Eva Marie Everson
Eva Marie Everson is a woman who wears many hats. She’s a multiple award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction works, the president of Word Weavers International, the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference, and the acquisitions editor for Firefly Southern Fiction. But, best of all, she’s a wife, mother, and grandmother. Eva Marie and her husband make their home on the shores of a lovely unnamed lake in Florida, where they are pretty much owned by their dog.
NOTE: Eva will accept pitches for Firefly Southern Fiction, which publishes work not only set in the South, but with the feel of the South. Southern fiction encompasses stories about her people—the good and the bad—the elements that make her great and those that make her strong and compelling. Submissions should be strong in character, setting, story, and with an understanding of the dialogue and true dialect.
Just added, a special limited participant class for Intermediate to Advanced Writers:
Fiction Practicum (continuing class) Limited to eight fiction writers.
Eva Marie uses her love of leading others to mentor conferees on a one-on-one basis. This ongoing class looks at first pages, opening chapters, character arcs, plot dynamics, dialogue, self-editing, and proper formatting. Participants will glean skills in critique and its value they will use long after the conference ends. You must email Eva Marie at PenNhnd@aol.com with “Blue Lake Fiction Track” in the subject line. You will receive information about what to bring a couple of weeks before the retreat.