November 2008

If I Were A Tree, by Dar HostaChildren's Author/Illustrator Dar HostaSponsored by The New Jersey Children’s Writer’s Guild, award winning children’s author and illustrator Dar Hosta will offer a thorough introduction to independent book publishing on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00pm at the Hunterdon County Library on Route 12 in Flemington, NJ. The presentation will outline what independent publishing is and what it isn’t, and explain the process of independent publishing. Links and resources for authors’ own projects will also be provided.

The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited, and reservations are recommended.

Reservations may be made by calling 908-788-1434 or by visiting Hunterdon County Library web site events page.

A question and answer session as well as a book signing will follow the event.

I Love The Night, by Dar HostaMavis, by Dar HostaI Love The Alphabet, by Dar Hosta

Member Marvin MayerNJCWG is happy to announce that Guild member Marvin Mayer’s first book Sammy Squirrel and the Sunflower Seeds is now available.

Marvin is our first Guild member from Texas, and has an extensive background in banking and business.  Now retired, he is pursuing his passion for writing, and NJCWG would like to congratulate him on the publication of his work and wish him many more successes!  

To learn more about Marvin and his book, visit him at

Also, don’t miss our upcoming interview with this new author in December, when Marvin is our guest on The Writer’s Journey.

~ Sheila Wright 

We’re pleased to announce that a web discussion board has been prepared for your use!  

When you log in, you will now find a “Visit Board” link under the standard options in the “Member” widget at the top of the right sidebar.  Click on that to access the board.

No additional registration is required, as the board is integrated with our main member database.

At your leisure, just click on over and enjoy a bit of chatting!

“The golden rule of writing is to write what you care about.”
— Jerry Spinelli