Readers, we have a guest post from SM, this year’s Zebulon Contest Coordinator. The Zebulon could not be in better hands. Take a look. -Gabrielle Brown, editor.
Hello, my name is SM, and I’m your new Zebulon Contest Coordinator. Living in the Great White North, I may at times add a touch of the Canadian spirit to the contest, but fear not, the Rocky Mountains are close to my heart.
First off, I’d like to thank our outgoing coordinator, Dawn Smit Miller. She’s done an extraordinary job at organizing past Zebulons, PPW’s premier fiction writing contest. I feel I have mighty big shoes to fill, so bear with me as I find my own voice.
Well, it is now September. It is with a bit of trepidation I take over the reigns here as Managing Editor of Pikes Peak Writers Blog. Donnell Bell has been outstanding at ensuring you see timely posts regarding the craft and business of writing and sharing the successes of you, our members. Donnell also, I think, knew everyone.
But my worry is fleeting. This blog features the input and submissions of more than a few talented individuals. And I expect to get to know everyone, too. I stand in good company.
I look forward to working with this capable group of PPW members. Here you will continue to meet members and celebrate in their successes. You’ll see announcements, craft and business advice, relevant pieces, and updates from our President, Bowen Gillings. And of course, you will also have the opportunity to be a part of our blog.
Pikes Peak Writers is here to serve our members. If you’ve got ideas for our blog, or a subject you’d like to write about, please share your thoughts with me. We’re currently accepting individual submissions as well as series ideas. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
A little bit about me – My published works are almost entirely nonfiction – textbook credits, studies for the federal government, research papers, technical writing, and a few random poems. I’ve been compelled to write stories, poems, and song lyrics since I could hold a crayon, and I’ve recently made the leap from leisurely to serious fiction writing. I’ve blogged, designed websites, done a bit of development work, and edited for many years, primarily as a volunteer for non-profit groups. Since I’ve benefited from reading the PPW Blog for timely relevant posts, I’m thrilled to be at the helm.
PPW Blog and website will be undergoing some changes in the next few weeks. We are working to complete the process as seamlessly as possible.Still, you may see differences in appearance and format, some of which may be temporary. Ultimately, the changes we’re making will improve functionality and virtual visibility of Pikes Peak Writers.
Gabrielle V. Brown, Managing Editor of Pikes Peak Writers Blog, is an engineer by trade and a writer by passion. Her published works included government studies, textbook credits, research abstracts, training manuals and poetry. She has extensive experience in website design and maintenance, blog content and management, and SEO. Gabrielle has put words to paper since she could hold a crayon and currently writes speculative fiction, humorous short stories, poetry, and literary fiction.