Saturday, March 21, 2015

Local Author Selected to teach Writers of the Future

Jaimie M. Engle to pilot LA based creative writing program

Melbourne, FL, March 9, 2015:“It was with this in mind that I initiated a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative efforts to be seen and acknowledged.” — L. Ron Hubbard
Author Jaimie M. Engle has been selected to pilot a creative writing course through the Writers of the Future contest, an incentive program to expand writers’ capabilities in its 75th year. The program created in part by science fiction authors Orson Scott Card and L. Ron Hubbard is based off their material taught to contest winners at their annual award ceremony. Emily Jones, head of Author Services, provided Engle with nearly 200 novel length books, teachers guide, and additional material to teach the course.

“It’s a real honor to be chosen for such a great opportunity to teach young writers through science fiction and fantasy,” shared Engle, who regularly teaches writing classes to homeschool students across the county. “We have a unique advantage to participate in this course. Our opinions are valuable to shape the best program for future writers.”

The ten-week course will be taught at Open Mike’s in the Florida Discount Music building in Melbourne, Florida, on Monday morning from 11am-noon beginning on April 6th, 2015. Limited spaces are available for students age 10-15 and the cost is $65.00. For more information about the competition visit and to learn more about the author visit For questions or registration email Students will have the opportunity to submit to the contest upon completion of the course.

About the Author:

Jaimie M. Engle is a freelance writer for Space Coast Living Magazine, Viera Voice, and Aldia Today Bilingual Newspaper, with her work appearing online at Writer’s Digest and the Dr. Laura Program. She published her anti-bullying children’s book Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light in 2013 and signed with her agent, Pam Howell of D4EO Literary, shortly thereafter. Engle is a conference speaker, writing coach, and editor for aspiring authors (, teaches writing to Homeschool students, and volunteers with elementary school & library writing programs. Follow her blog at

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