The Official Newsletter of Mobile Writers Guild
April 1, 2015
Volume 5 Issue 7
From the President:
It's that time of year for our organization--Officer elections! If you are interested in running for office, or would like to nominate someone, please consider doing so. You can email me: email@example.com or you can post your nomination in our private facebook group. If you are new, don't let that hold you back! The positions are: President, Vice President (in charge of programming), Secretary, and Treasurer.
-Angela Trigg w/a Angela Quarles
2014-2015 MWG President
Our next monthly meeting is this THURSDAY, April 2, in the first floor meeting room of the West Regional Library from 6-7:30 pm. Published author Robin Bridges will be our guest speaker for April! Topic will be The Ins and Outs of Publishing Paranormal and Urban Fantasy. She will discuss the marketing of the genre, her publishing journey through Random House, the research involved for setting one in historical settings, the marketing of the genre, as well as her thoughts of the future of the genre. By day, Robin Bridges is a mild-mannered writer of young adult fiction. By night, she’s a pediatric nurse who pokes small children with needles. Robin lives on the Gulf Coast with her family, two dogs, three cats, thirteen fish, and two starfish. She is the author of the historical fantasy series, the Katerina Trilogy, published by Delacorte/ Random House, and DREAMING OF ANTIGONE, a contemporary YA coming next year from Kensington Teen. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meeting. Refreshments are potluck, so if you can, bring something for the group to nibble.
The Gulf Coast Chapter of the Romance Writer's of America meeting is Saturday, April 4 11 am in the second floor meeting room at Carpe Diem on Old Shell Rd.
The next MWG Open Mic is Wednesday, April 15, at Serda’s Coffee on Royal Street. No pre-registration is required, but we suggest arriving between 5:30-5:50 to sign-up to read. We’ll do as many readings (ten minutes or less) as possible between 6-8pm. You do not need to be a member to read.
Downtown Mobile Alliance will be holding Pop Up Mobile on May 2. They are encouraging vendors, so if you're interested in selling your books, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Member Opportunity
Our arrangement with the Urban Emporium in downtown Mobile is up and running!
Here are the details: Members in good standing will be able to sell their books through the MWG at Urban Emporium, a retail shop on Dauphin Street in their Mobile Makers section. Urban Emporium will take 25% of the sale price, and 2.5% for credit card transactions. If the organization sells less than $100/month, the fee MWG pays per month is $7.50. If we sell over $100, the fee is $15. They are open 6 days a week, plus during special events. This is a stupendous opportunity to showcase members' books. To participate, you must be a current member, and pay an additional fee of $15/year. If you are interested, please bring up to five copies of your book(s) to the meeting and your checkbook. I will also need an electronic copy of your author bio and photo--please send to email@example.com.
MWG member Carrie Dalby Cox's first novel, Fortitude (young adult, historical), will be released in January 2016 by Anaiah Press under the name Carrie Dalby. Congratulations, Carrie!
Angela Quarles' debut novel, Must Love Breeches, has finaled in The Carolyn Readers Choice Award, 2015, by the North Texas Romance Writer's of America.
Continue to send in your writing news and author events to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share your milestones with the community.
Where to find us:
On Twitter: @MobileWriters
Remember that comments, suggestions, and questions are welcome—both online and at the meetings. Thanks for your continued support!