1-10-18 Book Blitz With Giveaway: Reflections By the Pamlico Writers Group

With a love for poetic words and their meaning, a well respected business owner  and native of Beaufort County had a vision. He wanted others to experience and feel the powerful meaning of words. The birth of the Pamlico Writers Group by Jerry Cuthrell in the late 70’s has made that dream what it is today.

Since its inception, the Pamlico Writers Group has helped many authors achieve their dreams. Some have written and published books of their own. Others have been inspired to resurrect works long forgotten. Many have come and gone, but the Pamlico Writers Group stands as a beacon of hope to future writers and their dreams.
The Pamlico Writers Group’s mission is to help other aspiring writers accomplish their goal in writing. We achieve this through our local critique group meetings, online critique groups, and by offering as an incentive to our young people, a High School Scholarship fund. We’re honored to be a co-sponsor of the Pamlico Writers Conference that helps make funding possible for this scholarship. Our visions, help shape the minds of the future.
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Reflections: Images and
Memories, is a collection of exemplary writing by our members and future
members. The prose and poetry in this volume represent a collage of work by
published authors and emerging writers. Pamlico Writers’ Group is particularly
honored to include prose and poetry from high school students—young emerging
writers to whom we entrust our future. Each writer whose work is included in
the anthology has expertly crafted a piece around his or her own interpretation
of this year’s theme—Reflections: Images and Memories. The collection is the
culmination of hard work and truly affirms the group’s commitment to its
mission. With this anthology, The Pamlico Writers’ Group is proud to deliver
its finest product to date.




Meet The Other Half of The Authors:

Kate Ahearn, pen name: Kate Louise Wood,
lives with her husband in Edenton, NC. A regular guest columnist for the Chowan
Herald, she’s had work published in the 2015 and 2017 editions of
Estuaries, the visual arts and literary review of College of the Albemarle.
You can read her blog at KathrynLouiseWoodAuthor.blogspot.com and visit her
author Facebook page at WoodlyWords. She is a member of Hampton Roads Writers,
North Carolina Writers’ Network, and her local writers’ group, Wordsmiths.



Katirie Leach is a native of Tarboro, North
Carolina. She moved to Washington in 1996 when she married her husband, Jim,
who is a lifelong resident. She has indulged her love of writing and painting
through various endeavors in the local community.


James Keen:

Pamlico Writers’ Group member since 2008, I have served as Chairman. I have
written two newspaper columns chronicling my sailing adventures: Nautical Musings, a weekly
column about family adventures on the coast; and In the Loop, a bi-weekly column featuring
adventures while crossing the Atlantic. My book Trinidad Express is a detailed chronicle of the 5,300 mile
doublehanded South Africa to Trinidad Atlantic crossing. My ebook, Log of S/V Irish Mist chronicles my
singlehanded 13-month, 6,000 mile circumnavigation of the eastern United
States, an adventure named “America’s Great Loop.” Nautical Musings I and II are ebook
anthologies of my newspaper articles. 

Keenan Dupree, known professionally as K. Dupree, is both a writer and author. He was born in the Bronx, New York in October of 1992. Soon after, his family moved to Prince George’s County, Maryland where he was raised. He currently lives with his mother and father, Sharon and Vincent Hayes, in Greenville, North Carolina. He began as a tyro writer in the third grade, where he received the initial push to write by his teacher, Mr. Victor Turner. Dupree enjoys reading, playing videogames, watching movies, and writing. So far he’s written one book—his first book—entitled Boy from the Clouds, and he looks forward to his many future published works.

Landis Wade is a Charlotte
author and trial lawyer who starts each day walking two rescue dogs named after
characters from Larry McMurtry’s classic western,
Lonesome Dove.


