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Featured Authors

Many books allow us to escape the cares of this world, and enter places we have never been. Today, we are featuring some of those authors and their works. Please join us as we take a trip and explore new adventures with their books.

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Sherri Lupton Hollister

 Chrome Pink

SYNOPSIS

Rae Lynne Grimes returns to Leeward, North Carolina to care for her dying grandfather. Together, they restore an old Harley and paint it pink for breast cancer awareness. Her grandfather succumbs before seeing it finished. Alone, Rae must face the town of Leeward who blame her for sending her stepbrother to prison, costing their high school football team one of their champions. 

Now, her fate lays in the hands of the man who orchestrated her rape and shame, former football captain and elected mayor, Todd Bryant. When she rescues Logan Birdsong from a canal, she starts to believe she can have the fairy tale but when she learns he is working for Todd, she tries to get as far from him as possible. She joins her friend’s dating club and that soon turns to disaster when her dates start turning up dead. 

Logan is just trying to keep his stepfather’s company from filing chapter 13. He has over-extended and needs the new spa and hotel Bryant plans to build to put the company back in the black. Prostitutes at business meetings and Todd’s attitude make Logan wary. He is torn between his affection for Rae and his need to protect his stepdad's company.
When he becomes a murder suspect, that choice becomes easier.

Together Rae and Logan must prove their innocence, but they must stay alive to do it. Thrust together, they soon give in to their desires but someone doesn’t want them to have their happy ending.


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Each month I’d like to challenge you to add to my vocabulary list as I search for just the right word.

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Please Contribute to 

High School Scholarship Fund

This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

Scholarship Fund Donations

Collected: $949.00
Goal: $1,000.00
95%
Scholarship Funds are used for Cash Scholarships for the winners of the annual High School Literary Competition.

The Pamlico Writers Group would like to say thank you to all who gave to the High School Scholarship fund. You are part of a group who are helping shape the future.

Events Calendar

Click on the "Switch to Calendar View" below to view a complete list of event for the year.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Jan 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • Turnage Theatre


    Our critique groups meets year-round, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC. We will meet together before breaking out into genre groups.

    Purposely small critique group allows each person time to read a short selection of their latest work and receive constructive criticism in a caring atmosphere. We expect members to respect the boundaries of decency and propriety for the listener and the writer. We look forward to a mutual rich growth.


    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 31 May 2018
    • Online submission through Submittable.com


    Flavors of Home

    (Stories, Poems, and Recipes Competition )

    Flavors of Home competition entries are stories, poems and recipes that remind you of home. Your entry can be leaving home, returning home or anything about home, even your home away from home. Please include a complimentary recipe with your submission.

    FREE ENTRY for Student Competition

    REQUIRED ITEMS FOR UPLOAD

    In order to make entries "ready for publication," we need the following items for upload for your competition entry.

    • Have a biography file ready for upload (100 words or less).
    • Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload.
    • Have your entry - one prose or three poetry entry files ready for upload.
    • Contact information for School Teacher Sponsor

    Your entries will be collected through Submittable.com. You will be required to create a free Submittable account (or use your existing Submittable account) for identification of your entry within their system.


    HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION: Enter PROSE works HERE

    HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION: Enter POETRY works HERE

    COLLEGE COMPETITION: Enter PROSE works HERE

    COLLEGE COMPETITION: Enter POETRY HERE


    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

    • Your entry must be your original, unpublished work.
    • You must own all publication rights (i.e., the work must never have been published in a manner in which you gave away your rights). You generally do not give away rights when the work is published on the Internet (your website, etc.).
    • All rights remain with the author. If your entry is selected, the author grants Pamlico Writers Group rights to publish your entry in the 2018 PWG Anthology.

    MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES:

    • Prose entries (fiction and nonfiction) are limited to 2,000 words.
    • Poetry entries are limited to 2000 words.
    • Prepare your manuscript electronically using your word processor choice of Adobe Acrabat (pdf), Word (doc or docx), Notepad (txt), Rich Text Format (rtf), Word Perfect (wpf and wpd), Word/Open Office/Libre (odt), formats.
    • Entries should be appropriate PG-13 level or less.
    • Entries flaunting degrading sexual and physical violence or espousing extreme political views will not be considered.
    • The Anthology Committee reserves the right to make minor grammatical and structural corrections. Changes will be sent to authors for approval before publication.
    • Entrants must acknowledge acceptance of the Anthology Terms and Conditions (at time of uploading) before submissions will be accepted.

    AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES:

    Prepare a short author bio—less than 100 words–for submission at the time of uploading your entry. Include your publications, website and Facebook address. Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload. Both items will be used in the published anthology if your entry is chosen.



