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Immersion Grads: Cool Stuff and Books

Dana J. Summers

Congratulations to Dana Summers for multiple award winning books. Drawn and Buried  Freddie Award for best hard boiled mystery Sleuthfest Mystery Writers of America First place Royal Palm Award for best suspense novel. Florida Writers Association Dark and the Dead  Finalist Royal Palm Award for best suspense novel Downhill Fast First place Royal Palm Award […]

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Joe W. Zarek's The Devil Pulls the Strings Wins Twelve Awards

Congratulations to Joe Zarek for winning twelve awards with his The Devil Pulls the Strings and was considered for a bunch more awards, and being recognized on Saturday at Chanticleer's Tenth Annual Author's Conference and International Books Awards Ceremony. During Chanticleer's Tenth Annual Author's Conference and International Book Awards Ceremony during 23 - 26 Jun […]

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Stefan Emunds Maps Storytelling

Congratulations to Stefan Emunds for the exciting reception on Amazon of his book, The Eight Crafts of Writing! The Eight Crafts of Writing is listed as "the first book on writing that you need." Intended to be a road map through the jungle of the crafts used in writing, Stefan has created an accessible overview […]

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In the Face of the Sun featured in Buzz Books 2022 Great Reads Spring/Summer List

Congratulations to 6-time Immersion Grad, Denny S. Bryce for being featured in this set of excerpts of upcoming novels. You can download a copy of the previews here. This list was also featured in The Washington Post. Denny is a fiction author of historical and women’s fiction. A public relations professional, she spent more than […]

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Lori Wilde's "The Wedding Veil" breaks Hallmark Viewing Record

A Hallmark movie by Immersion Grad Lori Wilde was aired January 8th and it outperformed all the Hallmark movies of 2021 in terms of live viewers, according to ShowBuzzDaily's numbers. It had over 3.394 million live viewers! The next two movies in the series will air in February: The Wedding Veil Unveiled - February 12, […]

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Trapped With the Undercover Prince hits Deanna's World Top 10 Reads List

Congratulations to Julie Rowe, Immersion Grad and LWA instructor! Deanna says, "Amazing. Amazing. Amazing." You can read the full review here. Check out Julie's classes that cover topics from thrillers to action to swag! She also has a special 6 week mentoring program. She specializes in helping authors find their voice. Full-time author and workshop […]

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Piper Huguley's Cover Release for By Her Own Design

Piper says: I wanted to have Black fashion designer Ann Lowe depicted as a determined woman, facing the world on her own terms who created the life that she always dreamed of and that's what the fabulous team at William Morrow Books gave to me! Congratulations, Piper! It looks fantastic! You can see more of […]

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Vanessa Riley featured in New York Times Book Review

Vanessa's Island Queen is featured in the New York Times! Check it out! ISLAND QUEEN is a historical fiction novel based on the compelling life of Dorothy "Doll" Kirwan Thomas who rose from slavery to become the wealthiest woman landowner in the early 1800's Caribbean.  Take a breath. Let those facts sink in.  From slavery […]

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Kennedy Ryan Series Optioned for TV

Variety has announced that two of Kennedy Ryan's series have been optioned for TV. All the King's Men and Hoops are being developed for two limited series! Kennedy says: we are still in the early stages of developing the two series, HOOPS and All the King's Men. We're assembling a creative team comprised of the right director, […]

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Laura Drake has news!

She just sold two Women's Fiction stories to Story Plant! The first, The Road to Me, will release March, 2022.

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Pintip Dunn Is Winning Awards!

NYT bestselling author Pintip Dunn’s MALICE was recently recognized on ALA’s Hal Clement Notable Young Adult Boon List for best science fiction! Malice is about a girl who finds out that a boy in her class will invent a virus that wipes out half the world... ten years from now. She must decide if she […]

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Lynette Finch Chosen Judges' Favorite in Ink & Insights 2020

Margie Lawson has just guided me to my first win in a writing competition. Two immersions, several Fab 30s, including one coming up, and every other course Margie offers and finally I might have nailed story structure, writing fresh, and pacing because I have just come in second in the 2020 Ink and Insights writing […]

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UPDATE: Wild Women and the Blues is an Amazon #1 Bestseller! Margie Immersion Grad Denny S. Bryce is excited about her debut historical fiction,  Wild Women and the Blues coming from Kensington Books on March 30, 2021! Ordinary People meets Chicago the musical as played out in the city's Black Belt, Wild Women and the Blues is a mainstream […]

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Vanessa Riley Signs Adjoa Andoh to Read Audio for Island Queen

So excited!!! Lady Danbury, the fabulous Adjoa Andoh is going to read Island Queen for the audiobook! Island Queen is Vanessa's debut in Historical Fiction and retells the remarkable life of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, entrepreneur, feminist, Royal mistress. Dorothy is a controversial woman who buys her freedom and that of her family and becomes one […]

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Hexes and O's

On November 4th, the manuscript I took to my first Immersion with Margie will be out in the world of published books.

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Laura Drake's Immersion Story

I'll bet this name is not new to you (if it is, check her out!) she's been around for years. But have you taken any of her classes? Done a Fab 30? Been to an Immersion? If not, why? You can check out Lawson Writers Academy HERE. No, Margie doesn’t pay me for commercials. I’m […]

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Rebecca Hodge's Immersion Story

As a veteran of two Immersion classes (one at Margie's house-in-the-sky and one at Sullivan's Island, SC) as well as multiple Academy classes, I can't speak highly enough of everything I've learned from Margie. When I returned from my first Immersion, my writing group looked at me slack-jawed when I brought in pages, astounded at […]

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Love me some Margie!

I've been fortunate enough to be part of two different Immersion classes with Margie and am so proud of how my writing has improved since then! Now I know how to amp up the tension and find the deep side of my characters and make my words mean something. Patiently and with great humor, Margie […]

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Becky R's Immersion Story

I’ve been lucky enough to have enjoyed two Immersions at Margie’s beautiful home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Both had a different flavour. Both changed my writing. Both inspired me to push myself to a new level. And both were tremendous fun. My first Immersion blew my mind. I was awed by Margie’s energy and […]

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