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Haiku Expo Arizona-Inspired Japanese Poetry

Haiku Expo Arizona-Inspired Japanese Poetry

Free online entry

In the spirit of raising awareness of the arts and culture of Japan, we challenge you to write your own Arizona-inspired huiku poem.  This a new event at the Arizona Matsuri, a Festival celebrating Japanese arts, culture, food, music and dance at Heritage and Science Park in downtown Phoenix on February 21-22, 2015.

This event is open to all residents of Arizona and our sister of Himeji, Japan.  A select number of outstanding entries will be displayed online and at the Arizona Matsuri Festival.  Visit us online to learn about haku, entry guidelines, lesson plans, and submit up to 3 original haiku per person free of charge.  Entry Deadline: Feb. 7, 2015.

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Raven Grimaldi-

Raven Grimaldi-

 Writing, editing and proofreading services

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    Raven provides writing, editing and proofreading services for business writing, fiction and non-fiction writing. Raven has been in the writing business for more than …
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    About Raven. Welcome. This is a site dedicated not just to writers and readers – but to the dreamers, the curious, the creative and anyone who enjoys sailing away …
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    Good morrow, gentle readers. As some of you know, I have eclectic tastes in fiction, but one rule remains clear: it must be well-written to make my recommended list.
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    Raven Grimaldi | Wordsmith, Writer, Editor, Raconteur, Master Gardener and Mother.Raven has been in the writing business for over 20 years.

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Gecko Gals Ink, LLC

Authors who are “Differently Expertised”

PO Box 35271, Tucson, AZ  85740-5271

We offer writing workshops for those who wish to compose, whether for private use or publication.

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Mark your calendars now for the ALL-ZONA BOOK FEST  Sunday, October 12, 2014

St. Francis Cabrini Church

3201 East Presidio Road

Tucson, AZ 85716

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Catherine Ann Jones Author – an inspirational two-day workshop -THE WAY OF THE STORY presented by Catherine Ann Jones

Catherine Ann Jones Author – an inspirational two-day workshop -THE WAY OF THE STORY presented by Catherine Ann Jones

Join award-wining writer Catherine Jones for an inspirational two-day workshop

“We’ve become lopsided living only in our heads.
Writing, in order to serve the soul, must integrate outer
craft with inner world of intuition and feeling.”
-Catherine Ann Jones, New York Times

April 26th, 27th 2014
at Rancho del Malibu

I attended Catherine Ann Jones’ workshop on the
top of a mountain in Malibu on a glorious Indian
summer day. Ms Jones has the knack of saying
just the right words to bring out your dreams, desires,
hopes and failures through the writing process.
Oh, and the food the setting are divine!
Linda Lee Bell

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Autographs  .  Memorabilia

Alan Bean art  .  Exclusives  .  Artifacts from astronauts  .  Signings  .  Books  Photos


Annual conference of astronomers, astronauts, artists, exhibitors, public


original art  .  giclee prints  .  litho prints  .  posters  .  minis  .  world’s best artists

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Ron Wick Author- GOLD COAST MURDER & New Short Fiction Contest

New Author, New Release, New Short Fiction Contest


GCM_200I’m pleased to announce that yesterday, we released Ron Wick’s new mystery, Gold Coast Murders. The murder of Hailey Cashland, a Gold Coast Academy teacher who’s leading a double life from childhood sex abuse to the skin industry and multiple loves, exposes a sordid affair. Smart and sassy Seattle detective Michelle “Mitch” Santiago deals with personal issues paralleling the victim’s life while searching for the killer, now a predator with two victims. This is the first in the Santiago Mystery series. Since you’re reading this newsletter, you can Get Your Copy Today in Kindle, Nook, Apple, or PDF format for 50% Off at Smashwords. During checkout, enter coupon code ZP94A (not case-sensitive) to get your discount. Get your copy today! This book is also available at Amazon, but it’s regular price there.

Ron Wick_300Ron Wick is a retired teacher, principal and poet from the Seattle area, now living in Arizona. As an educator he also worked with police and court authorities involving many criminal issues, ranging from juvenile delinquencies to suspected pedophiles. One of his students was alleged to be a Green River murder victim. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all humanity and will donate 10% of his royalties to Lions Clubs International Foundation, the charitable arm of the association of which he has been a member and officer for 35 years.

We invite you to drop by StoneThread Publishing and check out our other titles as well. We have some really great authors. You’ll never find a bad story at StoneThread Publishing.

If You’re a Writer of Short Fiction you might be interested in our latest Short Story Competition.

For this one we’re seeking hard-nosed stuff: detective, mystery, thriller, psychological suspense, police procedural, etc. Anything from the hard-working gumshoe working homicide in Detroit or Chicago or New York to an interdimensional being tracking a bail jumper through time to your best female sleuth, you know, sleuthing and stuff. If it moves the reader to the edge of his chair or makes him shrink back in fear, send it.

Winners receive cash prizes plus publication. Visit our Contest Page for complete details.

In the meantime, if you know anyone who would like to sponsor a StoneThread Short Fiction contest, please have them contact me at

Finally, if you’ve finished that novel or short story collection and you’re seeking publication, why not give us a shot? If we accept your manuscript for publication, you’ll be in some really great company. Just take a look at our About and FAQs pages, and if we seem a suitable match for you, check out our Submissions Guidelines.


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from Mike Rom- “My Perfect Pitch: Book Publishing Advice From an Author”

“My Perfect Pitch: Book publishing advice from an author”- contains an unrivaled database of book publishers who are currently accepting submissions from authors. This isn’t just a general publishers list. Each link leads directly to the submissions page. Included are around 1,000 publishers worldwide covering all genres. The site doesn’t contain any self-publishing or vanity companies. It is a genuinely free and open resource.

Mike Rom

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 41 No. 4 August/September 2012

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