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Congratulations to Richard Taylor!

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Bluegrass Writers Coalition is thrilled to announce that one of our own, Richard Taylor, has been inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2023. Richard is a former Kentucky Poet Laureate (1999-2001) and 2018 recipient of the Thomas D. Clark Medallion. He is a sixth-generation Kentuckian who lives near Frankfort, is the author of 12 books of poetry, two novels, and four books of nonfiction. 

Congratulations, Richard! We're proud of you!

Debra Ison's book, The Confession, was released from Olympia Publishers on November 24, 2022.

Shannon McRoberts' book, Flavors of Fantasy, was published by Rogue Goddess Productions on December 10, 2022. Shannon also reported that her application for membership in the professional organization, Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), was accepted last week.

Heart of the Matter, Reggie Chronicle 2  and Magnolia Blossoms, Reggie Chronicle 3 launched in audiobook in January, 2023, complimenting Lynda Rees' ebook, print and hardback cover versions launched in 2022. They can be found at any outlet that sells audiobooks or at Lynda's website. On January 28 at 2:00 EST Lynda will be hosting a class on Organization and Productivity for Writers, for Contemporary Romance Writers. The public is invited and can sign up for the class at this registration link: Organization and Productivity – Contemporary Romance Writers. Also Lynda and her latest romantic suspense series The Reggie Chronicles, Books 1-3, Hart's Girls, Heart of the Matter and Magnolia Blossoms, are guests on Dark Minds Podcast. It will launch toward the end of this month. Lynda would like to thank author host Julia Maroney. The podcast talks about how fan requests, missing children newscasts, and the issue of human trafficking influenced Lynda to create this series. You can listen to the podcast here   Connect with Lynda at: 

Chris Helvey's latest novel, Bayou, is slated for publication in May, 2023 by Wings ePress in both paperback and e-book formats, and will be available for purchase on Amazon.

Chris says: "If you enjoy reading short-stories, poems, memoirs, and cnf, check out Trajectory Journal, a literary review published each spring and fall by Helvey Enterprises. While Issue 24 is slated to go to press in a couple of months, you have plenty of time to subscribe. For all the details, go to "

Paul Stansbury's latest book, Inversion IV: Another Infusion of Speculative Fiction, was released in October 2022 by Sheppard Press.

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