Lost State Writers Guild

Next meeting of the Lost State Writers Guild will be May 7, 2015, 11:30am, Golden Corral Restaurant, Browns Mill Road., off State of Franklin, Johnson City, TN. The scheduled speaker is Janie Jessee, Jan-Carol Publishing and Voice Magazine owner.
In 2003, Janie Jessee, owner of Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc., created and marketed a women's magazine called Voice Magazine for Women in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
In 2012, Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc expanded into book publishing and acquired the brands Mountain Girl Press, Little Creek Books and Express Editions. Jan-Carol Publishing is a cooperative between a small independent publishing group and a motivated force of authors.
Mountain Girl Press was created in 2005 as a small press aimed at publishing quality fiction written by the women of Appalachia. Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc. continues this imprint with the mission to publish fiction and short stories that celebrate the wit, humor and strength of both old-time and modern Appalachian women. Our other imprint Little Creek Books strives to continue to offer publishing for a diverse selection of authors from a wide variety of genres including romance, children's books, poetry, mystery, historical fiction and more.
Storybook Fair is scheduled for May 1, 2015, Rotary Park, Elizabethton, TN. For more information call or email one of the ladies below.
Wenny Elrod
Sally Jackson, Vice-Chair, Storybook Fair (423)972-2446
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.