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.
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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.
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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
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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.