January 2020 Newsletter


Happy-New-Year-2020From the Wright Writers of Dayton

Book of the Month

The Amulet of Elements

fantasy, adventure, romance, adult fairy tale

amulet of elements

Princess Ellyria Rose found her special places in the books she read. Imagining herself in far off lands, she would dream of the knight who might rescue her one day from her dull, everyday life of needlepoint and lessons on becoming a lady.

Princess Ellyria Rose yearned for adventure and on her sixteenth birthday she got her wish, being rescued by the man of her dreams. Little did she know that would prove to be an adventure she did not expect to have.

Betrayed by the very man whom Princess Ellyria trusted, and left at the mercy of her father’s enemy, she had to use her wits to escape; along with the help of the very man who led her astray in the beginning.

Danger unfolds time and again, revealing an ancient story about a princess and a prophecy.

The Amulet of Elements is
Book One of The Amulet of Elements Series!
Available on Amazon. Click below.
www.amazon.com/Amulet

Word of the Month

genesis

The word genesis can be traced back to the Greek gignesthai meaning “to be born.” When written with a capital G, it refers to the first book of the Bible, but it is often used in a non-biblical sense to mean “an origin, creation, or beginning.”

Source below
www.dictionary.com/e/s/beginnings

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Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

December 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas
from the Wright Writers of Dayton.

Play of the Month

Snow QueenHow Hans, Christian & Anderson
Melted the Snow Queen

By Lisa Like-Stokely,
Wright Writers of Dayton member

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 Heny 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 tickets click the link below.
bctheatre.org/event/how-hans

Beavercreek Community Theatre
3868 Dayton-Xenia Road
Beavercreek, OH 45432

Book Event of the Month

On Saturday, Dec. 14th,
the Wright Writers of Dayton
will be at New & Olde Pages bookstore
in Englewood from 1pm-5pm
with their books for sale. 

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New & Olde Pages Bookshoppe
856 Union Blvd. 
Englewood, Ohio 45322
Across from Kroger

Wright Writers of Dayton

Ruth Kibler Peck
Poetry & Historical Fiction

Karen Kasey
Young Adult Paranormal

Gwendolyn Ilimaris
Young Adult Fantasy

Colleen Green
Romantic Suspense

Vickie Weaver
Children’s books, Poetry, & Biography

Greg Enslen
Mystery

Marla Cross
Inspirational

Word of the Year

existential

Definition

1of, relating to, or affirming existence existential propositions
2: agrounded in existence or the experience of existence EMPIRICAL

bhaving being in time and space

 

Dictionary.com chooses
`existential’ as word of the year
Source below
http://enews.earthlink.net/article

Quote of the Month

“The most important thing is to believe in yourself
because it is you who has to do it.”
 Karen Kasey

Wright Writers of Dayton member,
author, and public speaker

If you are a serious writer, we invite you to join the Wright Writers of Dayton. We meet the last Saturday of each month at a central location.

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November 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Upcoming Library Events 

Frances, Wright Writer of Dayton member, is the speaker at the Stirring Up Food and Memories Seminar. A cookbook can contain more than recipes, it can be a historical document for your family. One that contains the stories behind the food. Preparing food and family dinners can evoke memories and emotions; as you eat, you may think of family, friends, and events related to those foods. Learn how to create and organize your own family cookbook to save not just recipes, but the memories of those important to you.

Stirring Up Food & Memories

Tuesday, Nov. 5th
6:30 pm

Kettering-Moraine Library
3496 Far Hills Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45429

Saturday, Nov. 30th
2 pm

Northmont Library
333 W. National Rd.,
Englewood, Ohio 45322
St. Peter Christmas Bazaar
Upcoming Christmas Bazaar Events

Author Gwendolyn Ilimaris, Author Karen Kasey, and Author Colleen Green will be at this local Christmas Bazaar with plenty of gifts for your family this holiday season. Support these local Dayton area authors and stop by their table to pickup a copy of their latest books. There will be over 90 booths of crafts/vendors, homemade soups, cabbage rolls, sandwiches, raffle and more.

St. Peter
Christmas Bazaar

Free Event
Saint Peter Catholic Church
6161 Chambersburg Rd. 
Huber Heights, OH 45424 

Sat., Nov. 09, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sun., Nov. 10, 2019
9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Books by the Wright Writers of Dayton members available at the event.

