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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Graffiti Magazine Writing Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th April 2012
Fees:   £2 for one entry.
Prizes:   £25 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories on any theme, up to 1,000 words.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   graffiti.magazine@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.wilkiemartin.com/competition.php

Wolfe Pack’s Black Orchid Novella Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For crime mystery novellas between 15,000 and 20,000 words.
Contact:   Jane K. Cleland, Chair, Jane K. Cleland, P.O. 3233, New York, NY 10163-3233
Country:   United States
Email:   jane@janecleland.net
Website:   http://www.nerowolfe.org/htm/neroaward/black_orchid_award/BO_award_intro.htm

Novelicious Undiscovered 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   3rd April 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Prizes include Kindle; vouchers; critique; books.
Details:   For the first 3,000 words of a chick-lit novel.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   undiscovered@novelicious.com
Website:   http://www.novelicious.com/noveliciousundiscovered2012.html

Best and Brightest Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   13th May 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £200 for first place. There are plenty of other prizes on offer as well- visit our website for further details!
Details:   A creative writing competition for student and graduate authors; a competition that isn’t just limited to the members of a single University’s Students’ Union, but one which is open to entrants from across the United Kingdom, and beyond! After judging all the entries on a regional basis, anthologies of the 10 regional shortlists will be published; and 2 months later, the readers’ votes will be counted to see who makes it into the FINAL anthology!
Contact:   292 Rochfords Gardens, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5XW
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   bestandbrightestcompetition@gmail.com
Website:   http://best-and-brightest.co.uk

Pearl Short Story Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st May 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $250 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:For short stories up to 4,000 words.
Contact:   Pearl Short Story Prize, 3030 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.pearlmag.com/contests.html

Steyning Festival Short Story Competition 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry. Three for £10.
Prizes:   £250 for first place. £50; £25.
Details:   For unpublished fiction up to 1,500 words. Any theme.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   steyningbookshop@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.steyningfestival.co.uk/short-story-competition-2012

SCRIPTS

Shoreline Screenwriting Competition 2012
Entry Fee: £25 ($38approx) Early Deadline.The Competition Is Open!
Shoreline Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2012 is made up of a small team of experienced producers and script consultants.
Our strong relationships within the industry, both in the UK and US, enables us to pair the right projects with the most suited producer.
Prizes are great, but a writers biggest challenge is getting his or her work out there. That’s where we come in. Throughout the competition, and after, we will activelyget the best scripts into the hands of the people that can get them made.
Shoreline Scripts is open to anyone, anywhere in the world!

Website:   http://www.shorelinescripts.com/index.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

 *Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors

International Digital Awards (IDA)
Sponsor: Oklahoma Romance Writers of America
Fee: $15.00
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Eligibility: Any ebook with a copyright date of 2010 or 2011 that was eligible for sale in 2010 or 2011 and is NOT available in print.
Entry: Non DRM PDF as email attachment.
Categories: (All of the following offer BOTH a short/novella and a Novel category in each genre) Contemporary, Erotica, Historical, Inspirational, Paranormal, Suspense, Young Adult.
Judges: Readers, including other unpublished and published authors.
Top Prize: Winner of each category (short and Novel) will receive an engraved paperweight and reviews, tweets, and Facebook posts from at least five OKRWA members. Bonus prize: All entrants will be placed in a drawing for a free book trailer.
FMI, http://IdaContest.Wordpress.com.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:
(N.B. Only contact the companies listed below between 26 March – 17th April 2012)

MEDIA COMPANY SEEKS WRITERS
Miso Studios seeks writers to produce witty and informative content for Social TV second screen platform. This content (we call them sideshows) will be synchronized in real time with the content from the your TV set-top box.  We are looking for writers that have a good understanding of social media space and technology-savvy.  The position will require 10 hours a week at flat rate to produce 5 sideshows and extend through an entire season (8-10 weeks). Go to http://goo.gl/DOmw6 to indicate your interest in the Miso Studio Writer position. Feel free to check out our website for more information: gomiso.com/sideshows

