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Author Archive for Lisa Miller

Chatting with Irene Hannon

Chatting with Irene Hannon by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor You write in two genres Christian romance novels and Christian suspense novels; and spend about six months on each, correct? Currently I write 2 ½ novels a year, more time’s spent on the suspense novels for two reasons: they are larger then the romance novels, and…

Twelve Months with the Walrus Writing Contest

Twelve Months with the Walrus – Monthly Short Story Contests Begins January 2012 Walrus Publishing’s mission is to work with talented St. Louis writers to develop their manuscripts for publication for distribution to a local and national audience.  As part of this mission, we are launching a year-long writing contest focused on you, the St.…

Writing Tips from a Contest Judge

Writing Tips from a Contest Judge by Donna Volkenannt After more than a decade of judging writing competitions I’ve noticed similarities among winning entries. The entries that rise to the top of the stack are not only well written, they are also ones I remember long after judging is done. Here are some tips to…

Writing Contests for January

International Publication Opportunity Fish Publishing Short Memoir Contest–Cork, Ireland Domestic Publication Opportunities Wednesday Club of St. Louis – Poetry Contest Ohio State University Press Prize in Short Fiction North Carolina Writers Network Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize The Madison Review plus the Phyllis Smart-Young Prize in Poetry and the Chris O’Malley Prize in Fiction The Iowa…

A Guest at Rumi’s Wedding Night

A Guest at Rumi’s Wedding Night by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor We literary types do love wordy and soulful celebrations, don’t we?  How fortunate was I, then, to be an invited guest to Rumi’s Wedding Night on December 17.  It was an evening replete with declarations of love, spiritual yearnings, admissions of shortcomings, and musical…

The Perfect Tree

The Perfect Tree by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor The Christmas tree that stands in many homes this time of year has a long history, dating back to before the birth of Christ as a symbol of rebirth across a multitude of traditions. For many, it is the centerpiece for the warmest memories of the season,…

Christmas Selections For Saint Louis History Buffs

Christmas Selections For Saint Louis History Buffs by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor 2011 was a great year for those interested in St. Louis history. Walrus recommends three excellent books by local authors–the perfect gifts for your favorite hometown history buff. Frederick Fausz introduces us to Pierre Laclede in Founding St. Louis: First City of the…

Sweet Designs by Julia Usher

Sweet Designs by Julia Usher by Tif Sweeney On Saturday, December 10, I ventured to Pudd’nhead Books in downtown Webster Groves for an author event with Julia Usher.  This was not your typical event, but rather a sweet demonstration and intimate interaction to promote her newest book, Ultimate Cookies. In a cozy corner of the…

Waiting for Santa

Waiting for Santa by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor I grew up on a small farm in Northern Missouri where we lived on 120 acres of meadows and woods. When we turned into our graveled drive, we crossed a bridge over the creek, then drove up the hill to our house. I remember the Christmas when…