The next meeting of the Lost State Writers Guild will be at Golden Corral Restaurant, 11:30am, Johnson City, Browns Mill Road, across from Wal-Mart.

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Speaker for the meeting, Steven James, is the bestselling author of the award-winning Patrick Bowers and Jevin Banks series. James has received wide critical acclaim for his work including two Publishers Weekly starred reviews, three Christy Awards, and as a finalist for an International Thriller Award. Steven is an active member of International Thriller Writers, the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and International Association of Crime Writers. He is also a contributing editor for Writer's Digest. Steven had two books released in May 2014: Blur, the first of his teen suspense series; and Story Trumps Structure, a guide to the craft of novel writing.

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.