C. Hope Clark's Tidewater Murder won Best Mystery in the 2014 EPIC (Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition) ebook Awards! She also won 2013 EPIC award for Lowcountry Bribe.
SWA vice president, Buzz Bernard, has also won a 2014 EPIC eBook Award -- in the suspense/thriller category for his novel Plague. Buzz is currently at work on his fourth novel, Blizzard.
Janet Sheppard Kelleher has been honored to open the first annual Listen To Your Mother show in Charleston, SC on May 4, 2014 with her nonfiction story, "I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' Babies." Her creative nonfiction has been published in various edition editions of Not Your Mother's Book, including … On Being a Woman - "Sitting Room Only," and … On Family - "Telltale Possessions" (Coming June 10, 2014). It's no surprise she won the Carrie McCray Memorial award for Nonfiction in 2013.
Sheila Hudson signed a contract with Dancing With Bear Publishing company for her book 13 Decisions that will Change Your Life, the first in a series.
Judith Barban has added two books to her resume in 2014. Her YA novel Meredith's Wolf is a sequel to her award-winning Poplar River, which garnered the ThomasMax You Are Published award at the SWA Workshop a few years ago. Judith has also penned Crown Jewels, a collection of her poetry. (Crown Jewels will be released this month.)
Peggy Mercer gospel song THE OAR hit No. 7 on Southern gospel countdown on elite CASHBOX magazine charts and is climbing.
Holly McClure signed a contract with Mercer for her book Conjuror. She also participated this month in the Daddy's Girl Writers Conference.
Patrick Hempfing had moMENts columns published in April issues of About Families, Idaho Family, Mendo Lake Family Life, Palmetto Parent, Sonoma Family Life, Suburban Parent, and Western New York Family magazines.
We invite members to share news about their successes and activities so we can all join the celebration!