Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Exciting Member News!

Patrick Hempfing's "moMENts" column was published in the August issues of Pennsylvania's About Families, Idaho Family, South Carolina's Palmetto Parent, South Florida Parenting, Texas's Suburban Parent, and Western New York Family

Erika Hoffman's essay called "Dream, Dream, Dream" was accepted into Myrtle Beach's Sasee Magazine for their September issue. Her mystery, Chew on That, has also been published on Page & Spine.

Congratulations to all of our amazing members who have had pieces published. If you've had something published and would like to be including in our blog, please do send it to us at purplepros@gmail.com. Also, do include links to your website or blog, and that way we can introduce everyone to the genius that is you! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Help a SWA Sister Out ...

Erika Hoffman's non-fiction humourous essay, "How Do You Know I Need To ...," has been posted on Midlife Collage.
Midlife Collage is a weekly competition site for writers of a certain age, and Erika needs your votes to win. Let's help her do it by clicking the link to the site above and hitting the like button on her story or leaving a comment, and get her into the number one spot! Y'all should also read the other stories in the contest, but I have a feeling that Erika's is the best.
This site is also a great resource for our other members. Because it is an open contest, you can enter one of your stories as well! If you do enter and make it into the contest, let us know and we'll post it here! 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Signing!

Hey y'all! Exciting news on the member front; one of our fantastic published authors and Vice President, Buzz Bernard, has a book signing this Sunday (August 3) at 2 p.m. at Alpharetta's Barnes & Noble Mansell Crossings.
If you're new to Buzz's work, he writes amazing thrillers that are both gripping and well-written.
Whether you need to complete your collection or buy your first Buzz Bernard novel, this is the perfect event to add more great books to your collection and to meet the ever-affable Buzz and have him sign a copy of what is sure to be your new favorite novel.
For more information, see the flyer below.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Exciting Member News!

One of our very own amazing writers, Lola Schaefer, was just featured on Kate Messner's Blog as part of her Mini-Lesson Monday series. Lola provides some extremely valuable information regarding non-fiction leads and how to draw readers in with catchy, well-written leads. For more information and to read the blog post, click here for a direct link.

Congratulations, Lola! We'll definitely be putting your lessons to good use.

Lola Schaefer is the author of several non-fiction books, including Just One Bite and Lifetime. She is also a teacher and writing consultant who is passionate about helping children learn to express themselves through the written word. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

It's Criminal

Lately, a certain song has been taking the internet by storm. Now, y'all may or may not know, but there is very little that certain factions of the internet hate more than grammar mistakes. To that end,  songwriter and nerd extraordinaire  Weird Al Yankovic has created "Word Crimes," a grammar-based jam that remixes Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."  Personally, we much prefer Weird Al's version. We hope you do, too!