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3-Day Novel Contest-Writing Crazy in the Time of Crazy

So, I did it again. I signed up for the 3-Day Novel Contest (3daynovel.com.) This contest is held every year over Labor Day Weekend. I have skipped the last few years, mainly because there was a major problem with the contest administration. But now, Anvil Press has taken over the contest and it is...

First Chapters

The first chapter of my unpublished novel, Neither Here Nor There, is available for your reading pleasure. Neither Here Nor There...

The Astrology of Love

Join me at the Newburgh Free Library  on February 6, 2020 for a fun filled evening with The Astrology of Love. Where: Newburgh Free Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY When: 7-8 Date: February 6, 2020 with a snow date of February 12, 2020 This event is free and open to the public. If...

Learn Astrology

You asked for Saturday classes so here they are! I am teaching astrology classes at the Desmond Campus of Mount Saint Mary College the first four Thursdays in August. The cost is ONLY $45. Trust me on this, you will not find basic astrology classes of this caliber anywhere else for this price. This...

Poetry Magic: Teaching Teens Poetry

I don’t often discuss my life as a high school English teacher.  I separate my life as a writer from my life as a high school teacher.  There are many reasons I do that. I will probably say more about teaching and public school when I retire (and that should give you a hint...

#PitMad: A Bit of Madness to Finding a Literary Agent

The hardest part of writing is not the writing part. It isn’t even editing. The hardest part about writing is selling your work. I have had a modicum of success. I have three books with small presses, one which is now an audiobook. Some of my short stories have appeared in literary journals. A...

Women’s Collective Poetry Reading

The Word of Mouth Poetry Series is hosting its annual Women’s Collective Poetry. The Art Bar is a cozy venue that you will love with great art, comfortable seating and you can grab a nosh and a drink. Teresa Costa is a fun and generous host. She works hard to make these readings eclectic...

Things Writers Find When They Are Looking for Stories

I learned genealogical psychometry from my mother in-law. She could hold things and tell a story, not necessarily a psychic story and I’m not even sure they were the true stories, but she was a collector of family stories and there were quite a few of them. Her house was crammed with antiques and...

It’s National Novel Writing Month–Again

Yes, I am participating in National Novel Writing Month yet again. NaNoWriMo is an annual writing project where crazy writers who find lack of sleep invigorating attempt to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days from November 1 to November 30. There are no prizes, but a person is considered a winner if she...

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