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Diane Wise Author- THE FINE ARTS OF LIFE


by Diane Wise

Diane Wise has exciting news about her second book, THE FINE ARTS OF LIFE. It was just named the 2011 Winner in the gift book category by the National Indie Excellence Awards. The NIEA panel of judges bestowed the same honor on her first book, THE DREAMZAPPERS, last year. Check out her website: http://www.drwisebooks.com.

Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 40. No. 4 Aug/Sept. 2011

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The Society of Southwestern Authors- May Forum features David Ray

The Society of Southwestern Authors:


“Writing and the Search for Identity Through Memoir, Fiction, and Poetry”

By David Ray

When: Sunday, May 17, 2009
Where: Four Points Sheraton
( SE Corner of Speedway and Campbell )
Time: 11:30 – 2:00PM
*Cost is now $25* [includes luncheon buffet]


*Each reservation received by deadline will be eligible for our


[Winner will be notified upon arrival at the Forum]

Please try to make your reservations by Wednesday, May 13.

Call 546-9382

Or email forums@ssa-az.org

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Carol Costa-paranormal mystery released

      Carol Costa’s paranormal mystery, INVISIBLE FORCE, has just been released as an e-book by Champagne books.  The print edition will be out in June.  You can view it at www.champagnebooks.com   Click on the cover to read an except. 

     Taken from the Write Word, the Newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors.  Vol. 37.  No. 2  April-May 2009

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Ann Staadt Author-HOLLYSTONE HEARTS: GLENNA, a new modern romance published

      Ann Staadt, of Fort Wayne, In, has just received the author’s copies of her seventh novel, HOLLYSTONE HEARTS, GLENNA.  This modern romance, set in England, is the first novel in a trilogy.  HOLLYSTONE HEARTS: MOIRA, should follow in the next year and the publication of HOLLYSTONE HEARTS: FINN WILL COMPLETE THE SET.  “These stories have been fun to write and I’ve especially enjoyed creating the characters.  See Ann’s web site at www.AnnStaadt.com

      Taken from THE WRITE WORD, the newsletter of The Society of Southwestern Authors  Vol. 37.  No. 1 Feb-March 2009

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Society of Southwestern Authors-LOVE POTION, a play by Carol Costa at the December Forum

by Carol Costa
      “To celebrate the holiday season with our SSA friends, the December forum will feature a presentation of a one-act play, THE LOVE POTION.  This play, written by Carol Costa, will be performed by members of the SSA Board of Directgors and some special guest.

      “A cup of tea laced with a magic potion starts all the fun in this delightful comedy about love and friendship.  As Christmas approaches, a mischievous young woman uses a love potion on unsuspecting people and things get more complicated and humorous.  With most of the adults in a rose-colored frenzy, two children must try to discover the secret of the love potion and use it to bring about a happy ending.

     ” Don’t miss performances by Chris Stern, dewanne Hopson, Jude Johnson,  Mary Ellen Thompson, and Sam Turner.

      “If you’ve never attended a Readers Theater this is your chance to experience a unique mode of entertainment and learn how to develop characters and tell a compelling story with dialogue alone.

     ” Carol will be happy to answer questions and discouss the play after the performance.”

      Forums are held at Four Points Sheraton Tucson, Arizona  (Speedway and Campbell) 11:30-2:00 p.m, third Sunday of month.  Please R.S.V.P. by Wednesday before Forum  546-9382 or forums@ssa-az.org  $20 paid at the door includes lunch and speaker.

From THE WRITE WORD Newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vo.  36  Dec. 08-Jan. 2009

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Karen Ferguson Tauber-author’s second short story collection released

      Karen Ferguson Tauber’s second short story collection REACHING FOR A NEW LEAF: STORIES OF TEACHERS DANCING WITH FATE has just been released.  In this second collection, the teacher-protagonists seize upon various opportunities in hopes of creating new beginnings.  Throughout the eleven stories, readers gain an awareness of how new life experiences help us to grow whether the chances we take yield the results we long for or, instead, lead us back to the familiarity of tried and true dances. 

      Karen’s book will be for sale through her at karentauber@gmail.com and look for it at various locations throughout Tucson.  REACHING FOR A NEW LEAF makes a good gift for the teachers in your life and for all those individuals who are curious about the world of public education. 

       Taken from Oct-Nov 2008 THE WRITE WORD the newsletter of THE SOCIETY OF SOUTHWESTERN AUTHORS.

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