An email I received from The Writers' League of Texas:
Our Next Third Thursday
No Excuses: How to Write No Matter What
Thursday, January 17, 7 pm
BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., 3rd Floor
Free and Open to the Public!
Think you don't have enough time, aren't prepared, or don't have the tools to start (or finish) your writing project? Think again. Come ready to share your reasons for not writing and let our panel of experts help you find solutions.
Our featured panelists will be:
Wendy Muse Greenwood is a published short story writer, journalist, performer, IP law adviser, and business owner. She co-wrote and co-produced the Zack Z and Company show for Warner Brothers (KTZZ) in Seattle. She currently writes full-time while also serving as a ghostwriter and creative consultant, and providing inspirational lectures to artists, students, and organizations. She and her husband, Alan Greenwood, are co-owners of Austin-based Inspiration FX.
Nikki Loftin lives just outside Austin, Texas, surrounded by dogs, chickens, and small, loud boys. Her debut middle-grade novel, The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy, was published by Razorbill (Penguin) in 2012. Her second novel is scheduled to appear in August 2013. Nikki studied literary fiction at the University of Texas at Austin graduate writing program (MA '98). Nikki's writing has also appeared in Boy's Life, Pockets, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Flash Fiction Online, and many other places.
Patrice Sarath is a writer and editor based in Austin, Texas. Her novel, The Unexpected Miss Bennet came out in 2011 with Penguin Berkley. Patrice also writes fantasy and science fiction. Her Books of the Gordath series includes Gordath Wood, Red Gold Bridge, and the Crow God's Girl, and her short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Weird Tales, Realms of Fantasy, and Black Gate.
Brian Yansky is the author of My Road Trip to the Pretty Girl Capital of the World, winner of the Texas Institute of Letters Best YA Novel, 2003, Wonders of the World, and Alien Invasion & Other Inconveniences. A sequel to that novel, Homicidal Aliens & Other Disappointments, will be published by Candlewick Press in fall, 2013. Another YA novel, Utopia, Iowa, will be published in fall, 2014, also by Candlewick. He is an associate professor at Austin Community College where he teaches writing.