Singapore Wept by Cas Blomberg, published now in Zetetic

by Karen Hagersten

Singapore Wept is really about making sense of senseless violence. “It's a survivor's tale,” says Cas Blomberg. “In the end as human beings, we find something, anything to keep us moving forward. We don't give up or give in to despair. It's a short story about loss, but it's also about perseverance and healing.” 

Read the story at Zetetic: A Record of Unusual Inquiry. Other Cas Blomberg books and short stories are available on Amazon and Smashwords. For a list of her work see Cas Blomberg Publications

Cas writes speculative fiction and poetry and loves creating impossible and strange worlds. Her stories’ exploration of darkness and light creates a whole in which it is possible to confront demons. Cas also writes about women as they tackle life. Cas joined the Stockholm Writers Group in 2014.

“If even one person relates to one of my characters in a meaningful way, I've succeeded as an author,” says Cas. Visit her blog at www.casblomberg.com.

Stockholm Writers Festival, April 13–15, 2018

by Karen Hagersten

The Stockholm Writers Group is excited about the upcoming Stockholm Writers Festival, April 13–15, 2018! Keynote speaker Elinor Lipman will share her "one-sentence-at-a-time" process. Agents, authors and editors from Stockholm and elsewhere will be speaking and leading workshops on the theme Find Your Path to Published. Topics will cover what’s happening in the publishing industry and pitching, but also on the craft of writing.

SWGers look forward to meeting other writers at the Stockholm Writers Festival http://stockholmwritersfestival.com/#menu-home. Some are also planning to submit the first five pages of their current works to the festival’s First Pages Contest—which is actually open to unagented writers anywhere in the world—but this has to happen before March 13!

Stockholm Writers Group member Catherine Pettersson has been active in founding and organizing the festival. Former members are also involved. Cassie Gonzales will be sharing her work and leading workshops on manuscript makeover and getting to the subtext of a narrative, Paddy Kelly will be speaking, and Kim Golden Malmgren will lead a workshop on building your platform in indie publishing.

 

New book in Tree and Tower series by Sara C. Snider

by Karen Hagersten

A Shadowed Spirit is the second book in the Tree and Tower series by Stockholm writer Sara C. Snider.  In the first book in the series, The Thirteenth Tower, young Emelyn journeys out into the world after her village is attacked by magical creatures. In facing her fears, Emelyn, too, becomes a creature of magic.

In A Shadowed Spirit, Emelyn—now a magical And’estar called Siyan—heads into the dense and dangerous forest searching for knowledge of her powers. What Siyan doesn’t know is that she, too, is being hunted by a woman named Addigan searching for answers of her own.

Both books of the Tree and Tower series are available on Amazon and most online retailers in both paperback and ebook formats. Read about them on Goodreads. 

Sara C. Snider has a bachelor's degree in Archives and Information Science. She loves fairy tales and forests, and frequently infuses both into her stories. Originally from northern California, Sara now lives in Sweden with her partner and two crazy cats. 

 Visit saracsnider.com for more!

February Writing Challenge

Challenge begins

February 1st

Challenge details:

  • Write for 15 minutes every day.

  • At the beginning of the challenge, determine a word count goal. To be used in determining winner in the event of a tie. 

Challenge ends

Midnight, February 28th. 

Winner Announced: 

First critique workshop in February: Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. 

Awards:

  • The adulation of your peers.

  • Tangible reward to be determined at a later date.