SCREENWRITER WANTED
Cinemonger Motion Picture Company is seeking SCREENWRITERS to work with on developing feature films. Responsibilities: Work closely with producers to form characters, story and dialog; Brainstorm with the development team; Perform in-depth research; Write character bios, outlines, treatments, scenes, synopses and screenplays; Follow grammar, style and legal guidelines; Stay on schedule. Requirements: Must have completed a minimum of two feature-length screenplays; Must be extremely comfortable with screenplay format, structure and the English language; Must understand how a film is made and knowledgeable about film language; Must be a team player and open to criticism and direction; Must be a self-motivated individual; Must have the ability and talent to write in multiple genres. Please send cover letter, bio, filmography or resume and a 5-10 page sample in TWO of the following categories: Quirky Character Piece; Sexy Suspense/Thriller; Action Sequence; Teen Drama or Comedy (R-rated is OK); Family Drama or Comedy. DO NOT SEND more than 20 total pages. Send all materials to: ASSISTANT@CINEMONGER.COM Compensation is negotiable, depending on experience of writer and budget of project. On average of $400 – $1,000 initial payment. Plus back end profit sharing.

SEEKING SCREENWRITERS FOR SHORT FILM 
Looking for a STORY WRITER for a short film. The genre is psyhco-thriller. Premise, characterization and basic story arc is already chalked out. The writer needs to fill in the gaps with interesting events in the life of the character(s), add exciting and fresh story elements, build a dramatic conflict with suitable twists & turns. The film is intended for the festival circuit and movie channels on TV & online. Freshers are most welcome, provided they have keen sense of storytelling and a basic understanding of what is possible on screen and what not, within the limited budget of an experimental short film. People who are passionate about doing something different & exciting in this industry, please apply with your CV here and also send a short sample of your creative fiction writing to soumya.tvconceptsdev@gmail.com

SEEKING EXPERIENCED SCREENWRITERS
We are looking for experienced screenwriters for the pre-production of a major film. Serious inquires only. All interested candidates must be familiar with the current standard screenplay format (i.e. Final Draft software). For more information, please contact Noel at sbv7four@gmail.com

SEEKING LATINA SCREENWRITER 
Looking for a Latina screenwriter that wants to join me in writing a feature script based on my short film Neon Angels. (Neon Angels has played in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Atlanta Film Festival.) Pay will be $200 – after script is done. Contact me, Alex Clavijo, at asclavijo@yahoo.com

ONLINE SERIAL WRITER SEEKS SCREENWRITER
Online serial writer (GUIOPERA) seeks stealth screenwriter (someone who goes about their business undetected) for long term partnership to develop concepts and ideas for TV, film and online/video games. The partnership will yield new intellectual property for new company created by collaboration. so there is no pay in the first instance. Please email john@etfiction.com for more information.

COMEDIC SCREENWRITER SEEKS COLLABORATOR
Comedic screenwriter is on quest for epic collaboration with equally talented writer for dramedy project. Specifically looking for writer(s) with some experience. Must have a thorough knowledge of the 90’s. Send messages of interest to Mutt Johnson at poquito.johnsonfilms@gmail.com. Gig is non-paid.

SCREENPLAYS FOR PRODUCTION WANTED 
V-FilmS is looking for film scripts, regardless of runtime or genre – however we give exciting and crazy scripts preference. Main condition for entries is that the scripts are innovative and can be produced on low budgets. Please send your script (include a short synopsis) to contribute@meridianum.eu. If you have no script as of now, send us a message anyway if you are interested in writing for us on a freelance basis. We are looking forward to your exciting work and stories.

STUDENT PRODUCER LOOKING FOR FEATURE SCRIPT
Hi, I’m taking a producing program in NYFA. I’m looking for a script which is any genre but related with tourism, or travel, or theme park, or any kinds of movie theaters. Yor script would be developed as a feature film project for a student thesis, which include all business plans, bugeting, scheduling, and potentail director, potentail castings. If possible, I am going to find the resource to produce it. Contact me, James Chuang, at jameschuang0422gmail.com I’m willing to have an option agreement if the script has a potential to develop as a feature film.

NEED FEATURE SCREENPLAY
Small video company needs a feature film screenplay for ultra low budget production. Shooting only in NYC area with 2-3 main actors. We can pay a little money. Contact Alen at alex.video@yahoo.com

SEEKING SCREENWRITERS FOR COLLABORATION
Hi, I am looking for Writing Partners who are serious and creative. Looking for people who are willing to travel to meet just as i am willing to travel to meet. I have started multiple projects in the action and comedy categories and have acquired some good contacts to send material out when it is finished. You will receive a percentage of what comes out of the finished product. I have a great movie started that just needs some touching up on the script so it won’t take long to finish. I am looking to get 1-2 other writing partners to possibly develop into a real money making writing team. If you are interested please email me at darakkhamone@yahoo.com and we can exchange contact info. Thanks, Darak Khamone.

