Author Archives: C.A. Simonson

About C.A. Simonson

C.A. Simonson is a freelance writer and author of six novels and five nonfiction books. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in seven anthologies. Close to 800 informational articles, human interest stories, content pieces, and DIY articles have been published in national print and online magazines, periodicals, and newsletters. Her books are available in paperback, digital, and audio format on Amazon, KOBO, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and or at With her love of writing and skills as a former IT help desk/trainer, she assists other aspiring authors with editing, formatting, and self-publication. C.A. Simonson lives in the Ozarks of Missouri.

Synova Cantrell – True Crime Writer

SWMO #1 True Crime Writer to speak at the Springfield Writers’ Guild January meeting. Continue reading

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September 2022 Speaker – Carrol Lund

Carrol Dolinsky Lund considers her greatest role that of cheerleader and mentor for her students and colleagues. Her guiding principle:  “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and … Continue reading

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Linda Apple, July 2022 Speaker

An unconventional approach to building characters — using the elements…. Continue reading

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Pantser or Plotter?

Some love to write by “the seat of their pants” – a pantser, while others plan and plot. Everyone does it their own way — so what is the best way to write? Continue reading

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NOM de PLUME – What’s in a Name?

If you wrote under a pseudonym, would you become more famous? Here is what some authors say….
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