprise a full month before Webs of Fate's official release on October 1, 2011.
Additionally Darlene received a five star review from Readers Favorite so Darlene will also receive a beautiful Five Star Sticker for her book cover - a nice compliment to the Silver Award Winner Sticker!
Darlene invites you all to join her for a special Barnes & Noble Marina Pacifica book launch from 3 - 5. Rodney Bardin of KCTY 107.7 FM will interview Darlene at the book launch, which will include Q&A from the audience.
We have an addition book launch at the Aliso Viejo Library on October 15th from 2 -4!
LOS ANGELES PLAYWRIGHT WINS SECOND PLACE IN FIRST ANNUAL OHIO STATE PLAYWRITING CONTEST.
Los Angeles playwright and novelist Gil Roscoe has won second place in the first annual playwriting contest held at The Ohio State University at Newark. Two hundred and seventy-six plays were entered and Mr. Roscoe's play Sunset Semester placed second bringing him a prize of $300. His eight character play takes place in a college classroom as a physics teacher tries to explain the basics of Einstein's theory of relativity to philosophy majors who are having trouble accepting its principles. Professor Dave Williams praised the play and encouraged Mr. Roscoe to continue to try to get it produced.
Gil Roscoe has had one-act plays produced at both The Attic Theatre and The Group Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. His novel Company of Thieves was published by Kensington Books in 2001. It was optioned by Alcon Entertainment (The Blind Side) for six years. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild and The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.
You may contact Gil Roscoe email@example.com, or 818-508-3061
July 2011Morgan St. James speaks on Vito Colucci’s Crime Time radio show on Business Talk Radio
Morgan St. James will guest on Vito Colucci’s Crime Time radio show on Business Talk Radio this Sunday, July 3, at 8:00 p.m. PST and 11:00 p.m. EST for a one-hour interview. It airs in several broadcast radio markets across the country as well as online. They discuss her upcoming new Silver Sisters Mystery, Vanishing Act in Vegas filled with twists and turns, plus capers to make you laugh out loud, and Las Vegas kitsch. The wacky Silver Sister twins are at it again, outshined only by their 80 year-old mother and uncle, former vaudeville magicians who love to dress in disguise and go undercover.
They also discuss her new Writers’ Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing based upon her popular column in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas editions of www.examiner.com. The book will be released later this year. St. James describes it as the appetizer table at the writers' buffet--a handy reference for fiction writers presented in the humorous, conversational style of her column.
As St. James says, "I learned in the school of hard knocks and anecdotes are sprinkled throughout the book. I made the mistakes--why should you?"
Vito is a high profile private investigator who appears as a guest on many well known radio and TV shows.
This is the link to their website: http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekend_host/hostgallery.shtml and specifically to Vito’s programs http://www.businesstalkradio.net/weekend_host/ctvc.shtml
The show will also be archived on the Business Talk Radio website as a podcast if you can’t listen to it live.
Low-Cost Editing Service for GLAWS Members
Mike Robinson, GLAWS charter member and editor of the forthcoming GLAWS literary publication, is offering very reasonable freelance editing services for manuscripts. While his forte is fiction, he'll take nonfiction and memoirs as well.
Mike's editing experience covers thousands of pages and a decade of overhauls, revisions, tweaks and tinkers, of both his own and other writer's work. Your project will receive a thorough (and respectful) comb-over and analysis.
Having written since age seven, Mike sold his first short story at nineteen. Now twenty-seven, he has published short speculative fiction in a dozen magazines, anthologies and podcasts, such as Storyeller, All Possible Worlds, Northwoods, Wondrous Web Worlds and Wash, the literary and arts journal of Otis College of Art & Design.
You may contact Mike Robinson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (310) 713-8457
"Screenwriting 411" at Barnes and Noble Event
Barnes & Noble
is proud to present a special panel discussion featuring four of Hollywood's top screenwriting
Tuesday June 28, 2011 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Lisa Morton wins Superior Achievement Award for First Novel "The Castle of Los Angeles" at the Horror Writers Association's 2010 Bram Stoker Awards
The Horror Writers Association announced the winners of the 2010 Bram Stoker Awards at its annual Stoker Banquet tonight as part of the Stoker Awards Weekend held this year in Long Island, New York. Ten new bronze haunted-house statuettes were handed over to the writers responsible for creating superior works of horror last year. This year’s winners included:GLAWS Member Lisa Morton winning Superior Achievement Award in a tie for "The Castle of Los Angeles"
Lisa Morton is a born-and-raised Los Angeleno, three-time Stoker Award winner, Black Quill Award winner, occasional screenwriter, hopeless Sinophile, and Halloween expert. She lives online at www.lisamorton.com.
