Mike Samerdyke is, as most all our members know, a long-time faithful member and supporter of the Lost State Writers Guild, and for several years now a valuable part of the Guild's Leadership Committee. Quiet and talented, Mike is a multiple winner of many contests, including the Chautauqua Writers Workshops and the annual Lonesome Pine Writers Contest. He has published a number of ebooks in two of his favorite fields, fantasy and horror.
Mike is also prolific reviewer of movies. On his Facebook page, he often does a series of reviews on varied numbers of movies in specific genres, horror, mystery, romance, cartoons.
For the Guild's March meeting in Kingsport, Mike will give a presentation on the tangled origin of the cartoon all stars: Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and Woody Woodpecker. Anyone who was ever a kid who saw cartoons at the movie theatre or on Saturday morning television, will be sure to enjoy Mike's talk.
Billy (Bubba) Crawford, owner of Bubba's Book Swap, 331 E. Sullivan St., Kingsport, TN has been most supportive of local authors for several years. He displays books by local writers throughout his store. Email Billy Crawford, or call and thank him for all his help.