May 2021 Meeting and Program Info

Our May meeting will be the second Saturday at noon CDT at one member’s home as well as via Zoom. If you’re interested in attending and are not a member yet, please contact us and we’ll help you get connected. We hope to see you there!

After a brief business meeting, Paula Gail Benson will present a program on Writing and Using Short Stories to Promote Your Other Works.

If you are interested in trying short story writing or just hope to better appreciate shorter works, this presentation will help you consider the possibilities.

About Paula:

A legislative attorney and former law librarian, Paula Gail Benson’s short stories have appeared in the online magazines Bethlehem Writers Roundtable and Kings River Life as well as the anthologies Mystery Times Ten 2013; A Tall Ship, a Star, and Plunder; A Shaker of Margaritas: That Mysterious Woman; Fish or Cut Bait: a Guppy Anthology; Love in the Lowcountry; and Heartbreaks and Half-truths. She regularly blogs with others about writing mysteries at the Stiletto Gang and Writers Who Kill. Her short story, “A Matter of Honor,” co-authored with New York Times Bestselling thriller writer Robert Dugoni, is in Killer Nashville Noir: Cold Blooded. Her next short story “Reputation or Soul” will appear in Malice Domestic’s Mystery Most Diabolical anthology, to be released later this year. In addition to short stories, she writes and directs one act musicals for her church’s drama ministry. Paula’s website is http://paulagailbenson.com.

February 2021 Meeting and Program

Our February meeting will again be held via Zoom on Saturday, February 13, and will include a brief business meeting, The program will be a discussion about various writing approaches, led by two published author members.
If you’d like to come as a visitor once or twice before you join, we’d love to include you on the invitation! Just contact us and we’ll get you set up to attend. See you there!

September 2020 Program – Overview of the Book Publicity Process

Welcome to autumn! Or soon, anyway… We are now happy to welcome new members to HODFW! Simply fill out the membership application under the Join tab and submit your payment to join our group. We look forward to getting to know you!

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, September 12, starting at 12:00 pm CDT via Zoom. The meeting invite will be sent out to all members of HODFW via email. Our speaker will be Wiley Saichek of Saichek Publicity, talking about book publicity in these pandemic times.  We hope to see you there!