It’s a sharing-the-good-news kind of day here at Cathy C. Hall because so many of my writer friends have been so very busy! Shout-outs to…
Linda O’Connell, who’s joined the team of instructors over at Coffee House for Writers! Linda, aka the Queen of Chicken Soup for the Soul Books, will be teaching the fine art of essay writing and I can’t think of anyone better suited for the task. If you’ve been trying and trying and trying to get your essays published, try taking this class. I promise you’ll improve with Linda leading the way to publication.
Suzanne Lilly, who’s just released the last book in her California Argonauts series, Gold Rush Barons, and it is a gem of a story! (See what I did there? Gold…gem? Well, I am a writer.) Gosh, I hate to see the story of George and Lucinda come to an end…they’re such strong characters. And I learned so much in this riveting historical fiction, too; I’ll bet I could easily win the “California Gold Rush” category on Jeopardy!
Lisa Ricard Claro, who’s also just released a book–Love to Believe, the second romance in her Fireflies series! If you’ve been missing Maddie and Caleb, then it’s time to catch up–except this time around, you’ll want to know how Caleb’s sister, Rebecca, fares in a man’s world. And you’ll be dying to know what secret she’s keeping from handsome lawyer, Sean Kincaid. Or is it Sean keeping secrets from her? Hmmm…I guess you’ll just have to read Love to Believe for yourself!
Nanci Turner Steveson, whose charming middle grade novel, Swing Sideways, is set to release any day now! Oh my, I loved this story of two unlikely friends spending a summer on the chase for wild horses and…you know what? Go read it before I spill the whole plotline! And when you finish Nanci’s book, check out Janet S. Fox’s creepy good Gothic thriller, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle. Both Nanci and Janet were with me at the Highlights Whole Novel Workshop (Nanci in the classes; Janet as an instructor) so I can say that I knew them when.
Though, honestly, they were already gifted storytellers and writers even then. And I’m thrilled to see all the good things happening for them, as well as all the friends I’ve mentioned here today.
It really does make me want to shout, y’all.
Thanks for the shout out! And thanks for the review, too. 🙂
My pleasure, as always, Lisa!
Cathy–Congrats again to Lisa, and congratulations to Linda. I agree. She has the capability of improving anyone’s writing, no matter how accomplished a writer they are…
You might want to consider that gig yourself, Sioux. You, too, are a great writing teacher and I’m sure you have lots to share!
What an inspiring post, Cathy, and so generous of you to share the news about your writer friends. Congratulations to all the writers for their accomplishments. I’ve heard Linda speak about writing personal essays, and she is a wealth of knowledge. And Lisa is a spectacular writer. I’m not familiar with the other ladies, but I’m sure their work is wonderful as well.
Thanks, Donna, I’m always inspired with the accomplishments of my writing friends and I’m glad you were inspired as well!
So I just made it through the last weeks of school, came up for air, and saw this post! Thanks for the shout out, Cathy, and leave it to you to add the perfect song to the post! Sorry I was a snail about getting around to reading it! You are a wonderful writerly friend.