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Fall is here and with it another round of the North Carolina Writer’s Network Fall Conference. The Conference offers a chance for writers of all skill levels and stages of development to network, hone their craft, and develop the marketing skills to take their writing to the next level. I (along with Crosley and John) will be attending and look forward to seeing you there, especially if you are a writer. Writing conferences like this give me an opportunity to learn new ideas and perspectives on the field and craft of writing. With eBooks, social media, and more, writing is not the same as it used to be!

I’ll also be unveiling the cover for my third book in the Night Buddies book series, so feel free to stop my booth to check it out! (Hint: It involves flying and possibly a dessert!) If you cannot make it to the conference, we’ll be revealing the cover in an upcoming blog, so stay tuned!

Information about the Conference 

The North Carolina Writers’ Network 2014 Fall Conference runs November 21-23 at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel in uptown Charlotte. Fall Conference attracts hundreds of writers from around the country and offers workshops and master classes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, lectures and panels on publishing and finding an agent, and the opportunity to have your manuscript reviewed by literary agents and editors. Allan Gurganus will give the Keynote Address. Saturday’s luncheon features Joseph Bathanti, North Carolina’s seventh poet laureate, and the Annual Banquet on Saturday night features the inimitable Wilton Barnhardt. Register now at

For those of you that use Twitter, the hashtag for the conference is @Writingeststate.

(Special Note: The keynote speaker happens to be a fellow Civil War history buff like me! To learn more about my interest on the Civil War check out a recent interview I did for Ramblings of a Coffee-Addicted Writer. )