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Book is Live on Amazon

Happy to announce the book is now available! All Ways A Woman, a collection of inspirational poetry and art celebrating a woman’s journey by author Carol Mann and artist Lynn Centeno, is now live on Amazon. Below is the eblast announcement. A … Continue reading

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The book has arrived!

The book has arrived. Yes, All Ways a Woman, a collection of art and poetry created in collaboration with artist Lynn Centeno, is here. Within its pages, we invite you to walk with us as we depict a woman’s path, give voice … Continue reading

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To Collaborate or Not?

Collaborating with others on an endeavor is no easy matter. People have diverse personalities, work styles, and learning styles. You may say, “I prefer to work alone,” or “Collaborating isn’t for me.” Granted, it’s tricky. It’s risky. It’s complicated. It’s … Continue reading

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For Your Tomorrow

Our news is filled with daily coverage of wars taking place in various areas of the world. And through history to modern time, destructive events such as these have motivated people, military and civilian alike, to write about their deep … Continue reading

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What is it about a lighthouse?

What is it about a lighthouse and lighthouses in general? They seem to trigger tales of adventure or danger or disaster. They attract artists and photographers who want to capture their majesty and stalwart strength against nature. Writers such as … Continue reading

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The Summit

We all have experiences in our lives that are unforgettable, that are destined to become life memories. I’m talking about events that made a great impression, gave a sense of accomplishment, filled you with joy, filled you with gratitude, stayed … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Closer?

My very first post on “Written Beneath the Palms” in March 2012 was called Looking for Inspiration. The piece was about the Santa Rosa Mountains which edge a portion of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs. They rise abruptly from … Continue reading

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Stepping in Potholes

I have some writing projects I want to work on, but I keep falling into life’s potholes. Like what you may ask? Ah, let me count the ways. Pothole number one: the microwave. The thing sounded like an airplane when … Continue reading

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Humor, French Pastry, and Moi

I don’t usually write humor. My short stories, the novel in my desk drawer, essays, and poems tend to be serious. Sometimes even a little dark. I have nothing against writing humor. Just my bent. But the genre also intrigues … Continue reading

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Allergies, Fog, Prose, and Poetry

I arrived at a recent poetry workshop (which I’d been looking forward to) with an allergy headache from hell and medicated with OTC allergy pills. During the four hour event, I went from foggy to foggier.  My plight was exacerbated … Continue reading

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