This month, January 2014, is the anniversary of my becoming a STAR BLOGGER with the Story Circle Network, an organization of women writers from all over the world headquartered in Austin, Texas. This month, I became a member of their board. Every other year they hold a conference in Austin, Texas. This year the conference will be April 11-13 at the Wyndham Hotel in Austin. You do not have to be a writer to attend the conference. I attended for the first time nearly two years ago and it changed my life. Yes, I had published a book previously, a book about preventing sexual harassment, co-authored with an attorney–written years ago when sexual harassment was a particularly “hot” topic in corporate America. It was even translated into Spanish. I had been paid to write technical manuals, paid to speak at a technical conference, that sort of thing. I wanted to write something different, something creative. This conference lead me to a new writing path for which I am very grateful.
The Story Circle Network provides all sorts of classes as well, memoir writing, travel writing, poetry, flash fiction, blogging, as well as editing services and advertising. First, I took a blogging course and started this blog–that anniversary will be next month–two years blogging.
Now to the big news: within the next couple of months my book of poetry, On the Rim of Wonder, will be published. Some of the poems or versions thereof were first published right here on this blog. Do you want to become inspired, change your life, meet fantastic women writers, visit Austin? Attend this conference!!! You will not regret it.