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local authors who write about young men and women with the power to change the
world for the good from 1-3 p.m., Sept. 5, at Main Street Books, 307 S. Main
St., St. Charles, Mo.
at The Power and the Paranormal signing are Camille Faye, (paranormal), Candace
Carrabus (fantasy, adventure, romance), George Sirois (science fiction and
young adult), and T.W. Fendley (fantasy and science fiction). Enter drawings
for one of four free Main Street Books gift cards. We'll also have mini-scones and gift cards from Picasso's Coffee House, a favorite local hangout.
grew up in a haunted house that sparked her fascination with the paranormal. In
VOODOO BUTTERFLY, Sophie is a Mind Changer who must experience transformative
love to fight evil. www.camillefaye.com
Carrabus writes stories and rides horses--frequently simultaneously. In THE
ROAR OF SMOKE, Tressida must master her lethal smoke-spinning ability to
prevent a war, and save the horses and everyone she loves. In RAVER, Lauren is
taken from our world to another where she must call their lost horses before an
entire country dies. www.candacecarrabus.com
has been creating his own characters since 1985. In EXCELSIOR, Matthew thinks
Denab IV and its savior are solely from his imagination until he learns
Excelsior’s lifeforce lives within him, and he is the key to Earth’s survival
and Denab IV’s salvation. www.georgesirois.com
loves ancient American cultures and trekking the Yucatan, Peru, and American
Southwest. In ZERO TIME, Keihla must unlock the secrets of Machu Picchu to save
two worlds from the powers of darkness. In THE LABYRINTH OF TIME, Jade must
restore the Firestone’s power before the First Men return to judge humanity. www.twfendley.com
annual Festival for the Writer
by St. Louis Writers Guild
Community Center at Kirkwood Park
and open to all writers
In 2010 St. Louis Writers Guild created
Writers in the Park to celebrate its 90th Anniversary. The event was
a huge success and has returned every since. Now St. Louis Writers Guild is
celebrating its 95th Anniversary, and continues the tradition of
providing great workshops and literary events to the region.
Writers in the Park has moved indoors this year, but is still at Kirkwood Park. We've taken
over the second floor of the community center and have an exciting day of
events planned. Multiple writer tracks every hour for adults, a writing workshop
for young writers, and a book room filled with local authors. A genre talk, a
recording of Write Pack Radio, and more. Best of all it remains free and open
to all writers, no pre-registration needed.
2015 Writers in the Park Presenters!
(More names to be announced)
Marie Meyer, author of Across the Distance
author of Pixilated
Denise Elam Dauw, author of If Music be the Food of Love
Cathy Davis of Davis Creative LLC
Writers in the Park 2015
Thank you - These amazing authors,
organizations, and companies are directly responsible for keeping this event
free and open to all writers!
BookEval.com - Catherine Rankovic
Inspirations by Char - Charlotte R. Beard
Write Pack Radio
St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA)
Kirkwood Arts Commission
year the event is indoors, no more Writers Melting in Park!
Welcome to Siggy
Buckley! Educated in Germany with a Master’s Degree in English,
Siggy lived in Ireland for over 15 years, first teaching at the University
of Limerick as an adjunct professor, while building up an organic farm. She
later ran her own businesses in Dublin before coming to the USA in 2003. In
2005, Siggy married an American and pursued her life-long dream of writing.
Her new book--coming out on Bloom’s Day this year--is:
Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle. www.IoncehadaFarminIreland.blogspot.com.
Her first poem Special
K was published by Akashicbooks.com.She is a passionate blogger; her
main site is called Siggy’s Omnibus. She also created an Internet
style coffee house platform for writers called www.Writersgettogether.blogspot.com.
handle is @Hernibs.
Siggy Buckley appeared several times on local NPR with
Melissa Ross’ First Coast Connect and On First Coast
Living (Local TV ─ NBC) and had numerous interviews on blog talk
radio. Her experience as a former Irish matchmaker makes her a welcome guest
for local paper interviews and Op-ed pieces.Since 2006 she has been a member of
the National League of American Pen Women in Jacksonville, FL, and writes a
book/movie review column for their Jacksonville branch.
What brings your writing into focus? The ability to put what happened to me in my life into words
and stories so that I can share them with readers.
your latest book? My
life. I had other plans for myself; life happens--as John Lennon allegedly
said--when you’re busy making other plans.
not, what’s the most ill-conceived story idea you’ve ever had? At age 12, I began to write a crime
story, having just started to enjoy them. I managed exactly 2 paragraphs
describing the villains sitting around a table and scheming. I had no idea of
what their crime would be or what should happen next. I left it at that.
How much fact
is in your fiction? If
I said my works are true verbatim, that might be a shocker to some readers--and
my family. I prefer to call it “creative non-fiction.” I wish I could write
different genres, but honestly I lack the imagination that is necessary for
What tune/music could be the theme song for your book? I alternate between two. For my
farm book I’d say: "Non, je ne regrette rien" by Edith Piaf and
overall for the rest: "I did it my way" by Frank Sinatra.A
wheelbarrow, a cable drum, gardening tools, and a pickaxe are unusual items on
a wedding registry. They’re what Mac and Siggy, a German professional couple,
need to fulfill their dream of organic gardening. But Siggy doesn’t know that
Mac is harboring secret dreams of full-scale farming and emigrating to seek a
healthier and simpler life in an unspoiled country: Ireland.
After two babies
and the Chernobyl meltdown in 1987, they are scared enough to make big changes.
They buy a farm in Tipperary, and give up their jobs, friends and home to raise
their children in an unpolluted environment.
More than just
fleeing the nuclear threats, they want to blaze a new path to wholesome,
sustainable living. A period of intense learning and acquiring new skills
follows: how to raise chickens, pluck geese, breed cattle and sheep, and how to
grow all kinds of vegetables.
realize that farming means a relentless workload with no time off. They almost
kill themselves to produce healthy food.
I Once Had a
Farm in Ireland is
a modern woman’s journey from a sophisticated, hectic urban life in western
Germany seemingly back in time to a lifestyle that may be rustic, so different
but just as complex as a modern European professional’s. It’s the story of a
woman who sacrifices her own dreams for the sake of her family until she
discovers her own path.
descriptions of gardening and farming activities, combined with recipes make
I once had a Farm in Ireland a useful “How to” book for
green-minded consumers and environmentally conscious readers who are
toying with the idea of producing their own food.
descendant of central Virginia agricultural families, I relate to the candor of
Siggy Buckley's words - "For almost ten years, we nearly killed ourselves
— and each other! — producing healthy food." Buckley's book I Once
Had a Farm in Ireland: Living the Organic Lifestyle is
a 'must read' for any one who considers or views modern day homesteading
as idyllic. For, enabling an organic life-style as Siggy found, can be an all
consuming life altering experience.
---- Sylvia Hoehns Wright, an
eco-advocate, challenges all to 'Move from eco-weak to eco-chic - green life's
garden, one scoop at a time!”
Here are the two
links to purchasing the Irish farm book on Amazon:
Blog: www.SiggyBuckley.blogspot.com (a main
website is under construction)
For my first
book I have this: www.NextTimeLucky.com.