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WFWA DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY IN WRITING SEMINAR SERIES KICKS OFF WITH AVOIDING HARMFUL DEPICTIONS IN YOUR WRITING

October 23, 2020

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Webinar: BOOK MARKETING INSIGHTS FROM THE 2020 DEBUTS

September 9, 2020

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WEBINAR: UNDERSTANDING DIVERSITY: AVOIDING HARMFUL DEPICTIONS IN YOUR WRITING 

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November 12, 2020, 7-8:30pm ET
 
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 Webinar: The Four Tendencies for Writers: Using Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Framework to Improve Writing Productivity 
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MEMBER NEWS

Jax Frey is thrilled to announce Gumbeaux Love, Book 2 of the Gumbeaux Sistahs novels was released in October.

Jessica Calla's newest book Love in the Aisles, co-written with Heather Van Fleet, was released October 13.

Heidi M. Thomas announces the publication of her seventh novel Rescuing Samantha.

Susan Payne is pleased to announce that she has been contracted by Wild Rose Press for two short stories in 2021.

Joanne Kukanza Easley is delighted to announce that Sweet Jane placed first in women's fiction in the 2020 Pencraft Awards.

Kathy Strobos's novel Partner Pursuit was the winner of Hudson Valley RWA's 2020 25-4-25 contest.

The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio by Belle Ami is the runner-up for the RONE award for Time Travel/Science Fiction.

Marty Ambrose sold the German rights to her recent release A Shadowed Past, a historical novel.

Jean M. Grant's novel Will Rise from Ashes won first place in its category at the RONE Awards, and her other book A Hundred Breaths won runner-up in its category.

Janie Emaus is thrilled to announce that her debut picture book Latkes for Santa Claus was released on October 13 by Sky Pony Press.

Claire Marti announces that two of her books in the Pacific Vista Ranch series, Nobody Else But You and For The Love of You, are finalists for Best Contemporary Romance mid-length in the NJ Romance Writers 2020 Golden Leaf Contest. 

Priya Gadagkar’s debut historical fiction Reva was published in August 2020.

Undercover Outlaw, Gini Rifkin's historical romance, will be released October 26.

Maryka Biaggio has just signed with April Eberhardt of April Eberhardt Literary.

Katherine Kayne is thrilled to share that her debut novel Bound in Flame was awarded the Prism for Best First Book by the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Chapter of RWA. The next installment of the Hawaiian Ladies Riding Society series, Pistols in Paradise, will be published November 18.

Carrie Padgett is thrilled to have signed a contract with Sunrise Publishing to co-write a novel with New York Times best-selling author Rachel Hauck, which will be released in 2022.

Barbara Josselsohn is thrilled to announce that her newest novel The Bluebell Girls (Bookouture) launched on September 25. This is the second book in her Lake Summers series; the first book The Lilac House launched in March.

Judge's Girls, Sharina Harris's second women's fiction novel, will be released on October 27.

Stephanie Alexander announces that her cross-genre women’s fiction novel Charleston Green won the silver medal in the Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Paranormal Fiction Category.

Joy Ross Davis announces that she signed a contract with literary agent Diane Nine of Nine Speakers, Inc. for her latest novel The Magnificent Celestine.

Lilianne Milgrom's newly released historical fiction L'Origine: The secret life of the world's most erotic masterpiece (Little French Girl Press) will be available on NetGalley until mid-October. 

Brenda Gayle is pleased to announce that A Shot of Murder (A Charley Hall Mystery, Book 1) is now available for pre-order and will be released October 12.

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