Thursday 27 October 2016

Book Review: Crossing Lines

Just before their B-17 bomber crashes in German-occupied Austria, two of the three remaining crewmen manage to parachute out of the aircraft. Captain Charlie Banks and Corporal Samuel Aldridge find shelter in a barn, where they are discovered by a beautiful young Austrian woman. Despite the danger to herself and her family, Marianne Leichtner decides to help the two Americans. Her courage and character soon win Charlie’s heart.
When the Nazis come to investigate the plane crash, Charlie and Sam must escape through enemy territory. Just steps from freedom, they are captured by Italian fascists. Survival takes on a new meaning for the airmen, and Charlie begins to questions everything, including his faith. Only the hope of seeing Marianne again keeps him going over the long months in prison. But if he survives, will she still care for him? And will Charlie learn to trust in the Lord’s promises?

Melanie Mason is an author, designer, and ight attendant all rolled into one. She graduated from utah State university with a degree in communications. She has told stories all her life and  her passion in sharing the plots that spin through her head. She hopes to be on an airplane one day and see someone reading one of her books. Melanie lives in Portland, oregon—with her two dachshund Chihuahua dogs—where the beauty of the Paci c Northwest feeds her imagination, and the rainy winter evenings encourage her to curl up with hot chocolate and a good book.
Melanie’s rst book, The Line That Divides (2014), is a historical romance set against the stunning backdrop of World War II Austria. Her second book, The Ring of Remaliha (2015), is a romantic suspense novel about an archaeologist who must solve the puzzle of an ancient egyptian ring.
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 4 Out of 5 Stars

Melanie Mason was the author that first peeked my interest enough that I decided to start doing reviews (see that review here) So when I was given the option to read and review another book by her I jumped at the chance. 

This book was very enjoyable to read and it moves quite quickly, to the point I almost felt like I was reading a short story. I enjoyed the plot line and the romance is sweet. The are references to the airmen's religion which if you do not belong to their religion might be a bit confusing, but not detrimental to the story line in any way. This book is very clean, so there isn't any strong language and the romance goes as far as a simple kiss. There is one scene where the main girls is attacked by a Nazi intent on raping her, she is saved in time, and the scene is not graphically written at all. As it is a war story there are also elements of killing, and torture, again they are quite mild and almost everything is left to the imagination.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good historical romance, or anyone looking to broaden their genre base and wants a good clean book to start with. 


The yoke shook like an earthquake, and Charlie struggled to keep the bomber steady. “Just a little farther, Baby. Just get us across the border. Please.”

“Fuel’s at ten percent!” Corporal Hinks shouted past the deafening roar of the quadruple-engine aircraft. “We just lost engine three.”

“We’re almost there!” Charlie called as the plane convulsed and groaned beneath his hands.

From the copilot seat, Lieutenant Anderson said, “This doesn’t look good, Captain.”

“Are we across?”

“If we aren’t, we are close enough to foot it,” answered Technician Jenson, the navigator.

The plane shuddered again. They had taken too much damage to do more than stumble to the border. Hopefully no enemy aircraft were nearby to mark their location.

After another loud rumble from the bomber, reality settled on Charlie’s shoulders. He checked the instruments. “Sam, is it safe enough to send a distress call?”

 “I wouldn’t chance it, Captain,” replied Corporal Aldridge. “We don’t want to send them right to us.”

“All right, men,” Charlie said. “You know the plan. Meet in Trento if you can. Head south if you can’t.”

“Yes, sir.” The cries of the remaining six crew members sounded through the damaged aircraft.
regardless if Charlie could land the plane or not— and it was unlikely—they had to get out. “Bail out!”

The call rang through the plane, followed by the noise of the men moving to their evacuation points.

Seconds later, Hinks yelled, “Jenson’s out.”

“I’m gone,” Anderson shouted just before he jumped.

“Go, Hinks,” Charlie ordered.

“I’ll see you in Italy, Captain.” Hinks clipped on his chute and followed the others.“You ready, Sam?”

“Sure as shootin’, Captain.” Sam’s Texas drawl came over the interphone.

Charlie’s face dripped with sweat despite the frigid temperatures at twenty thousand feet. “What about Peter?”

“I thought he jumped already,” Sam replied.

Panic surged through Charlie. The hit they took over Germany had blown a hole the size of Vermont in the back of the aircraft. Was his brother hurt? unconscious? Dead? Charlie pressed the interphone switch. “Peter, can you hear me? Peter?”

