Not every monster started as human.
In this anthology of eleven original tales - ten by DFW Writers' Workshop members - the undead are never quite expected. From sinister feline mummies to ravenous zombified cars and any and all things in-between, the living dead have returned from their graves, junkyards, and even the war torn skies to haunt the lands of the living. With stories horrific, funny, and weird, Strange Afterlives has a little something for everyone who has ever wondered what terrible secrets could be lurking in that rotting tree or broken toy.
Edited by former DFWWW board member and "a pretty cool guy (according to his mother)", A. Lee Martinez, STRANGE AFTERLIVES is available on Amazon for $0.99.
Buy it now see firsthand why you should join the workshop, if you haven't already.
Stories included in this anthology:
Mouse Trouble by A. Lee Martinez
After the Invasion by Russell C. Connor
Seated Woman with Child by Rosemary Clement-Moore
Roots by Brooke Fossey
The Late Mrs. Buttons by Sally Hamilton
An Undercover Haunting by Kristi Hutson
GImme Shelter by David C. Whiteman
01001110 by Nik Holman
The Runner by John Bartell
Night Witch by Shawn Scarber
The Scavenger Hunt by John Sanders Jr.
STRANGE AFTERLIVES will terrify and amuse. You may never look at a rusted automobile the same way again.
And be sure to join us any Wednesday night at 7:00 pm at The Simmons Center in Euless to see how DFWWW authors keep producing wonderful stories like the ones in this anthology.
Tex will be at the Barnes & Noble at the Shops at North East Mall in Hurst, Texas on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 3:00 PM signing copies of her newest novel, Medicine for the Dead.
This is the second book in the Children of the Drought series.
We hope to see you there!
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Brenna will also be quoted in an article in a small Woman's Magazine - (Western North Carolina Woman's Magazine) which hit stands in North Carolina last Friday. She is speaking at the University of Nevada - Las Vegas this Wednesday.
Carmen Goldthwaite is teaching Narrative Nonfiction: The Proposal at SMU beginning Feb 2nd.
Go the distance in narrative nonfiction with this class that helps you create the selling tool -- a book proposal --for your memoir, biography, history, anthology or travelogue. In this intensive, the first classes will concentrate on story ideas and early chapters, including research skills. Next, in a distance learning phase, you will develop the skeleton of the book, the outline. The third phase will be classroom learning about the business component of the proposal: marketing, platform and polishing. The intended product -- a complete and ready proposal (first three chapters, explicit outline, marketing and platform plans and statements) qualifies for eligibility to apply to the SMU Writer's Seminar in New York. THIS TIME ONLY, NO PREREQUISITES.
Dates: February 2 - April 26, 2012
Meets: Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (SKIP 3/15), 12 Sessions
Instructor: Carmen Goldthwaite
Notes: Skip date 3/15 Publish Your Nonfiction Book by Shaarlene Martin and Anthony Flacco, Writers Digest Books, 2009 AND Writing for Story by Jon Franklin
Carolyn Williamson announced the North Texas Romance Writers are having writers conference Friday March 30th to Sunday April 1st. The cost is $150. For more info visit Texas Two Step Conference.
Alley Pat Hauldren announced the National Space Society of North Texas is having a poetry contest.
Don't forget to register for the conference, DFW Writers' Conference. Keynote speaker is James Rollins. Twenty-one agents and editors attending!
Jenny Martin is teaching Writing Young Adult Books: The Path to Publication this spring at the University of Texas at Arlington. Along with her agent and editor, she has many more established agents and editors that will share their expertise about the industry. https://www.uta.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?~~12CO1722001
Speaking of the 2012 DFW Writers Conference… did you know we already have 18 agents and 3 editors signed up? For a list of agents and editors already confirmed visit www.dfwcon.org
The conference is May 19th – May 20th featuring keynote speaker James Rollins. You can read more about James Rollins at http://dfwwritersconference.org/keynote/
Rosemary Clement-Moore is the guest speaker at the Yellow Rose RWA this Saturday January 14th from 10am to 12:00. The meeting is held at the City of Grapevine – Merlot Room, 4500 Merlot Avenue, Grapevine, TX. She will be teaching ‘Method Writing’ which uses actor’s tools to enrich your writing. It’s free. www.yellowroserwa.com
Don't forget to sign up for DFW Con! Three New York Times Bestselling Authors are attending, including our keynote speaker, James Rollins.
