Von's View - Random Book Reviews

This book is about two American young men, Travis Manion and Brendan Looney, who find themselves caught up in the chaos of the world after 9/11. One became an officer of Marines and the other a Navy SEAL. They became friends at The Naval Academy and continued....read more 

Writing Groups

At Camp Verde Community Library

Tuesday, June 12th - Open Book Book Club 10a-noon will be a Group Read!!! Before the Fall by Noah Hawley.

The novel begins with the crash of a private plane carrying some very influential. The only survivors are the young son of a media mogul and an obscure painter who, given his less than elevated status, seems like a wild card from the start. What happened on that flight? With each chapter Hawley peels back another layer of the lives of those onboard that fatal flight.

There’s still time to read it. Alice has copies.

Plus we’ll discuss the movie, Book Club. It’s still at Harkins if you haven’t seen it. I attended on Wednesday and the theatre was filled with laughing women.

Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol's (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous "50 Shades of Grey," catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.

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Tuesday, June 19th – Writing for Fun & More 10a-noon–Bring a sample of your writing to share. Meet other writers the 3rd Tuesday of the Month.

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2nd Monday 10a - 1p Verde Writer's Critique Circle –a writer’s support group consisting of experienced and newbie authors who get together, read a piece of their work-in progress, and receive friendly, constructive critiques and gentle encouragement from the other members. The group is limited to no more than 6 writers, so that each member has approximately 30 minutes to share their work and receive comments. For more information, please call Carole at 567-2832 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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At Cottonwood Public Library

  • Writing for Fun Tuesdays - 9:00a to 10:30a
  • Creative Writing Tuesdays - 10:45a - 12:30p

Professional Writers of Prescott

2018 PWP monthly meetings will be held at Prescott Public Library on Goodwin Street on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6p-7:45p in the Founders Suite on the Library’s 1st floor. 

Tuesday June 26  at 6p featires guest speaker, Jerri Lincoln. Jerri will speak about the benefits of Self-Publishing. Jerri has successfully self-published more than 25 novels and her willingness to share her knowledge of "How to Successfully Self-Publish" is sure to be an informative and worthwhile event. 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS - free to PWP members

  • Saturday, June 30, 2018, PWP will host a Writers' Workshop at Prescott Public Library from 10a - 12:30p. Professor Laraine Herring will be the guest speaker at the workshop. Professor Herring, a successful author and the Director of Creative Writing at Yavapai College will present "From Trauma to Drama: Transforming Grief into Storytelling." If you plan to attend the Workshop, please sign-up by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please write "Workshop" in the subject line. 

    Note: Laraine is my favorite writing teacher and editor. I’ve worked will her and recommend her highly. I wouldn’t miss it.

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Children’s Author Group Contact Pat Frayne at (928) 713-6679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Amber Polo, Camp Verde Library Volunteer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.