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Writing in Nature: Carondelet Park

Carondelet Park

by Jennifer Adele www.jenniferadele.com The Writing in Nature column is a new and original feature here on Walrus Publishing that I will be creating content for regularly. It is meant to showcase the many inspirational spots all around St. Louis that have both nature-based attractions and deep founts of truly local inspiration… a sort of…

February Writing Contests

Writing Contests for February International Publication Opportunities and Contests: Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition Fish Publishing (Ireland) Flash Fiction Award Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Binghamton University Poetry and Fiction Books Awards—for Publishers Finishing Line Press Poetry Award–New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition The Pinch Contests for Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-fiction Tupelo Press: Snowbound Chapbook…

MUSINGS FROM THE DUNAWAY BOOKS CAVE

Shelves at Dunaway

by Peter Herrington  Pickings are thin these days in the ancestral home of the Literary Dinosaur Clan. Chief Brontosaurus blames it on the Technological Revolution, which he claims will have a greater effect on humankind than the Industrial Revolution, which changed forever the lives of his Ancestors some 250 years ago. The Clan Cave used…

Women’s Writing Group – Writing in STyLe

Kat Face

By Katiuscia O’Brian It is a cold and dreary January Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.  One that makes me feel that the day would be best spent sitting in my PJs, under a blanket, watching a movie, and eating an entire bag of potato chips while sipping hot tea.  The sky is spitting out the…

Career, Romance and 50 Shades of Michele Dunaway

Michele Dunaway

I’ve known Michele Dunaway nearly six years. I met her in an airport lounge and…No, this isn’t the intro to one of her best-selling Harlequin Romance novels. She was at the airport because some of NASCAR’s biggest names were in town to race at an area dirt track and she was researching the sport to…

Antony John Talks Elemental

Antony John

Local author Antony John appeared at Left Bank Books on Tuesday, November 20 to celebrate his latest release, Elemental. John is the author of four novels, with Five Flavors of Dumb being one of the most talked about books in 2010. His newest release, Elemental is his first piece of fantasy and is the beginning of…

Young Adult Authors of Saint Louis

Fiona Paul
Courtesy of her website.

Three local young adult authors gathered for a question and answer session on November 29 thanks to Saint Louis County Library and Left Bank Books. As the crowd slowly filled the event room at the Schlafly Branch in the Central West End, the authors mingled, personally welcoming guests with smiles and enthusiastically chatting about books…

January Writing Contests

Writing Contests for January International Publication Opportunities and Contests: A Room of Her Own Foundation, Orlando Prizes for Poetry, Flash Fiction, a Short Story and Creative Non-Fiction Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests: Cultural Center of Cape Cod Seventh Annual Poetry Award Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award Iowa Review Awards in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction…

The Haunting of Willow Tree Court

Jennifer Adele

Jennifer Adele grew up fascinated by the old horror masters: Poe, Stoker, Pike, Price, Carpenter, and Craven… to name but a few. She also became intrigued by nature and its many facets, which is a never-ending series of mysteries to delight and enchant. And, there were even more impressionable influences surrounding her as a child,…