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.

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Quote of the Month

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

J. K. Rowling

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Colleen Green

Nov. Newsletter 2018

Editor: Colleen Green

Events of the Month

Author Colleen Green logo

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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May 2018 Newsletter

Editor: Colleen Green
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Book of the Month

women who shaped america

Women Who Shaped America

By Wright Writers of Dayton

American women have always had the grit and determination to influence others and make important things happen. From working for the young colonies to homesteading on the Great Plains and the Wild West to navigating the hardships and deprivations of America’s Civil War, two world wars, and the Great Depression to the Space Age, women led, followed, or blazed new paths for themselves, their families, and all women. No matter which period we examine, American women often have left an indelible mark on history and on those who came after them. The members of Wright Writers of Dayton realized the importance of sharing the stories of women who helped to shape America—stories of both famous and unsung heroines. The stories in this anthology address the courageous actions of American women that shaped human lives and the course of history for our country.

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Recipe of the Month

Chicken Alfredo Bow Tie Pasta

 Chicken Alfredo Bow Tie Pasta 

12 oz. Box Bow Tie Pasta
12.5 oz. Can Chicken Breast
7.5 oz. Quartered Artichoke Hearts
2 Cans 14.5 oz. Prego Alfredo Sauce Roasted Garlic Parmesan
7.3 oz. Box New York Hand Tied Garlic Knots

Preheat the oven for the garlic knots. Once the oven is preheated prepare the meal. Drain the canned chicken and set aside in a bowl. Drain the artichokes and add to chicken. Boil pasta according to box directions while stirring occasionally. In a separate pan add 1 can of alfredo sauce, chicken, and artichokes together while stirring on medium heat. Once the sauce mix is warmed throughout add 1/2 can of alfredo sauce and keep on medium to low heat while stirring occasionally. Put the bread into the oven. Drain the pasta when it is done cooking.  Put the pasta back into the pan and off of the heat and add the pasta sauce. Stir the mixture together. Take the bread out of the oven when it is done. Serve the pasta with the garlic knots.

Serves: 4

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Word of the Month

Mellifluous

Mellifluous adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

I think it’s important for little girls growing up, and young women, to have one in every walk of life. So from that point of view, I’m proud to be a role model!

Sally Ride

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March 2018 Newsletter

Editor of the newsletter
Author Colleen Green

Book of the Month

The Glass Castle: A Memoir
By Jeannette Walls

the glass castle

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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an “excitement addict.” Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents’ betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

 

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Inspirational Quote of the Month

Unless someone like you cares a whole
awful lot,
nothing is going to get better.
It’s not.

Dr. Seuss

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Word of the Month

Coltish adj. Energetic but awkward in one’s movements or behavior. Playful, not trained or disciplined. “Coltish horseplay to celebrate their graduation.”

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Nov. 2017 Newsletter

Book of the Month 

Glimm
A Glimpse of Light Found

By Wright Writers of Dayton Member, B. A. Hughes

Glimm, A Glimpse of Light Found explores the adventures of tweens and early teens as they uncover everyday mysteries and connections. Written by B. A. Hughes for her own grandchildren, these illuminating stories highlight mystical animals, natural phenomena, and curious kids discovering their unique gifts. Middle school students will find kinship with a lonely cheetah, a talking stone, a persistent rabbit. When the emptiness of ennui and the drudgery of daily life are peeled away, unexpected encounters with nature lead to glimpses of truth. With wonder and beauty everywhere, often hidden in plain sight, darkness fades and light glimmers. Book available at Four Cats Publishing. fourcatspublishing.com

Word of the Month

Incorrigible

Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. “His bad habits were incorrigible.”

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Poem of the Month

Glimm Poem
Light Flown

By B.A. Hughes

Glimm galled, where went the day?
Shattered, scattered, flown away
Sparkle died in logic’s tide
Digits disemboweled his life.

Glimm called, that’s all there is?
Numbers, lines, bytes and bits?
Look again, Glimm, beat his heart
Starflash, Earthlore, song and art.

Glimm saw the sun arise
Gave his heart to ancient eyes
Bowed his knee, sang aloud
Glimpse of glimmer, gift of God.

 

Inspirational Quote of the Month

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

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Romance/Suspense and 
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