THE EVIL WITHIN

Book One in the Witches
of Blackstone Series
by Karen Kasey

young adult, paranormal,
witches, werewolves

ebook cover The Evil WithinAvailable on Amazon.
Click below for details: 
www.amazon.com/Karen

Whispers of Time
(Chronicles of Asaetara)
by Gwendolyn Ilimaris

magic, fantasy, dragons Whispers of TimeAvailable on Amazon.
Click below for details: 
www.amazon.com/Whispers

Author Colleen Green

Romantic Suspense, Steamy
Slow Burn Romance Series

Available on Amazon. Click below for author’s website.
http://www.colleengreen.info/

New & Olde Pages
Nov. 2019 Holiday Events

15085491_1196165073782026_608549676843886733_nStop by & meet the authors.

856 Union Blvd,
Englewood, OH 45322

by the Marathon gas station
in the same parking lot

Saturday, Nov. 16th 1-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 23rd 1-5pm
Saturday, Nov. 30th 1-5pm

Facebook page click below.
www.facebook.com/New-Olde-Pages

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If you are a serious writer, we invite you to join the Wright Writers of Dayton. We meet the last Saturday of each month at a central location.

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October 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
Contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Book of the Month

ebook cover The Evil Within

Ever since Matt was born, Tasia has been close with her younger brother. She has a deep desire to protect him. Their mom is the coven’s head witch in the small town of Blackstone, Ohio. Their dad is supportive of the family practicing the craft but has no supernatural gifts himself. In the sixth grade, Matt thinks puberty is difficult. Combined with struggling to find his skills as a newbie witch, life is even more challenging. Things get dire when the school bullies play a horrible prank on him, which results in consequences more far-reaching than Matt can ever imagine. When he finds out the haunted house next door has released a demon into the town, he has to fight harder than he ever thought possible to keep his loved ones safe. Tasia is in the eighth grade. She’s a witch who thinks she has plenty of time to hone her craft. But when strange things start happening in Blackstone, she realizes she needs to master her skills now if she wants to defeat the demonic forces that are at work. With the help of her brother and her best friends—Riana, a vampire-witch hybrid, and Courtney, a witch and vampire hunter—Tasia must form a plan to rid the town of the diabolical power that threatens to destroy them all.

Available on Amazon

Click below to pre-order
your kindle edition
https://tinyurl.com/y4y8rora

Click below to order your paperback.
www.amazon.com/Evil

Event of the Month

banner Imaginarium

 Imaginarium 2019
October 11-13 

Ramada Plaza Hotel
and Conference Center 
9700 Bluegrass Pkwy,
Louisville, KY 40299

The Imaginarium Convention made its debut in 2014 and is now heading into its 6th year with a central focus on providing creative writers and other creative talents educational, networking, professional, and mentoring opportunities. In 2019, The Writer Magazine named the Imaginarium Convention the best writing conference in Kentucky and the 2nd best writing conference in the Southeast USA.

The Imaginarium Convention welcomes all genres and levels of experience. Imaginarium maintains an inclusive, welcoming environment that brings together the vibrant atmosphere of a convention with the content-rich nature of a major writers conference. Three days filled with over 130 panels and workshops provide creative individuals of all levels of skill and experience an abundance to choose from to develop skill-sets further on their professional and artistic journeys.

Spotlighting and raising awareness of talented creative individuals is another area of emphasis for the Imaginarium Convention. Our juried Imadjinn Literary Awards given at our annual awards banquet are one way in which we recognize and celebrate top level talent. Another way is through our Imadjinn Book Fair and Expo, which showcases a large number of creative professionals to the public throughout the convention weekend.

In supporting creative writing in all forms, The Imaginarium Convention embraces Game Development and Film/TV production, including programming content in each of these areas, a weekend-long gaming room, and an independent film festival with juried awards.

More recently, The Imaginarium Convention has begun to develop the Imaginarium Initiative, to help facilitate support and educational opportunities for communities in need. Our first target area for this program will be the Eastern Kentucky region.

A positive event that provides a wide range of support and beneficial elements to a diverse array of attendees, Imaginarium is dedicated to continue growing and expanding what we can offer to those pursuing a creative path.

Author Colleen Green,
Wright Writer of Dayton member
will be a speaker at two seminars.
See below for details.

