Tri-Valley Writers Member News
Blake Heitzman‘s short story, “The Bramble Trail” is scheduled for the September 2015 issue of The Ultimate Writer after waiting three years for acceptance confirmation.
Mary Heaton won GOLD in the Travel/Guidebook Non-Fiction category in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards for Rambling Through the Emerald Isle.
Sharon Svitak, writing as Sharon Burgess, won SILVER in the Fiction-Romance/Erotica (Contemporary) category in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards for Simply Irresistible: A Spruce Creek Romance.
Daniel Hobbs, writing as Ben Leiter,) published his novel, Baby Boomers’ Love-Betrayal, in August 2015.
CLUB AWARDS & NEWS
Tri-Valley Writers and Open Mic with My Friends at the Pleasanton Library was featured in the July 30, 2015 Valley Journal of the Bay Area News Group. Correspondent Beth Jensen interviewed TVW President Deborah ‘Jordan’ Bernal along with TVW members and Open Mic attendees Fred Norman and Shelley Riley for an article that highlighted the benefits of participating in an open mic. Read the article here.
Join us on November 21, 2015 as one of Pleasanton’s finest, Detective Brandon Stocking, shares the ins and outs of writing crime/police scenes with his discussion on the inside story of police investigation.
Brandon Stocking joined the Pleasanton Police Department in 2008. He worked as a patrol officer for four years. In 2013 he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Unit as a detective and investigates crimes against persons. Detective Stocking is the lead investigator of most major or violent crimes in Pleasanton. [Read More…]
Have you poured your heart and soul into a draft of your novel or spent the month of November writing 50,000 + words for NaNoWriMo, and now don’t know what to do with all your effort? Perhaps you are not sure if you have hooked your reader. Maybe you are stuck with the muddle in the middle. Then join us on December 19, 2015 as we hold a “Workshop A La Carte” in which attendees will be able to join in on three out of five table-top discussions on topics such as: attention grabbing beginnings, avoiding the sag in the middle, developing realistic dialogue, writing to the promise, and the art of interviewing or the killer sentence.
Attendees will take away ideas and concrete examples of ways to improve their writing.
Join us on January 16, 2016 as we celebrate Voices of the Valley: Word for Word, the third anthology of the Tri-Valley Writers. Sample the joys and sorrows, the inevitable highs and lows, the truths and deceptions in the indelible scenes of life. Share in the readings as we journey through the stories and poetry crafted by the members of Tri-Valley Writers.
Winterfest is a time to rejoice in our members’ accomplishments and network with fellow writers. Members will get a chance to read a brief selection of their work from Voices of the Valley: Word for Word. Bring your copy, or purchase another one, and make your fellow authors’ day by requesting their autograph. Special refreshments will be served. [Read More…]