In Your Write Mind Newsletter June 2016


Writer Quote of the Month
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”
– Dorothy Parker

There’s Still Time to Register
Registration is now open for the 2016 In Your Write Mind Workshop for just $165.

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Guest Speakers

Kimberly Brower represents a wide range of authors, particularly those who write contemporary romance, women’s fiction, thrillers and young adult. Her clients are New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best selling authors, who are both traditionally and self published. She graduated with a business degree from California State University, Northridge and a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She is originally from New Jersey, but is happy to be back on the east coast, living in New York City.

Daniel José Older is the author of the ghost noir collection, Salsa Nocturna and the adult books in the Bone Street Rumbaurban fantasy series. His short stories and essays have appeared in, Salon, BuzzFeed, New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons as well as the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond. His debut YA novel Shadowshaper has garnered several starred reviews, was listed as a 2015 Kirkus Prize finalist and on several Best Books of the Year list. Please visit him online at for his thoughts on writing, his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and to listen to his music. Follow him on Twitter @djolder.

Diana M. Pho is an associate editor at Tor Books and blogs for She is also an academic scholar, activist, performer, and general rabble-rouser. In the steampunk community, she is best-known for running Beyond Victoriana, an award-winning, US-based blog on multicultural steampunk. She has published numerous articles on science fiction and its community, and written introductions to The Anatomy of Steampunk, Steampunk World, and The Best of Spanish Steampunk. She has been interviewed for many media outlets about fandom, including CBS’s Inside Edition,, BBC America, the Travel Channel, HGTV, and the Science Channel. Follow her on Tumblr at and Twitter at @writersyndrome.

Eric Ruben is an attorney with over 25 years experience. His clients are authors in numerous genres. Eric got his start in publishing when suggested that NY Times best-selling author Suzanne Brockmann write about Navy SEALs as heroes and helped create the genre of romantic military suspense. He is an award-winning performer and writer who has appeared in films, commercials, and Off-Broadway theater. Also a producer of film and theater, Eric’s experience gives him a unique perspective that benefits all his showbiz clients. You can follow him on Twitter at @TheEricRuben.


IYWM Scholarship Raffle Baskets

We’re still accepting donations for the scholarship raffle baskets. If you want to donate, we’d really appreciate if you fill out this quick form.


We’re throwing a booksigning with readings at the McKenna Salvitti Gymnasium. See between 15 and 25 different authors available for book signings and personal questions about their craft.
Friday, June 24, from 7 pm – 10 pm


IYWM 2016 Schedule!
Check out the schedule of events  for the 2016 In Your Write Mind Workshop!


Alumni Publications
Murder in Morningside Heights  by Victoria Thompson
In the latest from the bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue, former police sergeant Frank Malloy and his wife adjust to life in New York high society as they investigate a death in the field of higher learning…

Winner Takes All by Meg Mims
Cora Peterson is dead set on winning the Fourth of July Barrel Auction with her Mile High Apple Pie. She expects her rival might best her once again, but what she doesn’t expect is a bid for love from the handsome newcomer to Cady Corners…

The Margarita Chica Finds Love: Boxed Set by Jacki King
Leslie Stetler is here to sell you sex. And lots of it. Welcome to her sassy, sexy world, Southern California’s “Inland Empire” where fortunes and fantasies boil together under the blazing sun.

The Trouble with Antlers (a.k.a. Melvin’s Rampant Rack) by A.J. Culey
Melvin Moose has a problem. Anytime a girl gets too close, his antlers go on walkabout, popping out of his human head at the most inopportune moments. As if that weren’t bad enough, a human girl just enrolled at his school, and if she catches sight of his unruly rack, it’s all over for Shifterville.

The Zombie Mishap by Samantha Lienhard
When two scientists accidentally create a zombie, they find themselves in a terrible predicament. Determined not to let anyone learn what they did, they embark on a desperate mission to stop their creation before it’s too late.

A Mother’s Love ~ An Anthology of Murder and Mayhem, “Balad of a Mother and Slave” by Donna Wagenblast Munro
A mother’s love has no boundaries. In every species, mothers risk their own lives and sacrifice themselves to save their children. Throughout the animal kingdom, even the most gentle of creatures attack and kill to protect their young.


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