Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
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I’m happy to announce that Creek Songs has been named a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist in the “Fiction: Short Story” category.
Right now in the Sonoran Desert, rain won’t be our guest any time soon. We are in the midst of high summer temperatures. The temperature in my hometown of La Quinta is currently 113 degrees at 4:58 pm. Recent days … Continue reading
Posted in Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, poetry, Writing Tagged clouds, comet, free verse, high temperatures, Hope, Navajo mythology, Neowise, poetry, rain, rainbow, skywatcher, skywatching, Sonoran Desert, summer heat, thunder, Tsohanoai, writing 4 Comments
A Writer’s Really Bad Day
Some days should never happen, like those days fate conspires to reek havoc with your plans. Enter May 5, 2018. I was on my way to a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon for the Palm Springs Writers Guild. From there I would … Continue reading
An Odd Purchase at the Museum Store
A local museum sent out a mailer announcing a Native American pottery show. It looked enticing plus I’d wanted to own a pottery piece for some time. I find the artwork calming and soothing, intricate and pleasing. I like its … Continue reading
Posted in blogging, Creativity, Inspiration, memoir, personal essay, Reading Tagged Cabot's Pueblo Museum, karma, Mata Ortiz, memoir, Native American Pottery, personal essay, pottery, writing 12 Comments
When Your Book Gives Back …
It’s always gratifying as an author to receive feedback and validation about your book. I’m speaking of a compliment, an award, a good review, a referral, a speaking engagement, a book signing, recognition by your peers. These are definitely “feel … Continue reading
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