March 2017 Newsletter

Recipe of the Month

Honey Carrots

  • 5 Whole Carrots
  • 4 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 Box of Raisins
  • Olive Oil to coat pan
  • 1/4 Cup of White Wine


Peel carrots and cut off tops. Cut carrots into thin slices. Put slices into bowl and add honey. Stir them to coat with honey. Put olive oil into pan to cook carrots. Heat up carrots in pan stirring often. Add raisins and stir. Once carrots are about half way done cooking, add wine. Finish cooking carrots until they are done.

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Word of the Month

Amorphous Without a clearly defined shape or form. Vague; ill-organized; unclassifiable.

“The amorphous package caused alarm to many people in the terminal.”



Inspirational Quote of the Month

Making a mistake isn’t bad. It is only bad if you don’t learn from it!

Author Colleen Green


Looking for a festive St. Patrick’s Day cocktail? Check out this website below with a ton of ideas. Have fun, stay safe, and drink responsibly.


Book of the Month

Ireland by Frank Delaney

In the winter of 1951, a storyteller arrives at the home of nine-year-old Ronan O’Mara in the Irish countryside. The last practitioner of an honored, centuries-old tradition, the Seanchai enthralls his assembled audience for three evenings running with narratives of foolish kings and fabled saints, of enduring accomplishments and selfless acts — until he is banished from the household for blasphemy and moves on. But these three incomparable nights have changed young Ronan forever, setting him on the course he will follow for years to come…

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February 2017 Newsletter

hearts Recipe of the Month

Slow-Cooker Lamb Stew

Recipe by Colleen Green

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  • 2 pounds of lamb stew meat
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 teaspoons Watkins brand “Herbes de Provence” (rosemary, marjoram, thyme)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup cream of chicken and mushroom soup
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 9-15 green olives with pimento
  • half a bag of baby carrots

Combine carrots, garlic, and herb seasoning in a 5-6 quart slow-cooker, season with salt and pepper.

Place 3 tablespoons of flour on a plate.Season lamb with salt and pepper, coat in flour, shake off excess, and set aside.Season lamb with salt and pepper, coat in flour, shake off excess, and set aside.

In large skillet pour the extra-virgin olive oil. Heat lamb in skillet in small batches over medium high heat until browned on all sides. Transfer to crock-pot.

Add wine to skillet. Use wooden spoon to scrape up left over brown bits in pan. Cook wine in medium heat until it is reduced by about half.

Add mixture to crock-pot and cover.

Cook on low about 4-5 hours. Last twenty minutes, add the olives.



hearts   Book of the Month

Rowing Through the Night

by Ruth Kibler Peck



The poetry of Ruth Kibler Peck has won dozens of national, state, and local awards. She is also co-author of a creative writing series for Loyola University Press, and she wrote the history of Trinity Lutheran Church in Dayton to commemorate its 100th anniversary. Ruth Ann holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University, and she taught junior high English for 21 years.

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hearts   Inspirational Quote of the Month


There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

George Sand



hearts   Word of the Month

Sanguine (adj.) Cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or

confident: “A sanguine disposition;” “Sanguine expectations.”


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Connect with Author Colleen Green

by Author Colleen Green

Wright Writers of Dayton Member

My debut novel, Last Words, isn’t your typical romance. Which is exactly why women should read it. I’ll get back to that later.

That being said, I’ve learned that people not only want to hear about my novel, but they want to get to know me. They want to feel some sort of connection to the authors they read. Especially as a newbie author with one book published, the sequel in the works, along with a novella book coming, I want to spread the word about my writing endevors. Next year I will have both romance/suspense and YA paranormal books to offer readers. Meanwhile, I want others to know what I am all about. 

So here it is . . .  I have written stories throughout various times in my life. I have even used a typewriter. The people younger than thirty are saying a what? But I am perfectly comfortable in my age. Or at least I am starting to accept it more. Let’s just say I haven’t hit fifty yet! I remember records, although I was young at the time. My favorite Halloween custom was the one my mom made me. I was a Rubik’s Cube. I love 80’s and 90’s music. I went to St. Peter’s Parish School grades 1 through 8. So when I started buying my own clothes I couldn’t get enough. Nothing makes you want a huge wardrobe like wearing uniform for eight years!