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Wednesday 26 October 2016

Cowboys and Calico Blitz

Kirsten Osbourne, USA Today bestselling author, knows how to write romance. Each book is an experience that transplants the reader, indulging them in decadence, intense emotion and sweeping love.
Hailing from the state of Wisconsin, she has lived in Texas for over thirty years as a mother, writer, and wife. Married to the love of her life for more than fifteen years, she knows that true love exists and shares that vision with the world. 
She writes contemporary and historical romance as well and also ventures into the realm of paranormal romance. She invites you to join her in her world of fantasy, love, and make believe, no matter the location, where there is always a happily ever after at the end.

Amelia C. Adams is a wife, a mother, and a novelist. She spends her days dreaming up stories and her nights writing them down. Her biggest hero is her husband, and you might just see bits and pieces of him as you read her novels.

She loves all things historical and enjoys learning about days gone by, but she's glad she was born more recently (she won't say how recently or not recently) because the Internet is awesome, and she's glad she doesn't have to wash her clothes by hand in a galvanized tub. She has hit Amazon bestseller status twice, once for A Clean Slate and once for A Clear Hope.
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Cassie Hayes, Bestselling author, grew up pretending she was Laura Ingalls (before that pesky Almanzo arrived on the scene) in the middle of Oregon farm country. She writes sweet stories about love and adventure in the Old West and lives with her husband and cat on the Pacific Ocean. 

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Kristin Holt, USA Today Bestselling Author, writes Sweet Romances (G- and PG-rated) set in the Victorian American West. While secular in nature, her titles are "Appropriate for All Audiences" and appeal to selective readers and fans of Christian historical romance.

Readers are welcome to contact Kristin on her website ( with questions, feedback, comments, or just to say hello. She enjoys connecting with readers and replies to every (reasonable) email. Her site offers links to social media, previews of upcoming releases, book lists, an ever-growing cache of articles about all things "Old West", and more!


Margery Scott is the author of more than twenty romance novels, novellas and short stories. She lives on a lake in Canada with her husband, and spends as much time as possible travelling in search of the perfect setting for her next book. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her wielding a pair of knitting needles or a pool cue. She loves to hear from readers. 

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"Five bestselling Western romance authors come together to bring you one collection of all-new stories that will sweep you off your feet!

MAIL ORDER MIDWIFE by Kirsten Osbourne - Widowed midwife Patsy Lawrence spent too much time working and not enough with her young daughter. She knew Emily's childhood would be over before she realized it, so she responded to an ad for a mail-order bride, hoping for a better future for them both.
Dr. Wesley Hardy needed a wife to complete him, so he sent a letter to a mail-order bride agency back East, hoping to find someone compatible. When he received a letter from a widow with a young daughter, he was thrilled with everything but her profession. Could he live with the fact that his new bride was a midwife? Or would they be destined to live without love for the rest of their days?

A BROKEN WING by Amelia C. Adams - Bored beyond all reason while riding a train from Missouri to Colorado, Trinity Scott amuses herself by imagining things about the passengers around her, including the handsome man sitting across the aisle. With his dark curly hair and warm brown eyes, he’s certainly intriguing, and the fact that his arm is in a sling makes him all the more a curiosity.
But when three dangerous men board the train, her desire for adventure and excitement takes a sinister turn, and she must call on her inner strength to do what’s needed to survive.

THE MARSHAL’S REBELLIOUS BRIDE by Cassie Hayes - U.S. Marshal Curtis ‘Griff’ Griffith is on the trail of a wanted man. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by the newest resident of the Dalton Brothers Ranch. So why does he keep returning? It’s certainly not to see the beautiful-but-bullheaded Catherine James.
Catherine has no interest in men or marriage, but there aren’t many choices for single ladies to earn a living on a remote Texas ranch. When she discovers that she holds the key to capturing the outlaw — and collecting some of the reward — she doesn’t hesitate to force Griff’s hand.
Will they kill each other before they find the murderer, or will they risk their damaged hearts for a shot at a new life?

