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22 Apr meeting notes; 29 Apr reading list

April 22, 2021

27 MAY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Lance, Rosie (a revised chapter from Well of the Moon), and a special guest appearance by Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun03-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 31 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 3 June, at 6:30 p.m.

15 Apr meeting notes; 22 Apr reading list

April 15, 2021

27 MAY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Lance, Rosie (a revised chapter from Well of the Moon), and a special guest appearance by Leighanne.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jun03-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 28 May. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 31 May. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 3 June, at 6:30 p.m.

8 Apr meeting notes; 15 Apr reading list

April 8, 2021

8 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, and Lance (a revised chapter from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr15-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 9 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 12 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 15 April, at 6:30 p.m.

The Muzeo Virtual Open Book Author Series will feature LIT UP! on 11 April, moderated as always by Maddie. The lineup:

The Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center sponsors the Open Book series. This event will take place on Zoom and requires pre-registration. The program runs 1-2:30 p.m. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details.

15 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/8)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (4/8)
Donna R. (4/8)
Lance (4/8)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

1 Apr meeting notes; 8 Apr reading list

April 1, 2021

1 APRIL MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, and Lance (a revised chapter from Engaño).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #apr08-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 2 April. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 5 April. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 8 April, at 6:30 p.m.

LIT UP! returns to the Muzeo on 11 April as part of the museum’s Open Book program. Tami Shaikh, Jonathan Brown, and Jeremiah Cobra are the featured authors. Go to the Muzeo Open Book page to register for the event. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details

8 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (4/1)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (4/1)
Donna R. (4/1)
Lance (4/1)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

25 Mar meeting notes; 1 Apr reading list

March 25, 2021

25 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Four people attended the second experimental PFL Zoom meeting: Casey, Donna R. (a revised chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, and Lance (two revised chapters from Engaño). Please remember to upload your marked-up readings to the Google drive by 8 p.m. on Friday, 26 March.

NEWS & NOTES

The 1 April meeting will return to Slack. Please put in your bids to read in the #apr01-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 March. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 29 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 1 April, at 6:30 p.m.

The Zoom experiment didn’t lead to the return of a significant number of PFL members who’ve been absent from Slack. Because of this, we won’t continue alternating between Slack and Zoom meetings. However, we found enough usefulness in the Zoom format to continue with it on the fourth Thursday of every month starting next month (22 April).

The 23 March virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers was a success, with Maddie wrangling James Ziskin, Michael Brandman, and Lorenzo Porricelli. Check the LIT UP Facebook page for dates and details about the next LIT UP!

 

1 APRIL READING LIST

Glenda (3/25)
Rosie (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (3/25)
Donna R. (3/25)
Lance (3/25)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)

18 Mar meeting notes; 25 Mar reading list

March 18, 2021

18 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The 25 March meeting will occur on Zoom, starting 6:30 p.m. This is part two of an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings.

The next virtual installment of LIT UP! A Conversation with Orange County Writers and Readers happens at 6:30 p.m. on 23 March, on Facebook Live. The lineup:

To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page.

 

25 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/18)
Rosie (3/18)
Donna R. (3/18)
PJ (3/11)
Casey (3/18)
Lance (3/18)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

11 Mar meeting notes; 18 Mar reading list

March 11, 2021

11 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended the first experimental PFL Zoom meeting: Casey, Donna R. (a revised chapter from Running with Hounds…and an English Degree), Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and PJ (returning from a long absence). Please remember to upload your marked-up readings to the Google drive by 8 p.m. on Friday, 12 March.

NEWS & NOTES

The 18 March meeting will return to Slack. Please put in your bids to read in the #mar18-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 March. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 15 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 18 March, at 6:30 p.m.

The second Zoom-based meeting will be on 25 March. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings.

 

18 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/11)
Rosie (3/4)
Casey (3/11)
Donna R. (3/11)
Lance (3/11)
PJ (3/11)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

4 Mar meeting notes; 11 Mar reading list

March 4, 2021

4 MARCH MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

The 11 March meeting will occur on Zoom, starting 6:30 p.m. This is an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. The second Zoom-based meeting will be on 25 March. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings. A more detailed email will come out soon.

 

11 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (3/4)
Donna R. (3/4)
Rosie (3/4)
Casey (3/4)
Lance (3/4)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)

25 Feb meeting notes; 4 Mar reading list

February 25, 2021

25 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Lance, and Rosie (a chapter from Well of the Moon). Glenda couldn’t attend due to technical difficulties but was able to critique.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #mar04-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 26 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 1 March. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 4 March, at 6:30 p.m.

