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August TypeRider

If you haven’t seen the August, 2014 TypeRider, take a look now! It’s another issue packed with information. Read about the Rim Country Wrtier’s Retreat, meet Suzanne Pickett Martinson and the law about using photography of people in public places. There is also a long list of local writing-related activities. Be sure to check them out.

‘Behind the Scenes’ with Kate Herbert

Don’t Miss!
‘Behind the Scenes’ with Kate Herbert
Tuesday, January 14- 5:30 p.m.
Bluewater Grill,1720 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix

Kate Herbert

Kate Herbert

Veteran script analyst and writer Kate Herbert will talk about what she learned making a movie, plus answer all your questions about writing screenplays and selling them in the Big Orange. Pick the brains of one who knows.

Meet and greet starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Meal: $15 plus tax and tip.

RSVP: or  Barbara Lacy at 480- 620-1358.

Betty Webb to speak at Tempe Library Dec 14, 2013

Author Betty Webb

Author Betty Webb

Scottsdale mystery author Betty Webb discusses her Lena Jones and Gunn Zoo books and signs them on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Tempe Public Library. She will also talk about her decades as a journalist. Sponsored by Friends of the Tempe Public Library and the Society of Professional Journalists, the discussion is free.

The library also has a café, so people who would like to stay and discuss the books can linger over a latte.

Tempe Public Library is located at 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.

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Brenda Warneka to speak to SSWW

Brenda Warneka

Brenda Warneka

Anthologies can be appealing to both readers and writers. For writers, contributing to an anthology is a way to be published without all the work an author normally does. For the writer/editor who puts an anthology together, there are more things to consider than simply writing a compelling  work. In addition to getting contributions, you must obtain rights and decide on any author payments or royalties, among other things.

APWs Brenda Warneka will be speaking about the process of assembling anthologies—from the original idea to the completed product at the monthly meeting of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers on September 26. Most recently, Warneka was the project leader, overseeing the work of 18 members of Arizona Press Women, for the award-winning APW anthology, Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012. She is also a co-editor and co-writer of two other anthologies.

APW Anthology

APW Anthology

Brenda will be the speaker for the September 26  monthly dinner/speaker meeting of SSWW, which will be held from 5:3-0 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chaparral Suites Resort  in Scottsdale. Interested writers are invited to attend. Cost for non-SSWW members is $25, payable in cash or check. PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder,  Cell 480-250-5556 or

The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with businesses relating to writing, publishing, camaraderie and support.

WHERE:   Chaparral Suites Resort, 5001 N, Scottsdale Rd. NE corner – Enter off Chaparral Rd – 4th Floor Grill entrance, then left to the Cactus Room

WHEN:     Thursday SEPT 26th, 2013 5:30-7:30 – special meeting date

PLEASE – RSVP now to Patricia L. Brooks, president/founder, Cell 480-250-5556 or

MENU:  A light dinner – salad or sandwich and soup, dessert, beverage and roll with tax and gratuity included – make your choice the night of the meeting.

COST:  $22 for members – $25 for guests

CHECKS or cash:  Please make check payable to (SSWW) Scottsdale Society of Women Writers prior to coming to the meeting to save time at check-in.

CHECK-IN:  Please check-in between 5:00 and 5:45.  The meeting starts promptly at 6:00.  All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker – cost noted above.  Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night.