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July Speaker – Karen Phillips

July 17, 2024 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, PDT

Our speaker will be Karen Phillips.
Her subject will be

      “It’s All in the Presentation — Cover Design and Book Formatting.”

This meeting will be held in the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall.
The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.

Click here for Rose Room address, map, and directions. Also, info on Rose Room parking, now offsite only.

Karen Phillips is the author of A Deadly Combo (Book 1) and the upcoming A Deadly Match (Book 2) in the Rocky Nelson Boxing Mystery Series. As a graphic designer with a degree in Applied Art & Design from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, she is passionate about book covers and has worked freelance for many indie authors and small publishers. Her cover design business is Phillips Covers.

Gold Country Writers Members Are Medal-Winning Finalists for International Awards

Dorothe Kress, “The Risk: Forbidden Love Behind the Iron Curtain,” and Kathryn Shields, “On the Point of a Star,” are medal-winning finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2024. The NGIBA is the largest international awards program established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books. Congratulations to both authors!!



Dorothe Kress and Kathryn Shields, winning finalists in Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Great that our members are winning finalists in an international contest! See article in the Auburn Journal!

The winners of the 2024 Gold Country Writers Poetry Contest: First place Catharine Brankamp; Second place Lisa Schliff; Third place Leslie Warren.  The 16 entries were judged by three published poets. Leslie Warren’s poem, “Baja Morning,” took third place. Lisa Schliff’s, “Downhill Slide,” took second place. Catharine Bramkamp’s  “Lilith,” took first place. The celebration was held on April 3, 2024. 






Regular Monthly Meetings on Wednesdays

1st Wednesday of every month – Business Meeting

2nd Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

3rd Wednesday of every month – Guest Speakers & Workshops

4th Wednesday of every month – Drop-in Critique

5th Wednesday of certain months – Social Event

In-person meetings are normally held at The Rose Room, Auburn City Hall
Click here for Rose Room at City Hall map, address, and directions. Also, info on Rose Room parking.

Thank You!


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