He won the 2016 North
Carolina State Bar short story contest for his story, The Deliberation and he’s the author of The Christmas Courtroom Adventure Series, a set of whimsical legal
mysteries where characters who believe in Santa Claus are put on trial and the
time to Christmas is running out.
Landis serves as a Board
member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club and he is an active participant in
CharlotteLit and the North Carolina Writers’ Network. He’s a 1979 graduate of
Davidson College and a 1983 graduate of Wake Forest Law School.
When he doesn’t have a
dog leash or a keyboard in his hands, he’s probably holding a fly-rod, a golf
club or a cold beverage at a Carolina Panthers or Charlotte Knights game.


Linda Bledsoe was born in Henry County,
Virginia 1949 and raised in Virginia and North Carolina. She completed a
Registered Nurse Degree and later attended UNC at Chapel Hill, received a
certificate to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1978. She moved to
Nashville Tennessee and worked in the city’s ghetto providing health care.
Later she graduated with a BS in Liberal Arts from New York State University.
After moving to Maryland, in 1995 she received a Masters Degree in Applied
Behavioral Science in Counseling Psychology from Johns Hopkins University.


While serving 33
years as a Nurse Practitioner she formulated public awareness programs with
local judges, churches, counselors for abused and neglected children in
Rockingham County, NC and in Henry County, Virginia for addictions. She
also co-founded the Ecumenical Family Life Center during the early 1980’s for
counseling services for abused and neglected children in Rockingham County, NC.
She wrote and
formatted a book for infertility clients, which was utilized for her teaching
classes at National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) while working there. At NNMC
she co-authored several research medical journal articles published in JAMA and
After returning
to Virginia, her childhood roots, she purchased an historic home and opened
Victoria’s Hearth Bed & Breakfast.
She was recently
awarded first prize at the Rockingham County Fine Arts Festival for an excerpt called
“Granny Isabelle and Us” from her novel “Through the Needle’s Eye.”
Awarded honorable
mention at Pamlico Writers Conference and Competition 2016 for non-fiction
“Eighty Something.”


Lois Biggs
September 25, 1940, Beaufort County, NC Attended : Pinetown Elementary and Bath
High School Attended: Mars Hill College and graduated ECC in 1962
Taught school in
Pitt County, Virginia beach, Va, Pinetown Elementary and Bath High School
Primarily, A wife, mother, and bookkeeper for my husband’s businesses
Married to Earl for 57 years
Have four adult children, seven grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren
, and 1 step great grandchild
Have lived in the same house, built by Earl, for the past 50 yrs in
Pinetown Have had no previous writing experience


Louis Edwards, has
traveled around the world and lived in many countries. His experience and love
for the Lord has helped him to minister to many people. Serving as a song
leader, adult Sunday School teacher, and filling in as a minister brings him
great joy.


He now lives in
Eastern North Carolina, with his wife Roberta of thirty-five years. He has two
children and seven grandchildren.
Using the talent
the Lord has given him, he has written many devotions that he uses on his blog
and in church. His writing has helped and inspired many in the time of need.
His greatest desire is to honor the Lord with his writing.
I can do all
things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13


Marni Graff
is the award-winning author of The Nora
Tierney Mysteries
, set in England, and The
Trudy Genova Manhattan Mysteries
. She writes crime book reviews at
www.auntiemwrites.com and is Managing Editor of Bridle Path Press, and a member
of Sisters in Crime and the NC Writer’s Network. All books available in pb,
Kindle and Audible at Amazon and Bridle Path Press. Email Marni at



