December 2018 Newsletter

Play of the Month

Babes In Toyland
Nov. 30 – Dec. 9, 2018

Author: Rebecca Ryland

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Description by Heartland Plays.

This children’s melodrama that takes us to Mother Goose Land and Toyland.  Our heroine is Mistress Mary Quite Contrary, who has her heart set on marrying the heroic Alan.  But Alan’s uncle, the villainous Barnaby, is set on marrying her himself, threatening foreclosure on her mother if she refuses.  Mary escapes to the mysterious Toyland through the dangerous Spider Forest, where Alan finds and saves her.  Barnaby pursues Mary and Alan to Toyland, bringing the whole gang of Mother Goose Land characters with him.  There we encounter the magical mystery of Toyland as we meet the Master Toymaker and his quirky assistants Grumio and Marmaduke.  When Barnaby gets his hands on the Master Toymaker’s machine and creates a toy soldier army, it seems all is lost.  In an exciting climax, all the Toyland and Mother Goose Land characters work together to foil his plans and set everything right again.

Tickets are on sale.
Click link below.
bctheatre.org. 

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432
Phone: 937.429.4737

Director: Jake Lockwood
Assistant Director: Jennifer Lockwood
Producer: Lisa Stokely (Wright Writers of Dayton Member)
Stage Manager: Andrew Stokely
Costume Design: Anne Heitker
Tech Director: Shannon Michalak

Inspirational Quote of the Month

Good, better, best quote

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Word of the Month
Luminous

Bright or shining, esp. in the dark. Glowing with health, vigor, or a particular emotion: “Her eyes were luminous with joy.”

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Nov. Newsletter 2018

Editor: Colleen Green

Events of the Month

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Time Management for Writers Seminar

Speaker: Colleen Green 

The seminar Time Management for Writers will explain how to develop a story by using time wisely. Colleen Green, a local author, Wright Writer of Dayton member, and speaker, will talk about the topic and share her personal recommendations. She will also discuss how to use an outline as a guideline to produce the first draft. Character arcs and finding what drives your protagonist in order to create an intriguing plot will be covered. She has written two books in the Amber Milestone Series. These steamy, romance books will be available to buy the day of the event. The Miami Township Library, in Miamisburg, Ohio will provide the community room for the seminar.   

Saturday
November 3, 2018
1 pm to 2:30 pm

Miami Township Library
2718 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, Oh 45342 

Slaying the Dragons of Writing Seminar

A panel of authors from the Wright Writers of Dayton will discuss the stumbling blocks writers face and how they vanquish them. They will talk about inspiration for writing, character development, plot, and theme.

Saturday
November 10, 2018
1:30 pm to 3 pm

Main Library
Bassani Theater
215 E. 3rd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

Ruth Kibler Peck – Panel moderator and author of eight books. She taught English at Northmont High School and was named one of Ohio’s Top Ten Teachers.

Greg Enslen – Author of the Frank Harper Mystery Series.

Vickie Weaver – Author of a biography, a book of poetry, and a children’s book.

Frances McGee-Cromartie – Won a top prize for Guide Posts Magazine.

Lisa Like-Stokely – Author of a children’s play called How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen.

Amelia Napiorkowski – Writes poetry and prose that sparkle with emotion.

Don Hart – Author and publisher at Four Cats Publishing who also teaches in U.D.’s Lifelong Learning Program. 

B.A. Hughes – from Greenville, Ohio is the author of the book for young teenagers Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found. These illuminating stories highlight mystical animals, natural phenomena, and curious kids discovering their unique gifts.

Their books will be available for sale.

Inspirational Quote of the Month

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Word of the Month

Tenacious adj. 1. Not readily letting go of, giving up, or separated from an object that one holds, a position, or a principle: “A tenacious hold.” 2. Not easily dispelled or discouraged; persisting in existence or in a course of action: “A tenacious legend.”

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October 2018 Newsletter

Events of the Month

Seminar
Time Management
for Writers 

Speaker:
Wright Writer of Dayton Member,
Author Colleen Green

Finding Time to Write Consistently
Outlining Your Book & First Draft 
 Marketing Your Writing

Saturday, November 3, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Miami Township Library
2718 Lyons Road
Miamisburg, Oh 45342
 

She will have copies of her romance/suspense books Last Words Book One in the Amber Milestone Series and City in the Middle Book Two in the Amber Milestone Series for sale. 

Seminar
Slaying the Dragons of Writing

A panel of authors discuss the stumbling blocks that writers face and how they vanquish them. They will talk about inspiration for writing, character development, plot, and theme.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30 pm -3 pm
Main Library
Bassani Theater
215 E. 3rd Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

Ruth Kibler Peck – Panel moderator and author of eight books. She taught English at Northmont High School and was named one of Ohio’s Top Ten Teachers.

Greg Enslen – Author of the Frank Harper Mystery Series.

Vickie Weaver – Author of a biography, a book of poetry, and a children’s book.

Frances McGee-Cromartie – Won a top prize for Guide Posts Magazine.

