Internet Writing Workshop
Showcase of Successes
Jeannette Angell is the author of
Madam, Callgirl, The Illusionist, All Ground is Holy, Flight, Wings, and
Légende. She has appeared on national television to promote her books (Oprah, The Montel Williams Show, The View, CNN)
and is represented by the Philip Spitzer Literary Agency and by Kevin MacRae of Lordly and Dame.
Her short stories and essays have appeared in a number of literary journals and on Amazon Shorts.
She is a member of the National Writers Union, the Authors Guild, and the ASJA.
Jeannette lives and writes in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.
first book The Prodigy was published by Hornkohl Communications in 2000.
The Prodigy is a multimedia novel with classical music imbedded in the text.
Subsequent novels include The Nursing Home Fugitive, published by Smink Works Books,
and The Acts of Judas, published by Treble Heart Books.
Max Barry's first novel, the satiric comedy Syrup,
was published in 1999 after being workshopped in the IWW. It was named by the LA Times as one
of the best books of the year. His subsequent novels, Jennifer Government (2003)
and Company (2006), have received rave reviews, with
Company breaking onto the New York Times extended bestseller list for
hardcover fiction. All three novels are currently being developed for
debut novel, A Piece of the Sky, was published by RiverOak in 2005.
Through email, she wrote a mystery called Pretty Maids All In A Row
with A.H. Jackson, which sold to Avalon Books for June 2006 release.
Watch for Michelle's newest books in 2007--two Young Adult books from NavPress.
book To Keep A Promise was published in 2002. The print version
was nominated for the Willa Award, and the ebook version was a finalist
for the 2002 Eppie Award. To Keep A Promise was followed by
Don't I know You? From Fiction Works in 2003, then a three
book series from River Oak beginning with Mysterious Ways in
2005 (currently nominated for the 2006 Christy Award). The second
in the series, Brothers Keeper, came out in February and Shepherds
Son will be released in September. Trails of the Dime Novel
came out in 2005 from Echelon Press. I have stories in 9 short story
collections that gives me a total of 17 books in print, in whole or
in part, and I've published over 300 articles and short stories.
says of her first book, published in 1999, "I never dreamed that my
first novel, The Quilter's Apprentice, would become a series.
I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially how women use
friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other. I also wanted
to write about women's work. Young writers are often advised to 'write
what you know,' and since I knew about quilters -- their quirks, their
inside jokes, their quarrels and kindnesses -- the lives of quilters
became a natural subject for me. I was very fortunate that my first
novel captivated so many readers, who asked for a sequel. I was glad
to provide it, and then one book led to another." The ninth in the
best-selling series, Circle of Quilters was published in the
Spring of 2006. She has also published pattern books based on the
quilts the characters create in each of her novels.
Emmett Clifford's first novel, Night Whispers was published
in 1998. Set in the mountains of Tennessee, Night Whispers
pits an unconventional investigator against a deadly killer.
first novel,� In Stereo Where Available, will be published in
November 2007 under the pen name Becky Anderson.
A mainstream novel with romantic elements, In Stereo Where Available takes a wry
look at a too-weird-to-be-true reality show and the family chaos it inspires.
Rebecca has been a member of the Internet Writing Workshop since 2005 and is an
active participant on its Novels-L list.
R. Collins also writes as Natalie M. Roberts. She is the
author of Wives and Sisters, from St. Martin's Press
(HC 2004, PB 2006). Her next book, Behind Closed Doors,
published in January 2007. She is contracted for two
more books with St. Martin's, and recently sold a three book
mystery series to Berkley. Twisted Sister, the third
book she subbed to the IWW, also recently sold to Five Star.
Diane Diekman has subbed three books to Nfiction.
She self-published her two memoirs, Navy Greenshirt: A Leader Made, Not Born (2001) and
A Farm in the Hidewood: My South Dakota Home (2001). The University of Illinois Press will publish
Live Fast, Love Hard: The Faron Young Story in 2007. Faron's many fans in the world of classic country music
are anxiously waiting for publication of his biography.
Carter Elliott published Riding a Blue Horse in 2003.
