Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338, Building N-C


  • Nosh & Networking for members and visitors in Building N-C café: 12:45-1:30 p.m.


  • Meeting for members and visitors in Building N-C auditorium: 1:30-4:00 p.m.


1:30-1:45 p.m.

Club Business, Upcoming Events, and Announcements


1:45-2:45 p.m.

Deborah LeBlanc, August 2019 guest speaker #1: Write what you know…or don’t know!

Deborah LeBlanc is an award-winning, best-selling author and business owner from Lafayette, Louisiana. She is also a licensed death scene investigator, has been a paranormal investigator for over twenty years, and is currently the house clairsendium for the upcoming paranormal investigation television show, Through the Veil.

She served four years as president of the Horror Writers Association, eight years as president of the Writers’ Guild of Acadiana, and two years as president of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter. In 2007, Deborah founded Literacy Inc. a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting illiteracy in America’s teens. Deborah also takes her passion for literacy and a powerful ability to motivate to high schools around the country.

On Saturday, August 17, Deborah will discuss “Write What You Know…or Don’t Know!”
Take a chance, break away from the old ball and chain that says, “Write What You Know.” Don’t be afraid to walk into the unknown. When you do, your readers will pick up the excitement and passion you felt venturing into new territory. Your writing will be injected with adventure!

Whether you write thrillers, sci-fi, romance, or a genre in between, there IS someone somewhere out there who ‘d love to be interviewed by you. Everyone wants an inquisitive ear! To get the info you need for your novel or nonfiction, all it takes is you asking the right questions–this session will show you how!

Website: https://deborahleblanc.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/deborahleblancauthor/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deborahleblanc


2:45-3:00 p.m.
Book-signing in the Building N-C café for Deborah LeBlanc.


3:00-4:00 p.m.

Lois Reitzes & John Lemley, August 2019 guest speakers #2: Music in literature & literature in music

The distinctive voice of Lois Reitzes has been heard over the airwaves of 90.1FM WABE since 1979. From 1982 to 2015, Lois hosted the weekday morning program “Second Cup Concert,” which can now be heard on the WABE Classics HD channel. Since January 2015, Lois has hosted “City Lights with Lois Reitzes,” a ground-breaking weekday arts and culture program with a specific mission of elevating Atlanta’s arts scene.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LoisReitzes



John Lemley is the anchor of CrimeOnline News Update, a daily newscast feature of Crime Stories with Nancy Grace on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The show airs weekdays at 12 noon ET on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 111, as well as on radio stations across the U.S. and on Nancy Grace’s Crime Stories podcast.

In addition to his work on SiriusXM, Lemley also anchors Momentum, an online TV news roundtable program for the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, that addresses topics impacting the greater metro-Atlanta area.

Beginning in 1997, Lemley hosted and produced a variety of news and arts programs for Atlanta’s NPR affiliate, WABE. In 2015, Lemley moved his cultural program, City Café to WMLB-Atlanta, where the show was expanded and retooled to focus purely on classical music and arts interviews. Also in 2015, Lemley began serving as occasional news anchor for Atlanta radio stations WSTR (Star 94) and WYAY (News Radio 106.7).

Over the past two decades, Lemley has garnered numerous accolades and awards. He has been named “Best Drive-Time DJ” by the staff of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for his work as host of the news magazine, All Things Considered. Atlanta Magazine chose Lemley and City Café as “Best of the Dial.” He is also a recipient of a GLAAD media award and has been honored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his work on City Café.

Lemley graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in musical theatre. He also studied Latin at Emory University in Atlanta. Lemley is based in Atlanta, where he lives with his husband, Mike Selk.

Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/johnlemleyfanpage/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JohnLemley


Combined, Lois and John have about 60 years of experience celebrating the arts in Atlanta, including literature and music, and they will talk about how words and compositions have influenced each other over the centuries–and inspire you about how you can do the same in your writing.