SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Betty Webb, Author
The Lena Jones mysteries and the Gunn Zoo mysteries
WHAT: Monthly Speaker/Dinner Meeting
WHEN: Wed – MAY 29th, 2019 5:30 pm
See PayPal info below*
WHERE: Starfire Golf Club, 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHY: Mission: The Scottsdale Society of Women Writers gives members access to events of interest, a format for exchanging ideas, an opportunity to network with other women writers and authors, an alliance with professionals relating to writing, publishing, and marketing of books, and camaraderie and support.
SPEAKERS 6:45: Betty Webb is the author of 10 Lena Jones mysteries
(DESERT REDEMPTION, DESERT WIVES, etc.) and 5 Gunn Zoo mysteries
(THE OTTER OF DEATH, THE PUFFIN OF DEATH, etc.).
For 20 years Betty was a journalist, interviewing everyone from U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, and polygamy runaways. A nationally-syndicated literary critic whose reviews ran on the New York Times wire for more than 30 years, she currently reviews for Mystery Scene Magazine.
Betty is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, Mystery Writers of America, and the Authors Guild. She is also well-known as a creative writing instructor and has taught creative writing at Phoenix College and held Masters’ Classes in Creative Writing at ASU. She is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the Tempe Library.
She will talk about the necessity for a writer to be flexible in today’s ever-changing market. For instance, after having the same editor and the same publisher for 20 years, her publisher just got gobbled up by one of the giants — and Betty with them. Her writing life will be changing, but at this point, she doesn’t know how.
She might call her talk “The Uncertainty of the Writing Life.”
Betty Webb, Author
of DESERT REDEMPTION
Pub date March 12, 2019 www.bettywebb-mystery.com
MORE INFO BELOW
RSVP before NOON the Friday morning before the meeting The Starfire Golf Club needs to order food a week in advance, and I must give a guarantee to them at that time. That is the confirmed deadline for an RSVP! Thank you for appreciating our contract with the Starfire Golf Club.
*Please PAY IN ADVANCE with PAYPAL on this website only – see home page www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com NOTE upper right corner for the link. Please fill out the form and pay with your credit card before NOON the FRIDAY before the meeting! Meeting information on the left of the main page. Thank you!
PRICING: $30 for members and guests. We no longer take checks or cash at the door, except for payment of Annual Dues. Thank you for moving forward with SSWW.
CHECK-IN: Please check-in between 5:15 and 5:45 pm. The buffet is available by 5:45 Themeeting starts promptly at 6:00.
All those attending the meeting must pay for the dinner/room/speaker. The cost is noted above. Pick up your name badge at the front table and ENJOY a wonderful night!
Guests pick up a membership signup sheet too.
AGENDA: The agendas will be on the dinner table with a lot of wonderful announcements for you, including the schedule of upcoming meeting speakers. Remember, the announcements are reviewed at 6:00 with dinner. The member introductions follow at 30 seconds each.
DIRECTIONS: From the 101 Freeway, exit Shea Blvd and go West to Hayden Road and then North a quarter mile, the club is on the West side (Left) of the street. From the South, cross Shea Blvd going north on Hayden Road, again, it is on the West side (Left) of the street. 11500 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers seeking to share their expertise
- Honor all genres and all forms of professional writing
- Attend monthly meetings to move the group and its members forward
- Learn and share in the experiences of monthly professional speakers
- Grow the group to a membership of active and contributing women
- Encourage participation by members as mentors, and volunteers
- Support and challenge each other to always be writing
- Help members to stretch as writers and reach lofty personal goals
- Have fun, meet trustworthy women writers, share dreams