Member News

February 2019
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Patricia Kiyono - Got rights back to a Valentine short story. Struggling to find time to write.

Elizabeth Meyette - Researching witch hunt book. Marketing.

January 2019
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Alby Blazo - Doing lots of client editing.

Patricia Kiyono - Lost in Lavender was released mid-December in ebook and print. Doing promo and working on book 5 of Regency series.

Elizabeth Meyette - Research on witch hunts.

Jenny Trout - I invoke my 5th amendment rights.

Jenny Velasco - Getting back at it.

Denise Verstraete - Type edit on 2nd story and get to 1st reader.

December 2018

Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Patricia Kiyono - Lost in Lavender is coming out as a single title next week! Had a great day at Pine Rest last Saturday.

Elizabeth Meyette - Published The Last Crossing on November 30, 2018.

Ken Norris - Ready to serialize Irish book. Started new book set in Azores.

Jenny Trout - I had a book come out, sold audio rights.

November 2018
Christine Allen-Riley - Working on next Bound book.  And on essay accepted by BlankenWana Productions.

Alby Blazo - Started NANO Wrino.

Patricia Kiyono - Love's Refrain is available in an anthology Nine Ladies Dancing! Working on promo.

Elizabeth Meyette - The Last Crossing will be released on November 30, 2018. I just sent final edits to my editor yesterday.

Jenny Trout - New book November 13, 2018.

October 2018
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Alby Blazo - Contacting agents; finalized proofreading of anthology.

Elle Clouse - Released Large Print edition of Stealing the Wolf Prince.

Patricia Kiyono - Audio for Calico Heart will be out soon. Edited Christmas novella for anthology.

Pat Klein - Working on setting up new story Speak of the Dead.  Got manuscript back for next book from two of my Beta readers and made corrections and edits. Need to complete WIP.

Diana Lloyd - Finished one  year unpaid internship at Entagled Publishing. Interviewed for paying gig yesterday!

Elizabeth Meyette - Publishing Book #6 November 30, 2018, the third in my paranormal mystery series.

Tracy Rairigh - Just released second in series of short erotic stories on Amazon and about to launch business writing website.

September 2018
Kathryn Sue Moore - Angel Beneath My Wheels was relaunched as part of a 3-book set.

Tracy Rairigh - Released my first erotic short story The Making of an Escort on Kindle. Second one coming soon.

August 2018
Christine Allen-Riley - Writing as Bronwyn Green, I won Passionate Link's Passionate Plume contest for Rewritten.

Jessica Dubridge - Started a short story series that I hope to finish this month.

Patricia Kiyono - Four Calling Bards is available in ebook and print. New Christmas Regency was submitted. Working on a 5-year-old project.

Mary Matthews - Working on WIP, craft sales season coming up.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Angel Beneath My Wheels is newly relaunched as part of a 3-book set!

July 2018
Patricia Kiyono - Completed Christmas novella! Now editing. Four Calling Bards to be available soon. Book signing in Holland August 4.

Mary Matthews - Sold 9 books at Reading Rocks Rockford. Sold 2 at free vendor event. Making progress on a new ebook version of cookbook. Working on edits for Sadie's Diner Book #2.

June 2018
Christine Allen-Riley - Bronwyn Green's Rewritten finaled in Passionate Ink's contest in the Contemporary category.

Patricia Kiyono - Writing a few words each day.

Mary Matthews - Sold all but 1 of my cookbook inventory at Reading Rocks Rockford.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Still just writing and editing!

Carolyn Peterson - Garden journal of my yard for personal use.

May 2018
Elle Clouse - Audio book released: Hunted by Libby Sinclair.

Patricia Kiyono - Not much writing. Getting SWAG ready for book signing next Thursday.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Looking for a good narrator for Angel Beneath My Wheels.

April 2018
Elle Clouse - Released Cost of a Kiss.

Patricia Kiyono - Signed up for two book-signings next year: Ladies Night Out in Saranac and Michigan Authors at the Lakeshore in Holland.

March 2018
Emily Siler - Back to writing!

February 2018
Jessica Dubridge - Completed all my goals. Proud of my accomplishment.

Kayla Gardner - Got approved for my apartment.

January 2018
Jessica Dubridge - Made all my goals for the month.

Patricia Kiyono - Trying to focus and choose a project to work on.

Elizabeth Meyette - Newest project: Children's book.

December 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on a paperback version of Dazzled. Target release mid January 2018.

Elle Clouse - New Anthology "Love Through Heartache" released.

Jessica Dubridge - Met all my goals. Started second book of a series.

Patricia Kiyono - Four Calling Birds is included in a regency anthology called "Nine Ladies Dancing". Lots of promo!

Mary Matthews - Finished first draft of second book in Coven series.  Need to edit!

Kathryn Sue Moore - New agent: Bob Hostettler of the Steve Laube Agency!

Tracy Rairigh - Accidentally became a freelance copywriter. We'll see where it goes.

November 2017
Elle Clouse - Release Hunted by Libby Sinclair.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Will be at Hunting Widows Art Event in Saranac, MI on Thursday, November 14 from 1 to 7 pm.

October 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Starting holiday season marketing for Dazzled. Still working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe!

Elle Clouse - Pre-Order for Hunted by Libby Sinclair.

Patricia Kiyono - Still frantically trying to finish Christmas novella!

September 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe. Signed up Dazzled on another reader blog site.

August 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.  Updated my website  Signed up Dazzled on two reader blog sites.

Patricia Kiyono -Great book signing at Between The Covers in Holland! Christmas Phoenix submitted to Hallmark. Writing retreat at GVSU resulted in 5000 new words.

Mary Matthews - Good event at Reading Rocks Rockford. In editing process on cozy mystery.

July 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on revisions to 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Patricia Kiyono - Completed first round revisions for The Road To Escape.

Kathryn Sue Moore - I have an interested agent!

Eric Thomasma - I released The Klindoran War!

June 2017
Patricia Kiyono - Return To Escape is in editing.  Book signing is scheduled for August 5 at Between The Covers in Holland, MI.

Kathryn Sue Moore - Selah award Finalist!

Ken Norris - Still alive!

Eric Thomasma - Getting really close to releasing The Klindoran War - Book #5 in the SEAMSI6 series.

May 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Revising opening chapter of 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.  Re-thinking hero.

Patricia Kiyono - Not much writing done, trying to organize my house.

April 2017
Elle Clouse  -  Star-Cross – short story – released

Lori (Lapekes) Garceau – working on a YA novel – updating and super-proofing, waiting for it to feel right

Patricia Kiyono – Alpaca story submitted! Starting on Christmas novella.

Peggy Hanchar – I’m still alive and writing.

Lisa Orchard – Working on a YA thriller. I’m making progress.

James Quatrine – I’m cast in another play, Senior of the Sahara, at Spectrum Theater in May.

Eric Thomasma – Received edits back from editors, made changes and sent back for second round.

Jenny Trout – My book Say Goodbye to Hollywood was released at the end of March.

March 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Kim Frantz - Working on shorter writing - Flash Fiction and short stories. Taking a writing class at GVSU.

Chris Allen Riley - Working on newsletter and three novels.

February 2017
Judith Austin-Lieffers - Dazzled has a 4.8 star rating on Amazon. Working on 1, 2, 3 Phoebe.

Bronwyn Green - Story in a new anthology out in January. Working on other books.

Patricia Kiyono - Story accepted for publication in Chicken Soup: Inspiration For Teachers. Trying to get back into writing after family scare.

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 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, 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!