Successful Launch of our ABC Events!



Sunday, October 10th was the launch of our region’s new Author Book Club (ABC), featuring author, Mary Amato, who spoke about her book Invisible Lines and her long writing and revising process (56 drafts total)! Mary was an enthusiastic and inspiring speaker, giving us “concrete” tips for revising and also including a brief writing exercise.  I think we all went home with new ideas and energy to apply to our own work.





We had 28 attendees, good discussion, good food, and companionship.  Thank you to Mary for kicking off our ABC in style, to Naomi Milliner, whose original idea this was and who pulled the event together, and to everyone who attended and helped make it a success!



Please join us for our next ABC event on Dec. 12, 2010, featuring author, Debbie Levy, and her book, The Year of Goodbyes: A True Story of Friendship, Family, and Farewells, to be held at the Urbana Regional Library, 9020 Amelung Street, Frederick, MD 21704, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

These free ABC events are specifically planned to feature PAL (published and listed) authors and illustrators from our region of MD/DE/WV and will be held in different locales every two months. If you have ideas for which authors/illustrators/books to be included, please email Naomi Milliner at

About ediehemingway

I am an author of children's middle grade novels and the Regional Advisor for the MD/DE/WV SCBWI chapter.
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4 Responses to Successful Launch of our ABC Events!

  1. paul zdepski says:

    I’m so sorry to have missed this! I will make a point of scheduling the Dec./Frederick date in the calendar.

  2. Pam says:

    Mary was amazing. I was so happy to be there, and hear about her process. Mary gave us all some great ideas on how to approach our own novel revisions. Thanks, Mary! Looking forward to the next one.

  3. ellen byrne says:

    Wow! I’m sorry to have missed this too! I will be sure to attend the December event!

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