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ETWG Mission

The mission of the East Texas Writers Guild is to offer support, education and opportunity for growth to all our members, who are involved in all aspects of writing, publishing, and book marketing, as well as to contribute to the writing community at large locally, nationally and internationally. Click here to learn more about the history of The East Texas Writers Guild.

Author: Caleb Pirtle III

He knew he wanted to be a writer the day he read his first book. Writing for him was never as much of a vocation as an obsession. Over the years, Pirtle has served as a newspaper reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, travel editor for Southern Living Magazine,...

Author: William A. Burgdorf

A writer and storyteller of Westerns (historical fiction). He and his wife, Nancy, live in the piney woods portion of east Texas in Tyler. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a doctorate in education, and melds his education with forty years of...

Author: Linda Pirtle

It is only natural that I would one day wind up in the literary field. I taught the art of writing and understanding literature for years as an English teacher at St. John High School, Lancaster High School, and Ennis High School as well as Business Communications at...

Author: Aaron M. Zook, Jr.

An award-winning author and speaker—entertains with a purpose in his books and presentations. He’s thrilled thousands of readers through his YA Christian mystery/adventure Thunder and Lightning series about two inquisitive boys and their dogs who solve one crisis...

Author: Brinda Carey

Brinda is happily married to the man who rescued her from a life of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Together, they broke several dysfunctional cycles and raised four beautiful children who love the Lord. Playing with her twelve grandchildren brings joy to her...

Author: Catherine Sellers

Always, her first romance novel, was published in 1989 by Meteor Publishing's line of Kismet Romances. Always was followed in 1991 by Rainbows & Love Songs and Fair Warning in 1993.As the daughter of an oil patch roughneck, Catherine Sellers has lived all over the...

Author: Deborah DR Kralich

Deborah Kralich is a writer, artist, and  businesswoman. She is part owner of Ruskra’s Corner. A native Texan, she holds a BA in economics from the University of Houston and a MA in counseling from the University of St. Thomas. A writer since childhood, Deborah's...

Author: Janice Ernest

Janice Ernest is from East Texas and has been writing since the late 1980's in small publications as a freelancer; in 2009 she started, edited, and published a magazine in East Texas titled, WhileUWait magazine. This publication was exhibited in the Arlington Museum...

Author: Jerry L. Clark

Pen name: Jack Collins Jerry was born in Turkey Creek, Louisiana and graduated from Galena Park High School in May,1967. He joined the United States Air Force in September of that year and he served our country for twenty-two years. During this time, he traveled...

Author: Patricia LaVigne

Patricia La Vigne is a newly-published author, although she has been writing since her childhood--journals of trips made through the years, diary entries, short stories whenever the spirit moved her. Her first published story was for an anthology, compiled by her...

Author: April Nunn Coker

April cannot remember when she did not want to be a writer.  She began writing stories for her friends at age ten and continued through high school writing what would now be known as fan fiction using the members of the Kennedy family and Star Trek characters.  She...

Author: Kimberly Fish

Kimberly Fish has been a professional writer in marketing and media for almost 30 years. In the course of research for the Longview Chamber of Commerce 100-year compilation, she stumbled across a 1940s-federal works project that was too good, too war-winning, to not...

Author: Marvin S. Mayer

Marvin is a kid occupying the body of a senior citizen. He loves to be around children, so that’s one reason he became an active volunteer at, among other places, the Tyler Library’s Book Buddy program.  Each week, Book Buddies visit children’s day care centers or...

Author: Mike Clifton

A public educator for over 38 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, currently lives in Mount Pleasant, Texas with his wife, Melanie and family cat, Sadie. He is the author of The Treasure Hunt Club and The Janus Witch, a member of The Northeast Texas Writers...

Author: Patricia Taylor Wells

She published her first book in 2016: “Camp Tyler, A First of its Kind” for the benefit of Camp Tyler, the oldest outdoor education school in the country, which she attended as a child.  As a result, she was selected to write the first article for the newly created...

Author: Charles Hayes

Author, artist, and editorial cartoonist Charles H. Hayes is a retired physicist with degrees from Rice University and the University of Texas. He is a life member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Military Order of the Stars and Bars and a board member of...

Business Meeting

When: TBA

Where:  Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Genecov RM., N. Broadway, Tyler, Texas

Agenda: TBA

General Meeting

When: Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Where:  Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, Genecov RM., N. Broadway, Tyler, Texas

Agenda: TBA

Nutz and Boltz

When:  October 19, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where: TJC West Campus, 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler, TX

Agenda: This is your opportunity to ask questions about anything writing related and network with fellow writers.

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