Author Archives: terrysmith1

March 23, 2019 Speaker

Holly Atkinson was born with a story in her head waiting to get out, and not much has changed since. She spent the bulk of her childhood buried in books—that is, when she wasn’t writing her own. Her earliest professional writing credit … Continue reading

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2019 Spring Contest

*Scroll down to read the entries below SWG ‘Members Only’ SPRING CONTEST “A Sweet Love Story” PRIZES: $75 – first place / $50 – second place / $25 – third place DEADLINE:  March 31, midnight *Winners are selected by the … Continue reading

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February 23, 2019 Speaker

Brian Katcher is a Missouri YA author. His first book, PLAYING WITH MATCHES, won the 2011 North Carolina Young Adult Book Award. His second book, ALMOST PERFECT, won the American Library Association’s Stonewall Book Award in 2011. Katcher is also … Continue reading

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January 26, 2019 Speaker

Synova Cantrell may be known for her fedora, but she wears many hats. Synova volunteers with the Missouri Missing organization by highlighting obscure cold cases on her true crime blog to help generate tips. She firmly believes together we can … Continue reading

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Yancy Caruthers – June Speaker

Yancy Caruthers served 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, while simultaneously advancing his civilian career as a Registered Nurse in intensive care and emergency/trauma fields.  He served two tours in Iraq.  Following his military career, he continued to serve his country as … Continue reading

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