“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury 


May 4th, Speaker On Deep POV  


Carol J. Post – Speaker On Deep POV

Carol J. Post writes fun and fast-paced inspirational romantic suspense. Her book Out for Justice was nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice Best Book award, and Mistletoe Justice was an RT Top Pick. When Carol isn’t writing, she enjoys sailing, hiking, camping—almost anything outdoors. Her two grown daughters and grandkids live too far away for her liking, so she now pours all that nurturing into taking care of a fat and sassy black cat and a highly spoiled dachshund. Carol will be speaking about writing deep pov. May 4, 7 P.M. Where? Barnes & Noble, Carrollwood, 11802 Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.

 Announcing: Writer’s Picnic at Taylor Park in Largo, Sunday, April 17th 

10 A.M. to 4 P.M. RSVP: Phyllis Johnson at topaj@juno.com, Needed: Name and Food Donation.  


          TWA Officers – 2016


Kim Hackett

Kim Hackett – TWA Secretary, 2016 

Kim Hackett’s first novel, We All Fall Down, won first place in the 2015 Royal Palm Literary Award for suspense/thriller. Her short stories have been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul ® and two Florida Writers Association anthologies. Other first place wins for short fiction include Gulf Coast Writers Association, Carteret Writers, and Tampa Writers Alliance. A graduate from Purdue University, and originally from the Midwest, Kim now lives in Oldsmar with her husband and two and a half dogs. Her son and daughter (both currently in college) are, and always will be, her greatest accomplishment. 


 Alycea Snyder – TWA Treasurer, 2016 

Alycea Snyder lives in Tampa, Florida. By day, she is the Innovation Developer for The CE Shop, blending adult learning science with personal challenge. She is a writing, kayaking, local explorer on the weekends. You’re most likely to spot her walking her overweight beagle around the neighborhood while chuckling to the audiobook on her headphones. Fireside Fiction published her most recent short story “All That Holds Me Together.” Learn more at her website alyceaksnyder.com or find her on Twitter @alyceasnyder.

 Our dear poet and friend, Doctor Jack Robinson,  will be very much missed. A sweet man and a  talented haiku poet, he left us with many  precious memories.

           Tribute to Jack Robinson

            Pleasant memories

            You leave us, haiku builder

           They’ll bring your name back


           Lucky the haikus

           Shaped by your creative mind

           Yea to what they say


           On your way good friend

           Carrier of great stories

           Haikus sing to you.  Helen Merchan

Where We Meet

BN_Logo Carrollwood Barnes & Noble
11802 Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618.


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