Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Editor's Corner September 2010

Welcome to another issue of Writers in the Sky E-zine. Since our last issue my grandsons, Liam and Jonas, both have started walking and they are all about exploration of kitchen cabinets, TV remotes, bathrooms, dog bowls, doors, and wall plug outlets! Their arms must have grown longer too, because everything I thought was placed too high for them to reach is now accessible! They both now live in a "gated" community with playpens that provide spontaneous lock down that help conserve rolls of toilet paper and a provide a moment's rest for the parents.

I hope everyone who is going to school this fall has a wonderful year of learning and fun adventure. Sarah Moore—a former high school teacher and university academic advisor—is now offering writing tutoring for high school and college students who need an extra pair of eyes on their term papers, essays, and reports. She is also able to provide editing and proofreading for academic writing to be published in professional  journals or trade publications. You may email her at sarah@writersinthesky.com or phone her at 615-423-2467.

Also with the start of school, you may know a preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary school teacher who is looking for a great book to add to his or her classroom library or personal collection. May I suggest my book, The Sid Series ~ A Collection of Short Stories for Children? This collection of body-mind-spirit stories highlights unique lessons about love, acceptance, self-worth, caring for the body, diversity, facing fears, dealing with change, and the death of a pet. You may purchase the full-color printed book on Amazon for $15.95. The e-book is available for Kindle Reader ($6.99) as well as Sony reader, iPad, and other devises on SmashWords.com.

We've made a lot of changes to our team in 2010 and I'd like to take a moment to introduce all the talented players who bless my life so much: Sarah Moore is an academic tutor/writing instructor, editor, book reviewer, resume writer, podcast host, and provides backup for Vonnie Faroqui, our new author's assistant who coordinates and hosts our podcast and helps authors with book promotion. Editor "Eagle Eyes" Barbara Milbourn has been with our team the longest of any of our current members and continuously provides me with new information as she hones her craft. New member Dianna Calareso is a writing instructor and editor soon to be married and living in Nashville. She plans to offer writing workshops. Martin Smith handles writing for business including grants, proposals, white papers, and resumes. Karen Reddick has recently joined our team as a book editor specializing in fiction and nonfiction developmental content, copy editing, and proofreading. Rachelle Burk critiques and evaluates children's books. Jessica Gailbraith is our graphic designer and Letha Edwards is our Web master. Katie Perry is my step-daughter-in-law who works as my virtual administrative assistant.

We've also made a lot of changes to the services we offer. We invite you to take a look at our book marketing packages, writing resources, and writing blog. We will no longer be issuing this large (20- to 25-page) newsletter each month. Instead, we will send smaller increments to our subscribers on Fridays. You may read all of  our archives newsletters from 2006 to present at http://WITSNewsletters.com.

My spiritual podcast, We Are One in Spirit, has had a variety of guests speaking on topics such as animal healing, raw foods, sound healing, the shifting of planetary consciousness, personal awakening, and finding oneness with the divine. If you are searching for answers that will lead you on a path to enlightenment and ascension, check out the blog: WeAreOneInSpirit.com and archived shows.

This issue of WITS E-zine was proofread by WITS team member Martin Smith and my mother, Doris Mauldin. I appreciate the contributions everyone has made to this community e-zine.

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