Bragging up a couple students

A couple of my students have had notable successes lately:

Lisa Voisin has sold her debut paranormal romance, The Watcher, to Inkspell Publishing. Her release date is September 7th, 2012. I had the opportunity to read an earlier draft of this book as part of the one-on-one mentoring I do in association with Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, and it is delicious, with an off-beat love story and a heroine whose backstory gives a whole new meaning to ‘woman with a past.’

Natashia Deon, the heart and soul of the Dirty Laundry Lit reading series, has learned that the PEN Center USA is going to fund the program for a second year. Here’s the latest video from Dirty Laundry.