MAY

LUW Tooele Chapter’s April meeting recap:
Welcome to our newest members! We gained several!

One of our new memebers is D. Darlene Sonntag- a published author who shared her insight into creating a writer’s website.
Check it out at http://ddarlenesonntag.com.
She also has a facebook page here!

We are pleased to have all of our new members! As always, email me a picture and a short “about the author” and then a longer “get to know you” piece to be featured in our newsletter! My email is steenerbeaner@yahoo.com.

UPCOMING EVENT:
SPRING WORKSHOP MAY 15th

FEATURING CLASSES BY AUTHORS:
CLINT JOHNSON – GREEN DRAGON CODEX
(TRIPLE THREAT WRITING EXERCISE)
DAN WELLS – I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER
(SEVEN POINTS OF WRITING PRESENTATION)
BEN BEHUNIN – DISCOVERING ISAAC: THE BELOVED POTTER OF NIEDERBIPP
(SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING AND GRAPHIC ARTS)
ELANA JOHNSON – THE ART OF THE QUERY
ANGELA ESCHLER AND MELISSA DALTON –
(THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY AND MARKETING STRATEGY)
Date: MAY 15, 2010 8:30 am -3:30pm FREE for members/ $10.00 non-members
Lunch provided- $7.00
Location: Hampton Inn and Suites of Orem 851 W. 1250 S.
Seating Limited Register by email: roxyhaynie@mac. com


Our spotlight this month is dedicated to LAURA!!!!

Laura Bastian is now twice as old (or older) than the characters she’s
trying to write about. But she loves reading books for Young Adults
and is now attempting to write some of those books. Fantasy and
Science fiction are her favorites, but she also loves all kinds of
books. Reading has been a favorite pastime all her life. Even at the
breakfast table ( if a book isn’t close by, she’ll read the cereal
boxes top to bottom, front to back.) Her husband has even been amazed
that she will read a book while watching a movie. (Hey, when the
movie gets boring, she can dive into a book and be swept away).
She is a mother to 4 and wife to 1. She is a homebody, preferring to
travel to distant places in the comfort of her own home with the magic
of a good book.
She has always loved reading, but only recently decided that she loves
to write. An elementary teacher by profession, she let her license
expire to focus on raising her young family. In an attempt to earn
credits to renew her license, she enrolled in a writing class. The
first assignment involved looking at a picture and writing a 1000 word
story from it. That story just begged to be extended and an 81,000
word Science Fiction YA story emerged.
There are many steps ahead in this journey, but Laura is so excited to
be on it. It isn’t as easy as she once daydreamed it was, but
someday, with lots of hard work and the help of some great support,
she’ll finish this journey.

We’ll see you all at our next meeting!


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