Lisa Like-Stokely – Author of a children’s play called How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen.

Amelia Napiorkowski – Writes poetry and prose that sparkle with emotion.

Don Hart – Author and publisher at Four Cats Publishing who also teaches in U.D.’s Lifelong Learning Program. 

B.A. Hughes – from Greenville, Ohio is the author of the book for young teenagers Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found. These illuminating stories highlight mystical animals, natural phenomena, and curious kids discovering their unique gifts.

Their books will be available for sale.

Article of the Month

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin

by Wright Writer of Dayton member, by Marla Cross

Poor little Linus.  Every year he seeks out the most sincere pumpkin patch in which to hold his vigil for the “Great Pumpkin.”  And every year he gets passed over by the giant gourd, is abandoned by his girl, and misses out on the Halloween party and all the fun of “tricks or treats.”

The pathetic little guy is portrayed as being quite foolish, but you have to admire his unwavering faith and perseverance.  No one shares his belief, and everyone scoffs at him.  But he remains unaffected and keeps coming back year after year.  You have to love a guy like that.

To start with, Linus has to find a “sincere” pumpkin patch.  That’s a major feat in itself.  What makes a pumpkin patch sincere anyway?  Beats me.  But Linus figures it out and finds one every time.  Then he camps out in the middle of it and believes with every fiber of his animated being that the great one will sense his unrivalled devotion and come to him with gifts and candy. And even though the rest of us know it won’t happen, we secretly hope that it will.  Just like we hope that someday Charlie Brown will find something other than rocks in his pillowcase.

Why doesn’t the Great Pumpkin come to Linus?  There’s no other kid more worthy, no pumpkin patch more sincere than his. We feel bad for Linus because we can all relate to his Great Pumpkin experience at one time or another in our lives.  There is something we long for, believe in, deserve to have, pray for . . . but it never comes, and we don’t understand why.  In those times we either cling to our childlike faith, like Linus, or we become cynical, maybe even bitter.

Are you waiting for your own Great Pumpkin to come this Halloween?  How will you react if it doesn’t show up?  I hope you don’t lose faith or doubt your sincerity.  Perhaps you are simply being tested.  It may be that what you long for is not in your best interest after all.  At least not at this time.  But then again, stay alert, all you pumpkin patch sitters.  This may just be your year!

Inspirational Quote of the Month

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Word of the Month

Divergence

Divergence n. (1) A difference or conflict in opinions, interests, wishes, etc. (2) The process or state of diverging.

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September 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Author Colleen Green
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Book of the Month 

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Don’t trust lust at first sight. One woman chooses reality over fantasy in this friends-to-lovers romance, a steamy standalone by “an author to keep your eye on” (Katee Robert).
 
Jacqueline: As an adult woman–and the vice president of a marketing firm–I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince.
 
Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.

Author: Jessica Lemmon, who calls herself a “den mother” to two rescue dogs, lives in Miamisburg, Ohio. After working for several years in direct sales, she decided to turn to creative writing. www.jessicalemmon.com

Inspirational Quote of the Month

WALT DISNEY QUOTE

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Word of the Month

Enervate

Enervate tr.v. 1. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality. 2. Lacking physical, mental, or moral vigor. “Prolonged exposure to the sun and dehydration enervated the desert racing team.”

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Springfield, Ohio Book Fair ​

Meet Ohio authors and check out their latest books while tasting Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company beer at the Springfield Book Fair. Colleen Green, Wright Writers of Dayton member, will be there with her romance/suspense Amber Milestone Series. Signed copies of Book One Last Words and Book Two City in the Middle will be for sale (cheaper than Amazon) with a bonus recipe packet. The event is hosted by Hen House Publishing & Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company. Schmidt’s Sausage Truck will be selling the perfect accompaniment to your beer with sausage, bratwurst, knockwurst, sauerkraut, and cream puffs. Get your bling on with Chain Maille jewelry. It is made of lightweight aluminum. Chain Maille jewelry in intricate weaves makes an elegant to funky accessory to your wardrobe. Brats! Beer! Books! Bling! 

Springfield Book Fair ​
Saturday, August 18th, 2018
12 pm – 5 pm

Open to the public. No charge for admission.
Mother Stewart’s Brewing Co.
109 W. North St.
Springfield, OH 45504
(937) 717-0618
www.motherstewartsbrewing.com

Event Website: www.henhousepublishing.com/2018

Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company is a production brewery located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Ohio.  Named after Eliza Daniel Stewart (aka “Mother Stewart”), an important temperance figure of her time; and located in the former Springfield Metallic Casket Warehouse, we feature an 8,500 square foot, family-friendly tap room and a large outdoor beer garden.  We strive to produce clean consistent ales & lagers blending influences from Germany, Belgium and North America.

Source: Mother Stewart’s Brewing Company website

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August 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Author Colleen Green
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Play of the Month

Are you looking for a play for your theater group to perform? Check out Wright Writers of Dayton member, Lisa Like-Stokely’s play How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen.

