I've been in a one writers group or another since the mid-90s, but never have the members of a group published so many books in a year as Lake Writers. Below are the books; you can click the cover to go to the book's Amazon page.
Last March, Sue Coryell's cozy mystery A Red, Red Rose
was published in both print and ebook by LLDreamspell, a small press.
In June of 2012, Ginny Brock
's By Morning's Light
was published in both print and ebook by Llewellyn, a mid-size commercial publisher known for its mind/body/spirit books.
In September 2012, Franz Beisser
self-published (and self-printed) Red Solstice
, a literary novel that gave a possible explanation for what might have happened to Franz's father during WWII. He used Kindle to publish the e-version
A month later, Don Fink used a print-on-demand subsidy, XLibris, to publish and e-publish his novel, Escape to the Sky
The back of Fred's book gives you a good idea of the content:
At one time or another, parts of the above books were workshopped through Lake Writers. Some of the above books were read in their entirety by a few members who served as Beta-readers and gave critical input.
Writers who aspire to be published should consider joining a writers group (or establish one if none exists in their area) for encouragement and support.. Fellow members who have been there/ done that can give advice and input. Unpublished members can act as a test readership for a book.
If you live in the Smith Mountain Lake area, we'd love to have you attend our meetings. Check out the Lake Writers
website and Facebook page.