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January 2021 Speaker C.A. (Candy) Simonson

Candy Simonson, Vice-President/Newsletter Editor, has served the Guild as past Secretary (2018-2019) Vice-President (2016-2017), Treasurer (2012-2013), and Director-at-Large (2014). She has been the newsletter editor since 2012.  Candy writes inspirational Christian fiction and nonfiction. Her award-winning short stories and essays have been … Continue reading

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October 2020 Speaker Summer (S.V.) Farnsworth

Summer (S.V.) Farnsworth is a linguist librarian who has spent time in Asia. Issues with grit give her multicultural novels the traction to move you. She graduated with a B.S. from SUU in 2002 and teaches English as a second language at … Continue reading

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September 2020 Speaker David Harrison

David L. Harrison is an award-winning American children’s author and poet. Harrison’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers have been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on … Continue reading

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August 2020 Speaker Marilyn Hope Lake

Marilyn Hope Lake, Ph.D., writes short fiction, poetry, plays, and children’s picture books. She is known widely for her children’s book, Buddy and the Grandcats, published in 2007, which has sold over 500 copies. A second edition, reformatted for Amazon, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2020 Speaker Sheila Athens

Join us as traditionally published author & experienced book coach Sheila Athens shares the secrets she’s gained by providing developmental edits on dozens of manuscripts.  During this course, novelists will learn how solidifying the bones of a story before you … Continue reading

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