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November 8, 2018

The past few months have been as filled with writerly activities as this year's autumn has been filled with glorious colors. I participated in several author events and taught workshops at two writing contests. I traveled several hundred miles around western and central Pennsylvania, meeting people in Pittsburgh, Bedford, New Wilmington, Volant, and Hermitage. In mid-October I made a weekend trip to Erie to teach two workshop...

August 8, 2018

It seems impossible, but so far 2018 has been busier than 2017. I was forced to miss some of my scheduled events due to a concussion and family needs, but the rest of the year should continue as planned. 

What I missed: Sadly I had to miss the Altoona Book Festival. I suffered a concussion in an accident two days before the event and was unable to make the trip. I also had to miss the West PA Book Festival because my fami...

January 11, 2018

A better question is what happened IN 2017?

The answer? A LOT happened. 

 

  • I edited three books for other authors, all of which are published. One of them won an award.

  • I had TWO books published, and they BOTH won awards! 

  • I had a few small pieces published online. 

  • I freelanced as a translator, newsletter writer, and language tutor. 

  • I traveled to Texas...twice.

  • I taught a workshops at conference...

October 23, 2016

There's been a lot happening on Saturdays the past six weeks. A lot. 

It started with The Authors' Zone writing conference held in Pittsburgh on September 10, 2016. I made some good connections there and found inspiration. I learned a few things, too, which is always good.

Then, on October 1, I participated in a "Meet the Authors" book signing event hosted by Leana's Books & More at Shenango Valley Mall in Hermitage, PA. I...

September 1, 2016

Time sure flies when you are busy. Since I last posted, I had TWO books published by Tree Shadow Press. The are the same book, but one (Pages: A Library Play) in English and the other (Páginas: Un Cuento de Bibliotecas) in Spanish. They are available at Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble online, and other online bookstores.

I've been working closely with Tree Shadow Press on several other projects, too. 

The biggest thing I'm worki...

January 28, 2016

Writing is a solitary task. Each writer has to create their own design when rearranging the words of our language  into new and interesting patterns that we call "stories" or "poems" or whatever other form you choose to use.

 

Sometimes I think about the fact that there are only twenty-six letters in our alphabet. We depend on these few curvy lines to make all of our words. All of them. 

 

Who gets to decide w...

January 28, 2016

Time 

 

Seconds turn to minutes
Minutes to hours
Hours to days
Days to weeks
Weeks to months
Months to seasons
Seasons to years
Years to lifetimes

 

Each comes 
Each goes

 

Some fade
Some last

 

This week the life, years, seasons, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds of an icon went. This one will not fade. ‪

 

#‎RIPDavidBowie‪ #‎TimeWillNotFade  ~ January 12, 2016

January 28, 2016

Thanks to two surgeries I am typing (and everything else) left-handed for the past week. The stitches come out just before Christmas, then at least three more weeks of "don't use it" and physical therapy. I am right-handed, so not much is getting done. Hopefully the results will be worth the pain and suffering.

 

On the other hand, it's made me appreciate the people in my life a lot more than I already did.

 

I'm also just a litt...

July 29, 2015

What happens when you write a play about libraries set IN a library?

 

You have it performed IN a library...what else?

 

Last night, after far too few rehearsals, I had the privilege (honor? headache?) of not only seeing my play “Pages: A Library Tale”* come to life, but I also directed and produced it. The past few weeks have been a little bit stressful and a whole lot of chaos, but in the end, it was worth it.

 

I hear you asking...

July 29, 2015

Eight women retreating from the chaos of their everyday lives to the peacefulness of a country farmhouse. We wrote. We explored the farm. We wrote. We saw animals wild and mild. We wrote. We ate some. We wrote. We drank some. We wrote. We shared and made new friendships. Did I mention that we wrote? We wrote. 

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