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Welcome new WSN Board Members!
Writers of Southern Nevada (WSN) is proud to welcome
two new members to our Board of Directors!
Greg Blake Miller, Programming
Greg Blake Miller is an award-winning writer, editor and teacher. From 2010-2014, he served as editor at Vegas Seven magazine, helping lead the publication to 95 state and regional awards. Miller, who was named Nevada’s Outstanding Journalist in 2011, has also earned national honors for his humor and feature writing at OC Family. Miller, a former staff writer for Russia’s Moscow Times, earned his doctorate in international communication at the University of Oregon and his master’s degree in creative writing at the University of Southern California, where he won the prestigious Moses Fiction Prize. He has taught writing, literature and media studies at the University of Oregon and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and works with a broad range of individual and organizational clients as director of Olympian Creative Education. He is the author of the story collection Decemberlands and a producer for the Beethoven | Hero documentary film trilogy.
Paul Papa, Community Outreach
Author, speaker, and blogger, Paul W. Papa is an American storyteller who has lived in Las Vegas for more than 25 years. He started his writing career as a security officer for the historic Sands Hotel & Casino where he developed a love for writing true stories about uncommon events. Paul specializes in historical non-fiction and is a nationally published author and regular contributor to +55 magazine. It is Paul’s belief that everyone has a story to tell and he is constantly searching for ways to bring those stories to life. [UPDATE: Paul resigned from the board in May 2017]
With their help WSN has been able to launch its new Author’s Forum at the Paseo Verde Library coffee shop (6:30PM the first Tuesday of every month) and set the foundation for a new bi-weekly podcast radio show and a writers retreat in the fall.
Join us in welcoming them!
For a complete list of the Board Members for Writers of Southern Nevada (WSN), please visit www.nevadawriters.org/leadership-team
Book Release Delays Make the BIG DAY Sweeter!
To paraphrase Robert Burns – “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
The release of Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love was intended to be released in the middle of December. I am pleased to announce that after an unfortunate sequence of unforeseeable delays it is now finally released and available!
I have been signing copies like crazy, and for those of you who pre-ordered, Santa’s lost elf has been busy stuffing the envelopes which have been stamped and addressed since your checks arrived. The books will be dropped at the post office first thing today, so to all of you who pre-ordered many thanks, you will receive them soon.
I hope you enjoy the book once you receive it. It picks up five years after that day we spent with Rosemary, her faithful dachshund Buster and all the couples who tied knot in the Chapel of Eternal Love. Where are they now? What have they been doing? More importantly, what is the compelling reason beckoning them all to Return to the Chapel of Eternal Love?
Interested in finding out? Order your copy here !!!
With love from the cast of characters at the Chapel of Eternal Love,
9811 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste 2-354,
Las Vegas, NV 89117
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Stephen Murray is a WSN Member whose first book “The Chapel of Eternal Love” was released Valentine’s Day of 2014 and won Amazon’s Best of the Month moniker upon its release. The sequel picks up five years later and revisits the eclectic cast of lovebirds after their wedding day. )