Sunday, October 9, 2011

Issue #38


Monday meeting at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 6:00 PM – 8:30PM. (Note: ** New start time for Coffee Bean) Guest Speaker Meredith Allard will speak on Top Ten Tip for Submitting To Editors.

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The Vegas Valley Book Festival is November 3-6, 2011. There are only 4 available time slots left for book signing on Saturday November 5th from 9:00am – 11:00 am. If you are interested please contact : Bobbie Ann Howell , Nevada Humanities Southern Nevada Office 702.895.1878 office 702.812.7839 cell 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455080 Las Vegas, NV 89154-5080

HWG has not been confirmed for a table for this year’s event. We will advise if a table is assigned for the Henderson Writers Group.

Open to the Public event for the Vegas Valley Book Festival:

You are invited to a Vegas Valley Book Festival special event, "Book Clubs: What are you reading?" at the new Windmill Library on October 19 , 6:30 - 8:30 pm.  It's going to be a great evening, with Maile Chapman reading from her book Your presence is requested at Suvanto and from Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres.  There will also be readings by Joshua Kryah, a poet, from his book We are starved, and from Max Brooks' World War Z.

There will be refreshments, sharing with other book groups, book sales, and prizes.  Don't miss it!  Smiley and Brooks are the keynote speakers at the VVBF, so this will give you a taste of their work.

Bring your friends - this event is open to the public, so please spread the word! 


Looking for a new marketing idea? Ammy Miller of Burses By Ammy makes purses out of hardcover book covers. A well known local author utilizes Ammy’s technique for gifts. Check out her website at


Several authors are now self-publishing straight to digital. Although Kindle has the highest sales, don’t forget Smashwords and Nook. All e-book uploads are FREE. You don’t need an E-book ISBN, to upload to Kindle and Nook. Smashwords will provide one for free.

For Kindle:

For Smashwords:

For Nook:

Note: *** Publishing to Smashwords if you would like to be included in their Premium Catalog requires different steps and formatting. You HAVE TO READ THEIR STYLE GUIDE.


Interested in writing Creative Non-Fiction, but not quite sure how? Read Morgan St. James Tricks of the Trade article.


Members don’t forget submissions open for Writers Bloc 4. Contact Jo Wilkins.


The Las Vegas Writers Conference April 19-21, 2012. Check the website for registration and faculty line-up.


Have a great week!

Teresa Watts, Editor

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Upcoming Events & Places for Writers & Readers

At the Henderson Writers Group we support education and events around the Las Vegas Valley

Las Vegas Writers Conference

April 18-20, 2013

Annual Student Writing Contest

The Henderson Writers Group is serious about educating writers. We believe that our youth, specifically students, are the place to start. To further these efforts we have established this writing contest to award scholarships to the best of these budding authors.
See Website for details & submission guidelines.

Vegas Valley Book Festival

Clark County Nevada Libraries