PRODUCTION COMPANY SEEKING SCREENWRITERS 
Central Station Media is a well-established production company that has filmed and edited over 500 TV commercials which have aired on national and International TV channels, and has produced 1 feature film to date. As we open our new Hollywood production facility our company will be selecting the 5 most-promising screenwriters (based on previous work), as well as the five most promising directors in a contest to showcase local talent and draw attention to our company’s new feature film production capabilities. During production, Central Station Media will provide all equipment, casting, and production facilities at absolutely no cost to screenwriters or directors. There is no pay associated with this project, but screenwriters and directors that are chosen will have access to a full studio of equipment to make their creative visions a reality. For Screenwriters: Please submit a SHORT screenplay that is 3-5 pages long, and preferably takes place in 1-2 locations. For Directors, please submit your resumes to the email associated with this posting. We look forward to reading your screenplays and resumes. Send to us at censtation@gmail.com

DIRECTOR SEEKING SCRIPTWRITER FOR COLLABORATION
I am an award-winning director looking for a scriptwriter to collaborate on another short film in the near future. I have just finished another short but am hungry to collaborate on another exciting project. I have a great track record of successfully making the most of script ideas, delivering great pitches and overall achieving funding through national film funding schemes. I will use part of that funding to pay for the production rights to your script, so that your creativity and hard work are fully rewarded. I would like to receive any treatments/scripts for a short films that you have written and feel would make a good short film. Ideally looking for fictional dramas of any sort. Please email your submissions to Rohan Green: rrrproductions@hotmail.com Then we can speak soon and take it from there. In the meantime, here are a few links of interest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/2012/newsid_8950000/8950008.stm and http://filmlondon.org.uk/news/2010/july/award_winners_announced_for_best_of_boroughs Thank you.

YOUNG SCORE WRITER LOOKING TO WRITE SCORES FOR MOVIES 
I am a young score writer that has made many scores, but none of them have ever been used. I would love to work on a score for a movie. If you are interested in my full list of works and my complete bio, please contact me at mtmichael13@gmail.com

LOOKING FOR DRAMA/DRAMEDY SCRIPTS 
We’re a film team looking for some good drama/dramedy scripts. You should really only send scripts (to: storybirdfilms@gmail.com) that are WGA protected–it’s just a smart thing to do. For further info about us visit our web site at http://storybirdfilms.com/. You’ll notice a lot of comedy, but we’re looking to branch out. There is no pay, nor is there any plan to make money. This is art for art’s sake. If it turns out well, we’ll submit it around to festivals. Thank you.

SCREENWRITERS WANTED 
I am a producer and starting a new company and need fresh, talented writers who can give words to the imaginations and can create a magic onscreen and can attract audience. Interested candidates can apply and can send sample of their work or loglines in any genre to me, Ekta, at ekta_lovesdancing@yahoo.com

LOOKING FOR SCREENWRITER FOR MUSIC TELEVISION SHOW 
Looking for screen/script writer for a short community music television show. One day shoot. Payment is on a lo/no/deferred basis. Apply to Gabriel at amfestevents@gmail.com

CONFERENCES AND CLASSES:

Self-Publishing Options–6 Week Course taught by Bob Mayer & Jen Talty for $40.00

Will be offered April 2012

(Registration Open) Published author considering publishing your backlist? Unpublished author considering self-publishing? This workshop will look closely at self-publishing distribution channels from what kind of file you will need to upload your eBook to various options you have in creating the files. We will also discuss all the various platforms such as Kindle, Nook, iBooks and Smashwords and what are the best strategies to getting your book up for sale. We will discuss doing it yourself, outsourcing and team-building options. Authors have more options today than ever before, but the process can be overwhelming. While this is not a step-by-step technical class, the workshop is designed to give you enough information to make informed decisions on how to get your eBook on all formats possible. Course taught by Bob Mayer and Jen Talty

San Francisco Writer’s Conference – February 14-17, 2013

We are proud to announce bestselling author R.L. Stine will be our keynote speaker for 2013.

