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4/9/14

NORTHWEST HOUSTON RWA ANNOUNCES ANNUAL LONE STAR WRITING COMPETITION

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Northwest Houston RWA© is proud to Announce
the 22nd Annual Lone Star Writing Competition 2014

NEW for 2014 is the Romance Novella category which includes all sub-genres of romance, including erotic romance.

The Lone Star Writing Competition is one of the few contests where each first round entry is judged by two published authors plus one unpublished author.  Finalists’ entries will be judged by three industry professionals. (agents/editors/Epublishers)

Entry fee: $25.

Deadline is at midnight CDT on June 8th.

Finalists will be announced August 18th.

Winners will be announced at the LONE STAR CONFERENCE, October 4, 2014 in Houston, TX.

Contest Details can be found at: http://nwhrwa.com/writers-events/lonestar-contest/

4/7/14

"Off the Page!" Basics to a Story Time

Off the Page!: A Basic Guide to A Story Time.
Marilyn A. Hudson, MLIS
 
List Price: $11.00
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
92 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1497544154 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1497544157
BISAC: Education / General
Perfect resources for child care providers, community event planners, parents, home schools, volunteers, teachers and public libraries planning to add story times to their programs.

This work is suitable for early childhood and pre-school programs and workers. it includes easy ways to inserting authentic learning into sharing of picture books with children or groups and in making storytime the most anticipated of events.

Author Marilyn A. Hudson has been a children's librarian in both elementary school and public libraries. In addition, she has been a college level library administrator and teacher...
 

4/4/14

AUTHOR BOOK SIGNING

Author Mariana Llanos announces: " I'll be signing my new book A Planet for Tristan Wolf Saturday April 12th 11-12.30 pm at Full Circle Bookstore (1900 NW XPWY). You are welcome to stop by and  invite your friends.:

4/3/14

MEET AUTHOR TONY A SMITH

Tony Smith was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma and grew up in the Oklahoma City area. Tony worked for AAA in Michigan for twenty two years and eventually decided to get back to his roots to be closer to family in Oklahoma. He currently makes his home in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma with his wife Denise and daughter Valerie. "Oklahoma Ride" represents the first in a series of books. I hope you enjoy the "Ride". 
 
"OKLAHOMA RIDE: Guideposts For Life"  was published in February of this year. The ISBN # is 978-1-62660-066-9. The work was edited by Denise Smith.
 
Image of Tony SmithAbout the book: "Don't we all wish we had a road map to keep us on the right track in life? We need certain cornerstones or guideposts in life to guide and direct us along our journey. In this book you will find those guideposts as described by a native Oklahoman, Tony Smith, who has been through his share of storms as well as blue skies. The stories are joyful, tearful, humorous, and thought provoking. Along the way you will also pick up some practical tips and tricks for improving your life to keep you going in the right direction."

In an interview with Oklahoma Writers, when asked what sparked his interest in writing this book, the author replied.  " I had thought a long while about writing a book like "Oklahoma Ride" and finally I decided to put pen to paper after my family and I made the decision to leave   Michigan after many years to return to Oklahoma. I started reflecting on many
of the life lessons I learned growing up in Oklahoma and along the way back   to what I consider my true home. I wanted to impart to others what took me   many hard life lessons to learn and offer a bit of encouragement and   sound advice along the road of life."

Readers always like to know where an authors influences come from. So we asked, "Is there an author that inspired you in what you are doing?"   "Stephen King probably inspired me the most after reading his own book "On Writing A Memoir Of The Craft" which was in part an autobiography. " Tony stated.  "He stated in his book to keep practicing your writing and to keep reading as much as you can to get better at what you do. Many of his books are  based in part upon things that happened to him along the way when he was younger."

 
The link to the ebook can be found at http://www.amazon.com/OKLAHOMA-RIDE-GUIDEPOSTS-FOR-LIFE-ebook/DP/B00IJOASBA/     He is part of the Goodreads author program and readers may visit his Amazon author page at https://amazon.com/author/tonysmith.
 
 
 

The Green Ghost Returns!

 
Airship 27 Productions is happy to announce the release of our latest classic pulp anthology featuring one of the most exciting pulp heroes ever; George Chance -The Green Ghost!

Former stage magician, George Chance, by various twists of fate, becomes an eerie vigilante to help the police solve baffling, unique mysteries. He is aided by his loyal crew made up of former glamor girl, Merry White, circus little man, Tiny Tim Terry, former bookmaker and gambler Joe Harper and Glenn Saunders, a novice magician who is his identical double.

“Initially, this series was published under the title, The Ghost, recalls Airship 27 Managing Editor, Ron Fortier. “It was only later, after several painted covers portrayed the Ghost as having a green skull face that the title was changed. But that wasn’t the end of it. It seems there was still another earlier Green Ghost in the pulps. Written by Johnston McCuley, this Irish themed avenger wore a green hood over his head and was a typical crime fighting hero. The magic background in George Chance’s career is what set him apart in a very cool way.”

Created by writer G.T. Fleming-Roberts, the Green Ghost that inspired the Airship 27 title and his team battled all manner of villainy in some of the most macabre pulp adventures ever recorded. Now Chance & Company are back in four brand new tales as chronicled by a quarter of today’s finest New Pulp writers; Michael Panush, Greg Hatcher, B.C. Bell and Erwin K. Roberts. In these pages the Green Ghost faces a giant mechanical monster on a long abandoned boardwalk, attempts to solve the murder of his old mentor, and uncovers a ring of foreign saboteurs using radio frequencies to carry out their missions of terror and destruction.

With art by the amazing Zachary Brunner and designs by Pulp Factory Award Winner, Rob Davis, George Chance -The Green Ghost is another foray into the exciting world of the classic pulps. Here are pulp thrills and spills showcasing one of the most original pulp heroes ever invented, brought to you by Airships 27 Productions, the new home of High Adventure.