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Sunday, February 28, 2021

If you haven't already, maybe it's time . . .

cj Sez: Writers’ organizations are great for learning and honing the craft and for networkinggathering information and making those all-important connections.

   I’m a member of Mobile Writers Guild ( ), Alabama Writers’ Forum ( ), Alabama Writers’ Conclave ( ), Sisters in Crime ( ) and their online Guppy chapter. 

   Each of these organizations is important to my growth as an author 

   If you’re not in Alabama, I’ll recommend the international group, Sisters in Crime. When you become a member of SinC, you’re eligible to join the 1000-member Guppies (i.e., the “great unpublished,” but they don’t kick you out of the group even after you’re multi-published). 

   The feedback from member/writers of these groups is
informative, super supportive regardless of your level of expertise, and on the money. Not only do they have a large list of specialized groups (for agent searches, querying, critiquing of specific genres, manuscript swaps, et al.), they also offer a variety of virtual skill-building classes.  

   If you haven’t joined a writers’ organization, maybe you should think about doing that.


   Speaking of writers’ groups, here’s a cover reveal of a new YA book from one of my fellow Mobile Writers Group authors, Candice Marley Conner. Sale-priced pre-order is available on sure to look for the launch on June 15, 2021.

 “Sixteen-year-old Bea Pearl knows her brother isn’t dead. Even if her parents don’t agree. Even if the entire town doesn’t believe her.”


Celebrating Black History Month 

“The richer we have become materially, the poorer we become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.” ―  Frederick Douglass 


cj Sez: That’s it for today’s post. You-all guys keep on keeping on, and I’ll try to do the same.

P.S.  Signed copies of my stand-alone novels (suspense with a touch of romance) are available at The Haunted Bookshop. TO ORDER my autographed books or any book of your choice on-line from an indie bookstore, contact The Haunted Bookshop here:

   The store has re-opened to limited hours, so if you’re in the Mobile area, you can stop and shop, too.

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