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Karmic Relief® "Write On: Trade Secrets From Authors, Lynne Barrett and Heather Summerhayes Cariou

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Karmic Relief® with Shelley Ackerman - "Write On: Trade Secrets From Two Great Award Winning and Best Selling Authors" International Women’s Writing Guild “stars” Lynne Barrett and Heather Summerhayes Cariou share the agony and the ecstasy of putting pen to paper Lynne Barrett is the author of the story collections "The Secret Names of Women" and "The Land of Go and co-editor of Birth: A Literary Companion". Her stories are anthologized in Miami Noir, Simply the Best Mysteries, A Dixie Christmas, A Hell of a Woman, and recent work appears in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Night Train, The Southern Women's Review and Delta Blues. She has won the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Short Story, the Best Short Story Award from Moondance International Film Festival, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs. She teaches in the M.F.A. program at Florida International University and speaks at a range of writers’ conferences and organizations. Her specialties include: fiction and nonfiction, plot and structure, story development, writing mystery and suspense. Heather Summerhayes Cariou is the best-selling author of “Sixtyfive Roses: A Sister’s Memoir”. With a foreword by Celine Dion, film rights have been optioned by Eva Longoria and UnbeliEVAble Productions. Armed with a High Honors college diploma in Media Arts, she took to the stages of Canada and off-Broadway for over 20 years. An active member of the International Women’s Writing Guild for 27 years, she serves on their Board and will teach this Summer at the I.W.W.G. “Remember the Magic” conference at BROWN University in Providence, RI. Married to Emmy-nominated, Tony Award winning stage and screen actor Len Cariou, Heather is her husband’s muse, “roadie,” and best friend. She is currently at work on a novel, and teaches Memoir Workshops.

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