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July 18th, 2006

Every year the Persephone Writers Organization holds a retreat for its members that I'm sure is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, having already used up my travel allotment this year, I won't be attending, but here's a press release on a signing that will occur during the retreat:

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Press Release: For Immediate Distribution

July 17, 2006


Persephone Booksigning in Annapolis, Maryland

On Saturday, August 5, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, four noted authors of the Persephone Writers Organization will be autographing their books at Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers (410-263-8770) at 36 Market Place in Annapolis, Maryland. Together for one day, Karen E. Taylor, author of Blood Red Dawn and President of the Persephone Writers Organization, Laura Anne Gilman, author of Staying Dead, Tina Jens, author of The Blues Ain’t Nothin’, and Barbara J. Ferrenz, author of Worse Than Death, will be appearing at Hard Bean, an independent bookseller and café overlooking the Annapolis Harbor in the historic district.

Historic Annapolis is host to fine restaurants, shopping, and colonial architecture. One could easily fill a day touring historic buildings, visiting museums and the Naval Academy, taking a boat excursion, eating fresh seafood, and shopping in the boutiques lining the cobblestone streets.

The Persephone Writers Organization was formed two years ago to promote the professional education and advancement of women writers of the dark literary arts, to raise the level of awareness of women’s past and current contributions to the field, to provide support, camaraderie, and information about the art and business of writing, and to establish a unified voice against discrimination and inequities in the treatment of female authors of dark fiction and non-fiction. Learn more about the Persephone Writers Organization at http://www.persephonewriters.org .
This winner from 1964:



The back-cover stuff: "Her name was Darleen. Her body was fabulous. Her morals were wicked. And she was willing to do ANYTHING with ANYONE to get to the top FAST!"