Lisa Stokely

How Hans, Christian & Anderson Melted the Snow Queen

by Lisa Like-Stokely 
Approx. Playing Time: 90 Min.
Description from the website heartlandplays.com

Somewhere between Camelot and modern day, between IPADs and poisoned Apples, between ballet and uptown funk, this fractured fairy tale brings the classic characters of Hans Christian Anderson to life. Thumbelina, the not so tiny dancer, who is transformed into a beautiful ballerina; Jenny, the diamond studded and care free Nightingale (Mae West character); Heny, the ugly duckling turned obnoxious comedian (a cross between Henny Youngman and Groucho Marx); Sunny and Share, the dynamic singing duck duo topping the charts at Swan Lake; the directionally challenged Princess Gardenia who unexpectedly finds romance; Bruno, the valiant tin soldier who dances hip-hop; and the appalling proclivities of the robe shedding Emperor, are all re-imagined into this delightful play for the whole family. Audiences will be pleasantly surprised to recognize entertainers from the past and present. Laugh along and find out how a diverse group of fairy tale characters and a trio of ogres work together to save the Snow Queen from her diabolical fiancé.

For pricing and info. click on link here: http://heartlandplays.com

Word of the Month

Eclectic

Eclectic adj. 1. Composed of elements drawn from various sources 2. Not following any one system but selecting and using what are considered the best elements of all systems. “An eclectic taste in decorating; an eclectic approach to management.”

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Bookstore of the Month

New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe

New & Olde Pages Book Store

856 Union Blvd.
Englewood, Ohio 45322-2101

This bookstore has it all. A variety of novels in many genres and nonfiction can be found. Check out the great gift ideas such as magnets, mugs, and house decor. Support your local business by shopping at New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe. Ask to see the books written by the members of the Wright Writers of Dayton that include historical fiction, romance/suspense, mystery, children books, and poetry. See the list below of the titles available.

Wright Writers of Dayton

Women Who Shaped America (historical fiction)

Colleen Green

The Amber Milestone Series (romance/suspense)
Book One Last Words  
Book Two City in the Middle 

Ruth Kibler Peck 

Poverty, Puberty, Patriotism
A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII

Unknown Horizons: The Lewis and Clark Expedition


Rowing Through the Night  
(poetry)

B. A. Hughes

Glimm: A Glimpse of Light Found
by B. A. Hughes and Illustrator – Quinci Woodall

Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found explores the adventures of tweens and early teens as they uncover everyday mysteries and connections.

Vickie L Weaver

Timeless Twists and Turns (poetry)

Dancing in the Stars – biography of Carroll Webster – A nostalgic, inspiring look into the dancing world and the now mostly extinct world of Vaudeville.

My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You
Children’s Books
Kattarina Storost (Illustrator)
Age Range: 5 – 6 years

Marla Cross

Inspirational Books

The Alabaster Box: A Year of Adventures in Extraordinary Worship
Cloud of Witnesses

Greg Enslen

Frank Harper Mysteries

A Field of Red Book 1
Black Ice  Book 2
White Lines  Book 3
Yellow Jacket  Book 4

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July 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Author Colleen Green
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Book of the Month

by Wright Writers of Dayton Member, Greg Enslen

Yellow Jacket by Greg Enslen

Getting away with murder…Newly sober Frank Harper is solving cold cases left and right, finally impressing his boss. But Frank’s unhappy–he misses the excitement of active police work. Meanwhile, in Cooper’s Mill, the sleepy Ohio town where Frank’s daughter and grandson live, things are heating up. Local man Joe Hathaway is about to stand trial for three counts of attempted murder, and Frank’s been called in to testify. Joe’s confident he’ll win. But, just in case, he’s got a plan–one that will finally bring Frank Harper to his knees.

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Recipe of the Month

Beer Marinated Chicken Wrap

by Wright Writers of Dayton Member, Author Colleen Green

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  • Gallon Plastic Sealed Bag
  • 1 Package Chicken Breasts (flattened)
  • 1 Bottle Ale Beer
  • ½ of Roasted Potatoes Seasoning Mix Package (1.25oz)
  • 2 Cut Up Granny Smith Apples
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Hickory Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
  1. Use meat tenderizer to flatten chicken breasts.
  2. Put meat into gallon plastic bag.
  3. Pour beer into bag.
  4. Seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Next day, take chicken out and sprinkle with roasted potatoes seasoning mix.
  6. Take back of spoon and push seasoning into the chicken.
  7. Heat up frying pan on medium heat.
  8. Add oil to pan and then add chicken.
  9. While the chicken is cooking, spread barbecue sauce on tortillas.
  10.  Flip chicken over to finish cooking.
  11. Arrange cut up apples onto tortillas.
  12. When chicken is finished cooking take it out of pan and cut up into strips.
  13. Put chicken pieces on tortillas.
  14. Add extra barbecue sauce if needed.

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

change you life today

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 Word of the Month

Guile n. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. Particular skill and cleverness in tricking or deceiving people. “Considerable guile was involved in the transaction.”

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