Wright Writers of Dayton at The Booksellers

Authors from The Wright Writers of Dayton will be selling their books at The Booksellers at Austin Landing in Miamisburg, Ohio on Saturday, July 23rd from 2pm-5pm.

Books Available for Sale

Author Colleen Green Romance/Suspense Novel Last Words

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 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’s website has a pre-order form for signed book to be mailed to you or pickup the day of event. www.colleengreen.info

Follow Author Colleen Green’s Page on Amazon:

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Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

book cover Last Words

 

Author Marla Cross

Christian Fiction: Cloud of Witnesses

marla bookThis 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.

https://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/book.php?w=9781617394034

 

 

Author Vickie L. Weaver

Biography: Dancing in the Stars: Carroll Webster, International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood

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.

https://www.createspace.com/5311269

Children’s Book: My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You

This book shows in love and fun that the parent-child bond can overcome anything.  In the process it has teachable moments such as the real vs. the imaginary, animals, colors, counting, time, rhyme and alliteration, and more.  People wherever I go, including to classrooms in nearby schools, call the book “adorable” and educational.

https://www.amazon.com/Child-Ill-Still-Loving-You/dp/1517264901

 Author Ruth Kibler Peck

Memoir: Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck  is available at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. 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.

Book of Prize-Winning Poetry: Rowing Through the Night

Links for books below:

https://www.amazon.com/Rowing-Through-Night-Ruth-Kibler/dp/1436362199/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001087686/Poverty-Puberty–Patriotism.aspx

 

 

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism

Poverty, Puberty, & Patriotism: A Dayton Girl Grows up During WWII By Ruth Kibler Peck  is available at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. 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:

http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-001087686/Poverty-Puberty–Patriotism.aspx

https://www.amazon.com/Poverty-Puberty-Patriotism-Ruth-Kibler/dp/1514487950/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1466622974&sr=8-

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

Drivers Can Choose

Drivers Can Choose: Stay Sober & Save Lives; or Drink, Drive & Destroy Lives

by Mrs. Vickie L. Weaver; Dayton, Ohio

Science says that for every action there is a reaction.  Experience tells us that actions have consequences, life can change quickly, and good guys don’t always win.  The key is that God gave humans free will to make wise choices or poor ones; someone may benefit from a wise choice, and someone may suffer or perish from a poor one.  Three examples follow.

One year when my sisters and I were growing up, our dad died from brain cancer just before Christmas.  Mere months later on a familiar avenue, when seat belts were neither mandatory nor installed in all vehicles, our mom nearly died on her way home one evening after swerving to avoid a drunk driver who would have hit her head-on; her car hit a tree, and she was propelled first outward through the windshield and then back inside the car.  The car and her face were destroyed.  The drunk driver was uninjured.  By the grace of God, we had a parent left to raise us, and doctors restored her health and her pretty face.  Both tragic events combined to lessen our quality of life and dramatically impacted us in numerous other ways.

Several decades passed.  Then locally in the wee hours of this past Christmas morning, my nondrinking daughter was behind the wheel when she, her husband, and teenage daughters left his parents’ house two towns away, where they had stayed later than usual to have quality time with relatives from out of state.  Halfway home on a different route from usual, they were hit by a drunk and drugged-up driver who, surprisingly, was not speeding.  They were knocked into a power pole, whose live wires fell on their car.  With God in charge and seat belts fastened, no one was injured by the crash or the wires, and Christmas Day was a happy, thankful one.

Similar to the first, the latest incident was tragic.  In the darkness of five-something yesterday morning in Texas, my sister’s stepson was driving a different route to work when a drunk driver hit him head-on.  Nearly every bone in her son’s body is broken, but we’re thankful that he’s alive and his ribs did not puncture his lungs.  He will endure a long, painful recovery, surrounded and supported by loving family and friends.  His daughter is old enough to understand and remember why her daddy nearly died and can barely participate in celebrating her birthday this week.  But, his little boy has no clue why his daddy, in bandages and casts from head to toe, can’t get out of bed to play ball with him and can’t work to provide for them.  Someday, though, he will know that God, seat belts, and airbags saved his daddy while the drunk driver died; he will understand that although the drunk driver had a choice between safety and recklessness, his daddy had no choice and both families have been changed forever.

Drivers, you have choices that can preserve or destroy life in the blink of an eye: You can drive drunk and ruin lives from the road, or you can have a sober person drive you where you need to go.  Please choose the latter–and seat belts–to prevent unnecessary loss and suffering.

Author Vickie Weaver Guest Speaker 

Barnes & Noble Booksellers June 12, 2016 2-3 p.m. 

2619 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459

Barnes & Noble’s B-Creative portion (last day) of the three-day B-Fest

for professional writing services click on the link below

www.writestyle.com

How to Create Characters

by Author Colleen Green

Authors develop characters that readers sympathize with. They can move us to tears, make our blood boil, cause us to squeal in joy, or gasp in fear. Ever love to hate a character? I have. Can’t stop reading until you’re finished? The reason is because you care about their hero or heroine.