COURTING MISS CARTWRIGHT by Kristin Holt - Courtship, by the book, is supposed to be easy…
As the daughter of an unwed mother, Felicity Percival is accustomed to rejection. Her mother was her only family ... until she is summoned to the reading of her father's will. To learn he was a married preacher with a second daughter horrifies her. The stipulations attached to her inheritance infuriate her. The last thing she expects is the emergence of truths that destroy her life-long beliefs. The last thing she wants is to feel the blush of first love for a man she can't have.
The road to Happily Ever After should not be rocky, especially for level-headed, rule-following Rocky Gideon. His courtship of the minister’s daughter is successful and on track, surviving everything life throws at them … except the appearance of the preacher’s other daughter. Felicity asks too many questions, forces him to evaluate his carefully constructed plan, and somehow steals his heart.
Rocky desperately needs a solid marriage that will go the distance … so why does he yearn for the wrong sister?

WANTED: THE PERFECT HUSBAND by Margery Scott - Sybil Franklin needs a husband—fast! In order to keep her ranch, she must be married within thirteen days. Devin McGregor meets all her requirements and comes highly recommended, but he has no interest in marriage.
Devin McGregor had a ranch once, a fiancée, a future. He made a mistake, and it cost him everything. Now, even though he’d love to own his own land again, he’s afraid to risk failure.
Sybil decides to post an advertisement for the perfect husband. As Devin tries to protect her from being taken advantage of, his feelings for her grow, but his fear of failing her won’t let him accept her proposal.

Interview With Author Margery Scott

1. Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
Scottish by birth. Canadian by choice. Wife, mother, grandmother, sister. Too short for my weight, and older on the outside than on the inside. Travel fanatic, junk food addict and avid pool player.
2. What do you love most in the world?
I hope I haven’t found it yet. In the meantime, I love so many things – dancing, walking on the beach at sunrise, curling up with a good book in front of a roaring fire, spending time with my boys ... oh, and ice cream.
3. What do you fear most?
Bees, wasps, hornets. On a deeper level, I don’t ever want to be dependent on someone else for my basic needs.
4. What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
I’d love a beach house somewhere warm but that can’t happen (cue music from The Impossible Dream). Otherwise, I’m pretty content with my life … but I wouldn’t mind winning an Emmy or an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
5. What is the hardest thing you've ever done?
That would be far too depressing, so I’ll keep that to myself.
6. Now that we've gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it's yours. What's your story?
I write romance, and the first meet between the hero and heroine is a major event. But what about real life? It usually isn’t dramatic enough for a romance novel. I tell people I met my husband in the back seat of a car just to make it sound more interesting and risqué, and a statement like that does make eyebrows arch. I was eighteen. My best friend asked me to go with her to watch her boyfriend’s hockey game. I had nothing else to do, so I agreed. Her boyfriend was giving another player a ride. We stopped at the player’s house. He got in, said hello. We got to the rink. He got out and said goodbye. Repeat on the way home after the game. Four words. That was the extent of our conversation that night. A few days later, he (and my friend’s boyfriend) showed up at my house. And as they say, the rest is history.


“I’m not quite sure how to say this, but Mr. Morgan said—”
She twisted the straps of her reticule until they were wound as tight as what he expected her nerves were. Then she looked up at him. “I have to … what I mean is, I need …”
“You need what?” he prodded.
She took a deep breath, letting it out slowly. “I need a husband.”
Devin could have sworn the woman was asking him to marry her, but he must have heard wrong. Didn’t he? “You want a husband?” he asked.
She looked away, as if she couldn’t force herself to look him square in the eye.
“I don’t want a husband. I need a husband,” she repeated.
He let out a soft whistle. “That’s what I thought you said, but I figured I was hearing things. And Brett Morgan thought I might be the one to ask?”
If the woman had mentioned Trey’s name – or even Heath’s - instead of Brett’s, he would have been sure it was some kind of prank. But not Brett.
She nodded. “I realize this must come as a shock, but time is of the utmost importance. I just got here yesterday and I don’t have time to be courted properly.”
“You mind telling me why you’re in such a hurry to get married that you’d marry a man you don’t even know?”
“Of course.” She let out a short laugh. “I realize this is quite unusual,” she began, then for the next few minutes explained everything that had happened. “So you see, Mr. McGregor, since you are unmarried and you’re familiar with ranching, you’re the obvious choice.”
Devin couldn‘t believe what he was hearing, but he wasn’t about to get married, especially to a woman he’d never seen before a few minutes ago.
Sure, he’d been a rancher, but he’d lost everything. And he wasn’t going to take the chance again, especially when it was somebody else’s ranch he could lose. “Look, ma’am, I’m sure you’re a nice lady and you’ll make some man a good wife one day, but not me.”

