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.

We would like to hear your comments about this site or any suggestions you may have at: The Pamlico Writers' Group.

Doris Schneider

Nana and the "c"

SYNOPSIS

An incident took place 10 years ago as I was struggling with the all too common enemy—breast cancer. I shared the story with friends, and they kept insisting I should write it. About a year later, I did and also took photographs of my grandchildren to be used as inspiration for illustrations. So much time has passed, but the story has now floated to the rim of my long-ignored bucket.

Nana and the “c” is told from the perspective of my seven-year-old granddaughter as she fearfully prepares to see her grandmother who has become bald as a side effect of chemotherapy. It is a humorous, upbeat story about hope, wonder, and family love—suitable for all ages, especially to anyone with a loved one going through cancer treatment or who is a patient or survivor themselves.

My dear friend, Wenhai Ma, responded with a quick “yes” to do the illustrations. I requested that a literary friend, Michael Colonnese, read the story just to give me feedback. He could not resist editing while he read, thus making a serious improvement to the text. Then Jo Michaels, a book and cover designer who has worked with me in the past, offered her help in support of the project.

I refer to it as a “project” because it is just that. I always knew the book was not something I wanted to “cash-in” on. It was always meant to be a gift. When I told each of the professionals mentioned above that the book was to be donated to cancer center waiting rooms, they generously offered their time and talents without charge.

So, it is done. It has been published and is available on Amazon. Two hundred copies are ready to begin distribution to cancer centers in North Carolina. The profits from any Amazon sales will be used to print more books to be donated. It doesn’t have to be limited to our state.

My hope is that people will share this blog to their own Facebook page and purchase copies and donate them to a cancer center or library near them, in whichever state they reside.

If you have questions or suggestions, please contact me at: dschneider28641@gmail.com

     Doris Schneider is an artist, scene designer, writer, and educator. She taught at William Carey University and was a tenured professor of theatre at North Carolina Central University. She published two novels: Borrowed Things and By Way of Water. After her own bout with breast cancer, she wrote this story based on a real event with her granddaughters. While the illustrator, Wenhai Ma, was teaching at Duke University, the two became long term friends—culminating in their collaboration on Nana and the “c”.

BUY OR DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!

Two Book Special Price at PWG Bookstore


Please Contribute to 

Conference Fund

General Fund

These funds are used to cover expense shortfall of event registration fees.

2018/2019 Fund Donations

Collected: $538.79
Goal: $2,000.00
27%
Money donated to the CONFERENCE and GENERAL FUNDS will be used to cover costs of the annual conference or other functions of Pamlico Writers Group.

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

    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Turnage Theatre


    Our Critique Group meets year-round (EXCEPT JULY) , the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 to 9 pm, Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC.

    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.


    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 1382 CBH Lodge Road, Washington, NC 27886


    The Pamlico Writers are invited to an open mic at The Garage Theater, 1382 CBH Lodge Road, Washington, Tuesday, November 13th, 7 pm.

    This will be our regular meeting night. Bring your work to read/recite to our fellow writers!

Click to Find Us Here!

           

Pamlico Writers Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under Arts of the Pamlico, 150 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software