Good things are happening for a couple of my very talented writing friends.  Usually we celebrate with champagne, but this long distance raising of a glass will have to do for now. 

Susan Gregg Gilmore, author of Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove, recently learned that Bezellia has been picked up by Target as an August selection.  If you haven’t read her books, you should.  And if she’s ever doing a reading in your area, go.  You’ll be charmed.

Rachel Unkefer has been in a writing critique group with me for years.  She was just notified that a story of hers, an excerpt from her currently circulating novel, is being published in the September issue of Crab Orchard Review.  For those unfamiliar with literary journals, COR is “a biannual journal of creative works published by the Department of English of Southern Illinois University Carbondale featuring new fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and book reviews of small press and university press titles.”  It is a highly respected journal, and a great place for Rachel’s work.    

Congrats ladies!  You deserve it.


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