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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Meeting Highlighs - May 9, 2018

Members Present:  Jackie, Judy, Karen, Luneil, Patty

Karen has been editing Rescuing Ivy and plans to submit to publishers once it is complete.  She has been working closely with her agent as they feel the last publisher did little to promote sales. This version will be longer and the characters will be more developed. She will also change the title of the book.

Karen passed around illustrated pages from A Medal with a Heart and brought Peggy Archer’s latest book A Hippy Hoppy Toad. Peggy has been a regular contributor to Highlights Magazine, authoring six of their mini readers.

Judy met author Sharon M. Griffin RN, PhD and brought one of her books to the meeting. Griffin did a presentation at Clarendale and discussed her series as well as her partnership with St. Jude Hospital. Judy asked members if we wanted to invite Griffin to speak at a future meeting.

Judy read “My Shadow; My Life”. She plans to submit it to Prairie Writer’s Guild for the next From the Edge of the Prairie book.

Jackie passed around pictures of the solar and lunar eclipse. She plans to submit several photos for the PWG book. Jackie‘s poem “Hello Hoots” was published in the April 2018 issue of Highlights High Five. She brought a copy of the magazine and the thank you card she received from the company.


Patty reported she had finally submitted her novel to a publisher! She plans to start a social media platform. Patty read Chapter Five, Still More Revelations.

Next Meeting:  June 13, 2018 at Rosati’s in Schererville, 6:30 p.m.