Frank C. Strunk was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, where he earned his journalism degree at the University of Kentucky. He worked on the state desk of the Lexington Herald, was editor of a weekly paper in Mount Vernon, Kentucky; served as editor of Rural Kentuckian Magazine, then went to Washington D.C. as Associate Editor of Rural Electrification Magazine and in the mid-sixties founded his own advertising and public relations firm, of which he remains a principal.
Strunk's novels; Jordon's Wager, Jordon's Showdown (Walker and Company) and Throwback, (HarperCollins) all take place in the mountains of Kentucky.
Strunk is a frequent guest lecturer at the Florida Suncoast Writers Conference St. Petersburg, Florida and at Gail Provost's Writing Retreat Workshops.
Some of his writing tips include: Learn how to write in tight, well-contained scenes, Learn to write effective dialogue, Get a handle on your principal characters early on, Use a journalism technique to help you write scenes, the basic five W's and H's, Use outlines, Seek challenges.
Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 10, at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. North, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Arrive by 6:30 p.m. to meet other writers and to network.
For more info, contact, Richard Budin, Florida Writers Association St. Petersburg Group Leader, DickBudin@juno.com. Phone: (727) 461-3897