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Writers Group Happenings

It’s been a busy spring for Pamlico Writers Group members. At the risk of forgetting to mention some of our member accomplishments, I want to share some of their successes.

Member writer Angela Beach Silverthorne and daughter Tia Silverthorne Bach have been busy with book signings and appearances that feature their co-authored novel Depression Cookies. Told with two distinct voices of the middle-aged mother, Abby, and teenage daughter, Krista, the book is a coming of age story about a young family living under the stress of frequent corporate moves. To quote the website (depressioncookies.com), “What neither expects to find is the true essence of magic in the strength, friendship, power and energy of the female spirit.”

Look for an interview with the pair on The Balancing Act on channel 39 (Lifetime Television) to be aired next week (June 21st, 7-8am).

Depression Cookies has also won a finalist slot in the 2011 Next Generation Indie Awards competition. Program Chair Catherine Goulet likes to call  their awards program “the Sundance of the book publishing world.”

You may follow these two authors at their blog (depressioncookies.blogspot.com).

Member writer James H. Lupton had his second book in the PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE series released this spring. Pilgrimage of Grace: Perilous Power follows the original book, Pilgrimage of Grace: Turbulent Youth that was released in October, 2010.

These books are fictitious novels based on the life of Dr. Roger Lupton (1456-1540). The first novel tells the story of Roger Lupton from impoverished village lad to doctor of canon law at Cambridge. Roger struggles with life as he becomes a priest.

In the second novel, Roger becomes the king’s chaplain at Windsor Castle. To quote the book website (pilgrimageofgrace.com), “He is elected provost of Eton College and enjoys wealth and prestige until the upheaval of King Henry Eight’s divorce plunge him into dangerous conflict between pope and crown. Roger’s story climaxes in the rebellion sweeping across England in 1536 when he is forced to make hard choices.”

Jim’s powerful books fit right into the fad of the British royal watching mania at present.

Writer member Donna Anderson Lay continues to promote her book, Era, at local events. The novel, set in 1942, follows the life of Liz Olfson as she gets into trouble. “There were fish to catch, bootleggers to talk to, ghosts to watch out for, and a murder to solve.” as reported on the Amazon.com website. “The great depression didn’t end quickly in rural Eastern North Carolina and poverty was a way of life for her family. Fortunately, her easygoing Daddy was able to keep things lively with stories that always kept Liz’s spirits up.”

Donna has reportedly “sold a passel of books” and continues to offer them at local events and online at the Amazon website.

Other members continue to write their novels, poetry, and projects. Please join us and we will welcome your participation with friendly criticism and help in your writing venture.

The group continues to think about publishing a new edition of Showboat (to be our third book) that will feature short, current members’ writings and poetry.

Happy Father’s Day!

Check out the Pamlico Writers Group Blog at pamlicowritersgroup.wordpress.com. You’ll find past newspaper columns there and you may leave your comments. I welcome your feedback.


About Pamlico Writers Group

This is a publication of the Pamlico Writers Group, created to help promote and advance writers skills along with expanding our groups membership and reach. Our aim on this site is to keep you our readers and participants aware of upcoming events. Topics covered during the year will be news regarding our annual Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition, co-sponsored with Arts of the Pamlico, discussion of and from our conferences, participants and group news. PWG's Steering Committee has finalized details for our 5th Annual Pamlico Writers Conference on March 17 & 18th, 2017 at The Turnage Theatre, 150 W. Main St., Washington, NC. This year's theme is "Words," Image and Story". Our Friday night keynote speaker this year will be Author, Teacher, Speaker, and Director of Lavenson Studios, Zelda Lockhart. For more information on Ms. Lockhart visit her website at: http://www.zeldalockhart.com/. For a complete schedule of Friday night and Saturday events, go to our website at: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Be sure to check back often for more details of this and other events we have planned. The companion juried writing competition submissions opened on January 1, 2017. Winners are announced and an awards ceremony will be held during our Friday night Kick-Off Event. If you'd like more information on guidelines for entries, please go to our website: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/ All registrations for both conference and/or entry into the competition will be made through our web site: https://www.pamlicowritersgroup.wildapricot.org/. Again, see site for complete details. Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. **If you are a writer interested in finding a critique group or other writers, we encourage you to come and join us. If you life at a distance please don't let that diswade you, we have several members who participate predominately on-line. Our meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm here in Washington, NC at the Turnage Theatre. We would love to hear from you regarding comments or ideas you have for the group. This blog is authored by members of our writer's group. Thank you for stopping by. See you soon, Kaylene Wilson Program Coordinator


2 thoughts on “Writers Group Happenings

  1. Looking forward to next March – Conference.

    Posted by Jim Keen | October 15, 2013, 10:50 am
  2. See you soon.

    Posted by Jim Keen | October 15, 2013, 10:51 am

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