I support my local businesses and groups. I’m honored to do both on Saturday, December 21, 2019 when I, along with S.V. Farnsworth and Marjorie Wood, will be participating in a book signing at Always Buying Books in Joplin, Missouri from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Joplin Writers’ Guild has supported, encouraged, corrected, and educated me for the past 10 years. I joined them at a time when I was forced to reevaluate my priorities in life. A devastating downsizing brought me to my knees. Fighting overwhelming despair, I accepted my sister’s invitation to join the Guild and haven’t regretted it for a single moment.
I had one publication credit to my name when I joined. It was from my college years, which were around 20 years before. Now I’m proud to have 16 publication credits and multiple awards. I would never have been able to accomplish so much without my amazing original writers’ group.
Seasons of the Four States is the culmination of a series of contests held throughout 2019. All of those who placed in the competitions were invited to contribute their winning entries to this book with a limit of two pieces each. Each story or poem included in this fabulous anthology won 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place in one of our contests.
Each story or poem is set in the Four States area, which is Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. The Four States is the area where all those states come together. From where I live in Missouri, I can be in Kansas or Oklahoma in less than half an hour. It takes me longer to get to Arkansas, anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, but it’s an easy drive.
I have two romantic short stories in Seasons of the Four States. “Whisper’s Choice” is set in my hometown or Asbury, Missouri. “The Slippery Road to Love” is set in Joplin, Missouri, which is the city in which I work.
Joplin Writers’ Guild would love to see everyone at Always Buying Books on December 21, 2019. Come on in, say hi, and find some amazing books. Books or gift certificates/cards to book stores are, in my humble opinion, the perfect gift.
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