“Being Professional Before, During, and After”
Heritage Cafeteria, Corner of Battlefield & Fremont
A native of the Ozarks, K.D. McCrite primarily writes books set in the mountains of Missouri and Arkansas. Her stories are touching and often humorous, portraying ordinary people who keep the wheels of life turning. McCrite’s first three novels were published through Avalon books under the name Kathaleen Burr.
Confessions of April Grace Series, published by Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins, is a hilarious series for mid-grade ‘tweens. Further Confessions of April Grace was published last year by Lee Press. McCrite also writes cozy, crafting-circle mysteries for Annie’s Publishing.
Desolate Heart, an unusual modern-day fairytale, was published under the pen name of Sidney Archer. Her novel, In Front of God and Everybody, was in the top twelve finalists for the 2013-14 Mark Twain Readers Award. With an unending love for books, she worked for several years in two public libraries. She also worked in the field of mental health as a caseworker. McCrite graduated from Drury University with a degree in psychology.
K.D. McCrite will speak on being professional. Whether a beginning writer or an old veteran of the craft, your professionalism makes a difference. From that first query to signing books to speaking to groups, what you say and how you present yourself to others make a lasting impression.
Visitors are welcome to attend at no charge. Annual fee to join is $15. Mentor/critique hour is from 11:00-12:00 at the Heritage; network with fellow writers from 12:00-1:00; speaker from 1:00-2:00, followed by a short business meeting.