Member News

November 2016
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Dazzled has a 4.7 star rating on Amazon.

Elle Clouse - Reflections of Love released.

Patricia Kiyono - The French Inns released in October both as a single title and as part of an anthology.

Ginny Hebert - My book A Season of Deceptions is published! (Virginia Hebert)

Mary Matthews - Sold another cookbook. Sold 9 books at Montague Pumpkin Festival and attended the Author Fair for the 2nd year at Barnes and Noble in Muskegon.

Tracy Michaud - Waiting for response on submissions.

Kathryn Sue Moore - November 12th book signing and live band at Baker Book House 7-9pm (FREE).

James Quatrine - Still editing...


October 2016
Christine Allen-Riley - Bronwyn Green's book The Professor's Student tied for 1st place in the Passionate Plume contest. Almost done with next Boud book. Subbed a short to a collection.

Judith Austin-Lieffers - Kindle Scout declined to publish Dazzled - but I got 2700+ votes total - over 1100 were from strangers just brosing the site. I'm putting Dazzled up on Amazon next week. Look for it soon!

Elle Clouse - Anthology coming soon! Reflections of Love.

Patricia Kiyono - Working on final galley edits for Three French Inns. Sent Flowers for Maddy to editor last week and hope to submit to an anthology by next week. Still looking for an alpaca resource.

Ginny Hebert - My book A Season of Deceptions is published! (Virginia Hebert)


September 2016
Elle Clouse - Stealing the Wolf Prince is out in audiobook. Besotted released and out on e-book.

Patricia Kiyono - Plugging away on short story and multi-author series book.

Peggy Hanchar - I'm here! I'm here!

James Quatrine - Still editing.


August 2016
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Dazzled is already on Kindle Scout's Hot and Trending List! Yay!

Elle Clouse - Stealing the Wolf Prince is out in audiobook. Besotted released August 30. Focus on Fantasy Romance podcast launched.

Patricia Kiyono - Completed and submitted Three French Inns to publisher. Making progress on short story for anthology.

Mary Matthews/JC Hanks - Not much writing, but have author events coming up in Montague and Kalamazoo.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Angel Beneath My Wings, my debut novel, hit #15 on Amazon's top 100 list for Contemporary Christian Fiction. I'll be pitching my next novel, Providence, at the ACFW conference next Friday and Saturday. Please say a prayer that it lands a big publisher.

Ken Norris - Shopping Irish book to agents. Sold travel story to mlive.com. Finished art short story.

Eric Thomasma - Will have a table at Westview CRC Artisan Fair November 12, 9-3.


July 2016
Christine Allen-Riley - Working on three novels.

Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on website and blog.

Elle Clouse - Besotted releases August 31st.

Patty Gordon/Patricia Kiyono - Making progress on Christmas historical. KDL selected The Samurai's Garden as a recommended read.

Mary Matthews/JC Hanks - Editing, writing, trying to wrap things up in prep for some indie publishing.

James Quatrine - Appearing in the play The Time of Your Life at Spectrum Theatre July 14th, 15th, 16th, 21th, 22nd, and 23rd.

Jenny Trout - Books flopped, retreat was awesome, everything was awesome.


June 2016
Patty Gordon/Patricia Kiyono - Entered the International Digital Awards Contest with Two Tutor Doves. Connected with an awesome resource @ GVSU who has been very helpful with details on French history for the next book in the series. Attended Spring Fling in Chicago - learned a lot and made connections with possible speakers for GRRWG.

Emily Siler - decided on a pen name (E. M. Siler) and almost finished short story project.

Toni LaRose - finishing first book.

Elle Clouse - Stealing the Wolf Prince is a finalist in the RONE awards.

JC Hanks - Working on cookbook again and gardening.

Dave Stricklen - organizing Scrivener writing program presentation June 27. Attended Chicago SCBWI Conference. Went to Europe for 17 days.


May 2016
Elle Clouse - Finished short story Star Crossed for Reflection of Love Anthology. Stealing the Wolf Prince paperback available at KDL. Libby Sinclare cover for The Hunted purchased

Patty Gordon - Went to MMRWA retreat, enjoyed Christie Craig! Looking forward to Spring Fling. Still trying to plot new Christmas book.

Peggy Hanchar - New book published, Alaskan Woman. Working on new mystery.

Tracy Michaud - Started a series of four erotic romance novellas. Need mentor!