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Saturday 22 October 2016

OPEN-UP! Book tour

A few weeks back we had a fantastic Blitz for author T.G. Harris, MFT. And now, we get to be part of a fantastic tour featuring this author and her amazing book!

Come join us!

This book is written for anyone who has a genuine desire to move forward in their lives but, despite numerous attempts, nothing seems to be working and you keep ending up with the same outcomes year after year. You will learn how to recognize habitual patterns of thought that are sabotaging your life on an unconscious level. Everyone has good intentions for their lives and ultimately wants the best outcomes, but oftentimes we get in our own way by allowing self-destructive thought patterns to impede our good intentions—without actually knowing we are doing so. I know this all too well because this was my life for several years.

This book was written because of my own personal experiences in life, and the experiences of my clients that I serve in my practice. This book gets right down to your core by unveiling the good, the bad, and the ugly about the way you think about yourself and everything that is happening in your life. In essence, this book is entirely about YOU! Most of us try to change ourselves at the level of our thoughts, but true transformation happens at the level at which you vibrate. You will learn how to completely shift your vibrational way of thinking and allow better circumstances to come into your life, whatever they may be. Whether you want to get unstuck in a relationship pattern or a financial pattern that keeps coming up, this book serves as a guide that will explore the moments when you get into trouble, and offers tools for learning to stay with your uneasiness, and offers concrete steps to get unstuck so you can finally move forward in life. 

You will learn the O.P.E.N.U.P. steps: Observation, Permission, Experience, Not Identifying, Understanding, and Practice. These steps will serve as your doorway into revealing the very thing that is keeping you stuck. Once you discover those “hidden” truths about yourself, your entire state of being will be altered, and you will no longer resist all the good that life has in store for you.

Tanishia is a renowned Life Coach, counselor, author, speaker, and radio personality, host, and brand ambassador. She is a conscious transformational expert who thrives on enlightening her clients to step boldly outside their comfort zone and into their greatness. She assists her clients in reaching their highest potential and attaining their lifelong dreams and goals through a powerful series of steps she developed called the Open-up Coaching Method. She embarked on a similar journey as the one you are undertaking, assisted by many of today’s well-known self-help gurus. That is what led to her desire to become a Counseling Psychologist and an Open-up Life Coach.

After the birth of her first daughter (who is now a teenager), she immersed herself in yoga and meditation and has dedicated her time and energy to becoming profoundly aware of her own inner growth and awareness while assisting her clients to do the same. She is a powerful & intuitive high performance coach for those who are ready to hold themselves to a more fulfilled purpose in their life & business.

Tanishia studied earth sciences as an undergraduate at UCLA, and while there, she decided to intern with the Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute. Serving as a resource counselor for HIV+ at-risk youth and women, Tanishia knew she found her calling in the field of Psychology. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She didn’t want to wait until after she graduated to start working with clients, and she also realized that she enjoys coaching clients outside of the normal therapy that she provides in the clinical setting. She launched the Open-up Coaching programs and began speaking and lecturing about her own personal experiences of opening up and healing. She had A LOT of healing within herself that needed to be done.  Her deep desire for self-realization, healing, peace, and balance within herself drew her to the field of coaching and psychology.

Tanishia is very intentional in her practice when working with her clients and she believes that a lot of the challenges her clients are faced with stem from old childhood beliefs systems and paradigms that are operating in the subconscious mind. She believes that we are no longer victims of the past. Today we can move beyond mere survival, and embrace our ability to thrive!

Tanishia also provides mental health services for clients wanting more of a therapeutic counseling session. She provides counseling services to those in need and works under the supervision of a licensed psychologist while she is attaining her hours for licensure. 

Tanishia is a true environmentalist and she believes that being green is a consciousness, not a trend. She has a deep connection to the earth and all things natural. She sits on the Board of Friends of Geography at UCLA and is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross. 

