Finding Her Magic

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Laurisa White Reyes dreamed of writing novels since she was a child. That dream finally became reality in 2012 when her first book, The Rock of Ivanore, was published with Tanglewood Press. “It took some time to find the courage,” says Reyes who celebrated her forty-fifth birthday in September. “For too long, I just didn’t think I had it in me.”
After earning her undergraduate degree in creative writing in 1992, Reyes spent the next thirteen years writing everything except ...

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Writer Bridges East and West

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Tanya Parker Mills was one of those “Third Culture Kids”—an American child raised abroad, resulting in a mix, in her case, of east and west—a third culture, so to speak. And her writing, particularly her fiction, reflects this.
“I grew up in the violence of the Middle East,” Mills says, “and yet came away with a real appreciation for all the positive aspects of the Arab culture. Their sense of family ties, their generosity and hospitality. So I tend to ...

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Writer hears the West’s many voices

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Hear the words “Western writer” and you’re likely to think of shoot-’em-ups and stampedes, stagecoach robbers and rustlers. But the West was, and is, much more diverse than that according to writer Rod Miller, and so is his writing.

“There’s no place on earth like the American West,” Miller says. “From the earliest days of the frontier to today, we live in a unique place that’s rich in people and stories. You can look at the West from many directions and ...

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Gearing up for a Great Conference

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We’re really excited to be bringing a writing conference to Kanab, Utah, this year. With lots of support from authors and the community, we hope that what you find here helps you in your writing journey. We want to provide an opportunity to network with fellow writers, learn a few things about the craft, and prepare to publish. Over the next several weeks, we hope to introduce you to our presenters and their books, as well as give some insights ...

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