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I want to invite all of you to a terrific day coming up way way in October. Yes, I said October, but if you mark your calendar now, you’ll not be surprised when October rolls around. The Susquehanna Valley Writers Group is having its second annual luncheon. I have all the details listed below, so if you’re interested in attending, you can go to the following site for a registration form: http://www.susquehannavalleywritersworkshop.wordpress.com

Here’s what you need to know in a nutshell:

SECOND SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY WRITERS ANNUAL LUNCHEON

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JOIN US ON OCTOBER 5TH, 2013

Held at Carriage Corner Restaurant, Mifflinburg, PA

10:30 am until 2:30 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: ONLY $20

Soup and salad bar with beverage/Two workshops

Guest Speaker: Loree Lough

PERKS

1.      FREE Peer Critique Group – monitored by Dorothy Pollock

2.      Private Critiques with Loree Lough

                     CRITIQUE FEE: $20

             (Up to four private critiques – first come, first served)

3.      Book Table – authors’ books, budget books, and freebies

The Tentative Schedule

10:30 – 11:00   Registration, Book Sales, and Get Acquainted

11:00 – 11:45   Session One with Loree Lough:

IT’S ELEMENTARY, MY DEAR – Some experts claim three key elements are necessary in everything we write. Others insist there are five. Loree says when you’re writing articles, essays, short stories, or novels, you need seven…if you ever hope to sell what you write. And in this presentation, she’ll provide an interactive workshop that defines them all. (Handouts)

11:45 -12:00 – Break

12:00 -12:45 – Lunch

12:45 – 1:30 – Session Two with Loree Lough:

MAKE YOUR RESEARCH HOURS PAY…LITERALLY – As any writer knows, research is necessary, whether you’re writing articles, essays, short stories, or novels. What most don’t know is how to use that research as a springboard for other things. Loree will show you how she turned the research for one novel into a short story and 14 articles that earned $1,950.00. (Handouts)

1:30 –  Goodbye until next time

OR

1:30 – 2:30 Private Critiques ($20) with Loree

(Total of four critiques at 10-12 minutes each)

OR

  FREE Peer Critique Group – open to all (Monitored by Dorothy Pollock)

 

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT CRITIQUE SAMPLES – SEPTEMBER 5TH

(After you register, contact Marsha Hubler at http://www.marshahubler.com  for the details to submit writing samples to either Loree or Dorothy for critique.

 

 About Our Guest Speaker Best-selling Author Loree Lough

Loree (main photo)

 

Best-selling author Loree Lough once sang for her supper, performing all across the US and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her six-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she just writes (2,500+ articles, 99 novels that earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 4 movie options).

Loree enjoys sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the craft and the industry, and her comedic approach to the boring “how-to write” makes her a favorite for writers’ organizations, private/government institutions, and high school/college writing programs across the US and abroad.

She and her real-life hero (her hubby) live in Maryland and love spending time at their cabin in the Alleghenies, where Loree loves showing off her “identify the critter tracks” skills.

 

Map and Directions to the Carriage Corner Restaurant

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On the porch of Carriage Corner Restaurant

Open 7 days a week, Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on Route 45 just east of downtown Mifflinburg.

http://www.carriagecornerrestaurant.com/

GPS Coordinates: 40.923466,-77.030178

View Carriage Corner Restaurant in a larger map

FROM THE NORTH:
Take Route 15 South to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Turn Right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg.
Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the Left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE SOUTH:
Take Routes 11-15 North towards Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Turn Left onto PA Route 104. Travel approximately 25 miles to Mifflinburg.
Turn Right onto Route 45/Chestnut Street, traveling approximately 1.5 miles.
Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the Right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

FROM THE EAST:
Take I-80 W towards Bloomsburg.
Take Route 15 South to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
Turn Right on Route 45, traveling approximately 8 miles to Mifflinburg.
Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the Left at the first red light in town.

FROM THE WEST:
Take Route 45 East to Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania.
Route 45 becomes Chestnut Street – travel approximately 1.5 miles to the end of town.
Carriage Corner Restaurant is located on the Right, just past the red light at Sheetz.

So, writers of any genre, I hope you mark your calendar and plan to join us for this special writers’ event way way in October! (But before we know it, October will be here.)

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Meet Author Loree Lough

Loree Lough

 Yes, it’s true. Once upon a time, best-selling author Loree Lough literally sang for her supper, performing before packed audiences throughout the Midwest. Now and then even today, she blows dust from her six-string Yamaha to croon a tune or two for her “gran-dorables,” but mostly she just writes.

Over the years, her stories have earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards and a long list of four-and-five-star reviews. With four million plus—yes, that’s four million—copies of her books in circulation, Loree has 88 books (fiction and nonfiction for kids and adults; three novels optioned for movies; more titles slated for release between now and 2013; 68 short stories, 2500+ articles in print; and nearly 12,000 letters from devoted fans. (A carton of books was recently delivered to Nora H. in Altoona, PA, for sending in the 12,001st letter!)

Also a columnist for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Loree loves sharing learned-the-hard-way lessons about the writing craft and industry, and her comedic approach makes her a favorite guest lecturer for writers’ organizations, book clubs, private and government institutions, and college and high school writing programs in the U.S. and abroad.

A writer who believes in giving back some of what the Lord has given to her, Loree dedicates a generous portion of her annual income to Soldiers’ Angels, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA, and other worthwhile orgs. (Visit her website www.loreelough.com and click on “Giving Back” to see a full list.)

Loree and hubby, her real-life hero, split their time between a humble home in the Baltimore suburbs and a little cabin in the Allegheny Mountains, where she delights in showing off her “identify the critter tracks” skills.

A Man of Honor (Abingdon Press, August, 2012)

by Loree Lough

On a steamy spring morning, Dusty Parker—part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue member, and full-time administrator at a school for troubled boys—joins the search for a missing teenage girl. He partners with volunteer and inner-city school teacher, Grace Sinclair, and what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected. As they begin to build their lives together, a visitor from the past causes Dusty and Grace to further open their hearts and home. But a threat is looming over their seemingly perfect lives, and in one terrifying night… everything changes. (ISBN 978-4267-1462-7 Trade paperback, US $14.99)

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Well, I must say Loree has quite a list of credits and just as interesting a personal life. Thanks, Loree, for sharing some of “you” with us on this blog today.

Now, the rest of you Writers of Any Genre, please consider being interviewed and having your gorgeous picture and/or your book cover posted on my blog. I’d be happy to feature you here in one of my upcoming MEET THE AUTHOR blogs. Happy writing!

Marsha

www.marshahubler.com

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