Volume 21 Number 2

"There is only one plot—things are not what they seem.”

Jim Thompson
Jan - March 2018

Brag Board/Announcements

Announcements From Our Readers


Do you have a writing related announcement that you’d like to share with the readers of Writer Advice? Please send it in a blurb of 40 words or less to Lgood67334 at comcast dot net. Thanks!


September 23, 2017 only:

So You Want to Write a Book

Saturday, September 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street, (925) 973-3200

 If you have any interest in writing and/or being published this is a “must-attend” event. A panel of local authors who are members of the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club will discuss their writing and publishing journeys and answer questions as time permits. This is a free event.


B. Lynn Goodwin received an excellent review of Talent from the Midwest Review of Books. “The review goes to the Helen C. White Library's "Cooperative Children's Book Center" (University of Wisconsin, Madison) where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin's public school systems and community libraries. This review has also been provided to the Cengage Learning, Gale interactive CD-ROM series "Book Review Index" which is published four times yearly for academic, corporate, and public library systems.”



Anne K. Ross won a Silver Award in the Family & Relationships category of the 2016 Indie Awards. An earlier interview that she did with Writer Advice is in the archives. Read about the and book at https://awards.forewordreviews.com/books/beyond-rain-man/.

Ellen Aubry’s two stories, “Hardship Duty” and “A Suitable Place,” were published in the Las Positas College anthology, Beyond the Window. “Hardship Duty” won an Honorable Mention and the author read a selection from the story at the publication ceremony.


Sally Kimball’s Fiction story “Betrayal” placed Second in Prose and published in the Las Positas College Anthology, “Beyond the Window.” The book is available at the Las Positas College Bookstore, Livermore, CA.

Mainstream suspense audiobook. Just released on Audible.com: House of Eire: Hillary Broome Novels, Book 3, Royalty Share. Email for code for a free copy. June Gillam, Gorilla Girl Ink: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Harlan Hague, PhD is happy to announce that his novel audiobook, A Place for Mei Lin, is on Amazon. A story of the healing quality of love, set in Idaho’s Stanley Basin in the early twentieth century. https://www.amazon.com/A-Place-for-Mei-Lin/dp/B072LXGRJF/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497747744&sr=1-1&keywords=a+place+for+mei+lin<https://www.amazon.com/A-Place-for-Mei-Lin/dp/B072LXGRJF/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1497747744&sr=1-1&keywords=a+place+for+mei+lin>. Free with a free Amazon Prime trial.

Harlan Hague’s audiobook, Seven Ways to Die in Belize, should be up on Audible and Amazon by the time you read this. A sometimes humorous tale about a tour group that gets targeted by a terrorist plot to discredit the government by killing tourists.