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10 Fun Facts

1. I like to do 3 day silent meditation retreats

2. I love water slides (tall ones)

3. I am a low-key foodie who loves to cook

4. I can be a massage snob

5. I believe I was a travel blogger in another life

6. I am an introvert that has learned to be extroverted

7. I plan to learn how to make sushi before the end of the year

8. I practice yoga often

9. I have a pet guinea pig named Alice

10. I used to model and act

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Monday 17 October 2016

Book Tour - A Carolina Christmas with the Pamlico Writers

The Pamlico Writers Group is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of our 2016 anthology of short stories and poems written by our members with a section of award winning prose and poetry from our 2015 and 2016 competition winners.
            A Carolina Christmas isn’t your traditional holiday feast of tinsel and sugar plums. While there is still a smattering of stars sprinkled through the pages and a little glitter and artificial snow lighting up a few plastic Santas, these stories are filled with more than ornaments and figgy pudding. From broken hearts to hopeful reunions, holiday anxiety to joyful tidings, the truest gift of Christmas is still found to be family, faith and friendship. But these stories are not fairy tales and every holiday is not Peace on Earth.
            “Readers are in for a holiday treat with the 2016 Pamlico Writers Anthology with its Christmas theme.” ~Marni Graff, award-winning author of The Nora Tierney English Mysteries and The Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries
            “A Carolina Christmas establishes itself as a holiday classic, a must read. The journey isn’t your typical holiday adventure.” ~Angela Beach Silverthorne, author of Depression Cookies, two-time silver medalist in Women’s Fiction and Chick Lit for Readers’ Favorite and Cries of Innocence, a five-star Contemporary Christian Fiction.

Author/Poets & Titles
Suzannah Lynn Cockerille: How I Can Be So Sure Santa is Real (creative non-fiction)
Jonathan Clayborne: Winter Finds the Cardinal (poem)
Jerry Cuthrell: Unsolicited (poem), Candles (poem)
Nancy Eure Cordano: Misfits of Christmas Eve
Anne Blyth Davis: Orbit (2015 High School Competition ~ Poetry First Place)
Pam Desloges: Christmas Chaos (poem)
Deborah H. Doolittle: My Mother’s Rocky Road to Dublin (#1), Here I am Laughing with Bears (#2), Elizabeth Bishop Attends to the Amarilli (#3)--(2016 Adult Poetry Competion~ First Place)
Diane de Echeandia: Christmas Cards-Bah Humbug! (poem), Spring Melt (2015 Adult Poetry Competition~First Place)  
Polly Frank: My Christmas Tree (prose)
Sarah Haglund: Pray For Her (2016 High School Competition~ First Place Poetry)
Ted Harrison: In The Same Country (recreation of Biblical story)
Sherri Lupton-Hollister: Lexie and Ethel, Season of Hope, and Three Dresses (fiction)
Jeanne Julian: Allison’s Adventures on Christmas Eve, Holiday Flotillia (poem)
 James Keen: Christmas Stocking Conversation (creative non-fiction)
Richard Knowles: Long, Cold Road (2016 Adult Competion First Place Non-Fiction)
James Lupton: Christmas Adventures (creative non-fiction)
Michaela Rappleyea: Rolling in Her Grave (2016 High School Competition~First Place Prose)
Doris Schneider: Innocence on Holiday (creative non-fiction), The Gift (creative non-fiction),  and Christmas Confession (fiction)
Merry Simmons: The Naming of Things (2016 Adult Competition First Place Fiction)
Millie Johnson Sparks: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Courtney Staton: A Letter From a Gifted Kid (2015 High School Competition ~ Prose First Place)
Allison Stuart: The Combination (2015 Adult Competition First Place Fiction)
K D Wilson: Forgetful Adjustments (fiction)

Michael Worthington: Ayden Racial Unrest (2015 Adult Competition First Place Non-Fiction)

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The Pamlico Writers Group is from the Innerbanks of North Carolina, where the Tar and the Pamlico rivers meet in the town of little Washington. They’re housed just off the river in the old Turnage Theater, the oldest still-standing Burlesque Theater House still standing in North Carolina and home of the Arts of the Pamlico. The Pamlico Writers are a non-profit group and we affiliated with the Arts of the Pamlico.

The Turnage Theater stands on Main Street just one street over from the waterfront. The town of Washington is on the Inner Banks of North Carolina, where the Tar and Pamlico Rivers meet, just down the sound from the Atlantic Ocean. Forestry, watermen, and Military history are abundant in Washington and Beaufort County.

The Pamlico Writers Group hopes to use the funds generated by this anthology to assist in this, our fifth annual Pamlico Writers Conference March 17 and 18, 2017 with Keynote speaker Zelda Lockhart.

