November 2015 Newsletter

Hello everybody,

I want to welcome you to the third meeting of our season. Our meeting will be this coming Thursday, November 5th from 6-8 PM at the West Regional Library on Grelot road. I look forward to seeing everybody and continue to get to know everyone. We have many exciting things planned for this upcoming year.

This Thursday’s meeting is titled “ Traditional VS Self-Publishing“: Join us as we welcome Carolyn Haines, the multiple-award-winning, best-selling author of more than seventy books across numerous genres. With years of experience, combined with keen insight, Ms. Haines will walk us through the pros and cons in the different publication choices we have as writers in the twenty-first century.

Please remember to bring cash or check to renew your membership and for our new donation raffle. Remember, tickets will be $1 each and you may buy more than one. This month the book we will be raffling is “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. This is an excellent novel for writers, poets, artist, and anybody that has ever had a passion and needs that extra push to follow your dreams. I highly recommend this book, and insist that even if you don’t win it in the raffle, go out and buy it, read it, and study it. I have notes and highlights all throughout my own copy. I will speak a bit about it at the start of the meeting, and if you are interested in it please buy a few raffle tickets to see if you can win it. Remember, the donations for these tickets are going to our Mobile Writers Guild cards, the cost of the books, and to help us bring a New York Times Bestselling author to Mobile.

We also have a very exciting opportunity with the library for a “Home for the Holidays” event. Home for the Holidays, an event we are working on hosting this holiday season, will give writers an opportunity to set up a table and sell their books. Members are invited to decorate and share in the fun as people will enjoy festive foods and readings from local authors. If you wish to join us, we will need to know by our meeting. If you are a member with us, the cost is free, otherwise bring $10 with you if you want your own table. There is more information on our website at www.MobileWritersGuild.com

Pecan Festival in Mobile, AL will be featuring a writers festival. This will be set up in the Community Center during the festival. Authors will each have a table on which to display and sell their books. The dates are November 6 – November 8. The person to get in contact with about your book and contact information will be Angela Blomquist Stombaugh.

Remember, this year we are recording all of our meetings. If you are a member and missed a meeting or want to go back and listen to one of our meetings, you can get the private web address from us where you can do that. We also have most of the audios from last season as well if you want to go back and listen to any of them. We can make any member a CD of any audio they request.

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. We will also need an electronic copy of your author bio and photo–please send to mobilewritersguild@gmail.com.

Member News:

Joyce Scarbrough has released SHADES OF BLUE on Amazon as an E-Book and paperback. She has also released the new paperback edition of DIFFERENT ROADS.

Lee Ann Ward has rereleased her book THERE IN THE MOON MIST on amazon on October 31st.

Angela Quarles’ MUST LOVE BREECHES made #1 in Time Travel Romance, #1 in Historical Romance, and #23 Overall on Amazon. It is also #4 in the Nook store.
Bob Zeanah has a new book coming out November 7th titled NO ANCHOR.

Carrie Dalby Cox has a cover reveal for her novel FORTITUDE in November.

Craig A. Price Jr. will be releasing his first novel THE CRIMSON CLAYMORE in November in both print and E-Book. It is the first in a new Epic Fantasy series.

We will have a box of writing magazines by the back table that were donated to us, feel free to grab any that interest you.

We hope to see everybody there, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone once again.

Remember to bring snacks for the group if you can, we will have snacks in the back.

Bring copies of your books as well to put on our display table – who knows, you may sell a copy.

Join us at:
West Regional Library
5555 Grelot Rd,
Mobile, AL 36609
(251) 340-8555

6-8 PM in the meeting room on November 5th!

See you there!

Sincerely,
Craig A. Price Jr.
President
Mobile Writers Guild
2015-2016

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