Meeting Minutes 2020

01-08-2020

01/08/2020 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: Helen Dent           

Vice President of Community Outreach: Sarah Terentiev

Vice President of Digital Media: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: none

Members attending: Rosemary Clement-Moore, Matt Craig, Sally Hamilton, David Jones, Sarah Terentiev, Colin Holmes, Steve Manning

 

Time Meeting called to Order:  7:03 pm

 

Business:

 

  • Membership (Matt):   
    • We have 208 members

 

  • Financial Report (David):
    • Workshop = $94,483.66
    • Conference = $21,871.39
    • Savings = $10,190

 

 

  • Elections – Rosemary Clement-Moore running for President

                              Sally Hamilton running for VP of Events/Programming

                              Carolyn Williamson and LeAnn Robinson running for Secretary

                                   

                              Election Results: Rosemary Clement-Moore elected President, Sally   

                              Hamilton elected VP of Events/Programming, LeAnn Robinson

                               elected Secretary

 

Meeting adjourned:  7:25 p.m.

 

Dates of next Board meetings:        

February 5, 2020

March 4, 2020

April 1, 2020

 

 

 

01/08/20 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: Helen Dent           

Vice President of Community Outreach: Sarah Terentiev

Vice President of Digital Media: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: none

 

General Meeting Opening: 7:10

 

Visitors: - 4

 

New Members: - 1

 

Book Reviews:

Brooke Fossey reviewed Leslie Lutz’s “Fractured Tide”; Sarah Terentiev reviewed Marshall Maresca’s book; Carolyn Rae reviewed “Prince”; Mike Gelhausen reviewed LeAnn Robinson’s “No Plan Survives”

 

Rejections:

John Bartell rejected by an agent for “Going Down”

 

Submissions:

Lauren Denson Danhof submitted to several agents

Mark Dye nudged an agent and received a positive response

Jason Vuic has a book halfway through the review process at a university press

LeAnn Robinson – sequel to “No Plan Survives” now available on Amazon

 

Acceptances: 

B.J. Sloan – agent to whom she submitted is moving agencies, still interested in manuscript 

 

Announcements:      

  • Steve Manning – DFW Writers conference is June 13-14 – Delilah S. Dawson will be keynote speaker. She writes science fiction, horror, some Star Wars. Register for the conference now at DFWCon.org! Members get $100 discount for total price of $279. Enter promo code Workshop20 for this discount.
  • Sarah Terentiev – Silk and Steel has a call for submissions for an anthology. Deadline for submissions Feb 22.
  • Brooke Fossey – Residency available for DFW artist at Art House Dallas. This residency is for artists exploring Christian themes.

 

 

Time adjourned: 7:28

Total attendance: 50

01-01-2020

01/01/2020 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: Helen Dent           

Vice President of Community Outreach: Sarah Terentiev

Vice President of Digital Media: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: none

 

Meeting opening: 7:00     

 

Visitors: - 1

 

New Members:   - 0

 

Book Reviews: -   0

 

Rejections:  

 

Sally Hamilton – received several rejections, one personalized with helpful advice;

John Bartell – received rejection for query of “Going Down”

 

Submissions:  0

 

Acceptances: 

 

Colin Holmes – received a revise and resubmit from publisher for “Thunder Road,” resubmitted and discussed possibility of expanding the manuscript into 5-book series

 

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Elections next week, January 8th. We have candidates for all the open positions: President, VP Outreach, Secretary

 

Time adjourned: 7:07

Total attendance: 26

2020-01-15

01/15/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening time: 150100ZJAN2020

 

Visitors: - Sierra O’Neill, found out by google.

 

New Members:  - none

 

Book Reviews: -  

  • Lauren  The Testiment by Margaret Attwood
  • Mike Gellhausen

 

Rejections:  none

 

Submissions: Mike Gellhausen, First book, “a publisher.” It is his first submission.

 

Acceptances:

  • Alex Martinez. Agent called about someone wanting to develop a tv show. They are giving him money.
  • Colin Holmes – a contract showed up for a five-book series, and they want the first one

 

Announcements:      

 

 

  • If anyone knows about screenwriting, Carolyn has a visitor

 

Time adjourned: 7:10

Total attendance: 36

2020-01-22

01/22/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning, Sarah Terentiev, Matt Craig, Colin Holmes, r

 

Meeting opening time: 7:00 p.m.

 

Visitors: - Stacy

 

New Members:  - none

 

Book Reviews: - Ed Isbell,

 

Rejections: John Bartell, manuscript rejected by “some agent”

 

Submissions: Lauren, submitted to a couple of agents “because I never learn.”

