Authors in Discussion - The Working Writer vs. The Day Job: Finding Harmony

Join us for an evening of lively discussion on balancing a writing career and having a day job.  Bring your questions!

Both of these authors are teachers and are debut novelists.  

Melissa Scholes Young is an award-winning author from Hannibal, Missouri, which she proudly claims as her hometown. Her writing has appeared in the AtlanticWashington PostNarrativePloughsharesPoets & Writers, and other literary journals. She teaches at American University in Washington, D.C. FLOOD is her first novel.

John Copenhaver is the recipient an Artist Fellowship from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities for four consecutive years. In 2015, he launched and continues to maintain a crime fiction column for the Lambda Literary website called "Blacklight." His short fiction has appeared in Glitterwolf Magazine, Roanoke Review, and Gaslight, the Lambda Emerging Voices Anthology. He won the 2015 Larry Neal Writers' award for short fiction, and was first runner-up in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Contest and the Narrative Magazine Winter Story Contest. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Event date: 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

Event address: 

1312 East Cary Street
Fountain Bookstore
Richmond, VA 23219
Dodging and Burning: A Mystery Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781681776590
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pegasus Books - March 6th, 2018

Flood: A Novel Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781478970774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Center Street - May 8th, 2018