December 2020 Member News

The fourth book in Cynthia Baxter’s Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mystery Series (Kensington) came out in December.  The title is GAME OF CONES. The softcover version of Book 3, LAST LICKS, came out in August.

December 2020 Meeting Recap: Build A Story & End of Year Sharing

We began our Holiday party with an inspiring and witty original carol sung by Cynthia Blair: A Writer’s Twelve Days of Christmas. Our Build A Story activity did not end with the identification of a murderer, but it produced some hearty laughter along the way. A monestery in a desert wilderness provided the starting point … Read more

November 2020 Member News

Erica Miner recently released the third in her ‘Opera Mystery’ series, Staged for Murder. A Virtual Book Party event takes place Sun., Dec. 6 @ 2 pm. Sign up at:, and put ‘Book Party’ in the ‘Message’ section. Marty Wingate’s Murder Is a Must, book two in the First Edition Library mysteries, released on December 1. January 12 … Read more

October 2020 Member News

‘Tis the season to release a book! And many of our members are launching new books this autumn. Please support each other by buying these books AND reviewing them. As we all know, a good review is a gift that keeps on giving! Alice K. Boatwright published a new story, “No Prince,” in The Blood … Read more

September 2020 Member News

Our members are hitting the contest circuit as speakers this month, but this fall it’s all happening online. In addition, there are new books and stories, new blogs, book launches, contest news, and more. Enjoy these highlights from September… and be sure to send your news by October 20th for next month’s column: You … Read more

August 2020 Member News

New books, blogs, awards, and more… it would take more than a pandemic to slow down our authors! Enjoy these highlights from July and August… and be sure to send your news by September 20th for next month’s column: You may also post your news directly to our Facebook page. Peggy Ann Barnett has … Read more

July 2020 Meeting Recap: Virtual Ice Cream Social

July 9, 2020 President Luanne Brown presented a Powerpoint with an overview of the “new normal,” some cartoons, a preview of upcoming programs, and pictures of FOOD. Over twenty members introduced themselves to each other and shared stories about what they are writing and reading and how the pandemic is affecting their lives. Only a … Read more