 

Acceptances:

 

Announcements:      

  • Conference hotel blocks are now open. Book now, because once this block is full, the price will go up.

 

  • Leslie Lutz, shows the advanced reader copy of her first published novel. She has two copies, if anyone wants to read it. Many volunteers.

 

 

Time adjourned: 7:07

Total attendance: 38

2020-02-12

02/12/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent:  David Jones, Rosemary Clement Moore

 

Meeting opening time: 7:04 p.m.

 

Visitors: - Elizabeth A. Rooney, Barbara (Stacy’s mother)

 

New Members:  - none

 

Book Reviews:

  • Carolyn Rae – Fractured Tides
  • Ed Isbell – How a heart Beats
  • Leslie Lutz – Rules for Vanishing
  • David Mooring – the Silent Patient
  • Brian Tracy – The Big Finish
    • Fractured Tide

 

Rejections: John Bartell, a poem rejected by Lot Raven Review

                        JB Sanders – submitted a crime story.

                       

 

Submissions: Robin Tagliadennis

                        Carolyn Rae – Six days to live to a collection of agents/

                        DAVID Mooring – Albatross Meadows, submitted to 5 agents

                        John Bartell – Going Down, Ulyses Press

 

Acceptances:

  • John Bartel – Black Raven Review accepted a poem
  • Pam Sjolsvik - Forever 51 will be published in November, by Fawkes Press

 

Announcements:      

  • Book release moved from May 4 to August 5
  • First weekend in May, Windsborogh Book Festival
  • Carolyn Rae will be doing a book signing Haltom City Library
  • Brooke Fossey – Big Finish got a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly
  • Please tell us if you have been published
  • LeAnn Robinson – New book for review. Also a plug for the Superstars Writing Seminar.
  • Xavier Chapa – new magazine starting up in Irving. I’ll bring more information and put it on the bulletin board for next week.
  • Sally Hamilton – Thank you everyone for bringing treats for the “sweet reads” meeting. We will have a room with reads for valentines/erotic reads.
  • Leslie Lutz – Dallas Public Library – there is a group of authors who will make appearances at the 29 branches of the library. You only hae to go to 4 meetings a year, for an hour each. This gets you on the librarian database, and possibly into circulation in the DFW library.

 

 

Time adjourned: 7:24

Total attendance: 41

 

2020-02-19

02/19/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent:  David Jones,

 

Meeting opening: 7:00

 

Visitors:

 

New Members:  -

 

Book Reviews: -   John Bartelle, Vanishing Beasts, Pam Sjolsvick, The Witches are Coming

 

Rejections:  None

 

Submissions: David Mooring, Albatross Meadows, sent to Amy Bishop, queried another agent and Donald Maass

J.B. Sanders, sent out about 8 short shories and 8 query letters

John Bartel, submitted to 2 agents

 

Acceptances: None

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Brooke Fossey, does anyone want to read my book and review it?
  • April 10, party in the Richardson area
  • Our Waco chapter is coming to visit us on March 11
  • Xavier Chapa – Start up magazine, by Snoopy Thompson, a photographer, too early to tell what kind of articles and stories they will want, but I expect it will be explicit.

 

Time adjourned: 0709

Total attendance: 33

2020-02-26

02/26/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: Rosemary Clement Moore, Steve Manning,

 

Meeting opening: 7:00

 

Visitors: - Charles Norman

 

New Members:   - none

 

Book Reviews: -    Dave Wambah, The Big Finish, John Bartel, Fractured Tied, Mike Gelhausen, Samurai of the Stars and thee others

 

Rejections:  David Mooring, first rejection ever. Amy Bishop had lots of good things to day, but it was not right for her.

John Bartel – 2 poems rejected

David Jones, my agent said the suburban fantasy reads like middle grade, and she doesn’t do middle grade.

 

 

Submissions: Sarah T submitted first short story ever

David Mooring, submitted to two agents

John Bartel submitted “Going Down” to 2 more agents

 

Acceptances: None

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Judy Gamon, May 2 will be the speaker at the four seasons. Everyone will get a copy of her book
  • Charles Norman, now does audio books. Authors Marketing Guild, based in Austin, Allen Buzhwa, organization to help indies market their books. Go to Authorsmarketingguild.com

 

Time adjourned: 7:13

Total attendance: 4

 

Judy Gaman

 

 

2020-03-04

02/26/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: Rosemary Clement Moore, Steve Manning,

 

Meeting opening: 7:00

 

Visitors: - Charles Norman

 

New Members:   - none

 

Book Reviews: -    Dave Wambah, The Big Finish, John Bartel, Fractured Tied, Mike Gelhausen, Samurai of the Stars and thee others

 

Rejections:  David Mooring, first rejection ever. Amy Bishop had lots of good things to day, but it was not right for her.

