Billie A Williams
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|Billie A Williams
P O Box 134
Amberg, WI 54102
Best-Selling, Award winning Mystery/Suspense author Billie A Williams is a fiction, non-fiction
and poetry author and has won numerous awards for her short/flash fiction stories, essays,
and poetry with over two dozen works published. She is published in various magazines such
as the literary magazine Thema; Guide, a Magazine for Children, Novel Advice.com, Writing
Etc. WritingNow.com, and Women In The Arts newsletter as well as Sister’s in Crime, to list
but a few.
Her articles, columns and features have appeared regularly in newspapers. Short stories,
Flash fiction, poetry and book reviews have appeared. Mystery Time, True Love Magazine and
various anthologies and on line e-zines and web sites have show cased her work. She writes
a bi-monthly column titled “Whodunit?” for Mystery Fiction’s Voices in the Dark. She also hosts
her own writer’s group, Word Mage Writers and Readers on line as well as The Amberg
Writers Group that meets at her home monthly. She is an active blogger; http://printedwords.
blogspot.com and http://billiewilliams.com/blog and http://onewomansgarden.blogspot.
com And Editor publisher of her newsletter Mystery Readers and Working Writers
published once a month with guest columnist, regular columnist and a new series of "New
Voices" show casing upcoming and new to print authors.
Williams is currently a member of The Wisconsin Regional Writers Association (WRWA)
Upper Peninsula Writers Association (UPWA)National Association of Women Writers (NAWW)
Sister’s in Crime, Women in the Arts Program, Electronically Published Internet Connection
(EPIC), Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI) and Children’s Book
Insider, and the Children Writers Coaching Club as well as the Working Writers Club. Pen
Writers Organization, Savvy Authors Network.
Visit her at her website www.billiewilliams.com and sign up for her Newsletter "Mystery
Readers and Working Writers " or the Billie A Williams Mystery Book Of The Month Club, or her
10-week writing online course at the website. She is a graduate of the AWAI Freelance Writers
Copywriting course and many other writing courses for fiction and non-fiction. She is the
author of six books on the art and craft of writing and over thirty fiction novels.
She lives with her husband, Tom, and Lady Slipper, and a new addition to the feline family,
Daisy a calico kitten, in Amberg. This small, Northern Wisconsin community where the
winters are cold and long, but the people are warm and friendly is her writing inspiration.
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P O Box 134
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BRILLIANT RED JEWELS AND GYPSIES, FORTUNE TELLERS, WIZARDS, STAR GAZERS, SAILORS, AND A PIRATE, unlikely
combinations gathered for Fun and Food at Paris In Pembine October 27, 2011.
AMBERG WRITERS GROUP ENTERTAINED THE RED HAT GROUP AT PARIS IN PEMBINE
Halloween costumes and short stories highlighted the presentation by the Amberg Writers Group when they joined the
Brilliant Red Jewels of the North Red Hats for their monthly meeting at Paris in Pembine restaurant. Tiny Crocheted Red Hats
bedecked with a purple ribbon, Halloween pencils and small Halloween treat bags of candy decorated the participant's table
settings donated by the Amberg Writers group members.
Stories from former writing prompts entertained the group and each author ended their presentation by giving a gift to one of
the lucky Brilliant Red Jewels.
Gloria Persinger entertained the group with a true story sparked with a bit of "what if?" about the mysterious star V838, while
Don Persinger showed the group what could happen if you are late, a true story ignited by the writing prompt "The Man With
Red Whiskers Who Always Went Through the Door First." Diversity abounds when it comes to the writing prompts proving
that an idea is never written the same way by those who hear it. It is never more obvious then when the group hears Jean
Larson's version of the same prompt. Her story involved not tardiness but a Seeing Eye dog and his mistress, a blind woman.
Dogs are always a favorite topic, it seems, and Catherine Niec used one of the prompts to show the group an apparition of an
Irish Setter whom she tried to return home to the people she thought he belonged to. A fitting Halloween story, revealing, but
not a bit scary--well not really—as the grandmother had an Irish setter and...
Susie Van Deluyster, her stories as delightful as her cross stitching is beautiful , entertained everyone with a story of her
acquisition of her first Yorkie puppy.
Patti Gmeiner, one member who speaks in pictures and sometimes in words told her story from the prompt "I'm a River Not a
Swamp," and presented the group with a framed picture, a black and white of a local river rushing in spring time white foam
over rocks and obstacles in its path. Using the same prompt, Marge Vogels wrote about after being the river rushing and
rushing through most of her life she was glad to finally be a quite brook-type river meandering through life quietly, serenely,
living at a more leisurely pace…She emphasized she was, however, a river, not a swamp.
One of our newest members entertained the group with a story from a prompt she had been given at a recent retreat. Given
five minutes they were asked to write about an article of clothing – she chose white as the background for the shopping trip
she imagined where all the articles of clothing were white – white being purity – Robelle Degenaer gave away a crocheted
white angel ornament to one of the Brilliant Jewels.
Billie Williams as master (or is that mistress?) of ceremonies introduced each of the writers. As her contribution she gave
away a copy of her most recent book, July Heat. The cast of characters in this mystery are all the members (and a couple
former members) of the Amberg Writers Group. A member of the Brilliant Red Jewels of the North Red Hat Group was the
Anyone is welcome to join the group that meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Williams home in Amberg, WI. At 1:30 in
the afternoon. For more information email Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-759-5919 –if you get the machine
leave a message and your phone number and she'll call you back.
Catherine Niec, Marge Vogels, Patti Gmeiner, Robelle Degenaer, Billie Williams, Gloria Persinger, Jean Larson, Don
Persinger. Missing from picture Susie Van Deluyster and Tom Williams
|THE AMBERG WRITERS GROUP PRESENTS
AT THE HALLOWEEN MEETING OF THE RED JEWELS OF THE NORTH GROUP MEETING
Catherine Niec, Marge Vogels, Patti Gmeiner, Robelle Degeaner,Billie Williams, Gloria
Persinger, Jean Larson, Don Persinger
Missing from Photo, Susie Van Deluyster and Tom Williams
Billie A Williams is the author of over 40 published works, a freelance writer, and the Editor in Chief/ owner of the "Mystery
Readers and Working Writers Newsletter," She is founder and mentor of the Amberg Writers Group which presents
Read-citales in various settings. You've heard of dance and piano recitals-- well this is the fledgling writers venue to
showcase their writing created in the Amberg Writers Group monthly sessions from prompts provided there. [This group is
available to do Read-citales email or call your requests to: Billie A Williams, 715-759-5919 or email@example.com]
Williams is also founder and owner of the Word Mage Writers group at Yahoo.com. She is owner/manager of several blogs:
She enjoys speaking at libraries, bookstores, Historical Societies, schools, Nursing homes, Red Hat Societies and at writer's
Topics include but are not limited to:
Fiction Writing (Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Suspense, Romantic Suspense)
How to Write a Play
How to Publishing your own book for Kindle/Nook/PDF
Which route: traditional publisher, self-publish, or small independent publisher for you?
Research (when is it enough)
Native American Foods, Traditions, Legends and Lore
Changing Careers after 50 or even 60
There A Woman I Can Talk To? Listening is a learned skill.
If you have a specific need, contact me to discuss possibilities.