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I Had A Nightmare Last Night

by Gil Hoy I had a nightmare last night A nightmare deeply rooted in an American nightmare Where churches and schools theaters and city streets were dying Where military weapons were firing into unsuspecting innocent crowds Tentwentythirtyfortyfifty pigeons intheblinkofaneye I awoke in a terrified sweat as bleeding children wailed and cried and screamed…

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Young Author Nicole Mello Juggles Writing and College

By Rebecca LeBoeuf Between classes and homework, extracurricular actives, a part-time job and a social life, college is a busy time for many students. Imagine writing and publishing a novel on top of all that. In the middle of her college career, Nicole Mello published her first novel, “Venus,” with…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-winning Novelist James E. McTeer II

by Rebecca LeBoeuf School library media specialist James E. McTeer II’s life changed after he won the South Carolina First Novel Prize competition for his adventure novel, “Minnow.” This led to an opportunity to publish “Minnow” with independent publisher Hub City Press, who co-sponsored the competition with The South Carolina…

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The Penmen Profile: Janice Holly Booth, Author and Adventurista

by Gabbi Hall Name a genre and Janice Holly Booth has probably written it. Janice, an adventurista and former court recorder, has  published two books: a true crime novel, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer” and a memoir, “Only Pack What You Can Carry.”…

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Author Brian Freyermuth on the Game of Writing

by Pamme Boutselis New author Brian Freyermuth has written and designed bestselling video games since the early 90s. He recently turned his attention to writing a novel, “Demon Dance,” an urban fantasy that called on many of the skills he’s learned throughout the years in creating games. Freyermuth shared his…

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The Penmen Profile: Supernatural Adventure Author Laura Ryan Fedelia

by Pamme Boutselis A massage therapist and busy mom by day, Laura Ryan Fedelia has been writing for the past decade and only recently turned that writing into her first book. “The Box” delves into the life of Pan Blair, a stay-at-home mother of three, whose decision to take a…

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