Good Evening from the towers that are A Word with you Press in Moscow, the land of the double entundra.
I have had a very gratifying few days watching everyone post their congratulations to the winner of The First Annual Peggy Dobbs Write-of-Passage Contest, Kristy Webster. We done good, and we done Peggy proud.
The crew that brings you this website consists of Moi, Derek Thompson, Diana Diehl, Morgan Sully(mon fil!), Gary Clark (when he is not throwing the bull), and Billy Holder (when he is not throwing up). All of us wish you a merry Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the happiest of New Years.
We are going to take a break on posting until January 15th, at which point we will announce a new contest, and have additional offerings on our site to serve your needs and make a few bucks for us. To this point in our history we have been publishers, but have never represented ourselves as marketers and distributors of the books we have published.
We intend to change that in 2014 and become a full service publisher, offering packages to authors that include editing, prooofing, cover and interior design, illustrating, marketing and distribution.
At our home base here in Moscow, we will conduct regular writers’ meet-up groups, book reads, publishing workshops, and, this summer, a writers’ retreat. We will add other features to our site as well, including ‘how-tos’ book reviews, and interviews.
We will remain an inter-active website and we hope that our corps participants will not only stay with us, but help us grow. This will be the year that we take the hill, and I hope you will join us.
Tis a dark and stormy night, here in Moscow! Thunder and lightning! I hope all of you are cozied up with ones that you love or intend to love, or could love given the right circumstances, maybe reading a book under the covers by flashlight when the power goes out?
Please use the comment box below to post your own special Christmas wishes to one another. For me, just happy to be a thornament in your tree. Our common, unspoken bond on this site is the belief in the power and beauty of the written word, that transforms not only the reader, but the writer.