John Bartel – 2 poems rejected

David Jones, my agent said the suburban fantasy reads like middle grade, and she doesn’t do middle grade.

 

 

Submissions: Sarah T submitted first short story ever

David Mooring, submitted to two agents

John Bartel submitted “Going Down” to 2 more agents

 

Acceptances: None

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Judy Gamon, May 2 will be the speaker at the four seasons. Everyone will get a copy of her book
  • Charles Norman, now does audio books. Authors Marketing Guild, based in Austin, Allen Buzhwa, organization to help indies market their books. Go to Authorsmarketingguild.com

 

Time adjourned: 7:13

Total attendance: 4

 

Judy Gaman

 

 

2020-03-11

03/11/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: Sarah Terentiev, Steve manning

 

Meeting opening: 7:02 p.m.

 

Visitors: - Our satellite chapter in Waco has come up.

Dawn Matelle, writes science and health. Just moved here

Kathy Stevens, found out from TCC art department

LeBeau, self-help, emotional content, screen writing

Waco chapter

Gary Lee Webb, science fiction

Linda Richard, President, poetry

Benna Vaughn

McHugh, been wiring since 10 yo. Poetry and science fiction

Casey Glover, urban fantasy podcast, been writing before I could write

Elaina Mobile, fantasy, been writing a long time

Scott Hamilton, technical writer trying to learn novels, experiences in Viet Nam

 

New Members: - Allison, middle grade book, first read today

 

Book Reviews: - none

 

Rejections: - none

 

Submissions: - Roseanne Gordon – flash fiction contest, Stella short story and New Millenium short story contests

 

 

Acceptances: - Roseanne Gordon - Creative non-fiction, made it through the first round of judging, and moving on to the finals.

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Meridith is here from college due to an extended spring break
  • LeAnn has books you can read to review
  • Brooke Fossey – my book comes out in less than a month, here are invitations for my book launch party. Please RSVP, and if you say you will come, please do. 10 April, in Richardson. There will also be one at the flagship Half-price Books in Dallas.
  • Dana Swift – my book is available for pre-order everywhere books are sold. Cast in Firelight.
  • Eric Dixon – To the Waco people: If you have Android phones and you like my timer, you can download it to your phone.
  • Alan Crowley – friend who is doing book trailers – “I’ve been writing since the second grade. Books take on a life of its own. But at the end of the day, it’s about marketing. End-to-end marketing. If you have books that you want to promote, we have a marketing mix for you.”
  • FYI: Rosemary: if you are wondering if we are meeting due to snow/dinosaurs/etc. I always go by what the Euless school district is doing.

 

Time adjourned: 7:27

Total attendance: 43

 

Brian Bruderer

2020-04-01

 

04/01/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: David Jones, Sarah Terentiev

 

Meeting opening: 7:02 pm

 

Visitors: - None

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: - Brook Fossey – Fractured Tide

 

Rejections: David Mooring reported four (4) rejections in 48 hours

Sally Hamilton had a work rejected

 

Submissions: LeAnn Robinson submitted a novel to the Maxy Awards contest

 

Acceptances: Tom Bont had 6 acceptances

Alex Martinez got a contract for Constance Verity in England

 

Announcements:      

Laura Starks has some returned books, and is willing to give them away to those interested.

 

Time adjourned: &:22

Total attendance: 35

2020-04-08

04/08/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: - David Jones

 

Meeting opening: - 7:09

 

Visitors: - None

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: - Alex Martinez reviewed books by Brooke, Leslie and Rosemary.

 

Rejections: - Charlie Hilliard was rejected by the New Yorker.

Kendall Furlong had a story rejected by The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Lauren Danhof had a novel rejected

David Mooring was rejected by a literary agent.

John Bartell had a poem rejected

 

Submissions: - Laura Starks submitted a short story.

John Bartell submitted Going Down to an agent. Also he submitted 3 poems.

Leslie Lutz submitted a writer’s tip article to Writer’s Digest. She is also doing an interview.

Lauren Danhof submitted some more of her stuff.

Dana Swift submitted to a librarian, and will be on a zoom channel.

