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    There are only two difficult things about writing: starting and not stopping.

     

    – Joseph Conrad

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    We are going to try to resume our regular meetings by using online audio/video applications like Zoom and MeetUP. See the details on our Schedule page.

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    • Scroll down for details of our 2021 Student Writers Contest

    • New Google Group for Authors of the Flathead.

      -Since we are no longer meeting in person, the sharing and conversations we had at our meetings are no longer possible. Until we can meet again, we've created an alternative way for all of us to communicate, ask questions, provide answers, and help one another navigate the world of writing. Google Groups is an email-based way to send emails to all group members just using one simple address. And when any member sends an email to the Google Group, you will receive a copy, and you can reply.

      -If you join (for free) and decide this is not for you, you will find an "Unsubscribe" button at the top of each message you receive. Just click on that, and you will be taken out of the group.

      -To join, just send an email to denfol@gmail.com with your name and email. We'll send you an invitation to join.

      -After you join, you can send any message you want to the group by using this email address: authors-of-the-flathead@googlegroups.com

      -So join us and watch how we can pick up the conversations we once enjoyed at our regular meetings.

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    February 3, 2021 Greetings from your President Dear Authors, Our annual high school student...
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  • Time again for our Annual Student Writing Contest

    Deadline is Midnight May 7, 2021

    2021 Authors of the Flathead Writing Contest


    Authors of the Flathead is once again pleased to announce
    The Authors of the Flathead Student Writing Contest.


    The contest is open to all Flathead County 9, 10, 11, 12th-grade youth.
     

    THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHINE. IN A YEAR OF THE UNEXPECTED, THE PAIN, THE
    TRIUMPH, HOPE, AND VISION YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO SHINE THROUGH YOUR
    CREATIVITY, YOUR IDEAS, YOUR WORDS, AND YOUR STORY.

     

    Deadline for submission: MAY 7, 2021
    Guidelines: Please see the attached Guideline Sheet
    Entry Form: https://forms.gle/h3jPV6q8Duxdamx58

    PRIZES
    Grand Prize Short Story = $400.00 Poem = $300.00
    First-place winners also receive free tuition to the Virtual Flathead River Writers Conference on October 16 & 17 (transferable)
    Second Prize $300.00 $200.00
    Third Prize $200.00 $100.00

     

    THERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN ENTER:

    1. Submissions should be postmarked before midnight, Friday MAY 7, 2021, and mailed to:

    Authors of the Flathead

    2021 Student Writing Contest

    PO Box 7711

    Kalispell, MT 59904-0711

    OR

    1. Submissions may be completed online either through Google forms or emailed before midnight, Friday, May 7, 2021, and sent to:

    GOOGLE FORMS: https://forms.gle/h3jPV6q8Duxdamx58

     

    If you do not get a confirmation in two days please reach out to the coordinator via email.

     

    CONTEST COORDINATOR aofhswriterscontestcoordinator@gmail.com

     

    Winners will be announced on May 17

    THERE ARE TWO WAYS YOU CAN ENTER:

    1. Submissions should be postmarked before midnight, Friday MAY 7, 2021, and mailed to:

    Authors of the Flathead

    2021 Student Writing Contest

    PO Box 7711

    Kalispell, MT 59904-0711

    OR

    1. Submissions may be completed online either through Google forms or emailed before midnight, Friday, May 7, 2021, and sent to:

    GOOGLE FORMS: https://forms.gle/h3jPV6q8Duxdamx58

     

    If you do not get a confirmation in two days please reach out to the coordinator via email.

     

    CONTEST COORDINATOR aofhswriterscontestcoordinator@gmail.com

     

    Winners will be announced May 17

     

    1. Submissions should be postmarked before midnight, Friday MAY 7, 2021, and mailed to:

    Authors of the Flathead

    2021 Student Writing Contest

    PO Box 7711

    Kalispell, MT 59904-0711

    OR

    1. Submissions may be completed online either through Google forms or emailed before midnight, Friday, May 7, 2021, and sent to:

    GOOGLE FORMS: https://forms.gle/h3jPV6q8Duxdamx58

     

    If you do not get a confirmation in two days please reach out to the coordinator via email.

     

    CONTEST COORDINATOR aofhswriterscontestcoordinator@gmail.com

     

    Winners will be announced May 17

  • Our 12 most recent books by our members

    A longer list of our members' books is available below these covers

  • Where to buy

    AUTHORS AND THEIR BOOKS – AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

     

    ALBERT, INA – Fiction & Nonfiction

    Write Your Self Well, Granny Greeny Says Listen Louder

     

    BROOKS, WILLIAM B. – Photographer, Author

    Like Wind I Go, Then There Was a Dog

     

    BURKE, DEBBIE – Tawny Lindholm Thriller series

    Instrument of the Devil, Stalking Midas, Eyes in the Sky, Dead Man’s Bluff, Crowded Hearts

     

    BROWNING, CATHERINE – Novelist

    The Best Revenge

     

    BUCHANAN, CAROL – Historical Western

    God’s Thunderbolt, The Devil in the Bottle, Gold Under Ice and many more

     

