Category Archives: Authors

Dime Grinds

Join us for Dime Grinds!

This Sunday June 4th our “Dime Grinds” event at Joe Maxx coffee shop, 500 E Windmill Lane (east of Bermuda), 2-4PM.

Come out and hear HWG author Gregory Kompes read from and discuss his latest release, “Tamburlaine: A Broadway Revivial.” He’ll be joined by Morgan St James, co-author of the Silver Sisters Mysteries.

Regular Coffee ten cents a cup during the event. You can’t beat that!

Dime Grinds

That’s right. A dime. Ten little cents. You have that much in a penny jar in your closet, right?

A terrific new coop between literature and business has begun in town.  Henderson Writers Group teams up with CoCo Cafe in Town Square. Support for the business is support for the writer. Support for the writer is support for the business! We hope you’ll join us!

This month features Mathieu Cailler, author of Loss Angeles, and Lauren Tallman, author of How to Have an Affair and Not Get Caught.

At .10 a cup, how can you go wrong?

Conference Prep

If you’re attending the Las Vegas Writers’ Conference (you are, aren’t you?) you’ll want to attend the first three Monday evening meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 6:30pm. We’ll be refreshing everyone’s memory about Log Lines, Elevator Pitches, and Synopsis, and then helping members with those items. Then, we’ll have practice pitch sessions.

These meetings are extremely helpful in preparing for pitching to the agents and acquisition editors at the conference. Practice builds confidence. Practice helps you present your best effort. Practice helps you look and sound like the professional writer those agents and editors are searching for.

And, HWG members will be voting on Board positions on Monday, April 3.

No entry fee Visual Prompt Contest

The Neon Museum Visual Prompt Contest with Helen Magazine is now on progress.  There’s no entry fee for this one, and the award is $25 and a Neon Museum gift bag with tickets, and a goodie bag provided by The Writer’s Block indie bookstore. Deadline is October 31, 2016; winner will be announced November 15, 2016.

Submission details and Images: Helen Magazine

Support your local lit magazine & Indie bookstore

VIVA VEGAS LIT: Saturday, October 22, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at The Writer’s Block

CO-HOSTED BY THE LITERARY REVIEW & HELEN: A LITERARY MAGAZINE

Join Heather Lang with The Literary Review and Jocelyn Paige Kelly with Helen: A Literary Magazine for a celebration of both publications’ Las Vegas contributors.

Featuring TLR contributors: Claudia Keelan, Donald Revell, Jocelyn Paige Kelly, and Angela M. Brommel; and Helen contributors: Jennifer Battisti, Arika Elizenberry, Caroline Horwitz, Michael Kroesche, Ingrid Taylor, and Sarah Vernetti.

The Literary Review is an international print journal of contemporary writing that has been published quarterly since 1957 by Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Helen: A Literary Magazine is a Vegas-based literary and arts magazine published biannually in innovative print and digital media.

Don’t forget!

Retired FBI special agent Scott Decker, a non-fiction writer and security consultant, will speak Monday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana.

His topic– ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, is the title of his book scheduled to be released next year.

Scott Decker joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1990 and was first assigned to the Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force. In 1997, he became the fourth member of the FBI’s new Hazardous Materials Response Unit.

On September 12, 2001, he led a team of FBI Hazmat Officers to Ground Zero where they established a command post at the edge of the destruction. He returned from New York to head up a squad of agents—each with an advanced degree in science—at the Washington Field Office and coordinated the evolving forensics of the 2001 anthrax attack investigation.

Decker retired from the FBI in 2011 and holds a PhD in genetics. His narrative non-fiction articles have appeared in the Grapevine and the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review and he will be teaching two courses, Bank Robberies and Armored Car Heists and The Evolving Face of Terrorism, for the Romance Writers of America. Scott is working on revisions to his first book: ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, due for publication in 2017.

FBI Special Agent (Ret) Scott Decker

Retired FBI special agent Scott Decker, a non-fiction writer and security consultant, will speak Monday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m., at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana.

His topic– ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, is the title of his book scheduled to be released next year.

Scott Decker joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 1990 and was first assigned to the Boston Division’s Bank Robbery Task Force. In 1997, he became the fourth member of the FBI’s new Hazardous Materials Response Unit.

On September 12, 2001, he led a team of FBI Hazmat Officers to Ground Zero where they established a command post at the edge of the destruction. He returned from New York to head up a squad of agents—each with an advanced degree in science—at the Washington Field Office and coordinated the evolving forensics of the 2001 anthrax attack investigation.

Decker retired from the FBI in 2011 and holds a PhD in genetics. His narrative non-fiction articles have appeared in the Grapevine and the Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review and he will be teaching two courses, Bank Robberies and Armored Car Heists and The Evolving Face of Terrorism, for the Romance Writers of America. Scott is working on revisions to his first book: ATTRIBUTION—Anthrax, Terror and the Evolution of Forensics, due for publication in 2017.

Seeking submissions

Toledo Bend Review is seeking quality nonfiction, fiction, poetry and photography. They accept unsolicited manuscripts from new and emerging authors as well as seasoned professionals – we do not accept simultaneous submissions. They encourage writers to submit manuscripts between 1500-3500 words.  While they are not a paying market at this time, authors receive 2 copies of the publication along with a personalized acceptance letter.  

Photography may accompany submissions (no more than 3 per story) – please provide a brief caption for each photograph submitted. Poetry should be no more than 25 lines on any subject (no more than 5 poems at one submission). They do not accept porn.

For more info:

WEBSITE: http://toledobendreviewlitmag.com/

EMAIL: toledobendreview@gmail.com or claraleeterry@gmail.com

Geoff Schumacher to speak

Geoff Schumacher will the guest speaker for August 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m., meeting at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Howard Hughes, the Mob and the Rise of Las Vegas”

Geoff Schumacher is the director of content for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas. A University of Nevada, Reno graduate, Schumacher was a reporter and city editor for the Las Vegas Sun, editor of Las Vegas CityLife and the Las Vegas Mercury, and director of community publications and a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He culminated his 25-year newspaper career as publisher of the Ames (Iowa) Tribune. He is the author of Sun, Sin & Suburbia: The History of Modern Las Vegas and Howard Hughes: Power, Paranoia & Palace Intrigue. He also has edited more than twenty books, including Nevada: 150 Years in the Silver State, the official publication commemorating the state’s sesquicentennial. He is married and has two daughters.