June 6, 2015 meeting

Hello Happy Writers!

original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

The Luncheon Literary Society would like to invite anyone who writes creatively to attend our next meeting, to be held Saturday, June 6, from 11 am to 2 pm at Golden Corral, located at 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill.

You will need to purchase your lunch and beverage and then move to the far left corner of the restaurant. The lunch buffet cost is $9.29, with $1 discount for seniors, and beverages are $2.19.

Our talented members include short story writers, novelists, poets, children book writers, memoir writers, blog writers, book illustrators. Most have been published and/or have authored books (which may be available for sale).

If you attend, bring enough copies of your work-in-progress for each person to have a copy to read and to offer helpful critiques. Our maximum limits are 7 pages of prose (double-spaced, size 12 font) or 3 poems (which can be single-spaced).

We welcome first time visitors.

May 2 LLS Meeting


original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

The Luncheon Literary Society will meet Saturday, May 2, from 11 am to 2 pm at the Golden Corrall, 1031 North Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC. For directions, menu, and price list see: http://www.goldencorral.com/

Members of our group include poets, short story writers, novelists, bloggers, children book writers, illustrators, and memoir writers. Some have published work, while others are just beginning their writing journey.

If you are a writer who would like to receive support and/or critiques of your works-in-progress, we invite you to attend. You may leave a comment here, or send an e-mail to luncheonliterary@gmail.com.

The maximum number of pages to bring are 7 pages of double-spaced,  font size 12, of prose or 3 poems. Poems may be single-spaced.

Please bring enough copies for each attendee to be able to read your work and to make helpful suggestions.

Writers’ Secrets Uncovered, April 25, 2015


CONTACT: Beth Crosby, Chairman bethcrosbysc@gmail.com Mobile: 803-493-2054

Register Now for Spring Writers Workshop


The Rock Hill Chapter of the South Carolina Writers Workshop is presenting the ninth annual WRITERS INTENSIVE WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Grace Lutheran Church located as 426 Oakland Avenue in Rock Hill. This year’s theme is “Writers’ Secrets Uncovered.” Each participant may choose four from an array of twenty-four sessions, a panel discussion, and optional critiques. Sessions are presented for beginning writers through published authors and include many genres, poetry, and illustration. As an added bonus, participants will get the opportunity to meet other writers and professionals in the industry.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. The cost is $30 for non-members and $25 for members of SCWW and students age 16 and older. Lunch is included in this day-long event. Space is limited, so pre-register at www.rockhillscww.org to select your sessions.

For more details, visit www.RockHillSCWW.org.


April 4–Luncheon Literary Society Writers Meeting



Hello Writers!

It’s a sunny day in Rock Hill with fluffy white clouds in a blue sky. The outside temperature is climbing, flowers are blooming, green leaves are unfurling along once bare tree limbs, and yellow pollen is filling the air. (Not a good thing for asthma sufferers!)

As Mother Nature is bringing new growth to the outside world, hopefully, your creative muse has inspired you to begin a new poem, short story, or personal narrative. We invite you to share it with us at the Luncheon Literary Society.

The next meeting of the Luncheon Literary Society will be Saturday, April 4, from 11 am to 2 pm at Jackson’s Cafeteria, 1735 Heckle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC. To check out the menu, click on this link: http://www.menupix.com/menudirectory/menu.php?id=4003986.

If you are interested in attending, please post a comment.


Saturday, March 7–Luncheon Literary Society Meeting

Pete Hildebrandt, Luncheon Literary Society co-chair, will host our next meeting at his home, on Saturday, March 7, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Please bring a food item to share as well as written work for which you would like a critique.

Please let Pete know what food item and how many pages of written work you plan to bring. We recommend up to 3 poems and/or 7 typed pages, size 12 Font, of prose or non-fiction narratives.

Pete’s e-mail is evereader@msn.com.

Spotlight on: Ed R. Green, author of Hope: The Sapphire Prison, Book One

 I have been in a writers’ critique group with Ed R. Green for several years, so I was already familiar with and liked the main characters of Hope: The Sapphire Prison, Book One. Terek, a human, and Alora, a siriad, along with Maya and Orendalen, a newlywed elven couple, journey together on a mission of peace.

What a delight it was to read the complete story of their adventures as Councilor for Forestwaith and Ambassadors for Solifi. Green does an excellent job of setting the scene. Whether the group is traveling through the Living Swamp or trudging through the desert toward a confrontation with the dragons in the Mountains of Change, the reader is right there with Terek and his companions. Green’s action and battle scenes are also good.

What I liked best was the way the different “people” groups worked together to resolve their issues and to bring peace to their world. I loved the chapter titles. The inclusion of a map of the country of Parania was helpful as was the Appendix with pronunciations of unusual names and terms.

Green’s fans are eagerly awaiting the publication of the next four books in this series. Thanks, Ed, for a journey into a very different world.





LLS Interview Questions & Answers:

  • How did you develop the unusual lands Parania and Terranil?           
  • How flattering. I’m just a historian. During my visits to the planet Mera, I had the honor of interviewing a number of scholars, predominantly in the elven port city of Yahna.


  • Who designed your cover?           
  • Graphic designer Craig Faris did an excellent job with the cover art of Hope, using a portrait photograph by Andy Lawless.


  • If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?           
  • That’s a tough one. There have been many. My major influences include the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Leo Tolstoy.


  • What are your current project(s)? 
  • I’m in the process of writing Curse of the Illusionist, which involves many of the surviving victors of The War of the Mistress and The Secret War, conflicts I related in The Sapphire Prison series.


  • Where can people purchase your book?           
  • Hope, book one of The Sapphire Prison series, is available at Amazon.com.
  • For the paperback version, go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/1493655833.
  • For the ebook version for Kindle or PC, go to http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HL5PHPU.
  • Also, you can just go to Amazon.com and type “The Sapphire Prison” in their search field. Hope will pop up.
  • When The Ring of Woodland Stars and the rest of the series is published, they will be available from Amazon as well.

For more information about Ed R Green, check out his website at https://edrgreen.wordpress.com.








Next Meeting

original quill artwork by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

  original quill artwork
by Rosemary Gray 2011 – all

 Our next meeting will be

Saturday, February 7, 2015,

from 11 am to 2 pm

at Jackson’s Cafeteria

in Rock Hill, SC.

Please join us if you are a  writer

seeing support for your works-in-progress.