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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.

Monday, October 12, 2015

SCBWI-IA Fall Workshop - Huge Success

I judge workshops by the quality and quantity of author craft classes, the professional level of the instructors, the knowledge presented for advanced writers, and the presenters’ technical skills and abilities to communicate. SCBWI-IA's fall workshop was a huge success. I love workshops for the chance to reconnect with fellow authors! And again, the intimate workshop filled that lonely writers need checklists. It was money and time well spent. My thanks go out to the hard work of the organizers and Connie Heckert. http://www.scbwi.org/members-public/connie-heckert

There was a picture book track and a MG/YA track. Each workshop added new insight into the business and author techniques. Stacey Friedberg (who enjoys dark books!) from Penguin's Dial Books for Young Readers http://www.writingforchildrenandteens.com/publisher-directory/friedberg-stacey/, Laura Biagi,agent - Jean V Naggar Literary Agency Inc. http://www.jvnla.com/our_team.html, and Alison Weiss - editor at Sky Pony, imprint of Sky Horse Books http://www.skyponypress.com/ gave us excellent information. If you have the chance to join their workshops, I recommend them.

A special thanks for coming to share her thoughts goes to Susan Campbell Baroletti, http://www.scbartoletti.com/?page_id=7 Her writing exercises stirred memories, hearts, and creative spirits. Her knowledge guided, nourished, and filled me with awe! She is an incredible woman and a wonderful role model for authors in any medium. Thank you Susan for re-lighting the fire.