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Hats Off!

Good news from our members!

The North Carolina Writers' Network is happy to announce good news from our members. If you have had a piece published, won a prize in a competition, or received an award or honor for your writing, let us know and we'll post the news here. "Hats Off" announcements are available to members only. To post your item on the website, please click here.

Hats Off! to Maren O. Mitchell whose poem "Outside In" appears in the July issue of The Lake, an online English poetry journal. Her poem "A Is an Article to Anchor" appears in Slant: A Journal of Poetry (Summer 2017); and poems "K, Lost Dog" and "I Want to Remember" appear in POEM (May 2017). Forthcoming in The Comstock Review (Spring/Summer 2017), is the poem "D, The First Syllable."


Hats Off! to Joy Hewett of Chatham County whose novel Blue Water White Sand (Silk Hope Press) was featured in the Books column of The News & Osbserver in Raleigh. "Blue Water White Sand traverses Honduras, Florida, Hawaii, California, and North Carolina," says columnist Cindy Schaefer, "as Debra Bishop and her longtime friend reunite in Key West and get caught up in an unexpected adventure. The novel...explores the mutability of time and how memory plays a part in who we are."


Hats Off! to Judy Hogan whose new novel, Political Peaches, the fifth installment of her Penny Weaver mysteries series, was reviewed by Karl Kachergis, former Chair of the Chatham Democratic Party (2007-11). "Greed undercuts the friendly, diverse community of Shagbark County, North Carolina," he says. "Guarding their way of life, leaders emerge and discover that playing in local politics is like kissing a buzzing wasp nest with sunburnt lips on a summer afternoon. There is wisdom and warmth in the heroes and heroines of this tale. Novelist and poet Judy Hogan’s new mystery, Political Peaches, is a tasty 'cobbler' and treat you will enjoy." The book was recently featured on Dru's Book Musings as part of its "A Day in the Life" series. Judy is giving away a free copy of the book to someone who comments on the feature.


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