Monday, February 26, 2018

Injecting Your Fiction with Life

Due to funeral needs at the church the ACFW DFW Ready Writers March meeting will be held in the chapel of Arlington Community church tomorrow. Same building as usual, just on the other end. Signs will be posted. See you then!

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Marie Sontag on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:30a - Arlington Community Church as she presents “Research: Injecting Your Fiction with Life.”

Just how can we inject relevant research, at appropriate moments and in accurate amounts, to help bring our fiction to life?  

This workshop will provide tips about where to research in order to find the precise details needed to ground our fiction in reality. To get a more “hands-on” experience, you are invited to bring a laptop to further explore some of the sites that will be visited. Handouts will be provided.

Sontag loves to bring history to life through historical fiction. With a BA in Social Science, as well as both an MA and Ph.D. in education, she says teaching middle school for over 15 years has kept her young. Her middle-grade series takes place in Ancient Mesopotamia. Her “Ancient Elements” trilogy includes The Bronze DaggerThe Alabaster Jar, and The Silver Coin. When on author visits, Dr. Sontag is always accompanied by her authenticated 3,500-year-old bronze dagger, alabaster jar, and 2,300-year-old Phoenician coin. 
Her YA historical fiction book, Rising Hope, places readers alongside Polish Boy Scouts and Girl Guides who helped the Polish Underground fight the Germans during WWII. These are just some of her titles, along with several current works In progress. In addition to writing, she speaks at various functions including schools, Literacy Conferences, Writers Groups, Ethnic festivals, etc. Her topics are varied and entertaining.

Born in Milwaukee, WI, and having lived FOREVER in San Jose, CA, she currently makes her home in North Richland Hills, TX , where her favorite activities are attending concerts and musicals with her husband, and playing trains with her grandson.
Discover more about Dr. Sontag on her website: or at:

Although not mandatory, it is helpful for planning purposes to reserve your spot by emailing your name and telephone to: Subject line: March 2018 or Marie Sontag.
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The meeting will be followed by the usual pay-your-way lunch at a nearby restaurant for further networking, fun, and fellowship.
See you there!

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