Works can be recommended by any member of the HWA. Members with Active status then vote works onto a preliminary ballot. From there the field is narrowed to the final ballot and Active members choose the winners from that. The award is named for Bram Stoker, best known as the author of Dracula. The trophy, which resembles a miniature haunted house, was designed by author Harlan Ellison and sculptor Steven Kirk. For more information, visit www.horror.org.
Carole Eglash holds Signing for Two Novels and Book Soup in West Los Angeles
Carole Eglash will be signing both her books Monday June 20th, 7:00 pm
The Human Spirit –
From part of two years teaching in the Black townships of South Africa, Carole tells the stories of those who worked during the worst times of apartheid to provide basic services for that country’s most disadvantaged.
The love that Thaddeus, a young colored slave, and Amy, a white girl who comes to live at Moss Grove, share, can get them both killed in antebellum Louisiana. Follow their lives through the Civil War and Reconstruction in this historic fiction saga.
Meet Carole in person at:
BOOK SOUP (on the Sunset Strip)
8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Kathy Porter is the 2011 International Book Award Winner
GLAWS member Kathy Porter’s Science Fiction Thriller Earth’s Ultimate Conflict was honored as the winner by the 2011 International Book Awards for Fantasy/Sci-Fi. This is the third win for Earth’s Ultimate Conflict, the first book in the Gray Guardians Science Fiction thriller series, which won the 2010 USA Best Book Award for Fantasy/Sci-Fi, and is the winner of the 2010 Indie Excellence Award for Science Fiction.
In the near future, a world-wide pandemic, increased seismic activity, and devastating climate changes, force Rosa De Angelo to flee Earth with her three alien hybrid children. In doing so she leaves behind Tony, her soul-mate and husband.
Ellen McCarthy is faced with the agonizing choice of abandoning her love-starved
hybrid child or finding a way back to her three-month-old human child Griffin, before it's too
Lisa Marguerite Mora Announces New Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshop
GLAWS member Lisa Marguerite Mora is conducting Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshop for five weeks in Venice at the Electric Lodge. The Tuesday evening workshop begins at 7 to 9:30 from June 14 thru July 12. The workshop offers improvisational writing exercises and an opportunity to schedule constructive critique on a chapter from your novel, memoir, or on your essays and poetry.
Lisa is a prize winning poet, published writer,and professional editor. She has studied with author Carolyn See, Jim Krusoe, Jack Grapes, as well as taken courses on writing and copyedting through UCLA’s Writers Program. She has studied story structure with literary agent and consultant Lisa Cron and has conducted workshops for California State University Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Library, and is on staff at Santa Monica College Continuing Education.
Lisa also puts out a newsletter once a month geared toward writing and editing--Wordsmith--A Short newsletter for readers & writers and the Occasional Fan of Charlotte Bronte. A section of the newsletter is devoted to Charlotte Bronte news and will also be including some words about Lisa's process in writing her novel-in-progress in which Bronte plays a part. The subscription is free to anyone who is interested.
Dan Lambert's stories "Sisters" and "The Horror at the Mall" published in Daily Bites of Flesh 2011, a horror flash-fiction anthology
Los Angeles, California: May 18th, 2011 – GLAWS member Dan Lambert's stories "Sisters" and "The Horror at the Mall" appear in Daily Bites of Flesh 2011, a yearly anthology of horror "flash fiction," featuring stories under 500 words in length. The anthology is described by the publisher as "365 Days of Horrifying Flash Fiction."
The anthology is published by Pill Hill Press, which is based in Chadron, Nebraska. The editor of the 546-page anthology is Jessy Marie Roberts. Ms. Roberts has organized the book as a daily calendar anthology, featuring one piece of horror flash fiction for every day of the year 2011. Lambert's stories appear in the anthology as March 27th and September 2nd, 2011.
Daily Bites of Flesh 2011 can be purchased online via www.pillhillpress.com.
