Saturday, December 22, 2012

Current Scratch:Oh, What Fun!, Book Sale,

Hi folks,  I do believe we have a tiny chill in the air here in the Brazos Valley.  Many of us are busy at this time of year, but take time to work on your stories. Your dedication to your craft is important. Bring good stuff into the world.

Mark your calendars. Our next Schmooze will fall on  1-30-13 at the College Station Barnes and Noble. Bring copies (up to 5) for gentle critique at 9:30 a.m. Our Schmooze program begins at 10 a.m.

Local authors in Brazos Valley were busy in 2012.  Want to try a children's book app to for the little ones ? CandiLynn Fite has an ebook LITTLE ACORN'S BIG FALL is available from uTALES app.  Molly Blaisdell has an ebook THE BIG FUZZY COAT available from the MeeGenius! app. Maybe you have some bookstore cash  or need a last minute gift?  Consider VOICES OF THE DUSTBOWL by Sherry Garland, illustrated by Judith Hierstein, from Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated. Local, Janet Fox has a new book, SIRENS, from Penguin/Speak.  Don't forget  the wonderful books of local authors Kathi AppeltDebbie Leland, and Kathy Whitehead.


Here we're gathered at  our annual holliday party at the local Boston's for a good time of meaningful conversation , our goals for the new year, and the trivia competition. Note the bar to your left. Our goals will rotate here year -ong.

The Fortnightly Club, a non-profit whose main beneficiary is the Nancy Carol Roberts Library in Brenham, is having their annual used book sale

When: February 20th to February 23rd, 2013 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Where: Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road, Brenham TX.
Fee: $1.00 except on Wednesday, February 20th from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, when dealers come, so the entrance fee is $10.00.

Some history about the club: It was founded by a small group of ladies, who wanted to form a literary club in Brenham. Together with friends they became the 14 charter members of The Fortnightly Literary Club of Brenham in 1895. They met every two weeks, thus the name “Fortnightly”. In 1901, the ladies decided to establish a public library and after being given the use of two rooms behind a bank, they collected about 1,000 books (all donated, I believe) and opened Brenham’s first library. In 1974 the City took over the library, but The Fortnightly Club maintains control of the Library Board.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.


  1. Aw, thanks for mentioning my ebook, Molly! Congrats to yourself, Janet and Sherry as well! Looking forward to the book sale in Brenham. It's always proved to be a success. I've never walked away empty-handed.

    May everyone's 2013 be filled with un-put-downable plot ideas, great beginnings, deep characters, perfect arcs and unforgettable endings.

  2. I'm going to try and come for the book sale perhaps that is a good reason for lunch! Thanks for your happy Irish type blessing here!