    BUDEWITZ, LESLIE – Nonfiction; Two Cozy Mystery series and more

    Books, Crooks and Counselors; Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries set in fictional Jewel Bay Montana; Spice Shop Mystery Series set in Seattle’s Pike Place Market

     

    CARBO, CHRISTINE – Suspense, Glacier Mystery Series

    The Wild Inside, Mortal Fall, The Weight of Night, A Sharp Solitude

     

    COMPTON, TERRY – Prolific Nonfiction, Multi-genre Fiction

    Numerous series, dozens of books! The Alcantarans Series, Wanted series

     

    DUNNEHOFF, KATHY – Romantic Comedy Novelist, screenwriter

    The Do-Over, Plan On It, Back To U, Hollywood Beginnings

     

    EPPERSON, DEBORAH – Novelist

    Breaking Twig, Shadows of Home

     

    ERLER, M.F. – Young Adult spiritual fantasy series The Peaks Saga

    Finding the Light, Beyond the World, The Fountain and the Desert, When the World Grows Cold, Searching for Maia, Mountaintops and Valleys, Where All Worlds End

     

    FIELDER, KEN - Novelist

    A Little West of Rosie’s

     

    FOLEY, DENNIS – Fiction, Memoir

    Long range Patrol trilogy, Requiem for Crows, Special Men – A LRP’s Recollections

     

    GILES, JEFF – Young Adult Fantasy

    The Edge of Everything, The Brink of Darkness

     

    KUFFEL, BETTY – Multi-genre author, Nonfiction & Medical Thrillers

    Eyes of a Pedophile, Your Heart-Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease in Women, Men and Children, Modern Birth Control, Deadly Pyre, Deadly Spin, Alaska Flight, Fatal Feast

     

    KUFFEL, THOMAS C. – Nonfiction

    A K.I.S.S. Guide to Retirement Investing

     

    LENGSFELDER, PG – Psychological Mystery, Suspense

    Beautiful to the Bone, Our Song - Memento Mori

     

    LOMAX, BECKY – Nonfiction, Journalist

    USA National Parks MOON books 18+

     

    MADDUX, DONNA – Historical Young Adult

    My Friend LITTLE CLAW

     

    MARTIN, MARIE F. – Fiction: mystery, thriller, suspense

    Maternal Harbor, Harbored Secrets, Ratham Creek, Don’t Mess with Mrs. Sedgewick, Blame the Car Ride

     

    MCCLENDON, LISE – Prolific novelist

    Bennett Sisters Mystery Series - #7 Blame it on Paris

     

    MILLER, ANGELA - Memoirist

    Hornbill’s Daughter

     

    MINNETT, ANN – Novelist, Psychological Thrillers

    Fifteen Years of Lies, Serita’s Shelf Life, Burden of Breath, Daring Passage: Book 2 of the Spirited Away Saga

     

    MONTANA, JANET (Janet Smith) - Author, Illustrator - Children’s books

    Monkey Business in Glacier National Park (kid’s guidebook)

     

    MOORE, PA (Phyllis Quatman) – Legal Thrillers

    Courthouse Cowboys, Courthouse rebel: A Former Prosecutor Strikes a Blow for Justice

     

    OWEN, JESS E. – Artist, Entrepreneur and YA Fantasy Author

    Song of the Summer King, Skyfire, A Shard of Sun, By The Silver Wind

     

    PLUMMER. MAGGIE – Multi-genre Series Author

    Bell-Bottom Gypsy and Webs in the Mist - Jessie Morgan Series, Spirited Away Saga 1 & 2

     

    PURVIS, SUSAN – Memoirist

    Go Find: My Journey to Fin the Lost – and Myself

     

    RICE, DIXON BENNETT – Thriller Author

    The Assassin’s Club

     

    RORVIK, SHIRLEY A. – Novelist

    Jack’s Carousel: Can Love Overcome Deep Prejudice?

     

    SARKOZY, SUZIE (Sue Toppen)– Novelist

    A Deal to Die For

     

    SATTERFIELD, JIM – Novelist, Western Fiction

    Saving Laura, The River’s Song

     

    SCHIFFMAN, BARBARA –Non-fiction and fiction author, Script reader, writing coach

    Akashic Muse: Collaborating With Your Soul & The Akashic Records for Writing and Other Endeavors, Living in Balance for Boomers series, Recipes for Living (Healthy Living in Body, Mind & Spirit - series)

     

    SCHIFFMAN, GLENN – Multi-genre fiction

    The Way I was Taught, Seasons Around the Medicine Wheel (Coloring Journals for Healthy Living)

     

    SMITH, BONNIE – Multi-genre fiction

    Blue Mesa - Plural Marriage, Mystery, and Murder; The Soul of Frannie Cooper - Historical fiction


    TABOR, FE (or Fran Tabor) –Multi-genre, non-fiction & fiction

    Shhhh It’s a Secret: How to Compete Against Walmart and the Internet, To Own Two Suns, Eagle Rock

     

    WILLS, KAREN – Historical Novelist

    Remarkable silence, All Too Human: A Saga of Deadly Deceptions and Dark Desires, River with No Bridge

     

    WOOD, MADGE – Novelist

    Plans Interrupted

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