Friday, March 27, 2009

Special Events and Coming Attractions - Saturday Writers and George Singleton

(St. Peters Community and Arts Center - Click on building for location and directions)

Today's weather for St. Peters, MO: Isolated showers, high 50 degrees, chance of thunderstorms tonight. On Saturday, thunderstorms and an 80 % chance of rain and snow. What was that again? Snow? I hope the threat of nasty weather won't keep local writers from attending the "Just the Facts" panel discussion at Saturday Writers meeting tomorrow.

Here are two special events I'm excited to announce--one "live" tomorrow and the other on my blog on Monday.

Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Saturday Writers meeting at the St. Peters Community and Arts Center, 1035 St. Peters Howell Road - "Just the Fact" Panel of law enforcement experts talk about their careers in a question-and-answer panel discussion. Panelists include: Cindy Allen, a Federal Flight Deck Officer and writer; Chris DiGuiseppi, Police Captain and author; Mike Force, Police Chief and author; Jeff Fulton, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in St. Louis; and Lisa Harke, 911 Operator. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for writers of mystery, suspense, or crime novels to get an insider's perspective from experts about their experiences in a variety of law enforcement careers. Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 30, Donna's Book Pub Blog: George Singleton, author of PEP TALKS, WARNINGS AND SCREEDS: INDESPENSIBLE WISDOM AND CAUTIONARY WARNINGS FOR WRITERS (published by Writers Digest Books) will be my guest blogger. George has published short stories in a variety of magazines and journals including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Playboy, Zoetrope, The Georgia Review, Shenandoah, Southern Review, Kenyon Review, Glimmer Train, North American Review, Fiction International, Epoch,, New England Review, Carolina Quarterly, Greensboro Review, Arkansas Review, American Literary Review, and so on. I'm currently reading Singleton's Why Dogs Chase Cars--it's hilarious. I'm honored and delighted to have George as a guest blogger as part of the WOW! Author's Blog Tour. Hope you'll stop by on Monday to read what he has to say.


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  2. Uh-oh, Donna! Maybe you should go back to having that letter squigley're under siege by foreign spammers :-)

    Hope you'll take notes and share tips from your Saturday's Writers. That's just the sort of thing I like to attend (and annoy everybody by asking tons of questions :-)

  3. Hi Cathy,
    *@#$%*&! Rats! Can you believe it?
    I just switched this morning to allow Anonymous postings and postings without the letter squigley word verification thingy. I'll keep the Anon permission, but switch back to add the squiggles. Sorry if that inconveniences any visitors who want to leave comments or ask questions, but it should cut down on foreign invaders.
    On a brighter topic, I'm looking forward to the Saturday Writers' panel tommorrow and promise to share tips. The meeting should be fun, but I'm a bit nervous because I'm introducing the speakers. Yikes! I do feel safe, though, with so many law enforcement types in the room.


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