Kathryn Sue Moore - Join me for my first author event at United Methodist Church, Cedar Springs May 16 at 7pm.


April 2016
Cindy Arends - New position at work. Also working on some Youtube funnies.

Elle Clouse - Deadlocked (Audio) by Libby Sinclair released. Stealing the Wolf Prince out in paperback. Reflections of Love anthology on schedule for September.

Jessica De La Rosa - Participating in Camp Nano.

Patty Gordon - Chicken Soup reprinted a story from 2014 and MLive ran an article about it. The Samurai's Garden is a monthly librarian's pick at KDL.

Kathryn Sue Moore - My new book Angel Beneath My Wheels is out 5 weeks now and still 5 stars on Amazon!

Eric Thomasma - Going to KDL Writer's Conference.


March 2016
Elle Clouse Stealing the Wolf Prince will be out on paperback next month. Dead Locked by Libby Sinclair will be coming out on audio.

Jessica De La Rosa - Participating in Camp Nano starting in April.

Patty Gordon - Totally failed at Spring Nano. Working on Chicken Soup story and researching Christmas story. Searching for Lady Luck was a finalist in the International Digital Awards.

Mary Matthews - I'm a grand-aunt! Still working on WIP and updating The Cookbook.

Dave Stricklen - Book is in for editing.

Jenny Velasco - Completed Nano!


February 2016
Elle Clouse - Stealing the Wolf Prince won 3rd Place PNG Reviewers Choice for Fantasy Romance. Libby Sinclair Dead Locked hit #1 on Amazon Sci-Fi Erotica

Jessica De La Rosa - Participating in the NYC Midnight Short Story Competition. Results of round one due in March.

Toni LaRose - Working on first book Insignificant Other.

Kathryn Moore - Debut novel, Angel Beneath My Wheelsa Christian romance, launching February 29th.

Bobbi Schirado - Researching for nonfiction book. Reviewing mystery book for changes.


January 2016
Elle Clouse - New release - January 15th - Deadlocked by Libby Sinclair

Tammie DenBoer/Electra Gajdos - New release - Ambushing Malachi published.

Andrea Dickinson - new idea for a book based on a series of first dates.

Jessica DuBridge - Completed two of three goals.

Patricia Kiyono - writing again after a two month break.

Mary Matthews/J. C. Hanks - Not much, but have a publisher interested in seeing my currons hand project when first draft is ready.

Kathryn Moore - Debut novel, Angel Beneath My Wheels, a Christian romance, launching end of February.

Emily Siler - back to work!


November 2015
Bronwyn Green - Released books 29 and 30 in October.

Christine Allen-Riley - Is still working on her second YA.

Andrea Dickinson - Plotting a new women's fiction novel.

Jessica Dubridge - Busy working on NaNoWriMo

Patricia Kiyono - Christmas anthology Patricia Kiyono Christmas Collection was released last month. Busy promoting all holiday titles.

J.C. Hanks - Sold three cookbooks at Michigan Mega 50 in Muskegon. Good Event. Working on NaNoWriMo and rewrite to beta readers.

Kathryn Moore - Angel Beneath My Wheels, my debut novel, is slated to launch February 16th. Just finished edits.


October 2015
Bronwyn Green - Has two new releases this month and wrote 62,000 words in 5 weeks.

Peggy Hanchar - Working on W.M due to Resplendence Publishing. Also working on Alaskan Woman, moving forward on self-publishing.

J.C. Hanks - Royalty check. YAY!

Jenny Trout - A book I contributed to The Feminist Utopia Project comes out October 13th. My book The Baby comes out November 10th.


September 2015
Peggy Hanchar - The Pirate's Daughter sent to editor. Editing book for self publishing.

Patricia Kiyono - The Partridge and the Peartree re-released with new editing and new cover on September 1. Its sequel, Two Tutor Doves, is in edits and is slated for an October release.

Eric Thomasma - First children's book will be featured on KART Kids website, www.kartdbn.net for 7 days starting Monday September 14.

Jenny Trout - The Girlfriend is out in Italy and is doing really well.


August 2015
Natalie Beversluis - Book's ready for beta readers!!

Andrea Dickinson - working on two non-fiction projects.

Patricia Kiyono - Working on final edits for re-release of The Partridge and the Peartree and completing a sequel.



July 2015
Christine Allen-Riley - Finalist in the Prism contest. Successful writer retreat. About halfway through with new story.

