While our meetings tended to be serious, the group has also had a lot of fun. In fact, the official mascot of The 6' Ferret Writers' Group is a "giant 6' ferret driving an 18-wheeler"-this odd character is the result of some of our writing exercises, serveral of which could only be stopped by killing off all of the characters with the now infamous line, "Just then, a giant 6' ferret driving an 18 wheeler came along and ran them all over. The end."
Our handbook for writers' groups, Don't Forget to Write!, was published in October 2000. It expands upon the information presented in this website, and also includes stories which resulted from our writing exercises.
Current members of The 6' Ferret Writers' Group are:
As the mother of a child with autism, her non-fiction publications have also recently begun to reflect the importance of autism awareness. Her story, "Oh, the Things I say" appears in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism, and The China Doll, a picture book for grades K-3 teaching them about their peers with autism, sold out its first print run in just six months.
Among her fiction publications are "The Black Cat of Antietam" in the Dead Promises anthology; "Hawkin's Perch," which was a winner of Inscription Magazine's "Lifting the Veil" contest; and "A Toast to the Pink Lady" in the Mensa Bulletin. Ms. Rosner was a finalist twice in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, and has won two awards in the Mount Dora Writing Contest. She is currently editing the first in a series of fantasy novels. Her website can be found at http://www.dmrosner.com.
Stirling Davenport, New York
Stirling's latest release is The Nightwing's Quest, an enchanting tale of dark elves in the world of Alvarra.
She has two mainstream novels and a science fiction novel in progress, and has written a myriad of short stories, many of which can be found in her book, Amphibious Dreamers. One of these also appears in a vampire anthology The Darkest Thirst, published by DesignImage Group. Stirling's work has appeared on-line at Shadowkeep and Dark Planet, and Eternity.com gave her an award for her science fiction tale "Engineering Beauty." Be sure to visit Stirling's blog, Slipping Through the Net. Stirling has been a member since 1990.
Ann Marie Wheeler, Connecticut
Ann has worked as an Associate Editor for Eyecare Business, and has written for Pet Product News and other trade journals, and some of her fiction has been published on-line. Ann has also worked as a freelance proofreader for the Long Ridge Writers’ Group on its Best of the Magazine Markets, and is currently working on a fantasy novel. She has been a group member since 1990.
Sean Capelle, Florida
Sean has written several short stories utilizing his "wry wit." Three of his stories have been published online. He has been a member since 2005. You can keep up to date on his exploits at MySpace.
Patrick Matthews, Florida
Pat has been a Ferret since late 2007, and his profile will be up here any time now. Really.