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.


Michael Futrell, 38, Shot By Corey Mullinax, 25, In Cleveland

Michael Futrell, 38, was shot by Corey Mullinax, 25, Saturday night in Cleveland. At approximately  9:15 p.m. , the shooting occurred at Forest Grove Apartments at 2350 Blackburn Road SE. According to multiple witness statements, the victim, Mr. Futrell walked over to the vehicle of Mullinax, where the two were speaking. The suspect then shot the victim in the torso. ... (click for more)

Teenager Shot In Drive-By Shooting On West 38th Street

Javier Lansden, 18, was shot early Sunday morning on West 38th Street. At approximately  2:47 a.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 264 Water Street for a person shot.  Officers found that the shooting occurred at 263 West 38 th  Street.  The victim stated he was sitting on his bicycle at 263 West 38 th  Street, when a dark-colored ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Is A Blessed Community

I am an American by birth and a Chattanoogan by the Grace of God. (A phrase I borrowed from the late Lewis Grizzard and modified) I grew up in Chattanooga / East Ridge – Anna B. Lacey Elementary, Dalewood Junior High, Brainerd High, degree UTC.  My family lived in Chattanooga until March of this year but I’m still up every month visiting friends.   I have been following ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Navy Denies Any Changes

UPDATE: A spokesman for the U.S. Navy on Sunday denied reports that disciplinary charges will be filed against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for discharging an unauthorized weapon on federal property.   According to a post of Facebook and other social media sites, a statement reads, “Stories of Navy personnel being charges with an offense are not true. There is still a long way ... (click for more)