New York Times bestselling author Mark Sullivan will present a program titled My Secret Weapon at our next meeting. Please join us for networking, fun, education, and inspiration via Zoom on April 8, starting at 6:30 p.m. (MST). Members will receive the link and password by email, groups.io, and our newsletter. Non-members, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request access.
My Secret Weapon
by author Mark Sullivan
How cultivating a creative mindset gave me a long and rewarding writing career and how you can do the same in just a few minutes a day.
Mark Sullivan is the author of eighteen novels, including the #1 bestselling Beneath a Scarlet Sky which has been published in 37 languages and is being made into a limited series starring Tom Holland. Mark has also worked extensively with James Patterson, with whom he wrote five #1 New York Times bestsellers in the Private series.
Before turning to fiction, Mark worked as an investigative journalist. Mark lives in southwest Montana, where he remains grateful for the miracle of every moment.
6:30-7:00 Networking, Introductions, and News
7:00-7:15 Mystery Minute by ZJ Czupor
7:15-8:15 or so: Program featuring our guest speaker
After Party: Stay after the program to mingle and visit.
Video from the latest
The winners of the 2020 RMMWA 6-Word Mystery Contest have been revealed!
Entrants submitted brief tales in five different categories. Finalists were selected by an esteemed panel of judges, and winners by a vote of the RMMWA chapter membership.
Smooth talking lothario found tongue tied.
by Sue Hinkin
Read on for the finalists and winners in each category:
News and Notes
by Becky Clark
I belong to a lot of writing organizations and RMMWA is one of my favorites. Not just because so many of my friends are here (although that’s a huge plus!), but also because it’s one of those places where no matter what, if I stick out my hand asking for help, I absolutely know someone will grab it and pull me along, whether they know me personally or not. read more…
by ZJ Czupor
“No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.”
Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (1924-2008) was a college junior when her father Harry S. Truman (1884-1972, 33rd U.S. President) was thrust into the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. With her blue-green eyes and dimpled cheeks she became a favorite “first daughter” with the media.
After graduating from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in history, she embarked on several careers including that of a classical soprano, actress, journalist, radio and television personality, New York socialite, and author of critically acclaimed intimate biographies of her father and mother and histories of the White House. In 1956, she married Clifton Daniel, who was then assistant to the foreign news editor for The New York Times and later its managing editor. They had four sons and five grandchildren.
But, for our purposes, what is of special interest is she also authored popular mysteries, or did she? read more…