Members Present: Jackie, Judy, Karen, Mari, Patty, Ruthann, Valia
Guests: Pam F., Sharon C.
Karen announced her circus elephant rescue book Ivy is coming out in November. Karen teamed up with High Hill Publishers to get her historical novel published. It was an eight year journey which demonstrates it’s never easy, but patience, persistence, and belief in your work pays off.
Mari wants all Christmas book submissions in to her by August 15th. She will review each piece and notify the author of any editing changes that are needed the first week of September. Members should also include a recipe and photo. Illustrations and personal photos for the publication are also encouraged.
Ruthann read her submission The Best-Worst Christmas Ever! Mari offered a few suggestions.
Jackie read two poems "Spike’s Lunch" and "Thanksgiving Top Ten". She reported she is having a hard time writing Christmas poems for the book.
Judy read her story Tinsel Wars.
Valia read his poem "Rainbow". Mari encouraged him to write about Indian celebrations for the publication.
Patty read the second chapter from Modiste De Paris entitled “The Ring of a Different Bell”.
Next meeting will be August 13th at Rosati’s Pizza at 6:30 in Schererville.