About the Blog

IMG_3619Welcome 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!

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12 Responses to About the Blog

  1. Hi Carol! Checking out your blog. It’s beautiful. And congrats on the short stories getting published.

  2. Love it! A fellow lover of stories and words. I look forward to reading more, Cheers Nicole

  3. cmwriter says:

    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.

  4. Hi Carol I have just found your blog, and am following with interest! I love short stories 🙂

    • cmwriter says:

      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!

  5. Deepak Singh says:

    Great Post! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! Thanks for all the likes and comments.

  6. ashdapoet says:

    Followed your blog. Nice. Stop by mine sometimes.

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