News Released: January 15, 2007
(PRLEAP.COM) A new group blog has popped up over at http://www.wordpress.com. The Writers’ Block is a group effort that sprang from a single suggestion posted on an Internet writing site. Like many authors before them, they have all decided that promoting their books and connecting with readers through a group blog can be viable. They post promotional information on their books, thoughts about various issues, and all readers are encouraged to leave comments and questions as well as participate in group discussions. This is an experiment to see if this group that has never met in person, coming from separate backgrounds, and writing in different genres, can come together and form something worthwhile. Please visit The Writers’ Block at http://www.writersgroupblog.wordpress.com for more information.
Jamie Beckett was once a musician, who became a pilot, then found his way into computer science. Along the way he’s worked in garages, on farms and written more newspaper columns and magazine stories than he can keep track of. All of which led him to becoming an author. Burritos and Gasoline is his first published novel. He’s currently working on Sullivan’s Grove, which will hopefully work out well enough to be his second published novel.
Magnolia Belle graduated in 1978 from Tarleton State University. She won first place in the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Editorial competition in 1977 and is a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She grew up in the military and has lived in several states as well as the Orient. Currently, the first book in each of her two series, Black Wolf and T’on Ma, is in publication, with others soon to follow. Her work is available on Amazon.
James Buchanan is an author of, primarily, gay male erotic fiction – but also most genres within that (Romance, Horror, Mystery, etc.). His most recent releases include The Darkness and My Brother, Coyote, through Torquere Press. His first published novel will be released through Torquere in November.
Debra J. Gordon is an inspirational writer, UPI guest columnist and peace keeper, on a mission of destiny. She’s been writing since the postage stamp was five cents. Well, maybe seven cents. She was inspired in part by her Uncle Allan McMillan, who was a New York based syndicated columnist and publicist.
Nancy O. Greene started writing at the age of nine. She attended the University of Southern California where she earned a B.A. in Cinema (Critical Studies) and a minor in English (Creative Writing). Portraits in the Dark received the Editor’s Choice award and Publisher’s Choice award from iUniverse. She has written articles for numerous web sites, and two of the short stories featured in Portraits in the Dark: A Collection of Short Stories have both received quarter-finalist and semi-finalist awards from the 10th Annual Writers Network Fiction and Screenplay Competition.
Clary Lopez is an author of inspirational nonfiction. She’s been writing since she was 12 years old. Clary enjoys reading inspirational nonfiction and fiction, memoirs, travel writing, marketing website design, and photography. The launch of her first book transformed her into a publisher/promoter and now she helps other authors do the same.
Made in DNA is an expat American fiction/comic writer living and working in Japan. Currently self-published at Lulu (http://www.lulu.com/dnafiction), and on the lookout for other writers who are interested in sharing their work, as well as their experiences in life. Enjoys speaking to others from different cultures and/or expats living in different countries as they are always an abundance of ideas and energy.
D. H. Schleicher was born in Burlington, New Jersey; attended Elon University in North Carolina and graduated in 2002 with a degree in Psychology while minoring in Criminal Justice. He lived in Charlotte, NC for a few years where he began self-publishing his first novels. His current novel is The Thief Maker. He currently lives in Voorhees, NJ.
Taryn Simpson has written 2 screenplays, 1 book and 3 e-books and is about to have her fictional thriller, “Glittering Secrets” converted to an independent film. She is pursuing Ashley Judd for the title role and expects the film to be pitched to Paramount Pictures sometime in 2007. Her other screenplay, “Conversations with Pearl” garnered attention from the Project Greenlight critics and is currently being shopped to various companies. Taryn’s writing company, Simpson – E Publishing is quickly growing into a very profitable business.
Richmond West has taught philosophy at Fresno State University in California; Red Rocks Community College in Denver; Jacksonville State University in Alabama; the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; and South University in Montgomery, Alabama. He has always been fascinated by the study of religion and philosophy, including philosophy of religion, world religions, and environmental ethics. He also once served as a minister in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, but he was never ordained. An empath and a loner, nothing really felt right in Richmond West’s life until he began writing, and now he can’t imagine what his life would be without exercising such creativity. He has been writing since December, 2004. He is currently single—the love of his life is his yellow lab, Heidi.
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**UPDATE: Debra J. Gordon & Made in DNA left the group shortly before their initial scheduled posts due to other obligations. The Writers’ Block wishes them well.