I started this book in Massachusetts in 1973 with the question: How did thirteen disjointed colonies form a new nation when they were held captive by the all-powerful British empire? And aside from Washington, Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson, who stepped up as the supporting cast? Where did they come from? What kind of determination and courage did it take to win against such incredible odds?
I found the stories of over twenty of this heroic supporting cast in bits and pieces in hundreds of places. This book is my attempt to put those stories in one concise book for the benefit of my family and friends.
Lois Powell loves writing all types of stories but especially children’s stories. Four of her poems were published by The International Poetry Society in their poetry anthologies. She has also written articles for local newspapers.
|Lois Powell’s most recent children’s book, illustrated by Stanley Weaver, is Samantha’s Big Challenge. This book is written for children between 3 and 8 years old. It is about encouraging children to keep their promises, even if they are afraid.
Samantha has an important mission. Will she be able to get the help her Grandma needs before it’s too late?
New Windmore’s Pre-Publishing Discussion Group
Lucie Russo will be facilitating a monthly meeting of writers who want to learn about new publishing information. The group will also share helpful information about resources or social media sites, offer editing tips, list resources to check out and places to post their works.
All meetings are in the conference room at the Culpeper County Library. The evening meetings are the second Monday of every month from 5PM to 7PM and the morning meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month from 10AM to Noon. All are welcome to attend.
For more information call 540-547-4333.
I have always been a “word” person. About age ten, I was writing skits for the neighborhood kids to perform on our front porch – while our adoring parents sat in dumpy folding chairs and applauded wildly. I got better at writing as the years rolled on and launched a career in free-lance writing and journalism.
I have had articles published in Guideposts, Christian Standard, and other small magazines as well as being an editor of employee publications for a major life insurance company and a manufacturing company.
Cally Tales was my first book, based on the real-life adventures of my calico Cat and her thirteen furry friends. Cally was rescued from a busy road where she was dumped as a tiny kitten and left to die. That was nine years ago, and now she is an expert on eating and sleeping — and has an opinion of almost everything. When she decided to write a book and give her opinions to the world at large, I agreed to help. Then she started adding stories of her other friends, and the rest is history. That was in 2017, and the stories keep rolling in.
By 2018 Cally began to think about a new book for her new friends. It started with the incomparable Suki and his walkabouts in the backyard. How could that be? Suki was an indoor cat. Then Cally met Calvin and Hobbes and Tess, the feral cat who gave up her wild life for life on a farm. Along came Reckless who would not take “no” for an answer. Then Trucker, the magnificent, who was so persuasive he convinced Cally to broaden her horizons to include d-o-g-s.
Bella and Buffy, the adorable Shih-Tzus, had already captured the heart of Cally’s staff, so what was she to do? The floodgate had opened, and in walked Wally and Murphy and Sugar and Freddy and Rags — to name a few.
Enjoy Cally & Friends and don’t hesitate to send fan mail. Cally loves to be admired.
As for me, Cally’s staff and scribe, I have written my own book on a totally different subject. It’s for history buffs and should be available in February or March.
Sally Humphries is a member of Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper program.
Sally Humphries, a member of Pen-to Paper, recently published Cally and Friends, a delightful sequel to Cally Tales: Cally’s Adventures and Those of Her Friends.
Cally and Friends introduces new friends like the incomparable Suki, Calvin and Hobbs, Tess, Zoe, Paz, Reckless and the memorable Trucker from Montana. Cally also checks back with her old friends from Cally Tales, advising Max about his ears and disclosing Oliver’s adventures in the Serengeti.
Can cats and dogs be friends? Cally extends her paw of friendship to d-o-g-s, beginning with Bella and Buffy, the adorable Shih-Tzus. She finds the antics of Murphy and Wally, Rags, Freddy, Schnitzel, and PBJ somewhat bewildering but intriguing. It all ends with Tig, the cat who decided he was a dog. Of course, Cally’s faithful staff, Sally Humphries, writes down everything she says – well, almost everything.
You can find this humorous and enjoyable read at Amazon.
Congratulations, Sally and Cally
PEN-TO-PAPER WRITERS GROUP 2017 ANTHOLOGY
Twenty-one authors submitted their stories and poetry to the Windmore Foundation for the Arts’ fifth anthology. This special edition, In Other Words, is to honor Windmore’s 30th Anniversary. The stories address everything from love to inspiration, animals to friendship, and funny stories to sorrowful situations. In prose and poetry, the writers describe natural wonders, their holiday beliefs, and their views about the future. Some of the stories are beautifully illustrated by four Windmore members who submitted their photography.
Books purchased from Windmore are ten dollars. It is also available on Amazon.com for $11.99 plus shipping and handling or in an e-book edition available on Amazon or Barnes & Noble for $2.99. If you would like to purchase the book from Windmore, contact Fran at email@example.com.
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PEN-TO-PAPER WRITERS GROUP 2012 ANTHOLOGY
Pen-to-Paper presents Digital Marketing Seminar:
Saturday, October 27, 2018 10am-3pm
Culpeper Baptist Church, Culpeper, VA
Third Floor, Look for the Room Signs
Registration is $25 for Windmore members and $40 for non-members.
Lunch and handouts included.
NOTE: Registration is required by October 24, 2018.
Elizabeth Rees, Marketing Consultant, will present a class on Basic Digital Marketing for authors and entrepreneurs. She has been marketing small businesses since 2006 when she started her own business, A Touch of Love Equine Massage Therapy, in North Carolina. From there she marketed the farm where she worked, Hitching Post Stables. This included everything from print ads to a commercial.
Methods have changed a great deal since 2006 and Elizabeth has been building her digital marketing skills. Digital advertising is essential to any entrepreneur or author today.
Elizabeth holds a BA in Liberal Arts and an MA in Criminal Justice. She joined Windmore’s Pen-to-Paper in the spring of 2018.
Currently, Elizabeth is working with several businesses to help them build their digital presence.
For more information call 540-547-4333 email firstname.lastname@example.org.