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  • published 2020-11-11 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-11-12 21:13:52 -0600

    2020-11-11

    11/11/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

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

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:04

     

    Visitors: - None

     

    New Members: - Cordelia, esoteric fiction

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • Elizabeth Runyon, Cry Wolf by David Links
    • Carolyn Rae Williamson, Forever 51 by Pam Skjolsvik

     

    Rejections: - None

     

    Submissions: - None

     

    Acceptances: - Alex Martinez received a check for development of Monster for a TV movie.

     

     

    Announcements:       Harry Hall will be doing an interview with one of the Dallas Advocate newspapers about his book, This Used to be Dallas.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:17

    Total attendance: 36


  • published 2020-11-04 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-11-12 21:13:02 -0600

    2020-11-04

    11/04/20 Business Meeting Minutes

     

    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: Stacey Kuhnz

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

     

    Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning, Stacey Kuhnz

    Members attending: 34

     

    Time Meeting called to Order:  7:02

     

    Business:

     

    • Financial Report (David):
      • Our combined balance is currently $123,962 in all accounts
      • There is currently $10,782 that needs to be moved out of Paypal.

     

    • Membership (Matt):   
      • We have 154 members. Feel free to invite friends to come as visitors or new members.

     

    • Events (Sally) Nothing to report

     

    • Community Outreach Report (Sarah): My job is to get speaking engagements for our authors. If you need a foot in the door to be a speaker at a conference, let me know and I will contact them.

     

    • Social Media (Stacey):

     

    • 2020 Conference (Steve): Nothing to report

     

    • Infrastructure:
      • Mike: If you didn’t your RSVP email, email me and I will try to find the pattern.
      • Allen: If you have email problems, it might have gone to the promotions tab. Check all your tabs.

    New Business: Elections for the board will be in January. The following positions are up for election: President, VP events, secretary. If we don’t fill the positions, we can’t meet, so consider volunteering.

     

    Old Business: We’re still working the future with regard to COVID-19.

     

    Meeting adjourned: 7:10

     

     

    10/07/20 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning, Stacey Kuhnz

     

    General Meeting Opening: 7:10

     

    Visitors: - Rochelle Sangabriel. She doesn’t remember how she found out about us. She had visited a couple of years ago, but then got a job working night shift and couldn’t continue. She writes romantic thrillers.

     

    New Members: - None

     

    Book Reviews: - None

     

     

    Rejections: -

    • Sarah Terentiev was rejected by Daily Science Fiction. It was just a form rejection. She also had another short story rejected.
    • Candice Watson got a rejection from an agency, and another from Laura Zats.
    • Paula Laskick got a rejection from Swanee Review. They also said they would like to hear more from her.

     

    Submissions: -None

     

    Acceptances: 

    • Dana Swift got her marketing plan
    • Sarah Terentiev received a check from her first sale, in Silk and Steel Anthology.
    • Brian Tracey completed his collaboration agreement, and the agent has sent out the manuscript to six publishers last week.
    • Alex got a check for a project. Also, an old anthology he is in is being re-made as an audiobook.

     

    Announcements:       None

     

     

    Time adjourned: 7:25

     

    Total attendance: 34

     


  • published 2020-10-28 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-10-29 15:29:28 -0500

    2020-10-28

    10/28/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Rosemary Clement-Moore, David Jones, Sarah Terentiev, Steve Manning

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:05

     

    Visitors: - Dierdre DiMenna, writes chick lit

     

    New Members: - None

     

    Book Reviews: - Tracy Underwood reviewed Romancing the Vet by Carolyn Rae

     

    Rejections: - None

     

    Submissions: - LeAnn Robinson submitted a short story to an anthology

     

    Acceptances: - Pressley Peters book, which she ghost-wrote part of, was picked up by an agent in Houston

    Announcements:      

     J.B. Sanders announced that the anthology he has a short story in will launch this Saturday. He will post links tomorrow. The anthology is called Nightmare Whispers, Vol. 2.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:20

    Total attendance: 36


  • published 2020-10-21 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-10-22 11:42:42 -0500

    2020-10-21

    10/21/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Rosemary Clement-Moore, Sally Hamilton, David Jones, Sarah Terentiev, Stacey Kuhns, Steve Manning

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:04

     

    Visitors: - Marilyn Mathis – heard about us through friends in the group. Writes mysteries and poetry.

     

    New Members: - none

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • B. Sanders reviewed Sands of the Prophet, by Russell Connor
    • Elizabeth Runyon reviewed The Bend in the Road by Danielle Stewart

     

    Rejections: - None

     

    Submissions: - Kimberly Maravec submitted an article to The Writing Cooperative

     

    Acceptances: - None

     

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • David Goodner announced that his book, Kondo and Kezumi visit Giant Island comes out this week
    • Dana Swift reminded everyone that next week is Spooky Reads.

