President: Rosemary Clement-Moore

Vice President of Membership: Matt Craig

Vice President of Events and Programs: Sally Hamilton

Treasurer: David Jones

Secretary: LeAnn Robinson

Vice President of Community Outreach: Sarah Terentiev

Vice President of Digital Media: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning


Officer(s) absent: - David Jones, Steve Manning


Meeting opening: - 7:05


Visitors: - none


New Members: - None


Book Reviews: -

  • Vickie Dobbs – Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz
  • Colin Holmes – The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey
  • B. Sanders – Tarzan, Conqueror or Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs


Rejections: -

  • John Bartell – An agent rejected Going Down
  • Lauren Danhhof – her novel Believers
  • Leslie Lutz – the option part of her contract was cancelled
  • Catherine Link – a short story from a magazine she submitted to over a year ago (but it’s okay, because the story was picked up by someone else).


Submissions: -

  • John Bartell – Going Down to two agents. Also a chap book.
  • Karen Ferrell – a short story
  • Katie Bernett – a story to an anthology
  • Carolyn Williamson – essay to Reader’s Degest on “how my neighbor helped during the crisis.”
  • B. Sanders – Five submissions for novel Queen Alyson and the Apocalyptic Bunny to various agents.


Acceptances: -

  • Michelle O’Neal – a video for beginning writers
  • Lauren Danhof – got a request for full for Believers
  • Leslie Lutz – Flash fiction contest – Aluvian Magazine, environmental horror called Blood and Venom




  • David Goodner – novel has official release date – October 27. Others follow 2 months after that (January and April)
  • Michelle O’Neal did an interview with a “social influencer.” Part of the interview was published in London Good Times magazine.
  • Harry Hall – His book, This Used to be Dallas, publishing date pushed back to late September.
  • Leslie Lutz – this Saturday, she will be doing a live Q&A on Instagram for Harper Collins. 2 pm.



Time adjourned: 7:37

Total attendance: 36

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