 

Acceptances: - Sarah Tarentiev’s short story made it through the first round of cuts. Final word will come out April 30th.

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Brooke Fossey – this Tuesday is her release party on the Interabang Books’ page.
  • Leslie Lutz – She will have a virtual book launch sometime in May.

 

Time adjourned: 7:28

Total attendance: 38

2020-04-29

04/29/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening: - 7:11

 

Visitors: - Daniel Link

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: - John Bartell – Good Neighbors; The Big Finish

Lauren Danhof, the Big Finish (read it in one night. It was awesome.)

Kendall Furlong – The Big Finish

 

Rejections: - Katie Bernette – short story, Ruminate Magazine

Greg Janson – Ninja Nuns story – Requested use of the Marlboro trademark, it was denied.

 

Submissions: - Alan Crowley, Article to Fast Future Publishing House

John Bartell – Going Down to an agent, plus a short story

Kendall Furlong, Time travel story to Clarksworld

Brian Tracey – Cozy mystery to small press

 

Acceptances: -

  • John Bartell, poem by Orchard Poetry Journal
  • Laura Stark – short story in small anthology

 

Announcements:      

  • Matt Craig – There is a members’ directory on the website. You may want to update your information.
  • Dana Swift – My book is on net galley. It’s like ARCs for Librarians. Book is called Cast in Firelight.
  • Leslie Lutz – Will be having a virtual book launch. Brooke Fossey will interview Leslie
  • Sarah Terentiev – If you have a published book, send me the list. Or send a press kit.
    • What should go into a press kit? There are examples on line. It should include a blurb about yourself, a photo and book cover(s).

 

Time adjourned: 7:44

Total attendance: 39

2020-05-13

05/13/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening: - 7:08 pm

 

Visitors: - None

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: - None

 

Rejections: - John Bartell – a poem

Kendall Furlong – a time travel story rejected by Amazing Stories

 

Submissions: - Gary L. Webb – a story to an anthology

JB Sanders – 3 or 4 short stories to various magazines and anthologies

John Bartell – a poem and 2 short stories

Leslie Lutz – a guest blog post to YA Book Central

LeAnn Robinson – Novel No Plan Survives to Writer’s Digest Indie Published Book Contest

 

Acceptances: -

  • Carolyn Williamson – an article to Dallas Area Romance Authors

 

Announcements:      

 

  • The meeting facilities are closed indefinitely.

 

Time adjourned: 7:29 p.m.

Total attendance: 38

2020-05-20

05/20/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening: - 7:12

 

Visitors: - None

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: -

  • Sarah Terentiev – Dana’s book
  • Leslie Lutz – Dana’s book
  • B. Sanders – Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz; The Big Finish by Brooke Fossey; 2 books by Russell C. Connors; Iron Broderick by Tom Bont

 

Rejections: -

  • Lauren Danhof – Sarah Younger, Michele Brower and others
  • Colin Holmes – TCU Press

 

Submissions: -

  • Lauren Danhof – to several agents, one of whom requested a full
  • John Bartell – Going Down to an agent

 

Acceptances: -

  • Dana Swift – Received the map for her book’s front matter from the illustrator. Leslie Lutz gave her a blurb. The book will be published in late November.

 

Announcements:      

 

  • Rosemary - There is now a read timer on the DFWWW website for use during the reads.
  • Rosemary - Everyone needs to update their zoom program to version 5.0 by the end of the month.
  • David Mooring – Last Wednesday he became a grandfather.
  • Sarah Terentiev – Please send works that are published, and any classes that you have “in your pocket.”
  • Rosemary – Please don’t log in for the Wednesday night meeting until 6:30. And be sure to get your RSVPs in on time.
  • David Goodner – There is a request for stories to benefit NY restaurants
  • Sarah Terentiev – One of the ways we retain talent to help us grow is with reviews.
  • Carolyn Williamson – Bookbub won’t even sell you an ad if you don’t have reviews.

 

 

Time adjourned: 7:29

Total attendance: 34

2020-05-27

05/20/2020 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: 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

 

Announcements:      

 

  • 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

2020-05-06

05/06/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening: - 7:06

 

Visitors: - None

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: -

  • Mike Gelhausen – The Children of Stone by LeAnn Robinson. Great book.
  • Michelle O’Neal – City of Fear by Larry Inman

 

Rejections: - Allen Crowley – they sent back a document with the reader notes. Also got a subscription and a book. Fast Futures.

