Write by the Rails
Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club
Where Do We Come From, What Do We Do?
Contact and Membership
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Women Authors Panel
Tuesday, June 18
QUARTERLY PANEL FORMAT:
Ellen Crosby is the author of six books in the Virginia wine
country mystery series, as well as
, a standalone
mystery based loosely on her time as Moscow correspondent for
ABC Radio News in the late 1980s. Before writing fiction, she also
worked as a freelance reporter for The Washington Post and as an
economist at the US Senate.
Her next book,
, will be released on August 6, 2013
by Scribner. The first in a new mystery series featuring photojournalist
Sophie Medina, the story draws on her insider knowledge of Washington
politics, her journalism background, and her stint as a Moscow reporter.
After living overseas for many years--England, Switzerland, France, Italy,
Spain, and the former Soviet Union--Crosby, who has an undergraduate
degree in political science and a masters in international affairs, now
resides in the D.C. suburbs of northern Virginia. Visit her website
and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
Jeanne Dallman has her MFA from UCLA and is the author
of novels, short stories and plays. She has been published
by Bantam Books, The BBC World Service Programme,
James A. Rock & Company Publishers, Brainstorm Books,
and Hersam Acorn Newspapers. Ms. Dallman has been an
Adjunct Professor for 23 years and has taught in the
English Department of several Connecticut colleges. In
addition, she is a national public speaker and a literary
consultant providing assistance in the writing and editing
of dramatic scripts and a wide variety of books.
Ms. Dallman also served as a Copy Editor for the NBC
Network Press Department in New York City. In that
capacity she was responsible for editing forty press
releases a day, which she then sent out to various
media outlets nationwide. She also served as Official
Liaison between the Network Press Department and
Promotion Managers at the 210 NBC affiliate stations.
In that capacity she was responsible for fulfilling all
affiliate requests for press materials and programming
A teacher, published writer and single mom of two boys,
Ginger Moran's areas of expertise are in fiction and
creative nonfiction, editing, coaching, and creative survival.
She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Houston in Literature
and Creative Writing and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in
English from the University of Virginia. She studied with
Donald Barthelme, Phillip Lopate, Rosellen Brown, Jim
and Mary Robison, John Casey, and Ann Beattie.
She has published in Salon.com, Oxford American,
Literary Mama, The Virginia Quarterly Review,
Feminist Studies and other journals.
THE ALGEBRA OF SNOW
was nominated for a
Pushcart Editor's Choice Award. She has written
three novels, a collection of essays about her years
as a single working mom, and a nonfiction book on
custody. She taught at Spring Hill College and Fisk
University and currently edits the University of Virginia
Women's Center magazine, Iris, and serves as the associate director.
The cost of the luncheon is $45.00 if you register by the Friday before the
luncheon and $50.00 if you register after the Friday before the luncheon.
No walk-ins please.
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