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February 7, 2016 -  Lisa Haselton

Like her fictional character Claudia Rose in the award-winning Forensic Handwriting Mysteries series, Sheila Lowe is a real-life forensic handwriting expert who testifies in court cases involving handwriting. The author of the acclaimed The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Handwriting Analysis, Handwriting of the Famous & Infamous, and Handwriting Analyzer software, she is president of the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes education in the area of handwriting. Sheila holds a Master of Science in psychology and lectures around the country and in Canada and the UK. Her analyses of celebrity handwritings can often be seen in the media. INKSLINGERS BALL – on sale now


February 14, 2016 - Audrey Shaffer

Ready for a topic chat? Join us to discuss the pros and cons of Traditional Publishing vs Self Publishing.

Bring your thoughts, experiences and questions. We'll try to answer them all!


February 21, 2016 - Lisa Haselton

Sarah Zettel is an author who wears many hats, and many names.  As Delia James, she writes cozy mysteries with a magic twist (and cats!).  As Darcie Wilde she writes romances and mysteries set in Regency era.  As C.L. Anderson and Sarah Zettel herself, she writes award winning science fiction and fantasy and young adult novels with both magic and mystery.  She lives in Michigan with her husband and son, and their cat Buffy the Vermin Slayer.  To find out more about Sarah and her books, visit



February 28, 2016 - Audrey Shaffer

Critique Chat!

Wouldn't it be great to get a critique from a bunch of other writers? This is your chance!

We'll be doing critiques right in the chatroom for this chat. Details on how to get in on the action will be emailed to all subscribers the Friday before the chat. Make sure you're signed up for the mailing list, and get your short (300 word max) submission polished up! (Sign up for our mailing list here. ) DON'T submit until you get the email!

I strongly suggest you submit polished work. Most of our chatters are aiming for publication. To get there, you have to be able to handle honest critiques. I will not allow personal attacks, but problems in the writing will be openly discussed.

If you are not in attendance, your submission will be skipped. It's a waste of everyone's time to critique something if the author isn't there to hear it.


Fiction, nonfic, essay, query doesn't matter. I recommend trying to get an entire scene into 300 words. Full scenes get better crits.
Why only 300 words? More than that will scroll off the screen too quickly. People need to be able to read it, to give a good crit.

Get ready, get set...