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News about the Writer’s Bloc of Granbury.

Strange and Sweet Anthology Is Available

Announcing Strange & Sweet, Granbury Writers’ Bloc’s anthology collection of 41 short stories and 8 poems penned by 17 of its members. There is something for everyone in its 300+ pages including offerings in Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Action/Adventure/Western, Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Fantasy, Young Adult/Women’s Fiction, Literary, Humor, Non-Fiction, and Poetry.
Endorsed by such notable authors as Charlaine Harris, James Scott Bell, and John M. Floyd, this delightful collection of stories and poems will be a welcome addition to anyone’s library, and is now available on Amazon – search on ‘Strange & Sweet’ and look for the stunning sunset.
Proceeds will support GWB’s speaker program, which brings in authors and other writing professionals each month to teach our members and the public about writing and publishing.
Granbury Writers’ Bloc is a 501(3)(c) not-for-profit organization. AND save-the-date for our book launch party on Saturday, August 31st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to be held at Farina’s Winery & Café on the historic square in Granbury.


Yes, I’m bragging on two of our most faithful members. Brian and Mary Lou Condike have had a great week of success. The good news is their success can be your success. For the past few years the dynamic dual have set in motion a monthly short story contest to give members  encouragement and to practice and improve our writing skills. Their own write has improved so much they have now began receiving awards on a state level.

In the Katheryn Mc Clatchy 2018 Flash Fiction  Contest, sponsored by the Writers Guild of Texas, both of Condikes placed as follows:

1st Place – Brian (“Any Dang Fool”) – $150 and the short-story will appear in their newsletter and on their website in April.
3rd Place – ML (“A Purple Lizard”) – $50 It will appear in their newsletter and on their website in February.

“We attribute our success to participation in the monthly contest sponsored by the GWB. “ Mary Lou said. “ I always enter for feedback only and Brian enters under a pen name.”