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Next HSW Meeting 

January 8th, 2022 at 10 am via Google Meets. 
 Due to a scheduling issue at Scheels, the January meeting will be online rather than in person.

Join Code for Google Meet: meet.google.com/ejg-ccbb-obe
Phone In #: 575-378-3291‬

We will be focusing on Dialog at this session, so have a notepad and pencil handy or open a notepad on your computer. 

How to Connect with Our Google Meet meeting

Here’s the simplest way to join the meeting no matter what hardware you are using:
Go to Google.com (from any browser) and click on the menu of Google services.
Click on the icon for Google Meet. You’ll see a box: ENTER A CODE OR LINK.

On the right of the box, click JOIN.
You will enter Google Meet. On the right, click on ASK TO JOIN.

On the lower left, make sure your audio and video is on. The default is MUTE, so you need to activate audio and video.

For those with an Apple phone, our understanding is that if you go through Google.com, you should be able to enter.

If you do a dry run anytime between now and the meeting to be sure you’ll be able to connect. You’ll get to the meeting screen, but you’ll get a message: YOU CAN’T JOIN THIS CALL. That’s because nobody is in the room to let you in. If you succeed in getting this far, you should have no trouble entering on the day of the meeting.

Book Signing Planned

Gavin Black is planning to do a book signing at Grassroots Book Store in Reno on February 12th, 2022. Details are still being finalized with the store. To make this an event, Gavin is looking for other science fiction and/or fantasy authors to join in the event. A short reading of each author’s work is planned to be part of the event. He is also proposing a raffle with each author contributing one book to it. For more information or to join the promotion, contact Gavin at info@gavinblackwrites.com


Congratulations to the winners of our 2021 Writing Contest.

Short Story:
1st place: Kathleen Burks – Ghost Town
2nd place: Leanna Falconer – Dust Up at the Sun Down
3rd place: Russell Jones – Whiskey Feathers

Flash Fiction:
1st place: Laura LeBlanc – The Return
2nd place: Russell Jones – The Messenger
3rd Place: Kathleen Burks – A Sea of Smoke     

New Book Release!

High Sierra Writers has quite a few published writers in the group. We have a page featuring the various books grouped by author under genre. These are under HSW Writers link. As our authors release new books, we’ll feature them here . 

This month, we feature a new release by Rene Averett. Splintered Time was released in November under her Lillian I. Wolfe pen name.

Splintered Time is the second book of the Time Threads trilogy. In this book, Mali Harper, a time adjuster, is left behind after a failed mission to the 18th century. Now she must decide if she needs to stop the changes to the timeline or let them go to create a better future. Ultimately, will she be able to return to her own time or will she be erased?
    The book is available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Unlimited. 

Please support our authors by reading and reviewing their books. 


Please send any snail mail payments or correspondence to: 

High Sierra Writers
PO Box 12241
Reno, NV 89510


Looking for a group of writers to read and critique your work? Willing to reciprocate? Then we might have a group for you.

Please check out our Critique Groups page for more information. This is a member benefit.

Contact Linda, your Critique Group Wrangler, to join a Reno-based group this year! lynda.r.bailey@gmail.com. 


Do you have a finished manuscript which needs just one more round of critiques before being sent off to the agent? Then contact me, Linda Enos, at lynda.r.bailey@gmail.com

 As a reminder, in a FM group, you take a month to read/critique a story, sharing your comments and suggestions at the end. Each story gets one month. 

If you have any questions, let me know!



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