Member News & Announcements

Looking for a good read to shake off the doldrums?

Check out these titles by some of our SWA members.

Buzz Bernard

H.W. “Buzz” Bernard, the author of two books in a series about World War II pilots -- When Heroes Flew and The Shangri-La Raiders -- has announced that book three in the series – The Roof of the World -- will be released May 24 by Severn River Publishing.

In The Roof of the World, a legendary WWII airlift mission cuts through the snaggle toothed Himalaya Mountains—the Hump— where both the terrain and weather prove uncommonly savage. Major Rod Shep- herd, a C-46 pilot and Army Air Forces weather officer, risks incredible danger with every flight.

Buzz will be the Keynote Speaker and have a book signing for his new book on June 10th at the SWA Writers Conference.

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John Macllroy

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John W. MacIlroy’s collection of short stories – 

Whatever Happens, Probably Will (Short Story America) – 

was released May 15. 

 

Each of the eighteen stories delivers an emotional impact that Edgar Allen Poe claimed was the true purpose of the short form. Two stories in the collection have already been recognized. 

 

“The Man Inside” was a finalist in the 2021 Coker Fiction Fellowship, South Carolina Academy of Authors. 


“Duke’s” was awarded a “Best of 2019 Short Story” by Y’all Magazine.

Lis Anna-Langston

Lis Anna-Langston has a new book, 

Skinny Dipping in a Dirty Pond (Mapleton Press), which will be released October 1. It is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Books-A-Million.

 

In this daring new tale, a young girl in a small southern town in the 1980s enlists the help of an unlikely group of friends and family to help her survive an unconventional, sometimes abusive childhood.

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Sheila Hudson

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Sheila Hudson’s feature article “Think Like a Writer” was published in the May 2022 issue of Opal Writers Magazine.

 

In the article, Hudson writes about how “ideas are always circling us.” It is up to the writer to catch these ideas and develop them into stories, novels or magazine articles. 

 

It is up to the writer to turn problems into opportunities.

Muriel Pritchett

On July 16 at the Oconee County Library in 

Watkinsville GA, Muriel Ellis Pritchett, author of the new MG adventure book 

Drowning Days will lead a writing workshop for middle school students interested in becoming authors. The workshop will offer writing exercises, feedback, and tips on starting a writing career.

 

Following the writing workshop, Pritchett will

talk to adults and students about  fiction writing.

 

On July 22-24, Pritchett and another Georgia author Gail Karwoski, will pair up to do a book tour with stops in libraries and bookstores in North Georgia and South Carolina to promote their newest books 

Sour Grapes and Balmy Knight and  A Brush with Murder.

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