For over 40 years, we've met every Wednesday (rain, shine, or pandemic) for our Read and Critique sessions, and we always welcome visitors! Right now you have two options for attending—online, via Zoom, or in person at our regular meeting space in Euless, Texas.
You'll find us every Wednesday* in person at the Simmons Center (508 Simmons Drive) near J.A. Carr Park in Euless, Texas. Meetings start at 7 pm.
*Depending on the latest COVID trends, DFWWW may temporarily return to online-only meetings. Your RSVP helps us keep you informed. You can also watch the DFWWW home page and social media for updates.
DFWWW's Current Leadership
President John Bartell Secretary Rebecca Seifert Treasurer BJ Sloan Membership Helen Dent Programs Sally Hamilton Digital Media Brian Tracey Outreach Sarah Mensinga Infrastructure Grant Gargagliano
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Rosemary's CV includes stints as a dog walker, pizza place costume character, backstage ballet tech, young actor wrangler, (melo)drama program director, cow puncher, horse blanket, and green-aproned barista. But here's the stuff that's actually about writing.
Writing as Rosemary Clement-Moore
- Maggie Quinn: Girl vs Evil Series
- Prom Dates From Hell
- Hell Week
- Highway to Hell
- The Splendor Falls
- Texas Gothic
- Spirit and Dust
- "Tapestry" (Short fiction) in Strange Afterlives (edited by A. Lee Martinez)
Critical Non-fiction Essays
- "Monster Recognition for Beginners" in Demigods and Monsters (edited by Rick Riordan)
- "Romeo, Ripley, and Bella Swan" in A New Dawn (edited by Ellen Hopkins)
- "Challenging the Gods" in Mind-Rain (edited by Scott Westerfeld)
- "From Factions to Fire Signs" in Divergent Thinking (edited by Leah Wilson)
- Romance Writers of America RITA® Award (2009)
- ALA Best Books for Teens (2010, 2012)
- VOYA's "Perfect Tens" list (2010)
- TLA's "Spirit of Texas" Reading Program (2012-2013)
- Kirkus Reviews "Best Books for Teens" (2011)
- Texas Library Association's TAYSHAS Reading List (2014)
Speaking Engagements (State or National)
- Romance Writers of America National Conference
- National Council of Teachers of English ALAN Conference
- Texas Library Association Annual Conference
- Texas Book Festival
- Austin Teen Book Festival
- Siren's Conference 2014 Guest of Honor (Keynote Speaker)
- Story concept development (or discovery).
- Pitches and query letters that deliver the core concept of a story.
- Characters that can carry a story.
- Emotional beats that add heart and depth, and reader connection.
- Interactive workshops or meetings with teen writers
- Answers to awkward teenager questions about the writer's life.
- The Care and Nurture of Your Story Idea
- The Gothic Novel and the History of Women's Literature
- The Gothic Novel — It's not about black lipstick.
- Even Heroes Get the Blues — Finding your character's emotional voice
- Characters You Love or Love to Hate
- Perfecting your Pitch — Make your story sound awesome