Mar 092016


We are moving our meeting location temporarily. For the January – April meetings, we will be using the Art Workz Studio located at 517 Barksdale Blvd in Bossier City (near Red River Chevy). For more information on this location, including a map, visit the Art Workz facebook page.

We will return to the Bossier Library History Center in May.

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Photo WG2The Art of Backstory

How to effectively select what pieces of backstory to include ‘on stage’, when to reveal them and how to thread them through your story in a non author-intrusive manner. Includes discussion of seven specific methods and examples of each drawn from published works for illustrative purposes.


About Our Speaker

Winnie Griggs is the multi-published, award-winning author of Historical (and occasionally Contemporary) romances that focus on Small Towns, Big Hearts, Amazing Grace.  She’s published twenty-two books since her debut in 2001 and is contracted to do two more in the next year.  In 2013 the first book in her Texas Grooms series, Handpicked Husband, garnered a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award.

Winnie grew up in south Louisiana in an area her friends thought of as the back of beyond.  She and her siblings spent many an hour exploring the overgrown land around her home, cutting jungle trails, building forts and frontier camps, and looking for pirate ships on the nearby bayou.   Along the way, she began capturing those wonderful adventures in the pages of her notebooks.   Nowadays, Winnie feels blessed to be able to share her stories with readers through her published books.

Winnie loves to hear from readers.  You can contact her via her website or connect with her on facebook.