of The Villages
P.O. Box 1067, Lady Lake, FL 32158
WLOV was founded in 2011 in The Villages, Florida, to serve the interests of Villages writers, published and unpublished. Its goals are to:
1) further the education of writers about all aspects of the craft, including editing, self-publishing and marketing
2) foster an environment for promoting the published works of our authors.
These goals are accomplished via monthly speaker presentations, special writing seminars, an annual book fair, this website, and a monthly newsletter with information of interest to all TV authors. We also maintain a picture catalogue of books recently published by members, the covers of which are displayed in the slide show at left. We are not a critique group, but many of our members belong to one or more of the Villages' several writing critique groups
(click here for list).
All Villages residents and guests are invited to come to our monthly meetings. To join and receive our emails and newsletters, plus discounts for special seminars and other paid events, the fee is $15/year (Click on WLOV Membership for Membership Request form). Meetings are the first Wednesday of every month (except June and July) at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
In the Table of Contents, WLOV Past Events provides downloads of previous slide presentations and/or handouts. Our monthly newsletters are filed under WLOV Newsletters.
Past President, WLOV
Newsletter and Website Editor
UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS - 2019
Wednesday, April 3 - General Meeting, Laurel Manor Rec Center, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Special event will be Research Your Character Fair. We will have professionals from all walks of life whose career is or was in some way related to Security, Among the careers represented will be:
Forensic Psychologist; Detective; Policeman and a Sheriff; Prisoner who spent 17 years behind bars and is beginning his car-detailing business; Cardiologist; Marine; IT Tech (who can talk about Cyber Security); Foreign Service Officer; Secret Service Agent; Probation Officer; and a Defense Attorney.
Thursday, April 4, at 6 pm - WLOV member Sue Ann Baker will speak about her book Behind the Shades, Chula Vista Rec Center, 1011 Rio Grande Avenue. Ms. Baker was one of the very first U.S. Secret Service agents. Admission is free space is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Murphy, 352-753-1547, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 21 – Whispering Oaks Winery book signing, 1-4 pm. Participating will be WLOV authors Peggy Best, Jack Hayes, JJ Clarke (Julie Johnson) and Bill Pullen. WO Winery is located at 10934 S Hwy 475, Oxford, FL, about 20 minutes’ drive from Lake Sumter Landing. For info on signing up for these monthly events, contact Ann Heathman, email@example.com
Wednesday, May 1 - General Meeting, Laurel Manor Rec Center, 8:30 am - 10:30 am
After business meeting we will have a "Gong Show" - One minute to pitch your book. Vote on the best pitch.