Part 1: Path to Success: Self-Awareness & Kindness Method – Presented by Colleen Green – Author Colleen Green will discuss how managing three aspects of your life while being self-aware and kind to others will increase your chances for success in accomplishing any goal. Once you learn how to be aware of your stress levels, manage your contacts while being kind to others, and maintain discipline in your craft there are no limits to how far your dreams will take you. Sit back and enjoy her talk about her experiences and walk away inspired to be at your best! (60 min) (Sat. 12 pm in room Iroquois)

Part 2: Outlining a story before writing a rough draft – Presented by Colleen Green – Learn how author Colleen Green creates her outline by looking at relationships and plot. She is the author of two romance books in the Amber Milestone Series, and the Witches of Blackstone Series is written under her pen name Karen Kasey. Books in both genres will be available for sale during the Imaginarium convention 2019. (60 min) (Sun. 12:45 pm in room Iroquois)

Author Colleen Green will have two books in the Amber Milestone Series available for sale during Imaginarium. Go to www.colleengreen.info for more info. 

She will also have her book
The Evil Within: Book One in the Witches of Blackstone Series
available for sale.

Gwendolyn Ilimaris,
Wright Writer of Dayton member
will have her books for sale at Imaginarium.
Stop by and see her.

Whispers of Time

In the world of Asaetara, an ancient magic has torn open the paths between worlds. An unknown banner begins to gather the forces of evil together in the shadows. Rin Rilavaenu has struggled her entire life to please her father, the elven king. Much to her dismay, Rin discovers the elf she is so desperate to make proud is not her real father. After this revelation throws Rin’s world into complete turmoil, on the day of her coming of age ceremony, her soul is torn from her body when unknown magic is forced out by her enemies.

After years of searching, Kaedin, Rin’s bonded dragon, finds her when her soul begins to awaken inside of Sara, a nineteen year old human girl from Earth.

How can they close the paths torn open between worlds? Who is behind this and what do they wish to gain? Rin’s friends and family embark on a journey to an unfamiliar world to bring her home, while they struggle to prepare for a war that could destroy everything in not only their world but ours as well.

For more info on the convention and details on how to buy tickets
click below
www.entertheimaginarium.com/

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August 2019 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
contact: colleen_grn@yahoo.com

Book of the Month

Whispers of Time
Chronicles of Asaetara Book 1

Whispers of Time

In the world of Asaetara, an ancient magic has torn open the paths between worlds. An unknown banner begins to gather the forces of evil together in the shadows. Rin Rilavaenu has struggled her entire life to please her father, the elven king. Much to her dismay, Rin discovers the elf she is so desperate to make proud is not her real father. After this revelation throws Rin’s world into complete turmoil, on the day of her comping of age ceremony, her soul is torn from her body when unknown magic is forced out by her enemies. After years of searching, Kaedin, Rin’s bonded dragon, finds her when her soul begins to awaken inside of Sara, a nineteen-year-old human girl from Earth. How can they close the paths torn open between worlds? Who is behind this and what do they wish to gain? Rin’s friends and family embark on a journey to an unfamiliar world to bring her home, while they struggle to prepare for a war that could destroy everything in not only their world but ours as well.

Source: Amazon

Available on Amazon.
Link to buy below.
https://tinyurl.com/y5valye7

Gwendolyn Ilimaris is a Wright Writer of Dayton Member.

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Quote of the Month

In a novel you have to resist the urge to tell everything.

J. K. Rowling

Source: www.brainyquote.com

Upcoming Book Events for Readers

Wright Writer of Dayton member, Author Colleen Green will be at the Summer Book Fair 2019. She will have her romantic suspense books in the Amber Milestone Series available for sale. Meet her and other authors and grab a beer. Details below.

Saturday, Aug. 17th
Mother Stewart’s Brewing
102 West Columbia Street
Springfield, Ohio 45504
12 pm -7 pm

Author Colleen Green’s website: www.colleengreen.info

Word of the Month

desideratum

Did You Know?

We’d like to introduce you to some close cousins of the common word desire. All trace their roots to the Latin sīder-, or sīdus, which has historically been understood to mean “heavenly body,” but which may also have an older, non-celestial meaning of “mark, target, goal.” Whether etymologically starry or grounded, dēsīderāre, meaning “to long for,” was born when Latin de- was prefixed to sīder-. Dēsīderāre begat Anglo-French desirer, which in turn brought forth English desire, desirous, and desirable in the 13th and 14th centuries, with desideration following in the 15th. Then, in the 17th century, English acquired desiderate (“to wish for”) and desideratum (desiderata in the plural), all of which can lay claim to direct ancestry from desiderare.

