It’s been a long and cold winter here in “Hotlanta.” We’ve survived snow, ice, and –in my case-packed on an extra couple pounds due to being snowed in with one too many brownies. I think I speak for most of us when I say that we are ready for warmer weather. This newsletter is packed with exciting news for readers and authors who are working on their manuscript. First, for the authors: on April 26, 2014, Ann Hite and I will lead a workshop in Atlanta. Ann and I have planned a delightful workshop that will teach you how to create memorable characters and tap into your creativity.
The workshop is affordably priced and lunch is included.
Visit this link to learn more about the conference. Early bird registration is NOW until
March 1, 2014.
Additionally, for those who have completed a manuscript, critique sessions and editing services are available.
Please tell your friends about this workshop.
NEW BOOKS YOU SHOULD READ:
Spring means the release of NEW BOOKS: I am proud to be the cheerleader for several books you should read this spring. I’ll start with Project Keepsake because-well-I have a story in this book. Do you have treasured keepsakes? Most of us do which is why I was honored when Amber Nagle asked me to contribute to her collection. Project Keepsake releases in just a few weeks. Get ready to read some delightful stories. Click here to learn more about Amber and buy a copy of the book.
For the Horse Lover If you love discovering new authors, I have one for you. R.L.M Tipton is new to the publishing world. Her supporters have been waiting, for Thou Shalt Fly Without Wings for some time. Tipton offers a look into the world of horses, and horse champions. These stories are from the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. If you have ever loved an animal, you will love this book.
Now, Let’s Get Sassy: Beth Albright is a gem of a Southern Belle who is the author of the Sassy Belle series. Beth creates characters that readers adore. Just in time for Spring, she has released a charming novella that you simply must check out (Click here). Readers hope she’ll stop by Atlanta on her way to Alabama during her next tour. I’ll keep you posted via Facebook. Y’all must meet this Belle.
Life is finally wonderful for Tuscaloosa’s Blake O’Hara Heart: a rekindled love affair with her high school sweetheart and a precious new baby on the way. But when she gets an unexpected call from Harry Heart, her soon to be ex-husband, Blake’s new sweet world is turned upside down.
Spring Means New Beginnings: I met Shellie Rushing Tomlinson a little over a year ago and this little Belle of All Things Southern is the real deal. Her lovely book titled, Heart Wide Open speaks to my heart. When I started reading it, I thought I would scan a few pages, but no, I found myself doing something I never do . . . writing notes in the margin! I became so inspired and excited that I sent her texts in the middle of the night. Fortunately she is in a different time zone and didn’t mind.
There is so much to share about this book. I want to quote my favorite parts, but I am won’t because this is her baby and she gets first dibs. I will say that Shellie penned some of the thoughts I’ve felt as I walk a life of faith. This is the PERFECT gift to slip inside an Easter basket, but be warned, buy two copies because you will want to keep a copy for yourself.
And Finally, about Me: Mercer University is still on target to release the latest installment of the Billy Albertson book in the fall of 2014. If you haven’t downloaded my short story collection or purchased my other books, you can do so here. I am currently working hard at my first novel.
I am passionate about literacy, gardening, and I still help Billy Albertson on his farm. Friends, family, and you-the reader- are important to me. If you like my books, please tell your friends. I am only successful if you tell others about my work. If you are a blogger or belong to a book club, please contact me so we can talk about booking events and guest blog posts.
Contact me via my website www.reneawinchester.com.