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Members include writers of fiction and non-fiction  -- mystery, romance, poetry, Civil War,  Appalachian women, memoir, erotica, Roman historical, young adult fiction and non-fiction, children's books, local history, real estate, as well as Southern fiction.

Members be sure to fill out your Writers Profile. You can download it here and either email or mail the completed form to Sheila Cruse.

Click here to download Writers Profile

Click here for our current calendar.

Headwaters II 2014 Anthology of High Country Writers

The member supplying our critique materials for our meeting on January 22nd is Cherye Pace. To download the material Click Here

Regional Publishers in the Southeastern US List

High Country Writers organization was founded in 1995 to lend support to aspiring writers in the High Country of North Carolina.  Since that time it has grown from a group of half a dozen, focusing specifically on romance writing, to an organization of over fifty members, actively pursuing some form of written expression. 

Our goal remains to work toward and achieve publication for all our members who desire publication.  Examine the links on our Members Page to get a better idea of our success in this area.


Past Speakers:

Hugh Howey

Sharyn McCrumb

Orson Scott Card

Albert Bell

Sandra Balzo

Jerimiah Healy

Joseph Bathanti

Ron Rash

Jack Pyle & Taylor Reese

Charles Price

Robert Morgan

Silas House

Monty Joynes

Joan Medlicott

Christy Tillery French


-Jesse Cook


Vice Pres/Program Chair

-Maryrose Carroll



Lee Bernier



- Sheila Cruse

JournalEditor                                                                          - Anita Laymon


-MaryRose Carroll 


Printing and Distribution

- Linda Steele



- Ree Strawser



- Lee Bernier



- Rich Bussone



- Bill Kaiser

Author Events Coordinator

- Nancy Kaiser


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High Country Writers * Boone * NC * 28607