We’ll try Zoom-based PFL meetings on Thursday, 11 March and Thursday, 25 March, starting 6:30 p.m. This is an experiment to see if now-absent PFL members are interested in attending a meeting using a platform other than Slack. If it’s successful, we’ll continue alternating between Slack and Zoom so all members can participate. If after the 25 March meeting we’ve had no appreciable increase in attendance, we’ll go back to Slack-only meetings. More to come.

 

4 MARCH READING LIST

Glenda (2/18)
Donna R. (2/25)
Lance (2/25)
Rosie (2/25)
Casey (2/25)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)

18 Feb meeting notes; 25 Feb reading list

February 18, 2021

18 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb25-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 19 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 22 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 25 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. The lineup:

Chris Lenz will be a special guest star.

To attend, check in at the event posting on the LIT UP Facebook page. See you there!

 

25 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (2/18)
Donna R. (2/18)
Rosie (2/18)
Casey (2/18)
Lance (2/18)
Leighanne (10/15/20)
Joanne (10/1/20)
Lisa W. (7/23/20)
Sherry C. (7/23/20)
Leslie P. (7/23/20)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

11 Feb meeting notes; 18 Feb reading list

February 11, 2021

11 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey, Glenda, Lance (two chapters from Engaño), and Rosie. Donna couldn’t attend but left a critique.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb18-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 12 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 15 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 18 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The final episode of Season 1 of Deep State Dossier has dropped. Season 2 is on the board.

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. Debra Holland, Beth Yarnall, and Alina K. Field are the featured authors, with Chris Lenz making a cameo appearance. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

18 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (2/11)
Donna R. (2/4)
Rosie (2/11)
Casey (2/11)
Lance (2/11)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

4 Feb meeting notes; 11 Feb reading list

February 4, 2021

4 FEBRUARY MEETING NOTES

Four people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Lance (a chapter from Engaño), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb11-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 5 February. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 8 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 11 February, at 6:30 p.m.

Rosie has hung out her shingle as an editor! It’s still a work in progress, but you can get more details here. A website will appear forthwith. Good luck!

The Valentine’s Day romance edition of LIT UP! will happen on 23 February at 6:30 p.m. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

11 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/21)
Donna R. (2/4)
Rosie (2/4)
Casey (2/4)
Lance (2/4)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

28 Jan meeting notes; 4 Feb reading list

January 28, 2021

28 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

A cozy three people attended: Casey, Donna R., and Lance (two chapters from Engaño, formerly DAA #2). Glenda and Rosie submitted critiques but couldn’t attend.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #feb04-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 29 January. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 1 February. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 4 February, at 6:30 p.m.

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 February. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

4 FEBRUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/21)
Donna R. (1/28)
Rosie (1/21)
Casey (1/28)
Lance (1/28)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26/20)
Burt (3/26/20)
Dennis P. (3/5/20)
PJ (2/27/20)
Maddie (2/27/20)

21 Jan meeting notes; 28 Jan reading list

January 21, 2021

21 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey (a chapter from Nouveau Trashy Vampire Romance), Donna R., Glenda, Lance, and Rosie (rebooted prologue and first chapter from Well of the Moon).

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jan28-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 22 January. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 25 January. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 28 January, at 6:30 p.m.

Former PFL member Dana Swift’s debut novel Cast in Firelight released on 19 January. Congratulations, Dana!

The next LIT UP! will happen on 23 February. Check the LIT UP! Facebook page for details as they appear.

 

28 JANUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/21)
Donna R. (1/21)
Lance (1/21)
Rosie (1/21)
Casey (1/21)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

14 Jan meeting notes; 21 Jan reading list

January 14, 2021

14 JANUARY MEETING NOTES

Five people attended: Casey, Donna R., Glenda, Lance (a chapter from DeWitt Agency Adventure #2), and Rosie.

NEWS & NOTES

Please put in your bids to read in the #jan21-meeting Slack channel by 8:00 p.m. on Friday, 15 January. The reading submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, 18 January. The next meeting will start on Thursday, 21 January, at 6:30 p.m.

Episode 8 of Casey & Marianna’s Deep State Dossier podcast just dropped.

A recording of the 10 Jan LIT UP! Orange County and the Muzeo Museum & Cultural Center is now up on the Muzeo Facebook page. Christopher Reich, Matt Coyle, and Nick Petrie headlined, with Maddie as ringleader.

 

14 JANUARY READING LIST

Glenda (1/14)
Rosie (1/14)
Donna R. (1/14)
Casey (1/14)
Lance (1/14)
Leighanne (10/15)
Joanne (10/1)
Lisa W. (7/23)
Sherry C. (7/23)
Leslie P. (7/23)
Marianna (3/26)
Burt (3/26)
Dennis P. (3/5)
PJ (2/27)
Maddie (2/27)

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