High Sierra Writers Meeting

Saturday July 9th at 10 am in person at Scheels and via Google Meet. 

We are delighted to welcome Kitty Turner, who will be speaking about How to Successfully Launch Your Book. Getting your book off to a visible start is an important aspect of marketing, and it’s one that many writers know little about. You can’t just hit the publish button and expect readers to find it. Kitty has helped to successfully launch over twenty books for her clients, so she’d going to share some knowledge with us.

Kitty Turner is an author and six-time entrepreneur who has been instrumental in publishing over twenty books, including Motherwhelmed by Beth Berry, It’s Not That Simple by Pam Ostrowski, and The Trauma Map by Dr. Karol Darsa. She is an expert content creator specializing in feature articles, blogs, podcasts, YouTube videos, and books. As a pro-blogger and travel writer, her contributions have appeared in many publications online and off, including ScribophileThe TradewindsCondé NastOnboard Magazine, and the Caribbean Compass. Books she authored include The Bestseller ListFinancial Freedom Through Writing, and her upcoming novel, Zone Trip. As a marketing professional with 30 years of background in data science and application development, she has mastered organizing complex systems into easy-to-follow steps. Her marketing methods have been tested dozens of times in the live market with consistent, measurable, and profitable results. Visit Kitty’s website at: https://dailyhouse.media/

Mark your calendar now to attend this meeting. 

Matt will be doing First Pages at the meeting if we have submissions.  To submit the first page of your book, please send it to Matt by Friday, July 8th. Follow these guidelines: Do not put your name on the page, do include the title and genre, use 12-point Times New Roman or an equivalent font and double space. Send to MattBayan@aol.com

To access the meeting via Google Meet, click on the link below:

High Sierra Writers Meeting
Saturday, July 9 · 9:30am – 12:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/bmx-txbf-nnu
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 949-424-7153‬ PIN: ‪995 846 279‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/bmx-txbf-nnu?pin=1873220995940

Lynda Bailey (Enos) will be conducting the critique group discussion after the regular meeting is concluded. 

If you have not been to a meeting at Scheels, here’s how to find us. Enter from the parking lot and go to the escalators/stairs past the aquarium. Go upstairs and turn left past the Abraham Lincoln statue. Beyond the arcade are the restrooms so turn toward them, then go left to the door alongside that has a badge control on it. The door is unlocked and you can go into the hallway where the meeting rooms are the three doors on the left. We usually have two of these rooms, so look for us.

Critique Groups Update

A reminder from Linda Enos. Looking for feedback on your manuscript? Contact Linda at lynda.r.bailey@gmail.com about joining one of HSW’s critique groups.     Got a finished manuscript? Email Linda about forming a Finished Manuscript Group with other HSW members. This is similar to Matt’s JumpStart group. Usually about 4 to 5 people who will read and critique one book a month.     Are you a memoirist who wants feedback on their work? The Memoir Group is looking for new members. Contact Linda for the details.

Are you interested in flash fiction? We have a member who wants to start a flash fiction critique group and is looking for like-minded people. If you’re interested in it or learning to write super-short fiction, please contact Linda. 

Time to Renew Your Dues

We’re into July and dues are accepted now!!  You can pay them online at http://highsierrawriters.org/dues_payments/ or by check to:
High Sierra Writers
PO Box 12241
Reno, NV 89510
     (Please let us know by email to board@highsierrawriters.org if you mail it in, so we can check the mailbox.)
     If you have already paid, thank you and ignore this message.


HSW Writers’ Success Stories

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 Authors link. As our authors release new books, we’ll feature them here.

Please support your fellow HSW members by reading and reviewing their work.


Please send any snail mail payments or correspondence to: 

High Sierra Writers
PO Box 12241
Reno, NV 89510


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