Friday, January 27, 2012

Part of a very cool fundraising anthology

Long, long ago, in a town not so far away, I took a few writing workshops by the wonderful Ann Elia Stewart. At the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, Ann led about a dozen writers to better focus on their craft. We learned to help each other, too. I'm doubly grateful to Ann because through those workshops, I joined three other excellent authors to form a critique group that's lasted for years. They're not just crit partners, but wonderful friends.

Last year, Ann helped coordinate the submission process for a fundraising anthology to benefit the library and the Natalie D. Craumer Writer's Workshop. I submitted two of the literary short stories I worked on during that time, along with my three critique partners, and I'm excited we've all been accepted!

The anthology will be titled: A Community of Writers. A collection of short stories from the Natalie D. Craumer Writer's Workshop of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Here's the full list of authors and their stories:

Susan Bangs - The Things She Chose to Keep

Rayne Ayers Debski - Hunting Season

Margaret DeAngelis - Take Care

C.A. Masterson - Survivor Barbie

C.A.Masterson - Dissipation

Duffy Batzer - "Oops," said God

Lori M. Myers - Smoke

Don Helin - A Soldier's Gift

Don Helin - Creature of Habit

Larry C. Kerr - A Cautious Life

Gina Napoli - Operation Pumpkin Patch

Cathy Jordan - The Green-Eyed Monster

Madelyn Killion - Free as a Bluejay

Maria McKee - Number 11

Maria McKee - The Nature of Sin

D.A. Morrow - Dragon Riders

Debra A. Varsanyi - Moving Targets

Bob Walton - 4:30

Carol A. Lauver - The Surprise Party

Susan E. Bangs - The Mirror

Laurie J. Edwards - Angels in the Mist

Susan Girolami Kramer - Dead Letters

Marlene Ross -- Betsy's Delight

Ann Elia Stewart -- Swan Song

But wait, you don't see "Cate Masters" in that list? You're right. I used my full maiden name then - C.A. Masterson. :)

Congrats to all!

And a special thanks to Ann for all her efforts in coordinating it, but especially for her enduring enthusiasm and encouragement to all writers, and for helping to shape so many communities of writers.

I'll post more information as the process moves forward. It's a worthwhile cause, and I'm proud to be part of an effort to continue helping other writers.


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Looks like a great list. I'll be interested to hear more.

Cate Masters said...

Lots of great stories in this! Can't wait till it's released.

Margo Kelly said...

Very exciting! :)

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Margo! :)

Melissa Sugar said...

This is a fascinating list. How exciting.

Cate Masters said...

It promises to have a little something for everyone. :) Thanks Melissa.

Laurie J. Edwards said...

And isn't it cool that several of us CPs are all featured in the same anthology? Can't wait to do some joint booksignings!

Congrats, all! And thanks to Ann for organizing it and being the catalyst that put us in touch with each other.