Monday, February 9, 2009

DFW Ready Writers in the News - What's Happening February 2009

So far, 2009's been a busy year for the DFW Ready Writers!

The Christian Pulse Online Magazine
published Lisa Buffalo's article Something Stinketh in their January issue. To read Lisa's article, click here.
And this month, Lisa's article The Visitor appears in The Christian Fiction Online Magazine.

DFW Ready Writers' President Lena Nelson Dooley
signed a contract with Summerside Press for Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico. Lena also sent in two complete novellas on February 1. Be on the look out for Wild West Christmas and Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe.

Deborah Rather, under the pen name of Arlene James is working on her Mother's
Day novella, and just got the go-ahead for book 2 in her new Chatam House series for Love Inspired.

Becky Yauger's story will appear in
Chicken Soup for the Soul - The Cancer Book hitting bookstores March 3rd. Becky recently took over the secretary's position for the DFW Ready Writers as well as serving as secretary for ACFW.

Lynne Gentry received word that one of her short stories may be published
by Simon & Schuster in the compilation book, God Sightings by James Bell.

Congratulations, Ready Writers!

Do you have an event or news item to share? E-mail us at to have your event posted to the DFW Ready Writers' blog.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February Meeting

DFW Ready Writers monthly meeting will be with Lenora Worth, speaker and author of inspirational woman's fiction. She has written 35 books for three different publishers. Her books have won both regional and national awards and she has over 1 million books in print.

Currently she is writing both Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense for Steeple Hill. Lenora will be giving tips about writing for Steeple Hill Books--everything from do's and don'ts to what editors are looking for and what not to send. With quotes from first time authors who've just sold to SH to established writers who've been with them for years. She will offer suggestions on how to sharpen your synopsis and chapters to catch the attention of the SH editors.

We would love to see all our members for Valentines lunch (Dutch treat) as we learn invaluable information from Lenora Worth as she presents "Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about Writing for Steeple Hill."

Lenora will also be offering signed copies of her books for sale.

Date: February 14, 2009
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Place:
La Hacienda Ranch Restaurant
5250 Hwy 121,
Colleyville, Texas
(Restaurant sits alongside the southbound access road between Hall-Johnson and Glade).
Hope to see you there.

Since it's Valentines day, of course, let there be chocolate. So come see what's happening at February 14th's meeting.

Member Booksigning

Our own Leanna Ellis will be among a group of authors signing books at Legacy Books in Plano. Stop by this Saturday from 2-4pm and say hello!

Legacy Books

7300 Dallas Pkwy.

Plano, TX 75024

Lookin' Back, Texas
By Leanna Ellis
A devoted wife and mother must return to her hometown of Luckenbach, Texas to help her mother plan her father’s funeral. Trouble is – he isn’t dead! And neither are the secrets she buried there years ago.

Check out Leanna Ellis' newest releases at
Upcoming release: Ruby's Slippers in April 2009

Arlene James Booktrailer