The next meeting of the Lost State Writers Guild will be at Golden Corral Restaurant, 11:30am, Kingsport, off Eastman Rd at Jack White Drive.


Speaker for the meeting is Victoria (Vicki) Fletcher. Vicki is an excellent editor and her experience in teaching enables her to easily make her points understood. A Virginia native, she has lived her entire life in Damascus, Virginia. She attended Virginia Intermont College where she received her B.A. in Education. She later earned an M.A. in Education at Tusculum College. She was a teacher in the Washington County Virginia Schools for 30 years. Though now retired Vicki keeps busy as church secretary at First Baptist Church in Damascus, VA and teaching in Childrens Church, all in addition to writing and publishing a number of books. Her books include Fletcher's Fables, Mischief and Mayhem, and Pastor's Pocket Pal.

Supporter of local writers


Billy (Bubba) Crawford, co-owner of Bubba's Book Swap wants to work with local authors to increase visibility for their books and his shop. He has a display of local authors' books at the front of his store. In addition Billy has offered to talk about becoming a point of sale for local authors so their books may be ordered and shipped through his e-commerce account, minus a percentage for his expenses. Email Billy Crawford, or call and talk to him. Billy has been a great friend to regional writers.