Helpful Devils II—Commentary on the HWA
by Carl Alves
Being a member of the HWA has been a very rewarding experience. I was fortunate enough to be linked with Deborah Leblanc as my writing mentor. Deb has always been there for me to provide advice, editing material for me, doing what she can to help my writing get better and help advance in my publishing career.
Everyone I’ve met associated with the HWA has been so nice and helpful from the beginning writers to best-selling veterans. I haven’t met a single HWA writer who wasn’t approachable and willing to give advice or have some kind words. I have established relationships with writers, exchanging edits and activities to promote each other’s careers, which would not have been possible if not for the HWA.
Carl went to Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He graduated with a BS degree and has since worked in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. He later graduated from Lehigh University with an MBA degree. His debut novel Two for Eternity is scheduled to be released for publication on November 1, 2011 by Weaving Dreams Publishing.
His novel Blood Street will be published by True Grit Publishing in November, 2012. His short fiction has appeared in various publications such as Sinister City, Alien Skin, and Glassfire Anthology. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and has attended the Penn Writers Conference. You can visit his website at www.carlalves.com.