SCOTTSDALE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS
Welcomes Mystery Writer, Betty Webb
Author of over 20 Novels and winner of several Book Awards
WHO: ALL women writers!
WHY: Mission: 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/authors in camaraderie and support, and an alliance with professionals for writing, publishing, and marketing.
WHAT: SPEAKER BETTY WEBB, prolific author of over 20 novels!
Betty Webb is the author of the contemporary Lena Jones mystery series (Desert Wives, etc.) and the Gunn Zoo mysteries (The Panda of Death, etc.). But now she’s stepped into a time machine for her new historical mystery series with Lost in Paris, set in 1922. It debuts April 4, 2023. During her 20 years as a journalist, Betty has interviewed U.S. presidents, astronauts who walked on the moon, Nobel Prize-winners, and polygamy runaways. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Betty’s web site: www.bettywebb-mystery.com
Getting traditionally published has always been difficult, but mergers and buyouts have made that even more difficult. Betty Webb discusses how she jumped from one publisher to another. In her talk, she explains writing different “tones” in three different mystery series: the grim Lena Jones “Desert” series, set in Scottsdale; the cozy “Gunn Zoo” series, based on her work at the Phoenix Zoo, and now the Paris series with “Lost in Paris,” a historical set in 1922. She’ll also share sure-fire writing tips, from advertising copy, to journalism, to creative fiction.
WHEN: WED APRIL 26th at 6:00 pm at our new IN PERSON location at the Panera Bread at Gainey Village, Scottsdale, 8777 N. Scottsdale Road, #302.
Please PAY on my PayPal at www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com $20.00 per person and confirm you will attend. Thank you. NO PAYMENT AT THE DOOR: the $20 on PayPal is due by 4:00 the Sunday before. Thank you for your cooperation.
GUESTS: If you have a guest, please notify Patricia, the host, and have them contact her directly. Guests may visit on two occasions, and then we ask they join as a member.
PRICING: THE COST OF THE MEETING ($20.00) covers the food and the room. The menu will consist of sandwich choices, salad choices, chips, cookies and a variety of beverages. The food at this venue is very good.
DUES: Dues are $50 annually. Upon joining, you receive a copy of the directory, the monthly newsletter and member support and camaraderie at all SSWW events, plus a plethora of professional speakers. Contact me for the form and pay on PayPal or mail to me – use [email protected] ONLY for PayPal, The membership form will be emailed to you. Thank you.
CHECK-IN: Please be on time and check-in to the restaurant between 5:15 and 5:30 pm. This allows you time to chat with members and guests, go through the buffet line and settle in for the meeting. The SSWW meeting starts promptly at 6:00 pm AZ Time (currently MST). All attendees must RSVP at least three days in advance. Thank you for allowing us to begin our new adventure with this venue.
Goals of the Group
- Value all the professional women writers sharing 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.