[News Flash] February 22, 2021

Lyn Liao Butler’s agent, Rachel Brooks joined us last week to speak about life on the other side of the query letter. Thanks to Rachel for her great advice! You can read the interview here. And make sure to preorder Lyn’s forthcoming debut, THE TIGER MOM’S TALE!

Look out for an upcoming interview with Ellen Birkett Morris this week about her novel, LOST GIRLS. Ellen will be Queen Bee on the Facebook group, A Novel Bee on March 5th. She’ll be reading on Charlotte Readers Podcast on March 19. And she’ll be teaching a class on story endings on April 18. Register here.

And congrats to Denny S. Bryce whose book, WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES was included in Marie Claire’s list of 35 Must Read Books by Black Authors in 2021. Way to go Denny!


Greta Kelly was a featured guest on Vox Vomitus this week talking about her smash hit debut, THE FROZEN CROWN. The interview is up on YouTube!


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Before becoming a writer Elizabeth was a waitress, a pollster, an Avon lady, and an opera singer. Her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares Blog, The Idaho Review, The Rumpus, and elsewhere, and have received multiple Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominations. Her debut novel, MONA AT SEA, was a finalist in the 2019 SFWP Literary Awards judged by Carmen Maria Machado, and is forthcoming, Summer 2021, from Santa Fe Writers Project. Originally from South Texas, Elizabeth now lives with her family in Oakland, California.

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