Thank you, Jillian!

A huge thank you to Jillian for putting on a fantastic workshop last night. While anything extroverted can be intimidating for writers, those that were there had a great time and really learned to sink into our characters. Conversations between all of our characters were hilarious!

Thanks, Jillian, for sitting in the Hot Seat and helping us prove to ourselves how confident we could be with our characters!

Thursday Workshop – October 23rd

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 ARWA Workshop 7:00pm, St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Connecting With Your Characters with Jillian Long

Have a character that’s hiding from you, or one that you’d simply like to know better? Come prepared with a character that you’d like to get to know, or make one up, while we work through different exercises meant to connect you more intimately with your characters.

Bring a character you’re working on, an accessory they might wear, and an open mind!


If you haven’t already, please pay your 2014-2015 membership dues! You can click here for more information about how to join or renew your membership at AWRA.

Saturday Workshop – October 11th

October 11, 2014 ARWA Workshop 10:30am, St Mark’s Lodge. Members only.

Police and Paramedics Workshop

Presented by Brenda Fisk and Stacey O’Sullivan

Q&A style. Brenda will discuss issues related to her career in policing. Stacey will discuss her experiences as a rural and urban paramedic. The day will end with a hands-on tour of a fully-equipped ambulance. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Get in on Connections October!


Attention ARWA members! If you have an article or book launch you would like included in the Connections Newsletter, the deadline for content to be included in the second issue of fall is coming up on October 1st!

Have you launched a book or published a short story? Or did you write a great writing article on your blog that you want all ARWA members to see? Send it on over to evoday [at] with “ARWA NEWSLETTER” in the headline!

We look forward to hearing from you!


If you don’t have anything to send, make sure you have purchased your 2014-2015 membership and take a look at the fall programming schedule.

ARWA Member Book News!

Two ARWA Members have stories published in the What Follows anthology, published Sept 24, 2014!

What Follows

Available now on Kindleand Smashwords!

Available now on Kindleand Smashwords!

Anthology editted by April Steenburgh and C. Lennox

Anthology Summary Blurb:

How would an Immortal deal with the End Times?
The world will inevitably come stumbling into apocalypse, and They will be there to witness it. Dryads, demi-gods, deities of every pantheon- is it possible for the Eternal to handle an ending with grace?
Should it come through disease, disaster, or religious fervor, discover What Follows…

Elisa O'Day
E. V. O’Day debuts with her story “Small Victories”

Kate Larking“Silver Linings” by Kate Larking also appears in this anthology.