Permian Basin Writers’ Conference

Just got back from a most delightful and fruitful time at the Permian Basin Writers’ Conference. Fantastic writers, presenters, and exceptional hosts. I may be taking on a short story collection, two historical fictions, and a memoir. Outstanding writing!

Lights, Camera, Learn!

On the 4th Sunday of each month there is a year-long series of monthly seminars/workshops on the special magic of making movies. Contact Dr. Tom Parks

The Permain Basin Bookies will be hosing another manuscript contest in 2018. The contest will take place in the summer, and details can be found in the spring @

Boom or Bust Writing Workshops and Book Clubs @

Lubbock Book Festival 2017 October 28, 2017 @ LHUCA 511 Ave. K, Lubbock, Texas

Permian Basin Writers’ Workshop – Faith-based Writing, Sunday, September 17 — TOMORROW — 9-5 @ Midland College

Waterhouse to sign new book Saturday

Lin Waterhouse, author of The Ghost of Timmy Wahl – Eternal Secrets at Hunter’s Mill, Bred to the Bone Deadly Secrets at Hunter’s Mill, and The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion, will be signing copies of her books from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, West Plains author @ Aid Downtown Antiques on Court Square 1 Court Square, West Plains, MO 65775 417-256-6487


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields @ Inklings’ Book and Coffee Shop TOMORROW!


Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, author or Please Say Kaddish For Me, From Silt and Ashes, As One Must, One Can, and the upcoming coffee table companion book, A Stone for the Journey, will be signing all three novels and selling her art at Blue Springs Fall Fun Festival tomorrow, September 15, 2017 @ Inklings’ Books and Coffee Shop as author du jour from 12:00p – 7:00p. It is a treat to be able to get all her books and purchase her incredible artwork. Amazingly talented in so many ways! Inklings’ Books and Coffee Shop 1101 W Main St, Blue Springs, MO 64015 816-224-9082


A Good Girl by Johnnie Bernhard received semi-finalist, literary fiction category, in the 2017 Kindle Book Award!

A Good Girl by Johnnie Bernhard received semi-finalist, literary fiction category, in the 2017 Kindle Book Award! The finalist category will be announced October 1.
Bernhard, author of A Good Girl will serve as a panelist at the 2017 Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Oct. 27.

Fantastic review for Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age by Stefan Soto aka Stephen Doster


Humor Book Recommendation

Time travel, spaceships, and a wizard with a grudge.

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Don Quixote & Candide Seek Truth, Justice, and El Dorado in the Digital Age, by Stefan Soto (a.k.a. Stephen Doster) is a work of pure genius. Told entirely from Candide’s perspective, this book is full of wit and irony (a word whose meaning is debated several times by key characters). This is the perfect read for those well-versed in classic literature, but even those without that background will find this story entertaining.

Personally, I couldn’t stop myself from bursting out laughing at several scenes in the book. And the plot is well-crafted, too. I gasped several times as an unexpected twist unfolded or a new obstacle presented itself before our intrepid adventurers. (Okay, so maybe Candide wasn’t always all that intrepid.)

Part of what makes this novel magical is how deftly Soto/Doster weaves characters from other stories together.

In this re-imagining of literary history the two meet Cyrano De Bergerac, Merlin, Sherlock Holmes, the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dean Moriarty , Elizabeth Darcy (née Bennett) Mr. Darcy and multitude of historical figures, and share unexpected encounters with people from their past.

~excerpt from official Amazon blurb

If you’re searching for a book with amazing characters, a stellar plot, and hilarious shenanigans, this is the book for you.


More by Stephen Doster

Goodreads: 10 Other Books

Black Opal Books takes on No End of Bad by Ginny Fite! A DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions.

Black Opal Books takes on No End of Bad by Ginny Fite! A DC conspiracy novel of grand proportions.

Washington, D.C. housewife Margaret Turnbull’s world literally blows up after her husband, FBI agent Clay Turnbull, is falsely arrested and killed by agents working for an international drug cartel.

Unbeknownst to Margaret, her enemy’s tentacles reach all the way to the White House and control senior personnel. Their powerful enterprise in jeopardy, the assassins will stop at nothing to cover their tracks. With cutting-edge surveillance — CIA, FBI, and NSA technology — there is nowhere to hide, no one to trust, no one is safe… anywhere.

Ginny Fite is an award-winning journalist who has covered crime, politics, government, healthcare, art, and all things human. She has been a spokesperson for a governor, member of Congress, a few colleges and universities, and a robotics R&D company. She has degrees from Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University and studied at the School for Women Healers and the Maryland Poetry Therapy Institute.

Fite is the author of I Should Be Dead by Now (Lulu, 2010); a collection of humorous lamentations about aging; three books of poetry: The Last Thousand Years (Charles Street Press, 1980 under Ginny Friedlander), The Pearl Fisher (Lulu, 2011), Throwing Caution (Lulu, 2013); a short story collection, What Goes Around (Lulu, 2014); Cromwell’s Folly (Black Opal Books, 2015), No Good Deed Left Undone (Black Opal Books, 2016), and soon to be released Lying Cheating, and Occasionally Murder (Black Opal Books, 2017). She resides in Harpers Ferry, WV.  Ginny Fite Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency