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Missouri Author Daniel Woodrell Talks About Books, Films, Formidable Women and Writing

Daniel Woodrell

by Donna Volkenannt On a windy Thursday night in late February, critically acclaimed Missouri author Daniel Woodrell read from his novels and talked about writing. A crowd of about 200 students, faculty members, writers and book lovers attended Woodrell’s presentation on the campus of St. Charles Community College. During Woodrell’s introduction, a professor from the…

“We’re Making It Personal”

The Board

We have a new Board, a new submissions process, and we’re making it personal!  We are building connections through our Board with the Missouri Writers’ Guild, the Saint Louis Writers’ Guild, and the Southeast Missouri Writers’ Guild that will give writers a personal connection to a publishing house. The members of our new Board are:…

The Indie Author: Writing a Book

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by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com Whether you are an indie author or someone who is traditionally published through a house or label, writing a book is still writing a book. It is something that defines the word “author” itself, and strangely enough, it is something that most of us probably do in a very unique fashion.…

Big River Writers Conference


by Meghan McEnery In 2014, St. Louis will celebrate its 250th anniversary and River Styx magazine, a non-profit independent literary journal, will celebrate its 40th birthday. In honor of these two events, River Styx is hosting the first annual Big River Writers Conference. The Big River Writers Conference will take place at the Regional Arts…

Jane Pauley Introduces her new book

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by Diana Davis On Saturday, January 11, 2014, I attended an event at St. Louis County Library Headquarters across from Frontenac Plaza to hear Jane Pauley speak of her new book: Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of your life.  This event was an onstage interview with KMOXs Debbie Monterrey. Jane Pauley is a highly…

L.S. Murphy, A Local Author to Watch

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By Margo L. Dill L. S. Murphy is an author to watch. Her young adult novel, Reaper, is the story of sixteen-year-old Quincy Amarante, who is a high school student with regular old teenage priorities until Destiny deems her the fifth grim reaper. L.S. lives in the Greater St. Louis area and is a member…