March 18, 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C auditorium and café. (If you’re not on our mailing list, use the form here to add yourself so you will get any updates about this meeting.)

This meeting may be recorded; if so, the recording link will be shared in the following month’s eQuill newsletter.


12:45-1:30 p.m. Nosh and Networking Mixer for members and first-time guests in the café


1:30-1:45 p.m. AWC announcements and upcoming events with AWC President Jill Evans


1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Brandon Massey: Writing Thrillers

Brandon Massey sold his first short story in 1996 to a speculative fiction magazine. Three years later, he self-published Thunderland, his first novel. After managing to sell a few thousand copies on his own, Kensington Publishing Corp signed him to a publishing contract and republished the novel in 2002.

Since then, Massey has published up to three books a year, ranging from thriller novels such as The Other Brother and Don’t Ever Tell, vampire fiction such as Dark Corner, and short story collections such as Twisted Tales; he’s also edited multiple anthologies in his Dark Dreams series, featuring the short works of acclaimed authors from Eric Jerome Dickey to Tananarive Due.

Massey currently lives with his family near Atlanta, GA.

To stay posted on his latest book news, visit his website at and sign up for his free newsletter.

2:45-3:00 p.m. Book signing for Brandon Massey in the café



3:00-4:00 p.m. Member Moment — Twelve AWC Members Share Stories about Their Books and Writing Journeys

A dozen AWC members will present stories about their books and writing journeys in five-minute sessions.

Registered speakers in alphabetical order:

  • Gaby Anderson
  • Colette Bennett
  • TM Mike Brown
  • Quaye Chapman
  • Nikita Harris
  • Fatima Henson
  • Fatimah Jackson
  • Cynthia Jones
  • Anne Lovett
  • Sharon Marchisello
  • Renee Propes
  • Ananya Vahal


4:00-4:15 p.m. Book signing for Member Moment speakers in the café