July 24, 2022

Here’s more info on writing conferences and contests, plus an interesting definition of erotic romance vs erotica – useful if you’re going to include sex scenes in your fiction. It’s notoriously difficult to write well, but if you’re going to do it, you may as well be informed. 🙂 Erica Verillo publishes a monthly list…

June 17, 2022

I had great fun this month getting together with other winners at the Connecticut Press Club Awards evening, emceed by best-selling author Jane Green. (Winners in the photo, L-R: Rendezvous members Alison McBain, Elizabeth Chatsworth and Mitzy Sky.) I was thrilled to see so many winners from the Writers Rendezvous – for which I take…

May 19, 2022

I’ll be appearing at the Pequot Library today, May 19 at 6pm, to talk about my memoir, Love’s Journey Home, with Randye Kaye, author of Happier Made Simple. We’ll be talking about our books, and life events we have in common. I’ll be revealing a special offer on the eBook version of the book…No need…

February 21, 2022

Today’s post contains a conference and a slew of writing contests that will help you get some international recognition. Many of them are for flash and micro fiction (100 words, sometimes called drabbles). And there’s a First Sentence contest – one way to get your elevator pitch… And then there’s the huge New York conference…

February 18, 2022

We enjoyed the Rendezvous on Wednesday, and came up with a number of topics that deserve to be shared. Among them were beta readers and how to find them, how to find a developmental editor, and RevPit (see below)! First though, items with deadlines coming up. This comes courtesy of Christopher Fielden whose newsletter is…

January 21, 2022

February 1 sees the beginning of Library Lovers’ Month, and for writers, local libraries can offer a number of benefits – apart from the obvious ones, like books on craft and a quiet place to write. Here’s what’s going on close to me here in Connecticut, but check out your own libraries for similar offerings….

December 16, 2021

We tried out our first-ever hybrid Rendezvous this week, with a few brave people turning out in person, and the rest on Zoom. Because I don’t have all the equipment I need to run this perfectly, it was something of an experiment, but those who came in person got the cookies (the delicious chocolate chip…

October 21, 2021

I always enjoy hosting the Writers Rendezvous, particularly when members have good news to report. This month, member MarLou Newkirk was able to announce that her book of poetry, This and That and an Ice Cream Sundae: Reflections in poems from life at 86  is finally out and available for purchase. Such an amazing and…

Awards