 

Submissions: -

  • B. Sanders – short story, River Song, to Lonely Road Review

 

Acceptances: -

  • None

 

Announcements:      

 

  • John Bartel is talking for Leslie Lutz (who was unable to attend). He book came out yesterday. He launch is tomorrow, at Interabang books, 6 pm. Brooke Fossey will do an interview.
  • Sarah T. If you have published, send me a list. This includes short stories, poems, etc. Include genre, title, when published and where. Also, send a press kit. Also, let me know of you have “classes in your pocket.”
  • Matt Craig – Everyone please update your information in the member directory
  • Rosemary – even though we are on line, we will have an election. It will be July 1st. The positions open are VP membership, treasurer, VP Outreach, VP of media. If you’re interested, email Sally Hamilton or Rosemary. We will have the business meeting next week.
  • Rosemary – when we go into the breakout rooms, moderators are good about control but make sure you’re muted. When you’re reading, use your headphones if you have them.
  • Moderators, don’t worry about being so precise with the critique times.

 

Time adjourned: 7:38

Total attendance: 43

2020-06-03

06/03/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

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

 

Meeting opening: - 7:06

 

Visitors: - Erik – writes fantasy, learned about us on line

 

New Members: - none

 

Book Reviews: -

  • Sarah Terentiev – Fractured Tide by Leslie Lutz
  • Jim Barrow – Fractured Tide

 

Rejections: - David Mooring – 2 from agents

 

Submissions: -

  • David Mooring – to four agents
  • Dana Swift – turned in a rough draft of 2nd book to her editor

 

Acceptances: -

  • Lauren Danhof – had submitted a full mss. She loved it. Requested a revise and resubmit
  • David Mooring – Jeff Silverman, agent, requested full manuscript of Albatross Meadows.

 

Announcements:      

  • Sarah Terentiev – If you have published something, email me. If you’ve taught classes, etc. email me.
  • Colin Holmes – Pitmad is tomorrow on Twitter
  • Sarah Terentiev – If you’re close to querying, [PITMAD is] a good way to see what agents are accepting what.
  • David Mooring – Agent Eric Smith’s website shows some of the best queries.

 

Time adjourned: 7:36

Total attendance: 30

2020-06-10

06/10/20 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent:  Steve Manning; Colin Holmes; Sarah Terentiew

Members attending: 33

 

Time Meeting called to Order:  7:01 pm

 

Business:

 

  • Financial Report (David):
    • Our balance is currently approximately $133,500 in all accounts

 

  • Membership (Matt):   
    • We have 168 active members. We usually have a bump in the springtime, but that didn’t happen this year.

 

 

  • Events (Sally) Nothing

 

  • Community Outreach Report (Sarah): Nothing

 

  • Social Media (Colin): Nothing

 

  • 2020 Conference (Steve): Nothing

 

Elections will be July 9th. We need people in all these positions, or we cannot operate. Treasurer, VP Membership, VP Outreach, and VP Media.  Sally is keeping a list of people who are running. Send your name to her if you want to run.

 

A COVID-19 update: We are continuing to watch the numbers. Tarrant county is still a high risk area. Still, many logistical issues to be resolved, even though the Simmons Center is not open for rental.

 

Meeting adjourned:  7:08 p.m.

 

 

 

06/10/2020 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: Colin Holmes

Conference Chair: Steve Manning

 

Officer(s) absent: - Colin Holmes; Steve Manning; Sarah Terentiev

 

Meeting opening: - 7:08

 

Visitors: -

  • Nika - googling, getting ready to write
  • Erik – second visit, fiction series

 

New Members: - None

 

Book Reviews: - None

 

Rejections: -

  • Mike Gelhausen – The wind
  • David Mooring – rejected by, Steven Barry but with a review with good notes; Jessica Alvarez from Bookends agency. The fastest rejection ever – 1 hour 17 minutes

 

Submissions: -Dana Swift – submitting her book to famous authors, asking them to blurb her book. Its “scarier than agents.”

 

Acceptances: -Presley Peters – During PITMAD, an agent asked for more information.

 

Announcements:      

  • Dana Swift – she will not be getting physical ARCs for her book. Something about COVID-19 has caused the publisher to not be able to provide them.
  • Leslie Lutz – Thank you to all who are reading and reviewing my book. The audiobook comes out June 23rd. There is some talk that things might get shot down. Podcasts are going live with interviews. Check my website for information about when and where.
  • Mike Gelhausen – We’re trying to finalize a survey for the membership.

 

Time adjourned:  7:28

Total attendance: 33


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