From the April 2022 writing challenge, the top three stories are:
First Place – She Wore a Red Dress by Gary Christenson
Second Place – The Warrior and the Artist by Gary Christenson
Third Place – Obsession by JJ Rushmore
We are pleased to announce that Will Clarke will speak at our summer seminar, Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Langdon Center, 308 E. Pearl, one block east of the Granbury Square. Come to the historic chapel/concert hall for the seminar.
Admission: GWB Members $10. Open to the public for $25.00.
His topic is: Story 2.0. Hacking the Operating System of the Human Mind.
Will Clarke is the author of several works of fiction, including The Neon Palm of Madame Melançon, Lord Vishnu’s Love Handles: A Spy Novel (Sort of), and The Worthy: A Ghost’s Story. His novels have been selected as The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and Kirkus Review’s Best of the Year. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and family.
Granbury Writers Bloc has located a new, long-term meeting location. As of Monday, April 25, 2022, our meetings will occur at the Langdon Center, but in the Studios, east of the main building.
The studios have two meeting rooms, ample parking, a kitchen and bathrooms.
Directions: The Langdon Center is located east of the Granbury Square at 308 E. Pearl Street. From Pearl Street, turn north on Stockton St. and enter the parking lot. From Bridge Street, turn south on Stockton St. and enter the parking lot.
The Granbury Writers Bloc Anthology of winning short stories from the 2021 contests has been published.
You can order “Tall Tales and Timeless Stories” from Amazon or directly from Granbury Writers Bloc. Send an email to email@example.com to order, or go directly to Amazon.
Retail price is $14.99.
Brandy Herr grew up in Euless and graduated from Penn State University with a major in public relations and a minor in theatre. After moving to Granbury in 2009, she and her mother founded the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour in 2010.
Brandy has always had an interest in writing, and her work with the ghost tour helped give her the opportunity she needed. Arcadia Publishing contacted her in 2013 to ask if she would write a book about the ghosts of Granbury. She published her first book Haunted Granbury February of 2014.
As an animal advocate, Brandy started writing children’s picture books about her favorite organization, Second Chance Farm. The first in the Second Chance children’s book series, Honey’s Second Chance, was published by Freedom Chaser Books in 2016.
Arcadia Publishing contacted Brandy again to adapt her Haunted Granbury for the middle grade reader in 2021 as part of their Spooky America Series. The Ghostly Tales of Granbury was published in August of that same year.
In addition to her writing, Brandy also provides editing and proofreading services and has several other writing projects in the works.
Brandy has been the guest on several local and national podcasts and has been a guest speaker at various libraries, schools, and festivals. She has been featured in conjunction with the Granbury Ghosts and Legends Tour and the Granbury Paranormal Expo/Spooky Spectacle on many TV outlets, including FOX 4’s Lone Star Adventures, NBC 5, The Daytripper and Good Morning Texas. Most recently she was seen in an episode of Cash Pad on CNBC.
Winners in the Annual Kathryn McClatchy Flash Fiction Contest were announced on December 13, 2021. Flash fiction is 1000 words or less.