     

    Time adjourned:  7:15

    Total attendance: 31


  • published 2020-10-14 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-10-15 12:49:16 -0500

    2020-10-14

    10/14/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Sarah Terentiev, Sally Hamilton, Stacy Kuhns, Steve Manning, David Jones

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:04

     

    Visitors: - None

     

    New Members: - Frank Snyder, “trying to find where I am with writing”

     

    Book Reviews: - B.J. Sloan reviewed City of Fear by Larry Inman

     

    Rejections: -

    • Lauren Danhof – Rejected within thirty minutes of submission. This must be a new record!
    • Elizabeth Runyon – rejected by an agent
    • John Bartell – had a novel and a short story rejected
    • Charlie Hilliard – the rejection said they really liked it, but it didn’t fit with their genre

     

    Submissions: -

    • Brian Tracey – he and his writing partner have submitted a mystery proposal to their agent
    • Lauren Danhof submitted her novel to a couple more agents.

     

    Acceptances: - None

     

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • Rosemary – 28 October will be our spooky read night
    • Allen Crowley – Pam’s book, Forever 51, comes out on November 5th.
    • David Goodner – His book, Kondo and Kezumi Visit Giant Island comes out in about two weeks

     

    Time adjourned: 7:22

    Total attendance: 39


  • published 2020-10-07 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-10-15 12:48:17 -0500

    2020-10-07

    10/07/20 Business Meeting Minutes

     

    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: Stacey Kuhnz

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning, Sarah Terentiev

    Members attending: 37

     

    Time Meeting called to Order:  7:04

     

    Business:

     

    • Financial Report (David):
      • Our combined balance is currently $124,380.91

     

    • Membership (Matt):   
      • We have 162 members

     

    • Events (Sally) Nothing to report

     

    • Community Outreach Report (Sarah): Nothing to report

     

    • Social Media (Stacey): Trying to do a craft track on our blog. This is to showcase our talent, to encourage people to join. If you have a special skill, let me know

     

    • 2020 Conference (Steve): Nothing to report

    New Business: Elections for the board will be in January. The following positions are up for election: President, VP events, secretary

     

    Old Business: We’re still working the future with regard to COVID-19.

     

    Meeting adjourned: 7:10

     

     

    10/07/20 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning, Sarah Terentiev

     

    General Meeting Opening: 7:10

     

    Visitors: - None

     

    New Members: - Mike Johnson, short stories and poetry, lives in Lewisville

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • Stacy Kuhns – Romancing the Vet by Carolyn Rae (Carolyn Williamson)
    • Carolyn Williamson – How a Heart Beats, by Ellis Kaye (Stacy Kuhns)

     

    Rejections: - Liz Larson, two rejections and one no response.

     

    Submissions: -Elizabeth Runyon submitted to some more agents.

     

    Acceptances: 

    • Pressley Peters – two agents asked her to query them at a Women’s fiction event
    • Russell Conner – Amazon nominated his book for a Kindle deal in the UK. The book title is “Good Neighbors.”

     

    Announcements:      

    • Leslie Lutz – there is a Goodreads giveaway for her book, Fractured Tide
    • Brooke Fossey – Will we do Halloween reads?
    • Salley Hamilton – yes, on October 29th. There will also be regular rooms. Spooky reads not required.
    • Dana Swift – Her editor just left publishing, so she has a new editor.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:28

     

    Total attendance: 37

     


  • published 2020-09-30 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-10-15 12:47:14 -0500

    2020-09-30

    09/30/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - David Jones, Steve Manning, Stacey Kuhns, Sarah Terentiev

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:03

     

    Visitors: -

    • Gjorgii Szebenyi, hungarian
    • Evan Harmon Literary fiction

     

    New Members: - Heather P, memoir

     

    Book Reviews: - None

     

    Rejections: - Brooke Fossey – First 100 pages rejected by agent

     

    Submissions: -

    • Elizabeth Runyon, submitted to an agent
    • Charlie Hilliard – submitted short stories to two more magazines
    • Pressley Peters – submitted a 50 word pitch to an organization that is doing a pitch event.

     

    Acceptances: - None

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • Katie Bernet for David Mooring. International story telling festival will be online, starting tomorrow. He is there.
    • Erik Just reached 100K words in this story.
    • Carolyn Rae Williamson – book was released on Saturday, Romancing the Vet

     

    Time adjourned: 7:19

    Total attendance: 37


  • published 2020-08-26 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-09-28 14:42:45 -0500

    2020-08-26

    08/26/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Rosemary Clement-Moore, Stacy Kuhns, David Jones, Steve Manning

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:02, conducted by Matt Craig

     

    Visitors: - None

     

    New Members: - John Gu, writes short stories, found the group through Reddit.

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • Michelle O’Neal reviewed Last Adventures of Constance Verity by Alex Martinez
    • Alan Crowley reviewed Emperor Mollusk vs. the Sinister Brain by Alex Martinez
    • Pressley Peters reviewed Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz

     

    Rejections: - None

     

    Submissions: -

    • John Bartell submitted a couple of poems and Going Down to an agent
    • Leslie Lutz – send 100 pages plus the outline for her next novel to her agent.
    • Candice Watson sent her first chapter to the First Chapter contest. She also sent a pitch to a music blog.