What intrigues me to be a writer is the ability to create worlds. Worlds that others can get lost in by turning the pages of your book. The complements I receive about writing always touch me deeply. The photo of the letter is from a friend. It fits this cateory. She was kind enough to critique the beginning of my YA paranormal story. 




Besides being an author I find absolute joy in my dog, Lucas. He is a rescue. The big fluffy baby is part Alaskan Malamute and Great Pyrenees. After our Samoyed, Bianca, passed away, I experienced heartache that was so severe I couldn’t stop crying for hours. She was my baby and I’d never see her smiling face again. Never feel her lick my hand, wait for me by the bed to come out of the shower, pet her soft beautiful fur. Devastated, Jay and I only waited a few months before checking out the Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue Organization and found a video of Lucas. We fell in love and made arrangements to adopt him. Lucas mended my heart when I was sure the hole Bianca left would never be filled again. I once said to Jay, “I don’t know if I will ever love a dog as much as Bianca.” I was wrong. I love Lucas just as much. In fact, I believe with each new dog your heart grows bigger making room to love the new member of your family even more. That way there is room for all the dogs to be loved in your heart for eternity. 


I enjoy cycling and TRX suspension training at the YMCA. Staying in shape is important for many reasons. Health first and foremost is a benefit, but stress release is an added perk. By being a member of the YMCA I get to meet new people and make friends. 

I thrive on schedules and being able to do a pattern of behavior makes the world seem a little bit less hectic. Most of all I value loyalty, respect and kindness. I love with all my heart and am a devoted friend.

Cooking occasionally, I have created some recipes on my blog. I keep them simple. Below are some links to a few. Once I have my second book in the Amber Milestone Series and my YA Paranormal books available to purchase, I will post it on this website and my active amateur chef  site. Click on the “sign me up” button to follow my blog. 

Honey Carrots

Cranberry Stuffing

Candy Cane Cupcakes candy-cane-cupcakes


Like I mentioned earlier, Last Words isn’t your typical romance. There is no love triangle. What there is however will leave you wanting to read more until you get to the end. The power of learning to love yourself can bring you back from the brink of demise. Jack Hale stirs Amber’s lustful desires and sets her on a path of gut-wrenching decisions that changes her world forever.

Follow Author Colleen Green on Amazon to be notified of her books when they are available for purchase. Click on link below then clink on the “follow” button.

If you would like to stop by one of the holiday events, I would be glad to talk to you!

See dates and times below.


book cover Last Words


aturday, Nov. 12th & Sunday, Nov. 13th

St. Peter’s Christmas Bazaar, at The Family Life Center, in Huber Heights

6161 Chambersburg Rd, Dayton, Ohio 45424

Nov. 12th 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Nov 13th 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)

Saturday, Nov. 19th

New & Olde Pages Book Shoppe

 856 Union Blvd, Englewood, OH 45322 (Same shopping center as Marathon gas station)

Holiday Open House

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Author Colleen Green will be signing and selling copies of her romance/suspense book Last Words. (Free recipe packet with each purchase, while supplies last.)


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September 2016 Newsletter

By The Wright Writers of Dayton

Recipe of the Month

Strawberry Wine Parfait By Colleen Green

  • Cut strawberries into quarters.
  • Put three scoops of vanilla ice cream in a tall glass.
  • Put about 1 shot of Moscato wine in glass.
  • Put strawberries into the glass.

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Word of the Month

 Dexterous adj. Skillful in the use of the hands. Having mental skill or adroitness; clever. Done with dexterity. “A dexterous wood craftsman.”



Inspirational Quote of the Month

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain



Wright Writers of Dayton Author Book Signing Event

Thursday Sep. 29th, 3-7 pm

at The Booksellers at Austin Landing in Miamisburg

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Mon Hamel

By Beverly Hughes (Wright Writer of Dayton Member)

(memorial to French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel murdered by Isis July, 2016)


He awoke to a light meal

Another chance to serve the morning Mass

Only a stand-in.

Why ask me? I’m old. I’m tired.

But oh! The joy of the Elements!

The sharing, consuming, becoming

Our Lord Christ

In such a world.


My Hamel, today is your crowning day!

Your aching bones will serve you well

Your weary mind will leap with litany

Remembered, lived

Bless My people, they are weary, too.


Remember the days I have given you

The thousands of faces, the millions of prayers

I know them, each one.


Hamel smiles, feels vigor, virtue

Hamel bows his hoary head,

Common humility

This Great Christ would pat his shoulder,

Hold his heart

For such a day.