However the book was not really publicized until 2004. In Riding a Blue Horse fourteen year old Molly is over the hill.
Dumped by a child-prostitution ring, she refuses to play victim. With feisty spirit and salty tongue, Molly calls on cunning,
fantasy, fabrication and sheer will in her brave, if misguided, effort to confront her tormentors.
book of essays, One Way: Bumps and Detours on the Road to Adulthood was published
by R & E Publishers in 1992 and reprinted by Ultramarine Publishing in 2005. Her Amazon Short, "Pull"
(published in 2006) is an excerpt from her upcoming novel, The Longest February.
Jody has published more than 300 articles and currently is renovating her novel, Major Renovations.
Margaret Hamill's first two children's books, Spilled Fairy Dust, and Light
on the Widow's Walk were published on CDrom in 2000 by Hornkohl
Communications. Illustrated by J.S. Felt.
Members of the Internet Writer's Workshop YAwrite list critiqued both manuscripts.
Margaret wrote a marketing column and several short stories for My Little
Magazine. She has published articles and essays in The Oceana Herald Journal, a local
newspaper in Michigan. Margaret is now working on three additional children's novels, and her
Jackson wrote her first novel and sold it to Kensington for the
Arabesque line in 1995. In 1997, it finally appeared on the shelves.
That book Midnight Blue, was produced as a BET television movie
of the week in 2000. Nine novels and eight novellas and short stories
later from that first book, she's now a national best-selling author
(says so on the books!). Monica workshopped her third novel on the
IWW and is a regular contributor on one of the IWW's discussion lists.
She has three new books due out in 2006.
Janik has been a published regularly in such journals as Highlights
for Children, Boy's Life, Junior Baseball and others.
He currently has an agent for his young adult novel Worth the Risk.
first novel was published in 2004. Family Inheritance draws on Deborah's familiarity with Cajun culture.
The dark, impenetrable bayous of Louisiana are filled with secrets that can never be revealed and mysterious
forces that can never be understood. Nightmares live there. Jessica LeJeune left Louisiana, but she brought
some of those mysterious forces with her--and now she's being called back to her Cajun roots to confront a
destiny she could not escape and a curse she might not survive.
Jessica's younger brother, Todd, has descended into a world of madness. His shattered mind is now the
plaything of an unimaginable evil, an unstoppable entity with cruel plans for both Jessica and Todd.
But Jessica is not alone in her battle to save her brother's soul. For deep in the misty bayous,
in an isolated wooden shack, lives the one person who is their only hope...
Deborahs second novel, Grave Intent, was published in 2005 and her newest novel, A House Divided,
will be released in May 2006.
Lewis published The Flame Tree in August 2004 with Simon
and Schuster. In The Flame Tree, which is set in Java Indonesia
against the backdrop of 9/11, the friendship of a son of American
medical missionaries and a local Muslim village boy is tested by political
and religious unrest.
Lewis' newest book The Killing Sea is also published by Simon and Schuster and came out in January 2006.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and
continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor
for her brother.
You can learn more about Richard Lewis from reading his blog.
fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in
national and international publications, as well as acclaimed
anthologies such as Simon & Schuster's Chocolate for Women,
and Adams Media's Cup of Comfort series. She writes corporate
pr and also for non-profits, including recent work on a treatment monitoring kit for
teens for Families for Depression Awareness
Her latest books are hiking guides published by Menasha Ridge Press - -
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Diego (Nov. 04), and Day & Overnight
Hikes: Anza Borrego Desert (Nov. 06).
Cherry Pedrick made a major life change in 1995.
Nfiction, the nonfiction critique list, helped her develop her writing skills as she began a career as a nurse who writes.
Cherry coauthored The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
with Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. in 1999.
After selling over 53,000 copies, they published a second edition in 2005.
Cherry has coauthored seven other books: The Habit Change Workbook: How to Break Bad Habits and Form New Ones,
The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions, Helping Your Child with OCD:
A Workbook for Parents of Children with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family,
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Anxiety Disorders.
HIV/AIDS: A Global Update will be published in 2007.
