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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Happy New Year, everyone! Wow, what an exciting time. Can you believe it is 2015? There is so much to do and so many places to go; one has to wonder where to begin. For Southern writers we are kicking off our new year by saluting our authors. It has been our privilege to promote over 800 writers since we began publication. In this New Year, that number will increase to over 1000. We know how important it is for authors to get their names known and promote their books to readers, and we are committed to helping authors do this. This year we are making it a priority to help writers become more proficient in their writing. Our website now features writing courses on different genres. There is also a “Books on Writing” section, another tool for writers to hone their craft. Authors can do many things to increase the promotion and sale of their books. Southern Writers wants to make it easier for authors to choose the venues that best suit their needs. We can help create a plan that will take you in the right direction to promote you and your books. Let us show you when to start promoting your new book and how. Take advantage of being a member/subscriber of Southern Writers. Make this your best year ever in your writing career. Together, let’s tell everyone about your books. It took a lot of work to write your book/books. It takes time to promote them. But you don’t have to do it alone. We at Southern Writers will help. Everyone at Southern Writers wants to wish you and your family a wonderful, healthy and safe “New Year”. Happy 2015! Susan Reichert Editor-in-Chief