After years in the health care field, I finally pursued my writing passion. I published my first novel, Autumn Colors, after my fiftieth birthday, followed a few years later by In Her Mother’s Shoes. I enjoy creating stories from ordinary lives, about relationships, families, friendships and other life connections.
I last posted in April on this site about the completion of the first draft of my third novel, currently titled Gram & Me. I had high hopes of editing and polishing and maybe even securing an agent by this summer. Many revisions later, I continued to receive “no thank-you” from agent after agent, some with brief […]read more
Adirondack Center for Writing is accepting applications for the Annual Anne LaBastille Memorial Residency from April 15 – May 20, 2016. How does ACW define living in the Adirondacks? We consider the lines of the Adirondack Park to be blurred. Anyone living in the North Country region of New York state should apply under the “Adirondack Region” application. About […]read more
Writing a novel – the actual writing of the story – is the easiest part for me. But while the words flow out onto the page relatively quickly, they usually need some tweaking and polishing when the whole thing is done. The tweaking may mean developing scenes or conversations more. Or adding scenes, if the […]read more