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

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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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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Buckland Mills Hosts Popular Children’s Author

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Award-winning children’s author Jessica Young spent an afternoon at Buckland Mills Elementary, sharing with students her writing process and the joys and challenges of writing for young readers. A teacher for 20 years, Young is experienced in connecting with children. Using her own books as examples, Young equated her writing process to story …

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The Origin Project Book Four being Released at Stonewall Jackson High School

The Origin Project began in 2013 with 60 ninth-graders at one school, and historically tells student stories of the Appalachian Region of Southwestern Virginia. For the first time ever, this project was expanded outside of Appalachia, to include a group of students at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas. The release of The Origin Project Book Four features written work …

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Freeze Time Media Announces the Release of “Angry Leadership”

Provided by Victor Angry The debut work from local writer Victor Angry hit online bookstores on March 28. Angry Leadership is a how-to book, focused on Victor’s seven guiding leadership principles. The book details how he successfully navigated a 23-year military career from an entry-level private to the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major and serving as the Command Sergeant Major …

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Ilka Chavez: Building Leaders, One Book at a Time

By Helena Tavares Kennedy “Ilka V. Chavez is a lover of people and life” is the first thing you might read on Ilka Chavez’s website. Some may know her most as an active supporter of education and for her service on the Manassas City School Board from 2012 to 2015, but her new book, “What Leaders Say and Do: How to Inspire Your Tribe,” is …

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April Happenings at the Manassas Museum

Provided by City of Manassas The Manassas Museum features not only history, but great experiential learning with seminars, talks, tours and more. Civil War Trust Park Day at Liberia; April 7; 9:00 a. m. – 12:00 Noon; free Be a part of a national effort to preserve and maintain battlefields and historic sites. A tour of Liberia is included for …

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“Her Real Man” Book Release

Provided by Natalina Reis Natalina Reis, author of the Jewel Chronicles and a resident of Prince William County, is set to release her newest story, Her Real Man, at the beginning of March with Hot Tree Publishing. Her Real Man is a sweet and spicy contemporary novella that takes the reader on a romantic journey between two perfectly imperfect characters …

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