Congrats to Chrissy Szarek on selling Collision Force to Total-E Bound Publishing! The first novel in this romantic suspense series will be published in June 2013!

The 2013 Board are:
President: Jeff Bacot
Vice President: Kimberly Walton
Treasurer: Claire Hickey
Secretary: Bethany Spotts

Jeff Bacot was interviewed on the Old School Caddie Radio Show for his recent novel, On The Hole. Congrats, Jeff! See the interview here!

Congrats to Kimberly Packard on her first sale! Phoenix will be published with Goodmedia Communications Publishing by the end of 2012!

Congrats to Jan McSwane, who won the City of Rowlett’s Arts and Humanities commission contest with her play, Snakes Alive!

Congrats to Chrissy Szarek on her first sale! Sword’s Call, the first in her King’s Riders series, will be published with Gypsy Shadow Publishing in early 2013!

Congrats to Earl Staggs for winning the Derringer Award for Short Mystery Fiction for his work Where Billy Died. You can purchase his short story from Untreed Reads.

Beta Readers Round Table Program

The second BETA READERS PROGRAM was a great success! The four submitted manuscripts were critiqued and sent back to the authors with great comments and suggestions on the July 8th Round Table.
The next round of Beta Readers will be April 2013. Check back for more info.

For any member with a completed manuscript (any genre) that would like to submit their entire story for a complete read through and critique by other GFWWriter members.

All manuscripts will be assigned to at least 2 Beta Readers. Members will have 5 weeks to review the submitted work.

Then at the Round Table Critique session the readers sit with the writer and critique one-on-one. This is a content critique session, not line editing. Beta Readers focus on plot, characterization, pacing, and other general story issues (not grammar, punctuation, or word choice).

If there are more than 2 or 3 completed manuscripts to review, we will split into smaller groups (that way Beta Readers aren’t forced to read that many novels in 4 weeks.)