Saturday, August 27, 2016

Author David Daniel gives a talk in Chelmsford to SIPA

We had a great night at the meeting for the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors (SIPA), with a special guest appearance by noted author David Daniel, who spoke to the group about writing and publishing.
Anybody in the Chelmsford area with an interest in writing and publishing should check out this organization.
We've had some terrific guests giving good advice and support.

And for those wishing to develop their knowledge of the writing craft, Dave teaches a class at UMass Lowell on Writing Popular Fiction- and you can sign up now. Class meets Thurs evenings, 6:30-9:20.
I've spoken to a number of people who have taken this course, and they all praise it as excellent.
 Dave is in the colorful shirt at the head of the table

And we had a good crowd- even more showed up after this pic, for a full house, who were eager to hear news and advice from a long-time writing professional.

 Dave has a supportive family, who showed up for the talk

Group shot of aspiring writers


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Suspense Author Lisa Scottoline Comes to Chelmsford

We had a lovely visit from NY Times Best-Selling author Lisa Scottoline, who came as part of a grant for our town library. The crowd was so big, they held it at the High School Performing Arts Center. Regrettably, the air conditioning was not working, so we sweltered, but the intrepid Lisa didn't slow down even a bit. She said that with the heat, now we all knew what menopause was like!

Here's Lisa with Becky Hermann of the Chelmsford Library, who emceed the program.

If Lisa stops writing, she can continue as a stand-up comedienne and storyteller, for she spun more than an hour of entertaining stories for the enthusiastic crowd, then answered questions about her writing.

Afterward, she signed books for a long line of fans, and was gracious enough to pose for a picture and ask that the hard-working Becky join her.

Fun night, and a great opportunity to see someone who has turned her life stories into entertaining books.