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Why We Write? I Want to Hear Your Story. Read The Stories Below. Send yours

Why I write? Growing up in rural Northern California I made up stories as a kid and asked my friends and twin brother to act out the characters. This was in the 1950’s before there was much television and I lived in my imagination. In Junior High School my friends passed around notes to each other during school. This was akin to the Facebook and Twitter posts of the today. In High School I enjoyed writing poetry. I studied poetry in College and have continued to write poetry. I am a late bloomer to prose, starting in my late thirties. Writing was what I did between balancing a family, making art, and working outside the home twenty hours a week, care giving for a mother with dementia, and earning an MA in Studio Art. Honestly I was lucky to scribble a few words in a journal!     About fifteen years ago I began a historical novel set in the 9 th century with a working title of The French Three Ju


MAY 14 MAY 15 I hope you will join Wendy Williams and I at the Nello Olivo Wine Cellar Sunday May 15 at 2pm. We are launching our hot off the press poetry books in the Sierras! Blooming In Winter, first published by I Street Press, includes over 60 poems and ten color plates of my visual art and is available from Amazon (click on this link to take a peek). I will also, have books on hand for purchase. Wendy’s new book, In Chaparral: Life on the Georgetown Divide, California, published by Cold River Press . She will have her book available for purchase . The reading,  hosted by Lara Gularte includes an open  reading. So, bring a poem to share and raise your glass in praise of fine wine and fine poetry! Jennifer