Next Meeting

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Sept 14th- Meeting Cancelled
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Oct 12th- Navigating the World of Writers Conferences (speaker Diana Lund)
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Nov 9th- The Secret to Becoming a Best Seller (speaker John Rehg
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Dec 14- Christmas Party (more details coming soon)

Upcoming Speaker BIOS 2017/2018


September 14th~ MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IRMA









October 12th~ Finding a Writers Conference
Speaker: Diana Lund

DIANA LUND has been writing since she was a teenager. It started with bad poetry then progressed to lyrics for a local R&B band to creating teaching material and writing articles for a real estate magazine. Now Diana spends her time writing fiction, specifically novellas. She has attended multiple writers conferences, joined/attended a few writers groups, had a writing partner, belonged to the North Carolina Writers Association and attended its Wonderland Book Club for writers. Currently she is a member of the Florida Writers Association.





November 9thThe Untold, Amazing, Shocking! Secret Formula for Becoming a Bestselling Author Finally Revealed
Speaker: John Rehg
JOHN REHG has been writing and rewriting since 2006, after taking 30 years off to pursue a career. He's still working, fitting in writing at odd times of day or night. After getting several short stories published in various anthologies, he started his own publishing business, to control the revenue on his stories as well as to help others realize their dream of holding their own book in their hands. He has published his own short fiction and non-fiction, and has helped others publish their stories. His novel is currently in its second revision, which he hopes to complete this year.









December 14th~ Christmas Party
More details coming soon


MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!



2018


January  11thTopic Pending
Speaker: Pending





February 8thTime Management For Writers
Speaker: Cheryl Hollon
www.cherylhollon.com
CHERYL HOLLON writes full time after leaving an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling a lifetime dream, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind the house, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks. Cheryl is an officer of the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America. A mystery conference addict, she regularly attends SleuthFest in Florida, Malice Domestic in DC, Thrillerfest in NYC, and Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis, IN. You will also find her at Left Coast Crime and Bouchercon, wherever they are being held. Cheryl and her husband live in St. Petersburg, FL in a 1920’s Craftsman Bungalow.





March 8thTopic Pending
Speaker: Patzi Gil
PATZI GIL is the host of a talk radio program called Joy on Paper – a program for writers and those who dream of writing. Patzi has interviewed some of the most prestigious writers and bestselling authors in the world, including Sue Grafton, Brad Meltzer, Robin Cook, Eloisa James, Douglas Brunt, and Ann B. Ross. During the past few months she has formed a close working relationship with many major publicists and agents. Three of her film scripts have been optioned by Hollywood and have appeared in the Hollywood Reporter. She also wrote the screenplay for The All American Boys based on Apollo 7 Astronaut, Walt Cunningham’s book. In addition to her work on Joy on Paper, she is developing two television projects: History? It’s Food (http://www.historyitsfood.com/) and Forgotten F-105 Warriors ( http://www.forgottenf- 105warriors.com/). Patzi is a proud Yooper – which means she was born in Michigan’s Northern Peninsula.




April 12thTopic Pending
Speaker: John Hope
www.johnhopewriting.com
JOHN HOPE Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, John earned his BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and since 1999 has developed and designed software for simulators, websites, traveler information systems, and numerous other technical widgets. All the while, he has quenched his creative hunger with writing a few novels, hundreds of poems and short stories, several short plays many of which he's acted and/or directed, puppeteered in countless skits, and built a number of toy train layouts. To keep a steady rhythm in his life, John has run over 30,000 miles in various road and trail races and training runs through the years, including captaining the UCF Men's Cross Country team, achieving TAAC all conference, managing 5k races, and at times traversing entire states in relay teams and triathlons.
John is married and the proud father of two.





May 10thTopic Pending
Speaker: Shannon Bell
















June 14thThe Writing Life: Hacks, Tips, and Solutions
Details: Discussion on how to work around your busy life and family to achieve your writing goals.

Speaker: Elle Andrews Patt
www.elleandrewspatt.com
ELLE ANDREWS PATT, like many lifelong writers, has been writing fiction for the consumption of others since the third grade. Her short stories have appeared in publications such as Saw Palm, The Rag, and DarkFuse. She received an Honorable Mention from Writers of The Future for 'Prelude To A Murder Conviction,’ and has won several Royal Palm Literary Awards for Published Short Fiction and Unpublished Book-length Fiction. Her life experience spans the range from Marine Corp brat to C-3 Pony Clubber to FL Certified Veterinary Technician to international telephone wholesale to large horse boarding and breeding where she has been a horse show photographer/consultant/manager/riding instructor/bookkeeper. She is represented by Paul Stevens of the Donald Mass Literary Agency.








July 12thTopic Pending
Speaker: pending









August 9thTopic Pending
Speaker: pending







• Council Member, Pinellas County Economic Development
- See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/knowhowe#sthash.GqVAdIXT.dpuf
Nancy has spent the vast majority of her life in Pinellas County and began her publishing career at the St. Petersburg Times while attending USF, majoring in archaeology.  She moved on to become the Managing Editor of Art & Design News (an international graphic arts magazine), and then to Maddux Business Report 22 years ago – starting out as circulation director, moving to associate publisher and then publisher for the past 12 years and publisher of Maddux NewsWire for the past two years.
At the Maddux Business Report she was involved in all of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Organizations as well as the major ones across the high tech corridor. Nancy continues to sit on the boards of some of these organizations.
When the Maddux Business Report closed in June of 2010, Nancy continued on as publisher of the daily NewsWire and founded KnowHowe. It was the ideal transition based on her background of writing, editing and publishing.
On a personal front, Nancy was one of the founding officers of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club (sponsored by MOSI and USF) and has received awards for paleontology discoveries; for writing and producing a nationally recognized monthly fossil newsletter; and for publishing various archeology and paleontology books.
Current Community Involvement
• Mentor, Gazelle Lab
• Council Member, Pinellas County Economic Development
- See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/knowhowe#sthash.GqVAdIXT.dpuf
At the Maddux Business Report she was involved in all of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Organizations as well as the major ones across the high tech corridor. Nancy continues to sit on the boards of some of these organizations.
When the Maddux Business Report closed in June of 2010, Nancy continued on as publisher of the daily NewsWire and founded KnowHowe. It was the ideal transition based on her background of writing, editing and publishing.
On a personal front, Nancy was one of the founding officers of the Tampa Bay Fossil Club (sponsored by MOSI and USF) and has received awards for paleontology discoveries; for writing and producing a nationally recognized monthly fossil newsletter; and for publishing various archeology and paleontology books.
Current Community Involvement
• Mentor, Gazelle Lab
• Council Member, Pinellas County Economic Development
- See more at: http://www.tampabaynewswire.com/knowhowe#sthash.GqVAdIXT.dpuf

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