Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Writing Contest - Deadline July 15th - Sola-RWA

Are you a new writer? Have you been writing a while but with no feedback? Are you curious what other's think about your writing, but your too scared to put your work out there?

Well, here is the great part of Sola's Writers Contest. No one needs to know it's your writing. You can enter the contest under a made up name. You'll get awesome feedback from professional writers and published authors. What more could you ask for, well if it's great then it could go in front a agent and/or a New York publisher.

All you need is the first 5 pages (that's easy!) and a 1 page synopsis (synopsis is not judged so if you don't know how to write one, then don't worry about it. Just say this is my Hero's goal, motivation and this is what stops him from getting it. Same thing with the heroine.)

So, the deadline for this contest is now July 15th 2009 - They extended because they need more entrees, that means yours has a better chance at winning!! If it doesn't win, then you still have feedback on your writing from someone who has no idea who you are..........

So there! Enter the contest..........go to www.solawriters.org and look for the Dixie Kane writers contest button and enter........Just Do It!!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Diana Rowland Book Signing in Mandeville, LA - Sola Member

On Saturday June 27, SOLA member Diana Rowland will be signing her break out novel, Mark of the Demon, at Barnes and Noble in Mandeville from 2 to 4pm.


When Homicide Detective Kara Gillian finds traces of arcane power on a body, she quickly realizes that this is no ordinary murder. The serial killer known as the Symbol Man is a nightmare that Beaulac, Louisiana thought had ended three years ago, but now he's back for an encore and leaving every indication on the flesh of his victims that he is well-versed in demonic lore.

However, Kara is a Summoner of Demons, and may be the only cop on the city's small force who can stop the killer. Able to see and interact with a world most people can't, Kara must draw on her skills as a police officer and master of the arcane to stop the Symbol Man from killing again and possibly summoning something even she can't control.

But with a demonic lord of unearthly beauty and power haunting her dreams, and a handsome yet disapproving FBI agent dogging her waking footsteps, she may be in way over her head....
Learn more about Diana on her website at http://www.dianarowland.com/index.html

I can't wait to get my hands on this book, been waiting a long time...


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Today's Sola RWA meeting - June 2009

Today we had Cally Chauvin, paranormal investigator as our monthly speaker.
Oh how do I love anything paranormal. Cally spoke of her experiences with ghost and sometimes non-ghost. (meaning she didn't find any).

She spoke of how Ormond Plantation is one haunted Plantation, I'm going to look into staying there over night. Nope, I won't sleep, I'll be up all night too afraid to close my eyes....

She said she experienced a ghost sighting in St. Francisville at a Church. I've been around that church just this past March. I'm pretty sure it's haunted, you could almost feel it walking through the grave yard. (The grave yard is HUGE!) and beautiful....

Cally passed around some equipment she uses, many items are used by electricians. I'm sure I could get my hands on one of those, but do I really want to know if a ghost is hanging around me? No. I'm a little nervous to find that out....although I would love for her to come to my home and explore the possibilities that maybe we might have a ghost or two hanging around.

I won't go into any details, but I have experienced "something", not sure what, but just something I couldn't put a finger on....know what I mean??

Anyway, our group loved listening to Cally and her experiences, and I think I might take her class at a local college along with another fellow writer....I'll keep you posted how that goes....

Now, back to writing my paranormal stories........

p.s. If anyone is still interested in Sola's writing contest, the new deadline is July 15th!!! Get your 5 pages in...........


Monday, June 8, 2009

Sola's Dixie Kane Writers Contest (only 5 pages)

Curious about your writing????

Go to http://www.solawriters.org/ website and enter the writers contest. It's only 5 pages.
You can do it!! Plus if you win it goes to a great agent and a New York editor for Kensington.

Check it out......it's a great way to get awesome feedback for your writing....(I entered last year and learned lots!)


Sola Writers - More info on June's speaker - Cally Chauvin

Sola writers presenter for June 20th is:

Cally Chauvin presents “Hauntings In Louisiana”

Cally is Bayou Spirits founder and a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Lafourche Parish. She has led many investigations during the last 5 years and has formed this group to further her knowledge and understanding of the paranormal. Her specialty is teaching people techniques used in investigations.

The Bayou Spirits team brings over 15 years experience in the field.

Bayou Spirits is a team of professional paranormal investigators who want to get back to the basics of Ghost Hunting.

I know I won't miss this meeting. I love all things paranormal, especially hauntings..
Meeting: June 20th at 10am...
East Bank Jefferson Parish Library (W. Napoleon Ave. Metairie, LA)

See you there.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sola Writers June 2009 Meeting - Cally Chauvin - Paranormal Investigator

On June 20th (Saturday) @ 10am, Sola will present Cally Chauvin, paranormal investigator.
I will post more on the subject when I receive the details.

Writers, readers, etc. we welcome to 2 meetings for free.

Dawn Chartier