As a Multiple Sclerosis patient, it has become necessary for me to reinvent myself. I have ... and continue to ... refuse to lie down and die, or in this case, follow the normally prescribed drugs and treatments that do nothing to defeat my disease. I am not only surviving by pursuing alternatives, I am thriving. I do the things specialists told me I would never be able to do. I walk and hope to one day even run regularly. I retain my cognitive and creative abilities for the pleasure of my readers. Although you may never see me on my daily walk, you are welcome to read my novel(s) and in doing so, come to ask yourself, "How can the 'out of the box' protocol she has followed, help my loved one with an autoimmune disease like Multiple Sclerosis?"

Time Out For Writers ANWA's 22nd Conference will be held at the Mesa Hilton from February 20 through February 22. Attendees can participate in a query/pitch workshop, attend two full days of classes with industry professionals, enter our "BOB" contest (Beginning of Book) and win fabulous prizes, and pitch their work to both national and local agents and editors. 

Gregg Luke 

Ever wonder why some pages burn with the intensity of whitewater rafting while others are like floating down a gentle, meandering brook? It all comes down to the six elements of suspense writing. This course will demonstrate various techniques to writing page-turning, white-knuckle suspense in any genre. The discussion will include compelling characterization, good pacing, anticipation vs. thrills, detailing and techno stuff, resolution, and the trimming of all fat.

Gregg R. Luke, R.Ph. was born in Bakersfield, California, but spent the majority of his childhood and young adult life in Santa Barbara, California. He served an LDS mission in Wisconsin, then pursued his education in Natural Sciences at SBCC, UCSB, and BYU. He completed his schooling at the University of Utah, College of Pharmacy.

Gregg currently practices pharmacy in Logan, Utah. He is a voracious reader and has been writing stories since childhood. He has been published in Skin Diver Magazine, the Oceanographic Letter, Destiny Magazine, and the New Era Magazine. His fictional novels include The Survivors, Do No Harm, Altered State, Blink Of An Eye, Bloodborne, and Deadly Undertakings, five of which were Whitney Award finalists.


Gratitude Giveaway! 
As a huge thanks for all the early
ANWA Conference registrations,
everyone  who registers by Thanksgiving Day
(Next Week - 11/28/13)
will automatically be entered into a
giveaway for $15 at the conference bookstore!
 If you haven't registered  yet, there's still time.
Arizona Educator Licensing
"Time Out for Writers" offers Professional Development hours for Arizona Educator Licensing. Receive up to 17 Professional Developmental hours that can be applied toward the renewal of your Arizona Educator's License!
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
February 20-22, 2014
Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa
1011 West Holmes Avenue
Mesa,  Arizona   85210-4923 

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