The retail price of the book is $24.99. The ISBN number for the book is 978-1-61706-018-2.
Darlene Quinn is now an International Award Winner
GLAWS author, Darlene Quinn’s novel, Twisted Webs, has recently been honored with the 2011 International Book Award for General Fiction. Additionally, we received word that Twisted Webs also won the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction!
“This has been an awesome, landmark week. I know, I know, I used a double adjective, but this has truly been a quadruple adjective five days.”
“After receiving word that Twisted Webs had been honored as the winner of the 2011 International Book Award for General Fiction, I received this fabulous endorsement for my upcoming novel:
"Ms. Quinn's Web of Fate is a great novel. It grabbed my interest
from the first line of the prologue and wouldn't let me go."
“Just when I thought things couldn't get much better, I opened my e-mail Sunday night to discover that Twisted Webs had also received the 2011 National Indie Excellence Awards for General Fiction.”
Winning awards in not new to Darlene. Webs of Power, the first novel of her Web Series, was the Winner of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award for Fiction and a Finalist for the National USA Best Book Award for General Fiction.
Darlene is not slowing down to savor her wins, Webs of Fate, the prequel to her Webs Series, will be released October 1, 2011. Webs of Fate book launch will be at the Barnes & Noble at the Marina Pacifica Mall in Long Beach on September 2nd at 3:00PM.
Darlene is working on Unpredictable Webs for a Fall of 2012 release.
Brennan Harvey Wins International Writing Contest & Honored at Hollywood Gala
GLAWS member Brennan Harvey from Huntington Beach, will be honored at the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, 15 May, at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, on Hollywood Blvd --first home of the Academy Awards. (He is pictured below (center) with GLAWS officers Ace Hall(L) and Tony N Todaro (R).
Brennan Harvey's talent for writing was first recognized in high school. He won a certificate for composing an exceptional article for the school bulletin. Brennan began writing fiction in 1998. He took creative writing classes and attended workshops, seminars, conventions and conferences. He has been entering the Writers of the Future contest since 2004.
The event will celebrate the annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Brennan was the 1st quarter, first place winner for this year, making it further than some several thousand others who entered the international competition, and where his winning story, Lies of Convenience will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXVII.
Alongside Brennan will be winners flown in from as far away as Australia, South Africa, and across the USA. They will also be treated to a week long workshop taught by contest judges.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. Past winners of the Writing and Illustrating Contests have had over 500 novels, 1,400 short stories and tens of thousands of illustrations published selling an impressive 31,000,000 books.
Lisa Marguerite Mora Announces Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshop
GLAWS member Lisa Marguerite Mora is conducting Hidden Wisdom Writing Workshop for five weeks in Venice at the Electric Lodge. The Tuesday evening workshop begins at 7 to 9:30 p.m. or so from April 26 thru May 24.
The workshop offers improvisational writing exercises and an opportunity to bring in writing for feedback, optional homework assignments, as well as a schedule for constructive critique on a chapter from your novel, memoir,or on your essays and poetry.
Lisa is a prize winning poet, published writer,and professional editor. She has studied with author Carolyn See, Jim Krusoe, Jack Grapes, and has taken courses on writing and copyedting through UCLA’s Writers Program. She has studied story structure with literary agent and consultant Lisa Cron and has conducted workshops for California State University Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Library, and is on staff at Santa Monica College Continuing Education.
GLAWS Member Publishes Erotic Story
GLAWS member Dan Lambert's story "The Gazebo" has been published in the first issue of Daily Flashes of Erotica Quarterly, a journal of erotic fiction.
Los Angeles, California: January 1st, 2011 – Dan Lambert's story "The Gazebo" appears in Volume One, Number One of Daily Flashes of Erotica, a quarterly journal of erotic "flash fiction," featuring stories under 500 words in length.
The journal is published by Pill Hill Press, which is based in Chadron, Nebraska. The editor of the 85-page journal is Jessy Marie Roberts. Ms. Roberts has organized the journal as a daily calendar anthology, featuring one piece of erotic flash fiction for every day of the year 2011. Issue One features stories representing January 1st through March 31st. Lambert's story represents January 24th, 2011.
The first issue of Daily Flashes of Erotica can be purchased online via www.pillhillpress.com. The retail price of the journal is $9.99. The ISBN number for the journal is 978-1-61706-019-9.
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