Join us for the SEPTEMBER Main Line Writers Group meeting - Wednesday, September 18 - WHY WE WRITE. Author Merry Jones offers thoughts and observations relevant to every writer on their writing compulsions:
--Is it a matter of choice?
--Are we driven by the psychological, physical or practical?
--What happens to us if we don't write?
--How are we to manage this condition?
Merry’s own work deals with inter-personal relationships, particularly their unanticipated aspects. For several years, she approached this topic through light humor (including the best-selling I LOVE HIM, BUT…) and serious non-fiction (including BIRTHMOTHERS: WOMEN WHO HAVE RELINQUISHED BABIES FOR ADOPTION TELL THEIR STORIES).
SUMMER SESSION and BEHIND THE WALLS are thrilling suspense novels featuring heroine Harper Jennings, an Iraq war veteran living in Ithaca, New York. Merry's popular Philadelphia-based Zoe Hayes mysteries include THE NANNY MURDERS (2005), THE RIVER KILLINGS (2006), THE DEADLY NEIGHBORS (2007) and BORROWED AND BLUE MURDERS (2008). She has also published pieces in GLAMOUR, THE LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL, AMERICAN WOMAN and many other magazines.
A member of The Philadelphia Liars Club, The Authors’ Guild, Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America, Merry lives with her husband in the Philadelphia suburbs, teaching writing part-time at Temple University. Born and raised in the Midwest (Skokie, IL), she is an alumna of Niles Township High School North, Cornell University (BA) and The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications (MA).
Our meeting place is Michael's Restaurant Deli in King of Prussia, just north of The King of Prussia Mall on Rt 202. The address is 130 Town Center Road in King of Prussia,[masked]-3265. The meeting officially starts at 7:00 pm but many of us come early (around 6:00 pm) to eat and socialize a bit - but you can order your meal at any time during the meeting. We use a private room and the acoustics are great. You'll have no problem hearing our speakers or each other.
Just a reminder that you can order a scrumptious meal at Michael's off their extensive menu. We don't get charged for the great room, but Michaels does have the expectation that attendees will order a meal. It is a fair expectation and the meals are very reasonably priced.
Mark your calendar for every third Wednesday of the month. Feel free to tell others and bring a friend or two.
As usual, any questions, please contact me, Gary Zenker, at[masked] or [masked]. We are all looking forward to seeing you there.