All-Member Meeting, Saturday, Jan. 27

All-Members Meeting, Sat. Jan. 27

"Work for Hire" was a great meeting in January!! We hope to get Wendy to do a repeat performance in a Webinar in the near future. Stayed tuned!

Our next all-members meeting will be Sat., March 30, 2024, at the North Denton Public Library, 10am-11:30am. Join us afterwards for lunch at the GreenHouse Restaurant. More info coming soon.

January 2 meeting notes:

Hear Wendy Hinote Lanier speak on work for hire, and Monica Flores discuss the National Authors in Grocery Stores Program.

Work for Hire: Is It Worth It?

Find out all about the perks and pitfalls of work for hire in this presentation by Wendy Hinote Lanier.

Wendy Hinote Lanier: The author of more than 45 work for hire projects, Wendy has learned a thing or two about this topic in her twenty plus year publishing journey. She’ll share what to expect and how to find assignments along with her personal experiences as a writer of work for hire projects. Wendy Hinote Lanier is an author, former elementary teacher, Texan, and speaker who writes for children and adults. She has written books for End Game Press, Sleeping Bear Press, Iron Stream Media, Focus Readers, State Standards Publishing, ABDO, Lerner Books, KidHaven Press, Lucent Books, and Capstone Press as well as articles in on-line and print publications such as Highlights for Children and Clubhouse Magazine. She can be contacted through her website And you can follow her on Facebook (Author Wendy Hinote Lanier) and/or Instagram (wendy.hinote.lanier).

The National Authors in Grocery Stores Program

The National Authors in Grocery Stores Program gives authors who are not distributed in the Grocery Store an opportunity to hold book signings in the Store. They have over 800 locations in 9 states which include: Arizona, Texas, Michigan, Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, and Louisiana. Currently, Fred Meyers, Kroger, King Soopers, City Market and Frys Food and Drug.

Monica Flores: As a child, Monica Flores hated reading and all things that fall under the subject of English. She didn’t become a book worm until she was a teenager, when introduced to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Since that time, Monica has become an avid reader. During the day, she works as a nurse at the county hospital. She enjoys serving in her church and community, spending time with friends and family, doing family history work, eating chocolate and, of course, reading books. She has written two books Emara’s Challenge and Ziva’s Challenge. Her third book in the A Lamanites Story series is Palla’s Challenge which is in editing and will be released next year.