So, today, My Hamel, I grant you

Strength of spirit

This your crowning Mass,

Here’s a twinkle for your eyes,

Here’s the breath for the chants

Your next song will be with My angels.


I grant you joy as you kneel,

You will awake in My arms

For My love never fails.


Your enemies, My enemies

Leer, Hamel, at your old face

But they have seen the face of God.


Your crown awaits.



Local Authors at The Huber Heights Farmers Market

The Wright Writers of Dayton will be at The Huber Heights Farmers Market on Saturday, August 27 from 9am to 1pm in the area in front of the Huber Heights Library at the corner of Brandt Pike & Chambersburg Rd.

Authors Participating

Last Words by Colleen Green A romance/suspense novel

Jack Hale’s commanding presence and sultry eyes catch Amber’s attention the first time she sees him. She dreams of a future as an executive chef, but from the kitchen of her stepfather’s restaurant, she is mesmerized by the dashing man in a stylish business suit. The day he orders dessert and asks her to share it with him, dreams of their life together take hold of her heart. She imagines those few bites of dessert to be the beginning of a storybook romance . . . little does she know what twisted secrets Jack Hale holds. Amber embarks on a journey led by the sensual and dark Jack Hale that test the limits of who she is and who she will become . . .


Author Colleen Green lives in Ohio. She loves to write, read, and cook. Creating a world that readers can immerse themselves into is her passion. Last Words is her debut novel. The romance suspense book is set in the breathtaking vineyards of Napa Valley, California. Romance suspense, YA paranormal romance, and urban fantasy genres are among her favorites to read and write. She is currently working on the second book in the Amber Milestone series and a series of short YA urban fantasy stories.

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My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You by Vickie L. Weaver

Turtles telling the time of day? Crocodiles eating birthday cake? Porcupines playing peek-a-boo? Oh, no! What’s a child to do? There’s so much more with animals galore. The solution comes from a comforting source.

Dancing In The Stars: Carroll Webster: International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood by Vickie L. Weaver

A nostalgic, inspiring look into the now mostly extinct world of Vaudeville, Dancing in the Stars is the true story of Carroll Webster, a talented eighteen-year-old who dreams of a professional dance career. With the odds stacked against him, the handsome and charismatic orphan endures four years of grueling 1930s dance marathons for a chance to break into show business.

Cloud of Witnesses by Marla Cross

This is an intriguing book about the Cloud of Witnesses who are watching real-life situations being lived out here on Earth. The unique stories keep your interest and are an encouragement to live out your own similar situations God’s way.


Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism by Ruth Kibler Peck

The true story of her life as a young teenager living in Dayton, Ohio, during World War II. As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by her mother’s near-death illness.

Greg Enslen

Greg Enslen is an Ohio author of eighteen books, including five novels, a new series of “Game of Thrones” Binge Guides, and several collections of essays and columns. All of his books are available on Amazon and via Kindle, and several are available from his publisher, Gypsy Publications.

Meet Local Authors at the Library

The Wright Writers of Dayton will be at the Centerville library, in Ohio on Monday August 8th, 2016 from 1 pm till 3 pm. The authors are friendly and have a variety of genre of books for sale. You can buy a signed copy, speak with the authors, and have a free Wright Writers of Dayton newsletter. Their monthly newsletter features a recipe of the month, book of the month description, word of the month, and inspirational quote of the month. They would enjoy meeting you at the event!

Below is a link to the event flyer with descriptions of books and authors. See you there!

Second Monday August


Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck  is available at and Links at bottom of article. This true account of growing up during WWII is written especially for kids 11-18, but good reading for adults, too. In these uncertain times, a true story about living on the home front during WWII shows the unity & love of country our population held in those years.

As the Great Depression ends and WWII begins, the Kibler family finds their lives drastically challenged by her father’s meager white-collar salary, by life in a miserable trailer camp, by devastating fire, and by Mother’s near-death illness.  Yet the family, like all Americans of that era, willingly sacrifices in every way possible to help the war effort.  Father and daughter follow news of every battle and locate places on their world map.  Ruth Ann finds joy in new friends, the beauty of Island Park, and in being a teenager.

back of WWII bookLinks to buy book below:–Patriotism.aspx

Congrats to Ruth Ann from all the Wright Writers of Dayton!