Magic Hour Writers

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Meeting Highlights June 26, 2014

Member’s Present:  Bernardo, Cathy, Jackie, Judy, Luneil, Pam, Suzy

Guests:  Katherine Flotz, Kathryn Page Camp

Kathryn Page Camp, a retired lawyer and full-time writer, read the first chapter of her middle grade novel Desert Jewels.  Her novel tells the story of Emi, a young Japanese American schoolgirl growing up in California during World War II. Kathryn has authored two non-fiction books that are published but this is her first time writing for a younger audience. Writers in Wonderland and In God We Trust are both available on

Lora Mercado was our guest speaker. She started getting signs from heaven after her infant son passed away. This prompted her to collect stories from other people who had similar experiences. She published her first book Our Angels Await in March 2013. Since then Lora has published several cookbooks and other books and magazines featuring art and photography both online and in print format. She went through the process of self-publishing and offered information and resources from getting started to promoting yourself and your work by networking and free book offers. Her handouts included links to writing software, book cover designers, writing podcasts, websites and blogs, and even where to get ISBN numbers. See more about Lora on our Author/Guest Speaker Page.

Members discussed a retreat. Suzy offered to have an all-day working meeting at her house in Demotte on August 16th. Members can work on current projects, get some computer help, and/or some inspiration and thorough critique from each other.

Next meeting is at 6:30 on July 10 at the Sip Coffee House in Crown Point, IN.