Meet the Members: Mark Billingsley

“I plan to be writing and publishing for the rest of my life.” — Mark Billingsley   A renewed member of the Writers’ League since January 2020, Mark works in Abilene during the week, but travels home to Leander on the weekends.   Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Mark

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Meet the Members: Nikki Carter

“My overarching goal this year is to finish and publish a novel…” — Nikki Carter  A member of the Writers’ League since January 2020, Nikki currently lives in Copperas Cove, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Nikki Carter: I’m a freelance writer, so I write a variety of

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What We’re Reading Now: January 14

Michael Noll, Program Director The Art of Theft by Sherry Thomas Berkley Publishing October 15, 2019 The recent film Knives Out has become a hit in large part because it contains something that has been lacking in most crime and detective stories lately: fun. All of the actors—along with the writer, director, and

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Meet the Members: Scott Semegran

“[The Writers’ League has taught me] that there are a bunch of kind, supportive, and very talented writers living and working in Texas.” — Scott Semegran  A member of the Writers’ League since December 2019, Scott currently lives in Austin, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Scott Semegran: Up

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Community Member Guest Post: ACC Creative Writing

“I used to be such a closet word-lover. Then, I took a fiction class at Austin Community College and realized, there a lot of people like me here. A whole world devoted to crafting stories slowly revealed itself to me.” -Sol Wooten Community membership with WLT allows businesses and organizations

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Meet the Members: Dorothy Paredes

“This is an exciting, challenging, scary and completely new journey for me.” — Dorothy Paredes A member of the Writers’ League since November 2019, Dorothy currently lives in South Austin, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? Dorothy Paredes: I am currently writing a memoir. I do have a

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What We Read & Loved in 2019:

  Becka Oliver, Executive Director The Spectators by Jennifer duBois The Outsider by Stephen King Know My Name by Chanel Miller  Michael Noll, Program Director   The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer Kansastan by Faroq Ahmed The Murderbot Diaries (series) by Martha Wells  Sam Babiak, Member Services Director   

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What We’re Reading Now:

Becka Oliver, Executive Director   Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas by Stephen Harrigan University of Texas Press October 1, 2019 I can remember moderating a panel discussion at the LBJ National Historical Park featuring Stephen Harrigan during which he talked about his then current project, a comprehensive history of

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Meet the Members: JoDee Neathery

“Writers’ League gives authors the ability to grow as artists and individuals…” — JoDee Neathery A member of the Writers’ League since 2016, JoDee currently lives in Mabank, Texas.  Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write? JoDee Neathery: Literary Fiction Scribe: What author would you most like to have a

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What We’re Reading Now:

Michael Noll, Program Director   Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias Broken River Books October 31, 2018 A couple of years ago, I was talking with the famous East Texas crime novelist Joe Lansdale about genre and the way it sticks to writers. He has always avoided being pigeonholed and told me,

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