Continued for the 2013 SFWC  More conference! The SFWC will start on Thursday evening and run through the entire President’s Day weekend. Both new and returning attendees will appreciate the welcome session on Thursday evening (Feb. 14th) at no additional cost. As always, the main event is Friday through Sunday…but now there will be optional PreEvent and PostEvent Master Class writing intensive sessions which will be announced later this year. Watch your Newsletter for announcments. 
Click here for registration information.

Please remember to check out legitimacy of all contests, classes, and conferences before you enter, and to copyright all your work before you submit.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

FICTION: Via First Writer

Writers’ Journal Short Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th May 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $350 for first place. $125; $75.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,000 words.
Contact:   Short Story Contest, Val-Tech Media, P.O. Box 394, Perham, MN 56573 Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.writersjournal.com/ShortStoryContest.htm

DreamQuestOne Writing Comp – Summer 2012
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st July 2012
Fees:   $10 for one entry. add $2 transaction fee for electronic entries
Prizes:   $500 for first place. All contest winners will be published online.
Details:   This writing contest is international; open to anyone having a story that’s worth telling everyone! Now accepting short stories, 5 pages maximum, fiction, on any subject or theme, neatly hand printed or typed, single or double line spacing for a chance to win cash prizes! First Prize: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100. Postmark deadline: July 31, 2012. Visit the website below for details and enter!
Contact:   Dream Quest One, Writing Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.dreamquestone.com

Calderdale Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   6th July 2012
Fees:   £4 for one entry.
Prizes:   £300 for first place. Second Prize £100, Runners Up £50.
Details:   No theme. Short stories up to 3,0000 words.
Contact:   Anna Turner, Central Library,Northgate, Halifax, HX1 1UN
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   anna.turner@calderdale.gov.uk
Website:   http://www.calderdale.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/readers/writing-competition/index.html

Colonsay book festival writing comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th April 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. A book from one of the book festival authors.
Details:   As part of our book festival we are holding a 100 word flash fiction competition. Submissions may be on any topic but must include the word Colonsay. Submissions must be exactly 100 words long. Winning entries may be published in a short phamphlet. Please submit via e-mail.
Contact:   Colonsay Book Festival, Drumclach Cottage, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YR
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   colonsaybookfestival@hotmail.co.uk
Website:   http://www.spanglefish.com/colonsaybookfestival/index.asp

Flash a Famous Phrase
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st May 2012
Fees:   £1.00 for one entry.
Prizes:   £30.00 for first place. 2nd £20, 3rd £15. Winners also get Featured Writer page on our website.
Details:   Celebrating National Flash Fiction Day! Stories up to 500 words based on a famous phrase or saying. Winners announced on May 16, National Flash Fiction Day.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.flash-fiction-world.com/flash-fiction-famous-phrase-competition.html

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   5th April 2012
Fees:   £4.00 for one entry. £8 (2 stories), £10 (3), £12 (4)
Prizes:   £150 for first place. Second Prize: £75, Third Prize: £50, High Commendation £10 x 3 plus publication.
Details:   For previously unpublished short stories in English language on any subject, in any style, up to 1,500 words long. 1 Entrant will win 1 year’s subscription to our writing competitions magazine.
Contact:   Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk
Website:   http://sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories-0412/

2012 Unbound Press Short Story Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th April 2012
Fees:   £5.00 for one entry. £5 or €8 or $10
Prizes:   £500 for first place. £500, £250, £125 Anthology publication, winners and shortlist receive 1 free copy
Details:   Length: 1500 words, no min.
Contact:   Unbound Press, PO Box 16864, Glasgow, G11 9DJ or unboundpress@gmail.com
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.unboundpress.com/competitions

2012 Spilling Ink Flash Fiction Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st March 2012
Fees:   £5.00 for one entry. 1 £5 / 3 £10, 1 €8 / 3 €16, 1 $10 / 3 $20
Prizes:   £500 for first place. £500, £250, £125, Anthology publication, winners and shortlist receive 1 free copy
Details:   Length: 500 words, no min.
Contact:   Spilling Ink Review, PO Box 16864, Glasgow, G11 9DJ or spillingink.email@gmail.com
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   spillingink.email@gmail.com
Website:   http://www.spillinginkreview.com/competitions

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA Via RWA

 *Open to published authors
**Open to published and unpublished authors

The 5th Annual Alaska Break-Up Contest
Sponsor: Alaska Chapter of RWA
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: May 1, 2012
Eligibility: Submitted manuscripts must be unpublished.
Entry: All entries electronic; submit up to 10 pages of your manuscript’s most tense argument, breakup, or black moment. A 1–3 page scene set-up may be included but will not be judged.
Categories: Open to all categories and heat levels.
Judges: AKRWA trained judges, PRO and published authors.
Final Judges: Publishing Editor TBA
Top Prize: Personal critique of the entry by New York Times Bestselling Author, Cherry Adair.
FMI, for full rules, please visit http://akrwa.org.

