Welcome to my blog. What do I do in the real world? I write short stories, personal essays, and poetry – some of which have been published in literary journals and magazines. Occasionally, I win a contest or two. Occasionally, I’m a judge for a poetry or short story contest.
In 2017, I collaborated on a keepsake book composed of my poetry and the art of watercolorist Lynn Centeno titled All Ways A Woman. My short story collection Creek Songs became an award winning Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category of the 2022 International Book Awards and the National Indie Excellence Awards. All are available on amazon.com
Currently, I’m doing a program called “All About Books” for libraries and organizations with authors Joanne Hardy and Rachel Druten. We discuss writing humor, the historical novel, and the short story.
What’s underway? A novel with the working title The Spence Women is currently with my editor.
As a writer in progress, I like learning the craft and seeking the art. As a blogger, I explore writing, life, and stuff we like to ponder. I always feel that writing offers challenge, discovery, inspiration, perspiration, pain, perseverance, a sense of accomplishment . . . and a feeling of wonder!
Hi Carol! Checking out your blog. It’s beautiful. And congrats on the short stories getting published.
Thank you, Donna. Always appreciate support from a fellow writer.
Love it! A fellow lover of stories and words. I look forward to reading more, Cheers Nicole
Hi, Nicole, so happy to meet you. I love writing and am currently working on a book with an associate. Exciting adventure. Glad you stopped by.
Hi Carol I have just found your blog, and am following with interest! I love short stories 🙂
Wonderful and welcome. Much success with your writing and trilogy. Hearing about what other writers are doing is always inspiring! I’m working on a new short story and it promises to be a challenge!
Great Post! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! Thanks for all the likes and comments.
Thank you. I look forward to your words of inspiration.
Followed your blog. Nice. Stop by mine sometimes.
Glad you stopped by. I plan to stop by yours and enjoy your posts and ideas.
I have a question about your book I believe I should not post in public. Could you send me an email so I can ask away?
What is your question?