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Local Author is Finalist in International Book Awards

Provided by Celeste Johnson-Matheson Award-winning inspirational author Celeste Johnson-Matheson was awarded Finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards. Her novel “Keep Me Near the Cross: Judgement or Journey” was recognized in the Religion: General category by American Book Fest. This is the ninth year for the International Book Awards. Over 2,000 entries from authors and publishers around the world were …

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Write by the Rails (WbtR) to Hold Half-day Writers’ Workshop

WbtR Writers' Workshop, Write by the Rails

Provided by Write by the Rails Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, is pleased to announce a half-day writers’ workshop to be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal in Historic Manassas from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The “Back on the Tracks: Fall Writers’ Workshop and Social Campaign Kickoff” will …

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Orrison and Pawlak Present New Book at Manassas Museum

To Hazard All Front cover, book talk, Manassas Museum

Provided by Savas Beatie LLC Co-Authors Rob Orrison and Kevin Pawlak will be presenting and signing their new book, “To Hazard All – A Guide to the Maryland Campaign 1862.” The event is on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Echoes Manassas Museum (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas). Visit manassasmuseum.org for more information. “The present seems to be the most propitious time …

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Local Author Natalina Reis Releases New Book

Provided by Natalina Reis When local author Natalina Reis approached her publishing house, she pitched more than a romance. Instead, she submitted a romantic fantasy series that celebrated human diversity and emphasized the power of the individual in the face of power-hungry governments. The strong, determined, and often discriminated-against characters are reflective of the author’s own life struggles as an …

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Write by the Rails is ‘Back on Track’ with events

Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, has announced two new initiatives in conjunction with its 2018-19 theme, “Back on Track.” The group, which aims to raise the profile of the local literary community, started by scheduling a half-day, fall writers’ workshop to be held October 27, 2018 at Trinity Church in Historic …

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Poetry Collection, Bury Me Under a Lilac by Katherine Gotthardt, Is “a Journey”

Author, Write by the Rails, WbtR, All Things Writing, ATW

Provided by ATW Author and Prince William Poet Laureate nominee Katherine Gotthardt has released her fifth book, a collection of original poetry entitled, Bury Me Under a Lilac. Gotthardt calls the book “a poetic journey from birth through passing,” saying it is “meant as an artistic discussion of transition.” “In a way, these poems are ‘in your face’ with hard-to-handle …

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Your Child Can Dream Big, Love Learning? Skies Wide Open Makes it Happen

Provided by Hypnoconsult Publishing As a child, Timothy M. Horn loved to learn. He reports that he’d dig deep and question his parents about everything. They lovingly encouraged him and taught him how to find answers for himself — and to enjoy the process of discovery. These days, with the changes in public school curricula and the explosion of the …

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Gainesville Resident’s Book Publishing Dream Comes True

40 Years in the Wilderness by Norma Jean Burnette

By Katherine Gotthardt Gainesville resident Norma Jean Burnette has published her first book entitled 40 Years in the Wilderness, partially a memoir, partially a self-help guide originally intended as a legacy for her family. The book is quickly becoming much more than that, however, as readers are discovering the unique insights and wisdom the Virginia native imparts. “I decided to …

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“The Brass Compass” Wins 2018 Indiereader Discovery Award

The 2018 IndieReader Discover Awards (IRDA), announced on Saturday, June 2, include a work by a local author. The Brass Compass, by Ellen Butler, has won in the historical fiction category. IndieReader launched the IRDAs in order to help worthy indie authors get the attention of top indie professionals, with the goal of reaching more readers. Noted Amy Edelman, founder of IR, …

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Female Sleuths: Meet Three Local Mystery Writers

By Kim Howard, CAE Have you wondered how a person decides to write a book? Do avid readers make the best writers? What about someone whose parents ran a small-town newspaper? Meet mystery writers Linda Ensign and Genilee Swope Parente, respectively. “I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. When I graduated from the children’s library to the adult library, it …

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