Monday, October 20, 2014

An update from Diane Bator

With all the great news from our contest winners yesterday, I didn't want to say a lot about my upcoming news and take anything away from their well-deserved glory!
I have missed a lot of meetings this year again due to deadlines, work and family activities, but I have a lot of great news to share!

With  my publisher Books We Love, I now have published three novels in my Wild Blue Mysteries series with two more to come in the couple years. The Bookstore Lady (print and e-book); The Mystery Lady (e-book); and The Bakery Lady (e-book). All are available on Amazon --

Earlier this year, I sold another book to Gemma Halliday Publishing. That book, the first in my new Yin-Yang Mysteries, Death of a Jaded Samurai, comes out NOV 3! The second book, Murder of a Fallen Fighter, is due to my publisher in the New Year and will be published next year. I don't have buy links just yet, I will post them when they arrive in my email box.

AND if you're looking for a Christmas read, I have a short story in an anthology to be released by Gemma Halliday Publishing from Dec 1, 2014 - Jan 31, 2015. What started off as a short story, is already swirling around with series potential. There's always another book!!

Now that I've taken up my brag time, back to writing!    


Meeting Notes Sunday, October 19, 2014

"Puke it out, clean it up later."
That's how you write a book.

Contest Winners

We are pleased to announce some members of our group who participated in the Caledon Public Library contest and won.

For Adult Short Story - Nancy Rorke won 1st Place with "Broken Promises".
For Adult Poetry - Judy Zarowny took 1st Place with "Forfeit"
For Adult Poetry - Harry Posner took 2nd Place with "My Opus Day"
For Photography - Nancy Rorke came in 2nd with "Unexpected Discovery", a raccoon in a tree.

The Caledon Public Library has a booklet of the winning entries in all categories which I assume you can pick up at the Caledon Public Library located in Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School on Old Church Road.

Congratulations to you all!

Orangeville Public Library's event W.O.W. (Words the Orangeville Way)

As we prepare to participate in WOW (Words the Orangeville Way) taking place at the Orangeville Public Library on Saturday, November 15th, BookLore is also sponsoring this event, Marilyn briefed us on the schedule of speakers. You can read more about the event here: Our good friend Richard Scarsbrook will also be participating. HWG members, please come out and support our group, the rest of the world, come on out and hear what we're all about!


Marilyn produced a short video called "The Speed of Aging" which you can watch here: Also on that page Judy Zarowny is pictured at the top speaking about poetry (2nd from the right).

Marilyn presented a new publication by one of her authors from Collingwood, The books is available at Amazon.

Diane has a bunch of books coming out. Two more in her Wild Blue Mysteries series. The Bookstore Lady is now available in print as well as e-book. The Mystery Lady will be available in e-book next month.

And two more in another series next year.

Alberta’s film, “Smiling at Death: A Closer Look at Dying” is being presented as follows:

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22, 2014  7:00
Tickets: Prepaid: $10  At the door: $15

If you want to reserve a ticket, send Alberta an e-mail —  or you can get them via PayPal at

The Dublin Street United Church is at 68 Suffolk St W, Guelph, ON

Christmas Luncheon

Please note that the Headwaters Writers' Guild Christmas Luncheon will be held at the Four Seasons Buffet at 75 First Street in Orangeville on Sunday, November 30th, at 12:00 noon. If you can't make it for 12, do the best you can. Family members of HWG members are also invited. Please let Patricia know as soon as possible if you will or will not be attending and how many will be in your party. There are no meetings in December.

Our next meeting is Sunday, November 2nd, at 1:30pm at Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church.