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Members can post their success stories here.  Published book, articles, awards, acquiring an agent, even a "good" rejection!  Be brief.
  • 22 Mar 2023 11:47 AM | Roy Ziegler

    Explore the Mystery of the Missing Last Words of Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor has been shrouded in mystery from the very beginning of its creation in November 1791. Commissioned in secrecy, it posed an immediate burden as he struggled in failing health to finish it. “Didn’t I say before that I was writing this Requiem for myself?” the dying musical genius uttered to those gathered at his bedside, shortly before the quill fell from his hand and he died. The legend surrounding Mozart’s Requiem took on a new twist when a corner of  the  page containing his last words was torn off and stolen at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair.

    In Mozart’s Last Words, Roy Ziegler presents a thrilling story about the pursuit of that missing Requiem fragment on a turbulent race across two continents to recapture it from a Neo-Nazi terrorist group, leading to a baffling conclusion. Available now at Amazon - Barnes & Noble

  • 24 Aug 2022 4:04 PM | Anonymous

    I am thrilled to announce that I just published my first novel, The Bookmark, a work of historical fiction with a local connection. Combining a historical love story with a modern-day mystery, The Bookmark explores what may have happened between the legendary Frenchman and the Moravian Sister who became his nurse. Available on Amazon:

  • 28 Oct 2021 10:15 AM | James Gallahan

    I am happy to announce that I just published my second novel, The Crossroads: Paranormal, Mystery, and Suspense Short Stories. If you enjoy tales with twists and unexpected endings, then this nail-biting short story collection is for you. The first half of the book is in English. The same stories are translated into Spanish in the second part of the collection. Here's the link:

  • 06 Oct 2021 4:00 PM | Ginny Shephard

    I'm happy to share the news that the Southeastern Writers Association awarded my story "Who's Joey?" 1st Place in the 2021 Microcosmic Fiction category and "Kalar and the Giant" 2nd place in the 2021 The Vega Award for Speculative Short Fiction." I appreciate all the support from GLVWG to polish these entries.

  • 30 Sep 2021 3:44 PM | John A. Miller Jr.

    I just self-published my 23rd book (22nd novel), "Three-Zee at a Wedding", which is book #5 in my Three-Zee series.  It's available at all the major e-book outlets as well as from Amazon in paperback format.  For a description and links to suppliers, please check out my web page at:

  • 12 Aug 2021 6:23 PM | Phil Giunta

    I'm excited to report three short story acceptances over the summer.

    On July 3, Hawkshaw Press accepted my detective story "Pearl of Great Price" for their 2022 mystery noir anthology, Hardboiled and Loaded with Sin

    Three weeks later, my Rehoboth Beach short story, "Where Do I Begin?" was accepted by Cat & Mouse Press for their anthology, Beach Secrets, due out in mid-November. 

    On August 1, my horror story "Break & Enter" finally found a home in Fae Shivers, an anthology to be released by Fae Corps Publishing on November 15, 2021. 

    Lastly. my South Korean ghost story, "Before She's Gone Forever," will be published by Gravelight Press in their biennial Halloween Party anthology coming out next month. 

    Not too shabby! 

    Phil Giunta

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  • 22 Jan 2021 7:33 PM | Anonymous

    Member and artist, Rose Mavis was invited by Cochlear Americas to write up her own blog post on her experience as a new recipient of a cochlear implant. Read her story here as she has written:

  • 20 Jul 2020 10:22 AM | Ginny Shephard

    The Southeastern Writers Association has awarded my "Moonshine and the Zombie Cats" The Vega Award for Speculative Fiction and "But Momma" first place for Flash Fiction. On their website I'm identified by my pen name L N Passmore. "Zombie Cats" is one of my Appalachian tales. To read others see my website or to read Celtic myth-based fantasies from Lisnafaer, the world featured in my novel Wayward Wulves Beware (shortlisted for the Chanticleer International Award for fantasy).

  • 19 Jun 2020 5:34 AM | Anonymous

    On June 1st, I released my fourteenth, self-published book. Titled The Other Side Of The Ridge, New York City, September 10th and 11th, 2001, it is the final book of my time travel trilogy. Signed copies are available through the author for $10 plus $3 postage. I am offering the three book series for $28 with free shipping. Please visit my website, All my books can be found on

  • 04 Feb 2020 11:16 AM | Roy Ziegler

    Roy Ziegler's new book, Unfaltering Trust, has just been released. It is the story of Pilgrim Edward Fitz Randolph Jr. and his descendants.  

    2020 marks the 400th anniversary of the Great Migration from England when thousands of Pilgrims migrated to the New World seeking religious freedom and opportunity in the 17th century. Countless millions of immigrants followed over the next four centuries. 

    This is the story of one pilgrim family over nine generations whose heroism and leadership helped build a new nation.

    Unfaltering Trust is now available at,, Kindle and Nook, or through your independent book shop.


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