2024-01-31 General Meeting Minutes

01/31/2024 DFW Writer’s Workshop

 

Officers Present:

 

President: Sally Hamilton

Vice President of Membership: Helen Dent

Vice President of Community Outreach: Sarah Mensinga

Secretary: Karoline Chapman

Treasurer: BJ Sloan

Vice President of Digital Media: Brian Tracey

2024 Conference Chair: Brian Tracey

 

Officers Absent: Vice President of Events and Programs, Rebecca Seifert

 

Attendance: 49

 

Meeting Begins: 7:04 pm 

 

Visitors: John McNeal, new to Texas, has been self-published, heard about it through Daryl 

 

? (could not catch name) writes short stories, found us online 

 

Lauren, writing a Greek mythology retelling, and she found us online 

 

Calley, writes about travel, found us online 

 

Kathy, writing fantasy, found us online 

 

New Members: Kaitlyn, fantasy and speculative fiction, became a new member

 

Rejections: J.B. Sanders submitted a short story called “The Coin,” and they said they enjoyed it, but it wasn’t right for them 

 

Lauren Lanza-Osias got her first rejection for “The Hollow” and a half rejection from an agent who recommended the book to someone else in the agency 

 

Submissions: Lauren Lanza-Osias submitted her book five more times 

 

David Jace submitted a short story to an anthology about AI 

 

Acceptances: N/A 

 

Book reviews: J.B. Sanders reviewed Ron Soul’s “Emerald City” on Amazon 

 

Dan Hawkins reviewed “The Big Finish” by Brooke Fossey 

 

Larry Enmon reviewed “The Oxygen Farmer” by Colin Holmes 

 

Announcements: J.B. Sanders had a book cover release for his new book 

 

Rebecca Seifert reminded everyone about potluck and sweet reads 

 

Shawn Warner said he has a release date and a cover for his next book “Homeland Insecurity” coming out June 4th 

 

Dan Hawkins, book coming out Feb. 6th called “The Tattoo Collector” doing a book signing on the 10th at Monkey and Dog Books

 

Sally Hamilton said next week will be the business meeting, officers will meet at the library, 

Leigh, the librarian at Grapevine Public Library, wants to know if we know anybody who would be interested in ghostwriting a book 

 

Brian Tracey said we will have the conference Oct. 4-6th registration should open in 2-3 weeks $299 for members

 

Helen Dent will order name badges

 

Breakouts began 7:12 pm


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