WHO HELPS YOU?

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Once upon a time I used a typewriter. I am nostalgic for that time, but sometimes it’s better to “grow” with the flow and improve. Typewriters have their place, but smart people have discovered easier ways of doing things.

Smart people… do you know any?

We do.

We’ve been working really hard on ourselves @ DPP so that we can grow and be better publishers for our authors. We don’t say typewriters are bad, not at all, but we can be better, more efficient, more author-focused. And to do that, we decided to spend this year “off” asking smart people for help.

You may well be curious about our smart people, and we are glad of that. We don’t want to hide them. We want to share them with you. You can find our smart people here, and here. These are people and organizations who, every day, help us be better publishers.

Thank you, dear friends and advisors. We so appreciate all you do for us.

AN INEXPENSIVE STAY-AT-HOME WRITING CONFERENCE & YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A LOCAL!

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Saturday, July 18 is the 4 th annual Wilmington Writers Conference! The conference will be entirely virtual this year, and we will kick things off Friday, July 17 with an evening keynote and public Q&A from YA author and Delaware local, Erin Entrada Kelly.
You will have the opportunity to learn alongside professional writers, workshop with fellow participants, and network with a writing community! The 2020 theme, Untold Stories, stems from the Museum’s ongoing effort to make space for the stories that are traditionally left out of the art-historical canon—those of women and artists of color. Many of our session presenters, as well as the keynote address, will weave in fibers of this theme throughout their discussions. Come alongside your fellow writers as all look within our lives to find the stories often left untold and make space within ourselves to listen. $15 Members,  $ 20 Non-Members, $10 Students.
Visit the Conference page to see the full day schedule and session abstracts and leader bios.

WHAT TO READ DURING A PANDEMIC?

wsofit-projectspageLife got you down?

I know it’s got us down.

Mind racing, jumping around, wondering how to protect ourselves from a foe we cannot see.

Reading helps, but you need something that feels right. That “gets you” and where you are right now.

Why not pick-up the book that understands?

Choose the “We Get You Sale” to get the book at the sale price. Pick it up for even less at Amazon in Kindle form. Get yourself a cup of decaf or a cold beer, and know we understand.

We’re all in this together.

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

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Above you see the front window of our house.

The first thing you need to know is that in this house, Black lives and Brown lives and LGBTQ lives matter.

And so in this house, in this publishing company, there is no hate. And we reject the presidential notion that there are good people on both sides of a race-bashing incident. There are not.

Black lives matter.

That does not mean we do not support police. Dianne broke down on a highway in her car on Thanksgiving, and a white police office put his car between her car and the masses of speeding drivers who came so close to hitting them both until roadside help could rescue her. Police can be wonderful and wonderful helpers for society, and they often have dangerous jobs. And the fact that Black lives matter does NOT in anyway diminish the importance or worth of police, nor does it mean that any other lives do not matter. That is a spurious argument designed only to stop attention being paid to the inherent racism present in this country. All lives matter, but we need to work on making sure that, in the USA, they matter equally, and are treated equally. Currently, sadly, they are not. The slogan “Black lives matter” is important to help us all realize we need to work on bringing Black lives up to the same standard as White lives.

As a nation, we all, all of us, have to stop killing people, or allowing people to be killed, simply because of the color of their skin. We have to stop giving them extra jail time because of the color of their skin. We Whites have to stop denying we have privilege, and have to stop using our privilege to only lift ourselves. We can’t keep almost half of Americans down, and hope that, at the same time, America itself can rise.

ALL lives, all humans matter equally. All people are beautiful and worthwhile. This is our value.

The United States can do nothing but fail as long as it treats half of its people unfairly. And Dave and Dianne will vote, as we always do, against anyone who does not agree.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING!

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING!

AMBARD-CRANDELL-DELSCENEHow the hell are you?

Puta, you’re coming to hell, with me!

What am I talking about?

Two stories, one serious, one funny, one night only, and in your living room! Ambard and Crandell will magically appear in your house, read to you, and hang around after for a Q&A session where you can ask that burning question, “Where do you get your ideas?”

Be there, and be entertained!

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