Marty Silverthorne holds
degrees from St. Andrews Presbyterian College and East Carolina University.
He has published seven Chapbooks including his latest
Holy Ghosts of
and forthcoming Naming the Scars, the 2017 longleaf
press Chapbook
winner. He has received several grants from the NC Arts
Council and in 2015 he won the NC Poetry Society Poet Laureate Award. Marty’s
poems have appeared in over 100 journals including NCLR, Tar River Poetry, St.
Andrews Review and others.
Max Willis is a
senior in high school attending Ayden-Grifton High School. Max plans to attend N.C. State or ECU and is wanting to graduate with a degree in
business. Max is an exceptional student with a 4.4 GPA and he has many
achievements. These achievements include: President of FBLA, National
Honor Society, volunteering, Teen Leadership Institute, Presidential Merit award, Junior Marshall, and business owner.
When Max wrote the poem “A Better Me”, he saw a movement that could actually
happen. A movement of reflection and teaching oneself to reflect was the goal
of the entire poem.
Natalie Pauline Valentine was born in San Jose, California, and
her family now currently resides in Greenville, North Carolina. She is a senior
in High School, and is currently attending UNCSA in the High School Program
studying Drama. Aside from writing and acting, she is an alumni of the Outdoor
Academy and loves backpacking, rock-climbing, and canoeing. She hopes to attend
college to receive her degree in acting, and go on to be a professional
actress. Her dream is to perform at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She hopes to
continue writing while she pursues her acting career.
grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire and spent much time on the
rugged coast of Maine. After retiring from a small New England college, she now
lives in New Bern, NC, with her husband, Max.
Her writing has been published in “Sniff
and Barkens,
” “The Skinny Poetry Journal” and in the  anthologies “Art Inspires Poetry” and  A Carolina Christmas.” Her poems and
fiction have won awards in various competitions. She is a member of the North
Carolina Writers’ Network, the Pamlico Writers Group, and is a founding member
of the Neuse River Writers’ group.


Richard Knowles began writing after
retiring, about six years ago. Since then he has been a winner in a number of
writing contests. He is a two-time winner in both the Pamlico Writing Contest,
and the Carteret Writers Contest. This year he was also a winner in the Porter
Fleming Literary Competition, sponsored by the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta,
Georgia. Richard’s favorite genres are nonfiction and fiction. He currently
resides and writes on Harkers Island, with his wife Jill and Labradoodle Rosie.
Sherri Lupton Hollister is the recent
chairperson for the Pamlico Writers Group. She loves everything about writing
from the first glimmer of an idea to the final product. Reading, reviewing,
discussing and learning about other writers and their process has helped
develop her own writing. Sherri writes romantic suspense set in a small
southern town. She lives with her own romantic hero, her husband of more than
twenty five years. Together they raised six sons and will soon welcome their
eighteenth grandchild. Sherri hopes to publish the first book in her series,
Chrome Pink this spring.


name is Chelsea Long, I am 17 years old. I live in Winterville, North Carolina
and I’m a senior at South Central High school. The poem I submitted is about my
that passed away the second of August, 2014. She raised me from birth and had a
huge impact on my life. She did everything she could along side my mother Cat
Smith who used to be a police officer up until I was around 14, give or take a
couple of years. My grandmother showed me that I could be anything. She was a
firefighter, published author, painter, teacher, dancer. Anything you can think
of. She inspired the poem I submitted, I hope you enjoy.


Travis Green is an aspiring novelist in the
fields of horror and speculative fiction. Following in the footsteps of
literary pioneers such as Ira Levin, Ray Bradbury, and Richard Matheson, his
stories are most often at home in the twilight between the real world and that
of the fantastic. He lives in New Bern, North Carolina, where he is currently
at work on a new novel.



Michael Worthington:

Retired after teaching college for 30 years, I now write full-time. Usually, my pug sleeps on the recliner’s footrest while I type away on my laptop, and look out the window at our Bradford ornamental pear tree, which blooms every spring.My books are Hi/Lo (high interest/low reading difficulty) YA novellas designed to entice teenage reluctant readers, although adult readers often say that the books are easy reads for the beach or a rainy afternoon. Suggest you read Hi/Lo books and then gift them to teens. If you purchase one of my paperbacks from Amazon, you can buy a Kindle edition “Match Book” for free. Discuss the book with your teenager, chapter by chapter, to encourage them to read more.

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