    Contribute to 

    High School Scholarship Fund

    This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

    • 25 Mar 2018
    • 10 Jun 2018
    • Online submission through Submittable.com


    Flavors of Home

    (Stories, Poems, and Recipes Competition )

    Flavors of Home competition entries are stories, poems and recipes that remind you of home. Your entry can be leaving home, returning home or anything about home, even your home away from home. Please include a complimentary recipe with your submission.

    Adult Competition Reading Fee: $10/entry.

    PWG Members may submit one free entry (LOGIN to website to receive your discount).

    REQUIRED ITEMS FOR UPLOAD

    In order to make entries "ready for publication," we need the following items for upload for your competition entry.

    • Have a biography file ready for upload (100 words or less).
    • Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload.
    • Have your entry - one prose or three poetry entry files ready for upload.
    • Have a favorite recipe ready for upload.

    Your entries will be collected through Submittable.com. You will be required to create a free Submittable account (or use your existing Submittable account) for identification of your entry within their system.

    Enter PROSE works HERE

    Enter POETRY works HERE

    SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

    • Your entry must be your original, unpublished work.
    • You must own all publication rights (i.e., the work must never have been published in a manner in which you gave away your rights). You generally do not give away rights when the work is published on the Internet (your website, etc.).
    • All rights remain with the author. If your entry is selected, the author grants Pamlico Writers Group rights to publish your entry in the 2018 PWG Anthology.

    MANUSCRIPT GUIDELINES:

    • Prose entries (fiction and nonfiction) are limited to 3,000 words.
    • Poetry entries are limited to 300 words.
    • Prepare your manuscript electronically using your word processor choice of Adobe Acrabat (pdf), Word (doc or docx), Notepad (txt), Rich Text Format (rtf), Word Perfect (wpf and wpd), Word/Open Office/Libre (odt), formats.
    • Entries should be appropriate PG-13 level or less.
    • Entries flaunting degrading sexual and physical violence or espousing extreme political views will not be considered.
    • The Anthology Committee reserves the right to make minor grammatical and structural corrections. Changes will be sent to authors for approval before publication.
    • Entrants must acknowledge acceptance of the Anthology Terms and Conditions (at time of uploading) before submissions will be accepted.

    AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY GUIDELINES:

    Prepare a short author bio—less than 100 words–for submission at the time of uploading your entry. Include your publications, website and Facebook address. Have a head-and-shoulders photo ready for upload. Both items will be used in the published anthology if your entry is chosen.

    Enter PROSE works HERE


    Contribute to 

    High School Scholarship Fund

    This fund provides our annual High School Writers Competition Cash Scholarship Awards.

    • 09 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • The Turnage Theatre, 150 Main St, Washington, NC
    Register


    Pamlico Writer's Group

    is pleased to announce our Spring writer's workshop

    June 9th, 2018, from 9am to 12

    The Turnage Theater, 150 Main St., Washington, NC



    Thomas Kies

    Morning Workshop (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

          Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Plot Twists:

    Developing a Mystery

    How do you develop memorable characters, from your hero to your bad guys (who are people too!)? How do you make them leap off the page and land in a life or death struggle? How do you avoid TSTL (Too Stupid to Live) Syndrome? We’ll talk about that and what agents and publishers who specialize in mysteries are looking for. Make sure you bring samples of your work for discussion!


    About the Instructor:

    Author of the Geneva Chase Mystery Series, Thomas Kies lives and writes on a barrier island on the coast of North Carolina with his wife, Cindy, and Lilly, their Shih-Tzu. He has had a long career working for newspapers and magazines, primarily in New England and New York, and is currently working on his next novel, Graveyard Bay. His first book, Random Road, is currently in its second hard-copy printing. His second mystery, Darkness Lane, is scheduled for release on June 5.

    Come and learn from a seasoned professional how to capture your characters on the page and your reader’s attention until the very last page.

     

    Workshop Fee:

    Early Registration (until June 6): Members, $15  Public, $20

    Late Registration (June 7-9):  Members, $20  Public, $25


    You may pay online using PayPal or your personal credit card or by check and sending it to: Pamlico Writers Group, 206 Perquimans Dr., Chocowinity, NC 27817.

    Be sure to sign up early or you’ll pay an extra $5.00 at the door.

     See you there.

    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • 150 West Main St. Washington, NC. 27889

    2018 Flavors of Home

    Adult and Student Competition

    Awards Reception

    and Open Microphone

    Turnage Theater, 150 West Main Street. Washington, NC

    This event is free to the public!