The Chattanooga Writers' Guild will offer a Publishing On The Web presentation, on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m. at the downtown Chattanooga Library, featuring Melinda Evaul, as she discusses her experiences publishing an eBook. John C. Mannone will give a PowerPoint presentation on submitting work for publication in online magazines.
Ms. Evaul is a North Carolina native transplanted to Tennessee. Her contemporary Christian romances give readers a unique view of rural life in both states. Not afraid to tackle tough questions, she writes about people who grow spiritually through the difficulties life tosses in their paths.
Her novel, Grow Old With Me, is a 2012 Amazon eBook Religious Romance best seller and a 2011 Global eBook Awards Finalist.
Ms. Evaul is a pastor's wife, mother of two, and grandmother of three. She is also a registered nurse and water aerobics instructor. She mentors teens in the craft of writing through her regular contributions to www.aNOVELWritingSite.com.
Avid photographers, Ms. Evaul and her husband enjoy traveling America's back roads where rural culture and history are preserved through a unique art form--quilt barn squares. Each book in the Quilt Trail Series deals with some aspect of quilting and its influence in the Appalachian region.
Mr. Mannone, born to Sicilian parents in South America, was raised in Maryland. He holds advanced degrees in chemistry and physics, and a Ph.D. candidacy in electrical engineering. He enjoys food, which he considers another form of poetry.
He has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry and has 300 works published in: Baltimore Review, Vermillion Literary Project, Conclave, New Mirage Journal, Medulla Review, Pedestal, Rose & Thorn Journal, Tipton Poetry Journal, Writers & Artists, Hinchas de Poesía and others. His poems/prose are anthologized in 200 New Mexico Poems (New Mexico Centennial 2012), Tapestry of Voices (KWG 2011), All the Livelong Day (MotesBooks 2011), Come What May (MotesBooks 2010) and others.
He is the poetry editor for Silver Blade, an adjunct professor of physics in east Tennessee and serves as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador. He has several collections of poetry forthcoming.
The Chattanooga Writers' Guild is a 501c3 non-profit that encourages and supports the craft of writing in the greater Chattanooga area. More can be learned about them at www.chattanoogawritersguild.org or on Facebook.