     

     

    Acceptances: - None

     

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • Sarah Terentiev – the anthology I’m in just published its Table of Contents.
    • Harry Hall – This Used to be Dallas will be out on Tuesday. He will be doing a live presentation.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:17

    Total attendance: 36


  • published 2020-08-19 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-09-28 14:42:14 -0500

    2020-08-19

    08/19/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Rosemary Clement-Moore, Sarah Terentiev, David Jones, Stacey Kuhns

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:02. Meeting conducted by Matt Craig.

     

    Visitors: - John Gu – writes regular fiction, sometimes speculative. Found us through Reddit mention, clicked the link.

     

    New Members: - Kimberly Morovic – was a member before. Writes non-fiction, wants to return to science fiction.

     

    Book Reviews:

    • Tracy Underwood reviewed The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey
    • Darryl McGuinnis reviewed Murder Most Foul by Larry Inman as a beta reader
    • Michelle ONeal reviewed Too Much and Never Enough
    • David Mooring reviewed The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

     

    Rejections: - David Mooring – rejected by Adam Sherr, 90 days after query.

     

    Submissions: -

    • John Bartell submitted a couple of poems to 2 different journals
    • Paatricial O’Neall submitted a short story to a Bauchercon anthology/

     

    Acceptances: -

    • David Mooring – an agent on twitter sent a message and wants him to beta read her book.
    • Karen Farrell submitted a short story to an anthology called Table for None.
    • Alex Martinez got an email from his agent with a link for a trailer of the movie of Monster. He posted a link in the chat.

     

     

    Announcements:      

    • Dana Swift – Interrabang books will do a launch of her book. Leslie Lutz will moderate.
    • Karen Farrell – her book came out Saturday. It is available on Amazon.

     

     

    Time adjourned: 7:17

    Total attendance: 32


  • published 2020-08-12 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-09-28 14:19:25 -0500

    2020-08-12

    08/05/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Steve Manning

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:10

     

    Visitors: -

    • Kim Warbeck – used to be a member in 2014, writes SF, non-fiction science
    • Aubrie – writes fanstasy, science fiction

     

    New Members: - Elizabeth Runyon – referred by her dietician, writes SF

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • Mike Gelhausen reviewed Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz and The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey, posted them on Amazon
    • Greg Jansen reviewed A Brief History of Timer Travel

     

    Rejections: -

    • John Bartell and 1 poem
    • David Mooring – Amy Brewer sent him a polite form letter

     

    Submissions: - Alex Martinez sent the first draft of Constance Verity 3 to editor.

     

    Acceptances: - Sarah Terentiev got a contract for a short story anthology. It will come out in November.

     

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • Sarah Terentiev – seven workshop members will be reading at the Lit Nite Dallas, 11 August
    • Russell Connor – My bookbub deal happens tomorrow for my book Saragasso.
    • Carolyn Rae – Now has a cover for her book, Romancing the Vet
    • David Goodner – got a letter from his editor that the junior library guild has gotten exclusive rights to his book.
    • Karen Farrell – august 15th, my new Book, Miss Twizzled (mmiddle grade) fantasy) will come out under author name Kay Goodnight.
    • Dana Swift – Her book comes out in 105 days – you can pre-order at Books and Books.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:25

    Total attendance: 41


  • published 2020-08-05 in Meeting Minutes 2020 2020-09-28 14:18:33 -0500

    2020-08-05

    08/05/2020 GENERAL MEETING MINUTES

     

    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: Stacey Kuhns

    Infrastructure:  Mike Gelhausen

    Conference Chair: Steve Manning

     

    Officer(s) absent: - Steve Manning

     

    Meeting opening: - 7:10

     

    Visitors: -

    • Kim Warbeck – used to be a member in 2014, writes SF, non-fiction science
    • Aubrie – writes fanstasy, science fiction

     

    New Members: - Elizabeth Runyon – referred by her dietician, writes SF

     

    Book Reviews: -

    • Mike Gelhausen reviewed Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz and The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey, posted them on Amazon
    • Greg Jansen reviewed A Brief History of Timer Travel

     

    Rejections: -

    • John Bartell and 1 poem
    • David Mooring – Amy Brewer sent him a polite form letter

     

    Submissions: - Alex Martinez sent the first draft of Constance Verity 3 to editor.

     

    Acceptances: - Sarah Terentiev got a contract for a short story anthology. It will come out in November.

     

     

    Announcements:      

     

    • Sarah Terentiev – seven workshop members will be reading at the Lit Nite Dallas, 11 August
    • Russell Connor – My bookbub deal happens tomorrow for my book Saragasso.
    • Carolyn Rae – Now has a cover for her book, Romancing the Vet
    • David Goodner – got a letter from his editor that the junior library guild has gotten exclusive rights to his book.
    • Karen Farrell – august 15th, my new Book, Miss Twizzled (mmiddle grade) fantasy) will come out under author name Kay Goodnight.
    • Dana Swift – Her book comes out in 105 days – you can pre-order at Books and Books.

     

    Time adjourned: 7:25

    Total attendance: 41


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