Posts Tagged ‘Maralys Wills’

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Awards up the wazoo

May 18, 2009

Author/workshop leader Darlene Quinn was just named winner of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards for Fiction for her novel, Webs of Power, while author/workshop leader Maralys Wills’ Damn the Rejections and Full Speed Ahead nabbed Best Nonfiction award . . . Also, just this past weekend, the 15th annual San Diego Book Awards were announced. Look at all the SCWCers — both staffers and conferees over the years — who were honored:

• THEODOR S. GEISEL AWARD >> Laurel Corona
for The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice
• HISTORICAL FICTION >> Laurel Corona
for The Four Seasons: A Novel of Vivaldi’s Venice
• MYSTERY/THRILLER >> Chet Cunningham
for The Mystery of Hamlin Springs
• BIOGRAPHY >> Laurel Corona and Michael Bart
for Until Our Last Breath: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance
• HEALTH and WELLNESS >> Karen Ronney
for Proud Parents’ Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced Kids
• SELF-HELP and INSPIRATIONAL >> Jill Badonsky
for The Awe-Maniac: A Daily Dose of Wonder
• UNPUBLISHED POETRY CHAPBOOK >> Claire Hsu Accomando
for Evaporation

Congratulations all!

–msg

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KYSL SD23: Maralys Wills

January 30, 2009

Know Your Session Leaders ….

Marlys Wills has something like a dozen titles to her name, including Scatterpath, A Circus Without Elephants, Clown in the Trunk, Higher Than Eagles: The Tragedy and Triumph of an American Family, and Damn the Rejections: Full Speed Ahead.

Additionally, Ms. Wills has over two decades’ experience teaching students about writing, and even received a Teacher of the Year award in 2000. She has presented many seminars, including a gaggle of colleges and universities around southern California, and has served as president of the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America.

She will be presenting for us two workshops, “Masculizing Your Book for the Male Market” and “Tweaking: Making the Difference Between Good and Published“.

–bd