On Saturdays, I alway write about members of the Trinity Writers Workshop, a writer’s critique group in Bedford Texas, which holds workshops on Tuesday evening (6:30 pm) and Saturday mornings (10:00 am) in the Bedford Boys Ranch Trinity Arts building.
 Today, I’m introducing Joanne Faries, a former president of TWW and one of the more prolific and published writers in the group. Joanne is an advocate for frequent submissions of writing projects and over the past five years has always placed in the top three in TWW’s annual Babe Ruth Contest, a competition which honors the members of the group who have had the most rejections over the previous years. As Joanne says, if you don’t throw your “stuff” out there, it won’t get published.
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Joanne lives in Texas with her husband Ray. Published in Doorknobs & Bodypaint, Off the Coast, Orange Room Review, and River Poets Journal, she also has stories and poems in Shine magazine, Magnapoets, Up the Staircase, and Silver Boomer anthologies and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.  The last is quite a distinction since San Saba is a town with no theater.
Check out her blog  and see links to her various stories and poems.

About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

Posted on October 9, 2011, in Writers, Writers Groups, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Joanne “throws more stuff out there” than anyone I know. She has quite a collection of publications.

  2. sharon – I peeked in to check up on your blog, and there’s my face. Thanks for the nice blurb. I certainly do throw it out there – left handed, no less. Gee – I guess I’ll say excellent post! Appreciate it.

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