Monday, November 3, 2008

Bayou Writers Group Conference Speaker - Novelist

Writer/engineer Randy Denmon is a lifelong resident of Monroe, Louisiana. Prior to publication, his first book, The Lawless Frontier, was a finalist of the National Writers Association’s annual novel contest. After being picked up by Kensington, the title was eventually shortlisted for the 2007 Spur for Best Original Paperback Novel. Award winning author Elmer Kelton called The Lawless Frontier an "impressive debut" and National Book Award laureate Tim O'Brien hailed it as "well-written and engrossing."

Randy is a US Army veteran of the Gulf War. He has written two more novels that are presently awaiting publication. One of them tells the story of two Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War while his third novel deals with a Marine in Central America during the interwar years.

What I find realy interesting is that The Lawless Frontier started out as a collection of short stories that he eventually turned into a novel. I'm excited to meet Randy Denmon and hear his words of wisdom. I think we'll all come away from his presentation feeling encouraged and inspired.

The Bayou Writers' Group one day conference is on November 15TH. Our theme is: Bridge to Publication and we do believe we can be your bridge to publication. For a registration form email me or go to http://www.bayouwritersgroup.blogspiot.com/

3 comments:

Stargazer said...

Good promo. Should get more bodies to attend. He looks like a really nice guy.

Mindy Blanchard said...

OHHHHH. I'm counting the days until the Conference.

Erica Vetsch said...

Wow! I LOVE a good western. And endorsement by Elmer Kelton? Way cool!