About DW Voices

Deadwood Writers Voices is produced by the Deadwood Writers Group of Southeast Michigan. Established in 2002. The group provides an environment where writers support each other based on their personal writing goals.
The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month (except December).

  • 6-7pm: Study Group meeting
    Some of us meet to explore Author’s Craft. All interested in writing and learning together are welcomed.
  • 7-9pm: Main Writer’s Group meeting
    We offer critiques of writing pieces, and we are always open to new people. Feel free to drop by and see what we’re about.
    Please review our meeting process (pdf)

Barnes & Noble @ Northville
17111 Haggerty RdNorthville, MI 48168

Managing Editor


John McCarthy: An avid writer, DW group facilitator, and a National Educator

John is passionate about writer’s craft. Author of So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation. He also blogs at Opening Paths and tweets @jmccarthyeds.

Associate Managing Editor


Wendi Knape: Publishing & Design Editor

Writer and artist, Wendi is passionate about characters and their relationships. She studies and writes about Paranormal Romance, and other topics that captivate her. She also blogs at Writer’s Canvas..



Claire Murray: Avid writer on social issues as well as essays that capture the humorous side of life. An experienced school counselor, she brings that understanding of humanity to her writing and with helping others.


Sue Remisiewicz: An active writer, Sue has the keen instincts of finding the essence of the written word both in her writing and of others.

Additional Writing Staff

Tim Franklin: Writes across different genres, but has a passion for thrillers and suspense. He’s also has a passion for advocating for at-risk students.



Kook-Wha Koh: World traveler, she captures the rich experiences through her lens and words. An engineer by profession, and a globetrotter at heart.



Barbara Pattee, a memoir, essay, and short story writer, is a former educator and genealogist who hopes to combine these talents to complete a novel.

D.W. Hirsch: Memoirist and Certified Zentangle Teacher, Diana puts a magnifying glass to the happenings of people and illuminates the core of their lives. She writes a thriving blog over at dwhirsch.  Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, plus visit her Amazon Author page.


Victoria Wright: Writes mostly in the Mystery sub-genre of Cosys. She has a flair for humor and characters that feel like you’ve known them for years.

In Memory


Phil Rosette: Wrote suspense novels and short stories. More at PhilRosette.com.

Contact Us

The Deadwood Writers welcomes inquiries about our meetings and contacting authors in the group for conducting talks for schools, libraries, book clubs, and other groups. Complete the following form and a DW member will be in contact.