John Achor, member of the Village Writers’ Club, will speak on “Wandering through the Techno Wilderness: eBook Publishing On My Own” at the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club on Monday, February 27, at the Home Plate Café, 5110 North Highway 7, Hot Springs Village.
Before Achor published his first mystery novel, One, Two – Kill a Few, a Casey Fremont Mystery, as an eBook, he wrote two thriller novels, which he says reside “in a desk drawer, never to see the light of day.” His second mystery in the Casey Fremont series, Three, Four – Kill Some More, will be available soon.
To promote his third mystery in that series, Achor asked for submissions on his blog, (http://johnachor.wordpress.com).The person who submits the chosen title for the mystery (beginning with the words Five, Six …) will be included as a character. Achor offers a caution to contest entries, “Fair warning, your ‘character’ may become one of the fatalities—of course, only in the fictional sense.”
After a 20-year career as a U.S. Air Force pilot, he served as an affiliate with a large Savings and Loan institution, freelance computer instructor, consultant, writer, and community college instructor. He and and his wife Pat have been residents of Hot Springs Village since1999.
As a speaker, Achor has presented in venues in Arkansas and Missouri. Published in several local, national, and international publications, such as Good Old Days, Computer Pilot, The Storyteller, and Writers’ Journal, he enjoys writing about the subjects that he knows best, “the military, flying, and people (he’s) known.” Then, he says, “(I let my) vivid imagination take over.”
A recipient of numerous recognitions for his prose, essays, and poetry, Achor also belongs to other writing groups, including the Mystery Writers of America, Fiction Writers of Central Arkansas, Ozark Writers’ League, and Oklahoma Writers Federation. Find John Achor online and a link to his blog at www.johnachor.com.
At the February 27 meeting, Village Writers’ Club members and guests will enjoy an informal read-around at 11:15 a.m., a “Dutch treat” lunch ($8) at noon, followed by John Achor’s program.
For reservations (required), contact Joyce Anderson—(501) 922-9077. For more information, check out Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club online.