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1/30/11

Feb. 15 Short Story Contest

NETWO Conference will be April 29th and 30th at Camp Shiloh, a beautiful setting on Lake Bob Sandlin near Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Men and women’s dorms are available at very reasonable prices. Camp site for RVs are also available near the conference hall. For pictures of camp sites, dorm accommodations, and previous speakers and programs please check us out at www.netwo.org

Our Short Story Contest (1000 to 2,500 words) will award cash prizes of:
1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50, 4th - $25

Entry fee: $8 for NETWO members, $10 for non-members.
Deadline for entering: February 15, 2011

Complete details on formatting, number of copies, etc. can be found on our website www.netwo.org

We hope each of you has a Merry and safe Christmas Season and New Years. We look forward to seeing you in April.

Sincerely,
Galand Nuchols
Short Story Coordinator



Galand Nuchols
Short Story Contest - Dead line 2/15/2011 Check it out www.netwo.org $325 in prizes

www.galandnuchols.com
blog http://galandnuchols.blogspot.com

1/25/11

BOOKS ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE, OFFER HOPE

Letters To Survivors: Words of comfort for Women Recovering from Rape has been two years' in the making. Women from around the world have bravely chosen to share their stories, wisdom, and advice from their journeys of healing. Letters came from women ge 18 to 65, form America to Britain.

Each of them wrote a personal letter form the heart to all "future survivors" - other women who have endured the trauma of rape or sexual abuse.

This book will save lives. It offers a message of hope without being preachy or superficial. It is not triggering or expicit, and can be read by a person at any stage of healing, and of any age. The artwork is uplifting, and the words are gentle and poignant. Letters To Survivors is a book that can be given as a gift, offered to clients in therapy, or distributed by crisis centers.

See also his insightful and helpful, Resurrection After Rape

Matt Atkinson is a Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional. He has worked as a director of prevention of domestic and sexual violence, where he developed and implemented programs with women’s prisons, university sports teams, churches, schools, and Indian tribes. Matt has also counseled youth and adults, including more than 500 Survivors of rape.

Matt is frequently sought as a presenter/speaker and interview subject, and has been invited to travel to New Zealand to help develop a documentary about sexual assault recovery in diverse world cultures.

Matt has degrees in Art/Human Physiology, Behavioral Science, and a Master's in clinical Social Work from Oklahoma University. He is married and has two sons, and is an Ojibway Oshkaabewis (pipe-keeper) and regularly participates in ceremonies. He is currently writing two new books for 2010.

1/18/11

MARILYN A. HUDSON ANNOUNCES NEW TITLE


'They lay scattered between the vernal flourish and winter's icy grasp. These are the Bones of Summer...


From Norman author Marilyn A. Hudson comes a collection of short tales to chill you to the bone on even the hottest day. Find out what monsters fear in Erebus. Flee sinister silhouettes in When Shadows Move. And witness revenge slip from death's grip in When I'm Stronger.'


"Marilyn uses a darkly poetic writing style to create atmospheric character-driven stories. The result: chills and a need to read the next." Keith Pyeatt, award winning author of Struck and Dark Knowledge. Add Image


"[She] has a way of captivating your senses and making you feel the emotions of her characters. The Bones of Summer demands your attention and leave you wanting more." Terri French White, author of Tulsa's Haunted Memories.

Description: Perfect bound; 192p.; ISBN:9781456528171
Audience: Adult
To Order:
AMAZON

1/16/11

CHISHOLM TRAIL BOOK FESTIVAL 2011

Chisholm Trail Book Festival
Duncan, Oklahoma
Sep 17, 2011

A day long book festival with authors from all over the nation. Meet, visit, and buy books from the authors directly and participate in the various workshops offered by published authors. A great day for literature!!

Venue: Simmons Center
Contact: LD Jones 580-252-2400 ext 240
Time:
Event Website: http://duncanok.org (they indicate more info is coming)

1/4/11

DUMBALLA to be released Spring 2011

Charles R. Saunders, one of the most respected fantasy adventure writers in the field, has joined Airship 27 Productions to create a black pulp hero. Saunders is best known for his series of novels featuring Imaro, the black warrior of an ancient, mythological Africa . His work has been compared to being equal parts Robert E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien.



Saunders and Airship 27 Editor, Ron Fortier, have been friends for many years. Saunders had been working for a company which packages titles for Cornerstone Book Publishers as a proof-reader. It was the beginning of his first exposure to the world of pulps, one he enjoyed a great deal. He enjoyed it enough to offer Fortier an idea for a novel featuring a 1930s black avenger along the lines of the Shadow and the Spider.



“I was ecstatic when Charles brought up the idea,” says Fortier. “One of the less savory aspects of the pulps was their inherent racism. The pulps of the 1930s reflected a prejudicial ignorance that was representative of the country’s attitude during those times.” Today’s modern pulp writers and editors often grapple with this sensitive issue as whether or not to depict it accurately in their stories. Some opt to ignore it altogether.

“So that was the challenge,” Fortier continues. “Could Charles give us an African American hero and make it work in an authentic 1930’s New York setting?”



DAMBALLA, the name of the book, is Saunders’ response to that question. Cast in the mold of the classic pulp heroes, the noted author describes his new character as the 30s version of a well known cinema tough guy. “Damballa, like John Shaft, ‘will risk his neck for his fellow man,’” says Saunders. “The difference is, Damballa wears a cloak instead of leather jacket, and uses both ancient African wisdom and modern science in his battle against injustice.” Airship 27 Productions plans to release this ground breaking pulp thriller in the Spring of 2011.



Cornerstone Book Publishers also publishes Masonic and esoteric books, selected pulp fiction, art literature, limited children's books, and poetry collections. For more information about Cornerstone, go to www.cornerstonepublishers.com.



Airship 27 packages and publishes anthologies and novels in the pulp magazine tradition.

In the past, Airship 27 has released “Weird Horror Tales: The Feasting”, “Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective”, a series of “Captain Hazzard” pulp thrillers, more pulp fiction in “The Green Lama” and “Secret Agent X”. For more information on Airship 27, go to www.airship27.com.