SCRIPT WRITING OPPORTUNITIES Via ISA:

FREELANCE SCRIPT/COPY WRITERS SOUGHT BY UK CREATIVE AGENCY
Superhero, a central London moving image creative agency is seeking talented freelance script writers to work on a range of projects. Superhero works primarily with entertainment brands: films, video games, music, theatre, live events, lifestyle producing TV ads, film trailers, EPKs and video content for on-line use. Sought are writers to work on a range of projects: TV ad copy, Film trailer copy, EPK / Vodcast interview questions and structure, Advertiser funded programming ideas and Brand content film ideas. If you have expertise in all or some of these areas please apply with details of experience and rates.

SEEKING HORROR FEATURE FILM SCRIPTS
Perdell Productions LLC is looking for completed horror feature film scripts for micro-budget production. Check out the director’s latest feature film http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2069957/. Please submit to us at prtfhasco@gmail.com a quick description, along with a synopsis of the script(s). Writers will be compensated based on the sale of the finished project. Serious inquiries only please. Thank you.

SHORT SCRIPTS WANTED (CANADIAN WRITERS ONLY)
I am a established Montreal cinematographer/director with over 25 years experience looking to director my next short.  All genres are welcome. Script should be between 5 – 7 pages. For funding purposes, the writer must be Canadian. Financial compensation to be provided based on the quality of the work. Please send a copy of your script to my assistant, Patrick Greatbatch, at greatbatchmtl@gmail.com.

EXPERIENCED WRITER NEEDED FOR DOC FEATURE SCRIPT
Screenwriter needed for feature documentary project in final stages of post. Experience in writing a feature documentary script is required. I would like to see your previous work(s). Pay to be negotiated. Please contact Cass Paley at cass@casspaley.com. Thank you.

LOOKING FOR SHORT FILM SCRIPT
I’m looking for a short film script that can be produced on a budget of next to nothing, but still look great and catch the eye. If you can use storytelling to really grab the imagination, I can do the rest. I’m particularly interested in magical realism, conceptual science fiction, or spooky but intelligent horror. Something transportive, that takes the viewers outside themselves. A good example (as far as features go) would be David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, or Jacques Rivette’s Celine & Julie Go Boating. Please get in touch for more details, to pitch at me, or if you’d like to send a script, please feel free. Looking at around 5-10 minutes in length. Send to me, Adam, at adam.leslie@btinternet.com. Many thanks.

CONFERENCES AND CLASSES:

Writing Mom’s: How to do it all course taught by Natalie C. Markey $20.00

Plot, character arc, transitions, climax, revise, rewrite, make that deadline, blog, check social media sites, continued education, volunteer for local writing group, read critique partners manuscript, research agents/publishers, read books within your genre, read a craft book and network.  These are ALL things that go through writers’ minds on any give day. But what if you had to add: Make bottles, keep up with diaper/Gerber/ formula supplies, feed baby three times a day plus bottle feedings, playtime, bathe baby, wipe up thrown sweet potatoes, shower to get sweet potatoes out of your hair, more playtime, hope for a naptime (for baby, you must write,) schedule playdates, read to baby, and hope baby actually goes to bed at the designated time.
For many writers, this is reality. In fact, many full-time writers are made because of a child being born. Some amazing mothers write late at night, around their day job. However you do it, being a writing mom is a challenge but very doable and rewarding. Learn easy self study tactics, time management tips and suggestions from a ten-year freelance journalist, published author and speaker who also has a one-year-old daughter and a high maintenance dog. You can have it all without losing your mind.

