J. Wachowski Is Speaker At Chattanooga Writers Guild Meeting On May 14

Thursday, May 2, 2013
J. Wachowski
J. Wachowski

J. Wachowski will be the speaker at the Chattanooga Writers Guild Meeting on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library. The event is free and open to the public.  

Ms. Wachowski is a novelist and screenwriter, whose Chicago-set stories explore family, justice and healing.

Her historical fiction novel "Chicago & Western" (July, 2013) begins a new series connecting turn-of-the-century Chicago's high society and the city's notorious underworld.

Other works include a contemporary mystery, "In Plain View," which launched the Carina Press imprint line, and a noir screenplay about a haunted genius "Garbageman," which has been optioned by Warner Brothers.

She has writing credits in local news, business and non-profit organizations. Film and television production credits include the indie-feature film "Bound," as well as programming for ABC-TV and WFXT-TV Boston. She wrote, edited and produced the catalog "Early Illinois Folk Art." 

Chosen as a Writer-in-Residence at Ragdale Foundation, she is also a member of the Writers Guild of America-East, Historical Novel Society, and Romance Writers of America. She often speaks about writing and Chicago history to libraries, literary groups and readers.

Her degree from Northwestern University, specializing in Creative Writing for the Media, sent her back to school for a master's degree in Instructional Design from UNC-Chapel Hill.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband and children.

Look for her at www.jwachowski.com or on facebook as J. Wachowski.


Signal Mountain Road Traffic Signal Upgrade At The Entrance To Wal-Mart On Tuesday

Due to a signal upgrade, the traffic signal at the intersection of Signal Mountain Road and the entrance to Wal-Mart will be non-working on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until approximately noon.   Motorists are asked to proceed through the intersection with caution. (click for more)

Shuptrine's Introduces Artist William Parker

Shuptrine's Gold Leaf Design will introduce watercolor artist William Parker with an exhibit starting in September.   Review for William Parker:  Billy is well-known in the South and celebrates "The Front Page" with several colorful and whimsical watercolor paintings.  Author of "Painting Along the Way," he immerses himself with images of the South ... (click for more)

Muslim Civil Rights Advocacy Group Calls For Protection Of Muslims In Tennessee In Light Of Statements By Sheriff Hammond

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Tuesday called on public officials "to act to protect the civil rights of Tennessee’s Muslim community following anti-Islam remarks" by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond. Sheriff Hammond told members of the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club on Monday that he ... (click for more)

Chattanoogan Who Climbed Brooklyn Bridge And Took Selfie Is On His Way To Face Charges In New York

A Chattanoogan who climbed to the dizzying heights of the Brooklyn Bridge and then took a photo of himself is on his way to face charges in New York. Authorities there filed charges against David Karnauch after he pulled the stunt in early July with heavy traffic below him. Karnauch was due to appear before General Sessions Court Judge David Bales on Monday afternoon, but ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Is Right On The Muslim Threat

Sheriff Hammond is exactly correct on the Muslims in Tennessee.  He sees with clear eyes the problem with the Muslims in our state and country.  They do want to take over Tennessee.  Our politicians are selling us down the river and allowing the trouble makers to dig in like tics and suck out the life's blood of our Constitution and take us over.  They ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My September Garden

As we begin the annual pilgrimage into fall, I walk through my garden and, in the spirit of Orchids and Onions, I see colorful mums starting to flower at the same time dried-up weeds are begging to be pulled. So as we turn the calendar to September, here are some things that catch my eye: A COLORFUL MUM to Chattanooga State for unveiling the Michael Hennen Hospitality Center in ... (click for more)