Thursday, March 16, 2017
Progressive Rising Phoenix Press has released Deanna K. Klingel's YA novel, Spokes. Spokes is about a Catholic girl and a Jewish boy training for a triathlon, who search for clues to solve the mystery of a hit and run killer. Along the way they discover the importance of truth, friendship, and faith.
Klingel writes primarily, not exclusively, for young adult readers. She has thirteen books published and others in the que. In addition, one of the picture books is also in Spanish, and there are teacher/classroom study guides for two historical fictions. Many of the books have received recognition and awards. Two of her short stories were contest winners. She's a member of SCBWI, ACFW, Catholic Writers Guild, and NCWN. She blogs twice a week at booksbydeanna.com, and travels with her books across the South and beyond, appearing at schools, museums, and events. Her books are widely distributed and are available wherever books are sold.
Klingel is a member of North Carolina Writer's Network-West. She will be hosting a workshop at the NCWN-West's A Day for Writers, at Sylva, NC, on May 6, 2017. Ms. Klingel's topic will be: "The Merry Go Round of Children's Literature". She will discuss how to recognize the types of children's literature, the myths about writing for children, and the writing process for Child Lit and how it differs for each kind of Child Lit. She will also cover working with illustrators and finding the proper publisher for your work. Klingel will go over questions to ask your publisher before signing the contract , and will address how to market Child Lit.
Links for registration and the schedule for A Day for Writers, are here:
Monday, April 11, 2016
NC Writers' Network West's poets, Janice Townley Moore and Joan M. Howard to read at the John C. Campbell Folk School, Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM
On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM, John Campbell Folk School and NC Writers Network West are sponsoring The Literary Hour, an hour of poetry and prose reading held at Keith House on the JCFS campus. This event is normally held the third Thursday of the month unless otherwise notified. The reading is free of charge and open to the public. Poets and writers Janice Townley Moore and Joan Howard will be the featured readers. Both of these writers are widely published and their readings are always events that entertain.
Janice Townley Moore, Professor Emeritus of English at Young Harris College, published a chapbook, Teaching the Robins, with Finishing Line Press in 2005. Her poems have appeared in Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Poetry Review, Connecticut Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, and in many anthologies. Her latest poem was published in Coming Off the Line: The Car in American Culture, published by Main Street Rag. An active member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network, she is coordinator for the poetry critique group which meets at Tri-County Community College.Joan M.Howard's poetry has been published in The Lyric, The Road Not Taken: The Journal of Formal Poetry, Lucid Rhythms, Victorian Violet, Our Pipe Dreams, Aurorean, The Deronda Review, Miller's Pond, Wild Goose Poetry Review, The Eclectic Muse, Red Fox Run: Writer's Workshop 2013, Georgia Poetry Society's Reach of Song 2012. She is a former teacher, member of North Carolina Writers' Network West, has studied German and English literature, goes birding, spends time in Athens and on the beautiful waters of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Georgia.