Thriller Fest Writer’s Conference – July 11-14, 2012

This year, spotlight guests will include 2012 ThrillerMaster Jack Higgins, 2011 ThrillerMaster R.L. Stine, Lee Child, John Sandford, and Catherine Coulter, along with 2012 True Thriller Award Recipient Ann Rule,  2012 Silver Bullet Award recipient Richard North Patterson, and 2011 Silver Bullet Award recipient, Karin Slaughter.

REGISTER NOW! You won’t want to miss the most spectacular conference for thriller writers and thriller fans on the planet!

Please remember to check out legitimacy of all contests before you enter, and to copyright all your work.

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James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for fun with the actors…..Now, I’m doing it for fun with the writers.

 

 
Writer by Day, Hocky mom by night….

That perfectly sums up Jennifer Talty, or Jenni Holbrook as some of you may know her.

 
A creative New Yorker, Jenni liked to spend (some) of her teenage years on Lake George. Like most writers, she loved stories and would often show and tell them through the organisation of neighbourhood shows.
 
But where did her fascination with the darker side of human nature come from? Well, growing up in Rochester may have something to do with it. A city with one of the highest murder rates in the entire state, and home to the likes of The Alphabet Murders, The Genesee River Killer, The Murder of Kali Ann Poulton, and the bizzare case of a Funeral home that stole body parts from corpses awaiting cremation, it now seems obvious she would write for the thriller genre.
 
But writing was to take a back seat as the lure of Nazareth College and a Business Education degree beckoned. With a few years inside the world of Marketing, and teaching Business Applications at both High School Level and in Continuing Education under her belt, plus training product and sales employees for companies such as 3Comm, HP, and Mcafee, Jenni still felt restless and couldn’t shake her desire to write.
 
Then finally, while visiting Owasco Lake, Jenni began to write. And write she did; creating one page-turning romantic suspense novel after another; each one with a dark villain to wreck havoc on the hero and heroine.
 
With novels such as Rekindled, Jane Doe’s Return, Dark Water, and
In Two Weeks, and the many writing conferences and workshops she attends across the country, you’d think there was little time for anything else. Think again. Jenni also co-created Who Dares Wins Publishing with NY Times Best-Selling Author Bob Mayer, and Write It Forward workshops.
 
Today, Jennifer lives in Western NY with her husband and her three children. When she’s not carting her kids from one hockey rink to the next, she can be found in her ‘cave’ crafting her next Romantic Suspense novel.
 
So, what would a soccer mum make of our ten questions?
  
1.  What is your favorite word?  Friendship
 
2. What is your least favorite word?   Rape
 
3. What turns you on?   Kindness
 
4. What turns you off?   Narcisism
 
5. What sound do you love?   Water
 
6. What sound do you hate?   Sirens
 
7. What is your favorite curse word?   Fudge-a-muffin
 
8. What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?   None
 
9.  What profession would you not like to do?  Doctor
 
10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?   Good timing
 
 
 
   

Contact Information

For information regarding Jen Taltybooks and please visit her Website: http://www.jentalty.com/Home.php
Blog: http://jenniholbrooktalty.wordpress.com/
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James Lipton and the Actors Studio did it for actors…..Now, I’m doing it for writers.

Bob Mayer has had quite the career.

Graduating from West Point, he went on to serve in Special Forces (Green Berets), commanded an A-Team battalion operation, and served in many ‘classified’ Special Operations as well as appear on TV’s Discovery Channel.

As an author, Bob’s books have achieved the N.Y. Times Best-sellers list, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today with books such as Write It Forward (and now a Write It Forward Blog), and historical novel Duty, Honor, Country.

He has written over 50 books, selling more than 4 million copies, with stories such as his Area 51 and Atlantis series (writing as Robert Doherty). He writes for genres including science fiction, thriller, suspense and romance, and is the only male author on the Romance Writers of America Honor Roll.

As well as being co-creator of ‘Who Dares Wins’ publishing, Bob teaches endless writing workshops, has completed 14 marathons, qualified as Master Parachutist/Jumpmaster, earned a black belt, and graduated the International Mountain Climbing School.

So, what ten things could we possible ask a man like Bob?

1.   What is your favorite word?  Peace

2.   What is your least favorite word?  Hate

3.   What turns you on?  Creating

4.   What turns you off?  Stupidity 

5.   What sound do you love?  Surf

6.   What sound do you hate?  Gunfire

7.   What is your favorite curse word?  Frack

8.   What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?  None

9.   What profession would you not like to do?  Cubicle

10. If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?  Welcome

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