Writers Helping Writers Succeed
Writers and Aspiring Writers
Supporting Each Other and Promoting the Craft of Writing
The Hanover Writers Club began in September 2002 in order to fill the need for a local writer's group. At that time, there were groups in the West End and Southside of Richmond, but none for the north-eastern suburbs. Joanne Liggan and Mary Ann Croy approached Hanover Parks and Recreation about creating a club and were encouraged by the enthusiasm shown by the department.
Eventually, club members agreed to become a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, a statewide 501(c)(3) organization established in 1918.
The Hanover Writers is a community club of writers offering writers support and writing instruction. We currently meet at the Compass Christian Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the summer months, and Saturdays at 10:30 am in the winter months. Anyone interested in the craft of writing is welcomed.
Meetings include a brief business meeting, a roundtable (we share our writing experiences and accomplishments and discuss upcoming events), and sometimes, time permitting, a short lesson or observation. A few meetings during the year are set aside for guest speakers or social gatherings. All meetings are geared to support our members, encourage them to write, and help them improve their craft.
Charles Tabb is a retired teacher who now writes full-time. He works mainly with fiction and has two novels out. His stories have been published by online literary journals, with two winning Golden Nib Awards from The Virginia Writers Club. His story “As Luck Would Have It” won 3rd and "The Thirteenth Painting" won 1st place. Charles lives with his wife, her two horses, and their two rescued dogs near Ashland, Virginia. He enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family. His books can be found on Amazon.com and at Books, Beads, and More in Mechanicsville. You may find Charles at https://charlestabb.com.
Harry has been writing role-playing games for over 20 years and novels for over a decade. He’s known in game circles for horror and science-fiction. He’s now focused on comedic fantasy novels as half of the writing team of Jack Heckel. Harry lives in Mechanicsville and attends local conventions and writing events. His websites are www.jackheckel.com and www.harryheckel.com.
After “Celie” retired as an elementary school counselor, she owned and operated a café with a staff of kids and published her first book, Active Meditation for Manifesting the Kingdom (2011, 2017) – a simple guide to purposeful prayer. Her second book, You Can’t Hide a Dead Fish (2014), describes her public-school counseling experiences and includes challenges, successes and suggestions for change. Celie’s early education in Catholic school is reflected in these two memoirs as well as many of the spiritually oriented stories and poems she began writing as early as second grade. She currently works as a Life Coach and Hypnotherapist in Mechanicsville, VA while working on her next book.
Joanne, founder of the Hanover Writers Club, became a published author in February 2003 when Heir of Deception was released by Llumina Press. The sequel, Air of Truth, was published by Tate Publishing in 2007 and is available in paperback, audiobook, and as an ebook. The final book of the trilogy, Err at Sea, was released in February 2012 and is available in paperback or ebook. Since that time, Joanne has been working on a 7-book series of Bible study guides, four of which are published so far. Joanne is an award-winning author of both fiction and non-fiction.