Monday, January 30, 2012

Part of a very cool fundraising anthology

Long, long ago, in a town not so far away, I took a few writing workshops by the wonderful Ann Elia Stewart. At the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Ann led about a dozen writers to better focus on their craft. We learned to help each other, too. I'm doubly grateful to Ann because through those workshops, I joined three other excellent authors to form a critique group that's lasted for years. They're not just crit partners, but wonderful friends.

Ann helped coordinate the submission process for a fundraising anthology to benefit the library and the Natalie D. Craumer Writer's Workshop. I submitted two of the literary short stories I worked on during that time, along with my three critique partners, and I'm excited we've all been accepted!

The anthology will be titled: A Community of Writers. A collection of short stories from the Natalie D. Craumer Writer's Workshop of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Here's the full list of authors and their stories:

Susan Bangs - The Things She Chose to Keep
Rayne Ayers Debski - Hunting Season
Margaret DeAngelis - Take Care
C.A. Masterson - Survivor Barbie
C.A.Masterson - Dissipation
Duffy Batzer - "Oops," said God
Lori M. Myers - Smoke
Don Helin - A Soldier's Gift
Don Helin - Creature of Habit
Larry C. Kerr - A Cautious Life
Gina Napoli - Operation Pumpkin Patch
Cathy Jordan - The Green-Eyed Monster
Madelyn Killion - Free as a Bluejay
Maria McKee - Number 11
Maria McKee - The Nature of Sin
D.A. Morrow - Dragon Riders
Debra A. Varsanyi - Moving Targets
Bob Walton - 4:30
Carol A. Lauver - The Surprise Party
Susan E. Bangs - The Mirror
Laurie J. Edwards - Angels in the Mist
Susan Girolami Kramer - Dead Letters   
Marlene Ross -- Betsy's Delight
Ann Elia Stewart -- Swan Song

But wait, you don't see "Cate Masters" in that list? You're right. I used my full maiden name then - C.A. Masterson. :)

Congrats to all! 

And a special thanks to Ann for all her efforts in coordinating it, but especially for her enduring enthusiasm and encouragement to all writers, and for helping to shape so many communities of writers.

I'll post more information as the process moves forward. It's a worthwhile cause, and I'm proud to be part of an effort to continue helping other writers.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's awesome you'll have two stories in the book!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks, Alex. Lots of good stories in this volume. :)