Authors Fair, 2011

The 2011 Writers Forum Authors Fair in the Mt. Shasta Mall was a smashing success.  Here are some memories of the day as captured by Writers Forum Secretary, Darbie Andrews.

The registration booth was ready for a great day of celebrating local authors.

Writers Forum President, Larry Watters, served as the Master of Ceremonies.

Edgar award winner, Charlie Price spent the day signing books and doling out encouraging words to aspiring writers.

Over 30 authors were in attendance, ready to sell their books to a steady stream of mall patrons.

Author Linda Marie Irish embodied the joy of sharing the written word.

So many books to sign, so little time.

Authors connected with old friends and made new ones.

A variety of genres provided something for every kind of reader.

Suzanne Artim-Young spent the day showcasing her work and talking with eager customers.

Author Darlene Keppler proudly displayed her books.

Author Tony Adams talked poetry and prose with passerby.

Author Jeremy M. Tuggle enjoyed a rare quiet moment.

Author Genny Monchamp made the day a family event.

Award winning author, Linda Boyden, was one of several children’s authors signing books that day.

It was a great event for both the young and the young at heart.

Special thanks to the Record Searchlight for supporting the Authors Fair.  Thank you to all the authors, members and board members who made the Authors Fair an event not to be missed.  We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Authors Fair!

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The Spontaneous Pen: November, 2011

One jump line.  Ninety seconds to write.  Go!

This months jump line is:

In the heart of Winter…

  • “In the heart of Winter, when the temperature drops to below freezing and stays that way for weeks on end, when the sun follows a lower path across the sky, when the wind finds its heavy breath and blows blizzards around us, then comes that gleaming time of decorated trees and turkeys roasting and pies and presents and family all together, when the whole of Winter spirals down around this one glorious time, “Christmas!” – Leona Webb
  • In the heart of winter, my heart and soul were as chilled as the heavy frost bending the branches of the trees outside my window. The sad posture of the evergreens reflected the sorrow I felt, looking at the note in my hand which had confirmed my worst fears.” – Chloe Winston

Take 90 seconds to finish the jump line and then post your response in the comments section.  All online comments will be posted here.  Due to limited space only, selected responses will be published in next month’s newsletter.