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May - 2016: Upcoming, I'll be participating in Desert Sleuth's Donald Maass Workshop. I'm afraid it sold out months ago, but if you have questions, contact me.

Apr - 2016: A 2nd Kami Short will release in the Malice Domestic anthology in Bethesda MD. I'll also be moderating a panel with authors Karen Pullen, Sue Cox, and Gretchen Archer. Don't miss the fun! I'll have special edition signed copies of the 1st Kami Short from the SinC - Desert Sleuth anthology to hand out for free.

Apr - 2016: An adult short story, Big Horn Mountain Carnivores, was selected as the adult category winner in the Tempe Community Writing Contest loosely associated with Arizona State University! The e- & print release where I read a portion of the story was the greatest fun. Thank you everyone who came by! Free download here (scroll to bottom): 

Aug - 2015: Politics of Chaos was released at an event attended by the awesome NYTimes best-selling author Sara Paretsky! Also, a flash fiction entitled, "Lightning" was 3rd runner up in the national 2015 Writers Police Academy's contest.

July - 2015: NYC FBI headquarters. Many thrilling authors were there, the presentations were fantastic, and the experience was a solid 15 on a 10 point scale. Thank you to the International Thriller Writers for inviting me. Thank you to the men and women of the FBI.

MAY - 2015: The Poisoned Pen submitted Chaos Theory for the 2015 Edgar's young adult novel award. Please note that submission is NOT a nomination. Still, it is an exciting development.

MAR - 2015:Tucson Festival of Books booksigning! Great time by all.

FEB - 2015: CHAOS THEORY, released by The Poisoned Pencil, an imprint of The Poisoned Pen Press - one of the nation's largest publishers of hard-back mysteries.

MAR - 2013: Meg was honored to receive a year long mentorship from author Jan Blazanin through the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Iowa. Ms. Blazanin praised Meg's multiple characters' distinct and age appropriate voices.

Her writing blog is located at megevonne.blogspot.com contains reviews and writing craft tools.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Amazing Story from an Amazing Teacher

Suzanne Kelly is an amazing teacher. When given the assignment to teach problem solving skills, she went out and earned a private investigator license! Then she wrote a story and a teaching package that was phenomenal using those new found skills to solve the crime.

She is retired now, but one of her best projects came about after she read a short World War II memoir. It was about men who survived three weeks in a life raft after the plane when down. Her students were filled with questions: What happened to those men? Where were they now? How did the experience change their lives? Those questions began a years work as the students first found the survivors, mailed them, and finally spoke with them. It was a story that reached international news services and television! Since then, she has kept in contact with some of them.

At long last, she put together the information they learned. It will be a fascinating book, and due out June 1st according to Amazon, see link below. For anyone in the Ames area, the public library will have a signing on May 2nd.

I urge you to read this story!

http://www.amazon.com/Reaching-Beyond-Waves-Inspirational-Survivors/dp/1555718124/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429194945&sr=1-1&keywords=reaching+beyond+the+waves