The St. Louis Writers Guild will present “Focus on Fiction: The Road to Publication” from 10 a.m. to noon, May 4, at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road, in Kirkwood. The workshop is free to Guild members or $5 for nonmembers.
Panelists will include romance writer Lynn Cahoon (The Bull Rider series, and A Member of the Council); speculative fiction writer H.C. Beckerr (Hill of Great Darkness); historical fiction writer Warren Martin (Forgotten Soldiers); and mystery writer Pam DeVoe (her first novel is out this fall).
Lynn Cahoon writes contemporary romance with a love of hot, sexy men--real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common--their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Cahokia Mounds, an archeological site near his childhood home, fostered H.C. Beckerr’s love for mystery and the unknown things of life. While working on his first Christian-based science fiction novel, he served as a pastor at various St. Louis-area churches. Check out his Facebook pages--H.C. Beckerr, Henry Martin, and Hill of Great Darkness—and his blog, InsaneFaithNow, at hcm59.wordpress.com
A 21-year career in the United States Army during the Cold War inspired Warren Martin’s novel about a soldier who disappeared in Vietnam in 1970. Forgotten Soldier was a historical fiction finalist for the 2012 Stars and Flags Book Awards. Warren’s pursuing a PhD. in Business and Organizational Leadership. He also serves on the Board of the St. Louis Publishers Association and the Advisory Board for the Green Beret Foundation. His website is: www.warrenmartinbooks.com.
Pam DeVoe is an anthropologist and, as you might expect, an incorrigible magpie for collecting seemingly irrelevant information. Already published in nonfiction and poetry, she is especially excited about her first novel—a cozy mystery--book #9 in the Creative Woman Mystery Series (with Annie’s Publishing). As president of the Greater St Louis chapter of Sisters in Crime, Pam does author interviews for their blog, http://stlsinc.blogspot.com.
Find out more about the St. Louis Writers Guild and upcoming activities at www.stlwritersguild.net.