Natalie Beversluis - Working on a stand alone story and a novella for self publishing.

Elle Clouse - New release: Just Desserts Anthology as Libby Sinclair.

Patty Gordon - Still working on Christmas regency. Promoting sale on samurai book.

Peggy Hanchar - Book coming out July 15th, The Bastard Lord. Work on a second book for contract.

Lori LaPekes - New release soon, Christi Bell!

J.C. Hanks - Next set of chapters to beta readers for Jess Barker mystery series. New idea for a new romance. Need more time to write. Sold four books at GR Pride.

Kathryn Moore - Looking for screen writer for my soon-to-be published love story, Angel Beneath My Wheels.

Lisa Orchard - Done with chemo and I've started writing again.

Jenny Trout - Stuff is happening. New releases in Italy, France, Portugal, audiobooks, new release August 4th.

June 2015
Suzanne Graham - Republished the Gifts of Desire: Complete Series in print and ebook. Available on Amazon.

Patty Gordon - Searching for Lady Luck is a finalist in the RONE awards. Working on Christmas novella. Got rights back to Partridge and the Peartree.

Peggy Hanchar - Finished The Bastard Lord, waiting to get edits back. Started second book in a three book contract. Working on mysteries.

J.C. Hanks - Beta readers on next set of chapters. Met a cookbook fan by a fluke. Working on more books.

Barbara Strack - Posted five posts in personal blog. Land, my son, got married!

Jenny Trout - The Boss came out in Italy and is a bestseller.

May 2015
Christine Allen-Riley - Finished a new book. Getting ready to go to Austin for a conference. Working on YA.

Elisabeth Shonk - Four star review on Ind'tale.

Patty Gordon - Searching for Lady Luck needs votes for 2015 RONE, novella category. Failed at Spring NANO. Trying to decide on a WIP to finish.

J.C. Hanks - Attended Hackley Library Author Fair and sold six books, donate one to the library. Working on edits on the first three books in Jess Barlor series, building a street team.

Simone Anderson - Is attending GRL in October. Working on backstory, just getting back into writing.

Barbara Strack - Finally wrote another chapter of children's book.

Eric Thomasma - I was hosted on Braxton Cosby's website.


April 2015
Christine Allen-Riley - Continuing with high school writing workshops. Released a new Bronwyn Green book. Will be releasing another next month

Natalie Beversluis - Went to presentation by new local publisher Caffeinated Press and continued working on my novel. Another 1,000 down.

Jessica De La Rosa - Submitted novel to five agents.

Andrea Dickinson - Back to writing again. YAY!

Kim Frantz - Continue to work on writing project.

Patty Gordon - Searching for Lady Luck has been nominated for a 2015 RONE award! Preparing to write during our Spring Nano

Dan Knott - Continuing to work on edits for novel. Finishing up a couple items for submission to competition.

Lori LaPekes - Waiting for editing on my next book, "Christi Bell" sometime in May through Eskape Press.

Ken Norris - At Kent Library Writers Conference as a speaker. Publish travel story at Grand Rapids Press.

Lisa Orchard - Recovering from chemo. Three books in the Starlight Chronicles have been released.

Emily Siler - Still plugging away.

Tom Searl - Submitting to agents.

Eric Thomasma - Made more progress in 5th SEAMS16 novel. Starting flushing out concept for new, unrelated story.

Jenny Trout - Quoted in Entertainment Weekly, went to TNEE in Vegas, and will be speaking at KDL conference.


March 2015
Christine Allen-Riley - Wrote 52K since January 1st, opened an author services company, and edited 674K, narrowly escaping a nervous breakdown.

Elisabeth Shonk - New release January 16, 2015.

Kim Frantz - Working on current project (novel) and some poetry.

Kayla Gardner - Got my I Search paper done.

Patty Gordon - Participating in blog hops and FB parties to promote. Not much writing otherwise. Quarter page ad in In D Tale mag.

Peggy Hanchar - Sold three books.

JC Hanks - Waiting on beta readers feedback, updating ebook version of cookbook, and need to market more.

Barbara Strack - Continuing research: Quakers, underground RR, Illinois prairie - for middle grades historical fiction.

Dave Stricklen - I have a new knee.

Jenny Trout - Finished a book, started one I really like! Was quoted in the NYT.

Tyler Walburg - Looked into writing classes at GRCC.

Emily Siler - Back to work on writing, finally!