Examples

“The strength of his class depended to some extent on sound money management—but depended to a much larger extent on marriages based cynically on the sorts of children likely to be produced. Healthy, charming, wise children were the desiderata.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Sirens of Titan, 1959

Source: www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

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March 2019 Newsletter

Book of the Month

the silence of murder

Seventeen-year-old Hope Long’s life revolves around her brother Jeremy. So when Jeremy is accused of killing the town’s beloved baseball coach, Hope’s world begins to unravel. Everyone is convinced Jeremy did it, and since he hasn’t spoken a word in 9 years, he’s unable to defend himself. Their lawyer instructs Hope to convince the jury that Jeremy is insane, but all her life Hope has known that Jeremy’s just different than other people—better, even. As she works to prove his innocence—joined by her best friend T.J. and the sheriff’s son, Chase—Hope uncovers secrets about the murder, the townspeople, her family, and herself. She knows her brother isn’t the murderer. But as she comes closer to the truth, she’s terrified to find out who is.

Source: Goodread.com

Dandi Daley Mackall

I love to write. I even love to rewrite. Before I could hold a pen, I was making up stories in my head. I’m blessed to have come from a family of great storytellers. My two favorite words growing up were: ‘Member when . . . I started out writing for grown-ups . . . and then I had kids. When my children were little, I wrote board books, then picture books, then easy readers, and so on to young adult novels. But I never stopped writing for any age group, which means I get to write for all ages. How cool is that! I grew up in Missouri, have lived in many cities and towns since, and now write from rural Ohio, surrounded by my wonderful family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel or raccoon.

Source: http://www.dandibooks.com 

Quote of the Month

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Word of the Month

obsequious 
marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness

Did You Know?

An obsequious person is more likely to be a follower than a leader. Use that fact to help you remember the meaning of obsequious. All you need to do is bear in mind that the word comes from the Latin root sequi, meaning “to follow.” (The other contributor is the prefix ob-, meaning “toward.”) Sequi is the source of a number of other English words, too, including consequence (a result that follows from an action), sequel (a novel, film, or TV show that follows and continues a story begun in another), and non sequitur (a conclusion that doesn’t follow from what was said before).

Example: “Not pleasing others enough amounts to surliness, pleasing too much makes one obsequious—you have to be friendly, but not too friendly. The sweet spot in the middle is where you want to be.” — Carlin Flora, Psychology Today, 1 July 2017

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Editor
Colleen Green

February 2019 Newsletter

Book of the Month

last words revised

The revised edition of Last Words has a new and exciting cover. The romance book has an improved plot with more twists and turns to keep you reading until the last word. The steamy novel is written by Wright Writer of Dayton member, Colleen Green. She is the editor of the newsletter and admins their Facebook page.

Amber Milestone loves her job as a chef at Hale’s View, an upscale restaurant next to Hale Vineyards in Napa Valley, California. She works with her stepfather, who is a partner in the business with Mr. Hale. Amber has more than just a business relationship with Mr. Hale’s son, Jack. She is swept away by Jack’s handsome smile and charmed by his romantic side, which has no limitations when it comes to money or connections. Amidst the lush landscape of the vineyards, she finds herself in a world of seduction that blurs the line between true love and raw passion. Amber and Jack’s devotion to each other is tested by the corrupt world of money and power that threatens to destroy everything they have begun to build. Amber’s dreams of owning her own restaurant are within her reach, but everything comes with a price.

Kindle Edition of Last Words
Limited Time on Sale
99 cents
Jan. 29th through Feb. 5th

Click below to get yours
before the price goes back up.

 https://tinyurl.com/y8slys92 

Word of the Month
charisma

1: a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure (such as a political leader)

2: a special magnetic charm or appeal

Did You Know?

The Greek word charisma means “favor” or “gift.” It is derived from the verb charizesthai (“to favor”), which in turn comes from the noun charis, meaning “grace.” In English, charisma has been used in Christian contexts since the mid-1500s to refer to a gift or power bestowed upon an individual by the Holy Spirit for the good of the Church, a sense that is now very rare. The earliest nonreligious use of charisma that we know of occurred in a German text, a 1922 publication by sociologist Max Weber.

Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day

Quote of the Month

love and be lovedSource: https://www.brainyquote.com/

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