 Pamlico Writers Group Officers/anthology organizers:

PWG chairperson: Sherri Lupton-Hollister in charge of planning, theme and media
Financial Director: James “Jim” Keen in charge of formatting anthology and setting up Submittable and Drop-Box
Programming Director: Kay Wilson assisted with all aspects of planning and media
Conference Director: Doris Schneider in charge of editing and cover planning
Member: Jeanne Julian assisted with editing
Member: Marni Graff marketing
 2016 Pamlico Writers Competition Winners
(L to R) James Kelley, Michaela Rappleyea, Michael Worthington, Merry Simmons, Marty Silverthorne (in front), Richard Knowles, Sarah Swan, Deborah Doolittle, Jack Fay.2016 Winners of the Pamlico Writers Competition photo taken at the back of the Turnage Theater after the 2016 Pamlico Writers Conference.  Photo taken by Sherri Lupton-Hollister

2015 Pamlico Writers Group Competition

Pamlico Writers Competition is an annual juried writing contest featuring adult and student authors. Started in 2013, the current event featured adult contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and student contests in Prose and Poetry.  First, Second, and Honorary Mention Cash Prizes were awarded in the Adult competition while a cash student scholarship was awarded in each student contest.

(L to R) Nancy Clark, Alison Stuart, Kayla Wyrick, Courtney  Staton, Polly Frank, Diane De Echeandia, Debra Kornegay,  Michael Worthington, Anne Blythe Davis.
Heather Bell Adams and Lane Schroeder were not present.

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Jeanne’s chapbook, Blossom and Loss, was published by Longleaf Press in 2015. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Naugatuck River Review, Poetry Quarterly, Kakalak, Earth’s Daughters, and Spank the Carp, and are forthcoming two anthologies: The Well-Versed Reader and The Lascaux Prize 2016 Anthology. Her work also has won awards in competitions sponsored by The Comstock Review, The North Carolina Poetry Society, The Lanier Library, and the Asheville Writers’ Workshop. She was the featured photographer in moonShine review, Summer 2015. A graduate of Allegheny College, she has an MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the Neuse River Writers’ Group.
Assistant Editor for A Carolina Christmas
Jeanne met her publisher, Longleaf Press at the 2014 Pamlico Writers Conference Pitch to the Publisher event.

A Pamlico Writers Group member since 2008, Jim served as the second PWG Chairman. He wrote two newspaper columns chronicling his sailing adventures: “Nautical Musings,” a weekly column about coastal family adventures; and “In the Loop,” a bi-weekly column about circumnavigating the eastern United States on America’s 6,300-mile Great Loop. Jim’s book Trinidad Express is the story of his 5,300-mile doublehanded South Africa-to-Trinidad Atlantic Ocean sailboat crossing. His ebook, Log of S/V Irish Mist, chronicles his singlehanded 13-month trip on America’s Great Loop. Nautical Musings I and II are ebook anthologies of Jim’s newspaper articles.
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Assistant Director of the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering Committee
Financial Director of the Pamlico Writers Group and Conference

Millie joined the Pamlico Writers Group in 2016.  She is a part-time writer and a full-time librarian at Pitt Community College in Winterville, NC.

Kay Wilson

Kay Wilson wrote simple poetry before her best friend pushed her, kicking and screaming, into a mystery writing class at the local community college. From there she was hooked, learning all she could about the craft. She is an actress and has played numerous roles in community theatre productions (Encore Theatre - Elizabeth City; College of the Albemarle Coast Players - Elizabeth City; and Pamlico Playhouse - Washington), and believes it’s helped her see characters and their stories better. Ms Wilson is a member of two writer's groups (North Carolina Writers' Read - Belhaven and Pamlico Writers Group - Washington) both encourage and challenge her to improve her skills. She writes and manages a blog for the Pamlico Writers Group. She's also written several short stories and two novels which are in different stages of completion. K D Wilson writes Women's Fiction (Domestic & Romantic Suspense) and as yet has not been published.
Kay is the Programming Coordinator for the Pamlico Writers Group, she is also a member of the Pamlico Writers Conference Steering committee, writes the blog “Writing on the Pamlico”,

Michael Worthington
Thirty-year veteran of the education system, retired. Elizabeth City State University, North Carolina. Michael now writes full-time with his pug asleep on the footrest of his recliner.
His HI/Lo books are designed for reluctant young adult readers with high interest and low reading difficulty. You can find Michael’s books at Goodreads and Amazon.,   

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