How can you achieve such a strong emotional bond between your reader and your fictional people? You should get to know everything you can about your protagonist and antagonist when creating them. Especially their personality and what drives them to obtain a goal. It will help you understand their feelings. Showing your character’s raw emotions through action is a powerful writer’s tool. It pulls your reader deeper into the story.

Answering some questions will help you flush out how your characters are reacting to what is happening around them. You may even play around with the plot, moving the order of events to provide more drama. Withholding information from some and not others, including the reader, can drastically change the outcome of events. If you have a small town or group you can separate them according to their united fronts. Here are questions to answer for each of your characters.

  • What is motivating your characters to take action?

For example, your protagonist may be greedy. He or she puts money above everything else. Money is the person’s motivation for taking action. You can imagine the problems this may cause. Conflicts could arise such as resentment from a spouse and selfish decisions that harm others, all in the name of increasing wealth. It is the way your characters show their emotions that should drive your story.

  • What are they are trying to achieve?
  • How can you make the situation more urgent for the character to obtain their goals?
  • Does time play a part on when goals must be completed?

Success can be defined in different ways. It can be tangible like a quest for buried treasure. It can be emotional like forgiveness. The obstacles to reaching their objectives will help to form your plot.

  • How will they change or evolve?

If they stay the same, that may cause problems.

  • Do they verbalize their opinions or keep them to themselves?
  • How does their relationship with their family shape their personality?
  • Are they loners or more social?
  • Is there a way to show contrast between two characters?
  • Does one character exploit another one?

How your characters interact with others plays a part in the plot. Lives are affected by what people do and say around each other.

  • How is their self-esteem?
  • What are their flaws?
  • What are their strengths?
  • What does your character value?
  • What does your character despise?

Finding the answer to these questions will help you find ways to show the answers. When the answers affect the story timeline, use them. One character could be strong in an area where another is weak. If the sidekick or minor character fits this description then he or she could help the main character reach a goal. Or a villain might use the hero’s weakness to make it even harder for him to succeed.

  • How does where they live affect their actions and speech?

Keeping where they live and work in mind allows the writer to be realistic about dialogue and actions. For example, New Yorker’s tend to be in a hurry whereas people from California may be more laid back. Southern states have accents and sayings that other places may not use.

Have fun and keep writing!

Click on the link below to listen to author Colleen Green’s interview on Blog Talk Internet Radio Show That’s Novel on Wednesday May 25th. Author W. Ferraro will be on from 8 pm – 9 pm and Colleen Green will be from 9 pm -10 pm.

.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stephaniesbookreports/2016/05/26/thats-novel-interviews-authors-w-ferraro-and-colleen-green

 

book cover Last Words

The Dayton Book Expo

The Dayton Book Expo at Sinclair Community College will have several authors at the event. It is on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the David H. Ponitz Conference Center which is part of Sinclair Community College.

The Dayton Book Expo

David H. Ponitz Conference Center, Sinclair Community College

Great Hall – Building 12
444 West Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

Author Vickie Weaver, a member of Wright Writers of Dayton, will be there. Readers will want to check out her books and many others.

Vickie Weaver Bio

Lifelong writer/poet Vickie Weaver is a freelance journalist, blogger, and owner/editor/trainer in her company, Writestyle.  Her books warm readers’ hearts. The adorable “My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You” highlights the parent-child bond in love and fun.  Her biography, “Dancing in the Stars: Carroll Webster, International Dance Luminary of Vaudeville and Hollywood,” brings dance, a love story, entertainment and famous associations, history and mystery–your “Dancing with the Stars” partner.  She has many projects in the works, including more picture books, poetry, and a screenplay of the biography.

You may learn more at www.writestyle.com

my child...Rhyming children’s picture book,

“My Child, I’ll Still Be Loving You”:  

http://www.amazon.com/Child-Ill-Still-Loving-You/

 

Dancing with the stars“Dancing in the Stars”

http://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Stars

link to the event http://www.daytonbookexpo.com/2016-authors/

Wright Writers of Dayton

Book Cover Ruth Ann Poetry

Rowing Through the Night

by Ruth Kibler Peck

 The poetry of Ruth Kibler Peck reflects her love for life and her interest in people, history, and art.  She uses both rhyming and free verse to explore these topics.  More than half of the poems in this volume have received national, state, and local awards. Available at Amazon and Xlibris.

She has been a member of Wright Writers of Dayton since 1979.

 

Click here to buy on Amazon Rowing Through The Night

book cover Last WordsLast Words by Colleen Green

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 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.
Ignoring the warning signs 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…

click here to buy on Amazon Last Words

like Colleen Green’s author page at

https://www.facebook.com/authorcolleengreen/

like Wright Writers of Dayton author page at

https://www.facebook.com/wrightwriters/