We have entered into negotiations to find a new meeting space. While this process is in the works, it will take some time for us to secure a spot. We'll try to keep you updated!
Ballots counted, new board members announced:
Donna Lasko – President
Shawn Scarber – Treasurer
A. Lee Martinez – 2nd Vice President
Susan Clark – Director
Pamela Skjolsvik story “In the Pink” is being produced by the DFW Film Lab.
Richard Young was accepted to participate in a Federal program to deliver more efficient healthcare. He was the only physician in Texas asked to participate. Jim Landy interviewed him for an article in the Dallas Morning News.
Rosemary Clement-Moore will be the guest speaker at the Yellow Rose RWA on Saturday January 14th from 10am to 12:00. The meeting is held at the City of Grapevine – Merlot Room, 4500 Merlot Avenue, Grapevine, TX. She will be teaching ‘Method Writing’ which uses actor’s tools to enrich your writing. It’s free. www.yellowroserwa.com
Carmen Goldthwaite announced Chicken Soup for the Soul is calling out for essays on Hockey, either fans or players. She also announced she has two openings in her class held on Tuesday nights from 7pm to 10pm at her house. See www.carmengoldthwaite.com for more details.
Harry Hall announced Fred Compos from Fun City Social Media is looking for blog writers. For more details see www.funcitysocialmedia.com
Jason Myers announced three New York Times bestselling authors will teach classes at the upcoming Writers Conference. Only 19 Wednesdays left… DFWCon.org. Tom Gensler is looking for wranglers to assist the agents during their stay. We have twelve agents so far.
Donna Lasko reminded everyone of the vote next week. Nominations for the 2012 Board of Directors are due. The vote is next Wednesday along with the proposed amendments.
Please plan to attend next week so your voice can be heard.
December 14th is the holiday party. Bring your favorite potluck dish and ugly sweater.
The board began checking the read list against the member roster. Only paying members are allowed to read. If you have forgotten to renew please see a board member.
Our monthly Board meeting is next week at 6:00 pm.
Candace Havens is having a book signing Sunday, Nov. 13th from 1-3pm at Barnes and Noble in Stonebriar Mall. She will be one of 10 authors and they will be taking Q & A. Check out her website for more details.
Shawn Scarber has an essay, Project: New Dad, in the upcoming, The Myth of Mr. Mom, edited by Jeremy Rodden. Check his website for more details.
Harry Hall is speaking at the Toastmasters District 25 Conference, on Nov 19th at the Southlake Marriot. For those who attended his book signing at Crystals Pizza know the local media also attended. Irving TV’s About Towne featured Harry’s book signing. Check it out at www.ci.irving.tx.us
Steve Manning thanked everyone who signed up for Friends of Burlington Northern Santa Fe. He did so well at recruiting, his manager asked him to get more people signed up. Check it out at www.friendsofbnsf.com
Membership dues were due at the end of October. You may not read or critique without being a paid member.
Please contact Katy Roberts if you are interested in running for the board.
Del Cain is speaking at the Saginaw Public Library on Nov 3rd at 6:30 pm.
Candace Havens has two books coming out:
Model Marine comes out Nov 1st
Her story in the Spirited Anthology is coming out soon. Proceeds go to a literacy charity
George Goldthwaite heard from Books in Motion. Recording has begun on his newest audio book.
Susan Clark has volunteered to Chair the Building Search Committee. If you hear of any vacancies in the HEB area, email info to [email protected]
Halloween Read is October 26th – bring a dish; come in costume!
Reminder: Dues for 2012 are due by Oct 31st. $100 a year and it’s very simple to renew and pay online.