Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

I’m pleased to announce I will be signing books at the Lakewalk Bookshop at 1427 London Road in the beautiful city of Duluth (one of my favorites of all the places I’ve lived!)  The signing is Tuesday, August 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.  If you know a book lover in the Duluth area, please let them know. I’d love to meet anyone in the area!


July has been a big month for me and for the Maple Grove Night Writers!  John and Stephanie rode in the Maple Grove Arts Center’s cars in the Maple Grove Days Parade Thursday night, and had a blast!


We had a joint book signing at the Maple Grove Arts Center on Saturday, and you wouldn’t believe the people I found reading Blue Bells of Scotland!


The past two Tuesdays have been two of our three writing classes at the Maple Grove Community Center.  We have covered some basic critiquing, research, using the senses in writing, and done several writing exercises.  If you’re in the area, there’s still one more class you can get to on August 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  We’ll be talking about publishing, marketing, and forming critique groups.  Response to the class has been very positive, and we have all really enjoyed meeting more writers and hearing about their works in progress.  We look forward to holding more classes next summer.


I am once again taking part in a blog hop giveaway.  To enter for a chance to win a $10 gift card to, please go to my other blog.

Night Writers, in conjunction with Gabriel’s Horn Publishing, will be presenting a three night writing class at the Maple Grove Community Center in Maple Grove, MN.  Dates are Tuesday, July 19, July 26, and August 2, starting each night at 6:30 until 8:30.


Topics covered will include historical research, using the senses, publishing, how to start a critique group, and more.  Classes are presented by Laura Vosika, Ross Tarry, Judd Knauss, Judy Granahan, Janet Kramer, and Genny Kieley, John Stanton, and Lyn Miller LaCoursiere, with nearly 20 published books between them.


If you’re interested in registering, call the Maple Grove Community Center at (763) 494-6500.  Ask for the Bringing Writing to Life on page 59 of the Summer 2011 Parks and Rec catalogue.


And if you’d like to enter to win a $10 giftcard to, the Freedom Hop is still open at