Jayne Pupek's poetry chapbook, Primitive, is available from Pudding House
Press. Her first novel, Tomato Girl, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books of
Chapel Hill in 2007.
Mobashar Qureshi's first novel,
R.A.C.E., a comedy mystery, will be published in October 2006 by The Mercury Press.
It was edited in the Novels list at the IWW.
R.A.C.E. (Radical Association of Criminal Ethnicities) is a group on the verge of
creating a highly addictive illegal drug.
An error in his police experience qualifies parking
officer Jon Rupret to Operation Anti-R.A.C.E.
Jon is partnered with jaded detective Philip Beadsworth,
who's none too thrilled with the situation.
R.A.C.E. is a satirical and humorous look at the multicultural
landscape of Toronto through Jon Rupret's eyes.
Sanchona is a pseudonym
Poh Lim uses for her writing and her presence on the internet.
When she migrated from Malaysia to Australia, she researched the country
she had chosen to make her home, an endeavour that lasted some 30 years.
She then decided to use the research for a novel. She joined the IWW, and
the members of the Novels-l workshop provided invaluable help. Eventually she
learned the sad truth about how nigh to impossible it was to get published.
Luckily for her, in December 2006 she found a small US publisher to publish
her historical saga. "A Family of Strangers" is a story of the early convict
days in Australia. She hopes her mountain of research notes would come in
useful for the sequels that will follow.
Sandra Smith: A longtime
member of the IWW, Sandra Smith has published articles in regional
and national magazines, as well as on the Internet, on a variety of subjects.
Her non-fiction book, Bewitched, Bedazzled, and Bejeweled: A Collection of
Fun and Fascinating Facts about Gems and Jewelry, is available as a Kindle
download. Sandra also writes novels, under the pen name
Jenny's Legacy was published in hard cover in 2006, and as an e-book in 2008.
Acts of Love was published as an e-book in 2008. Both are also available as
Kindle downloads. 2009 saw publication of her third completed novel,
A Perfect Body. It's available as an e-book and as a Kindle download.
She's begun work on the next novel, The Birthday Gift, and anticipates having it ready
for publication in 2010.
Mona Leeson Vanek, author of Behind These Mountains, VOLS.
1, 2 & 3, joined IWW, Non-fiction and MarketChat in1996.
Sales to major magazines and Chicken Soup For The Travelers Soul ™
followed. Drawing on the wealth of knowledge and experience gained
through IWW, she created her own website,
published her twenty-one chapter writing course,
Access The World and
Write your Way to $$$ and
Advice From The Pros,
to enhance it with about seventy writing-specific
articles by professional writers.
Paul Ulrich's first novel, SAUDI MATCH POINT, came out in April 2007 after
he had shared a number of its chapters with the IWW in late 2004. Paul
says the book took 30 days to write, but 30 months to publish. It is
currently available for purchase at
for $10, which includes the cost of shipping. He has adapted the novel into
a screenplay that the Academy of Motion Pictures' annual screenwriting
contest rated in its top ten percent of scripts. Paul has also written
another original screenplay, a short story, and a number of poems.
Peggy Vincent says,
"While writing Baby Catcher, a memoir of my years as a Berkeley home-birth midwife, I
found the nonfiction group of the IWW to be invaluable. There were three or four
members (whom I credited in my acknowledgments) who read every single chapter multiple
times, not allowing me to pronounce it "done," till I and they were satisfied it
was as polished as I could make it. Baby Catcher sold to a major NY publishing
house for a low-six-figure amount, was reviewed in People Magazine, had
the film option purchased, and remains in print after four years - thanks in large
part to the quality of the help and support I received from the IWW."
first book Appointment in Samara was published in 2002 and released in 2003
by Barclay Books LLC.
Appointment in Samara was my first action-adventure novel, a genre I love to write.
Clive also write SF, general fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and is currently setting up
his own imprint, Citiria Books.
Joanna M. Weston's
middle-reader, Frame and The McGuire, published by
Tradewind Books 2015; and poetry, A Bedroom of Searchlights,
published by Inanna Publications, 2016. To Bethlehem: Christmas
in Poem and Story by Clarity House Press. Other books listed
at her blog.
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