"About three years ago, my women's group was preparing to do a new study on a book. I decided to support the local bookstore across the street from my workplace and even though I knew it would cost more, I ordered the book there. (They did not…"
I am a 30-year newspaper reporter/editor and for 23 years have been lifestyles (Neighbors) Editor at The Courier-Times in New Castle. I am also editor of the full-color quarterly HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN. I have freelanced for various magazines through the years. I recently wrote my first novel and am looking to self-publish. Right now, my main hobby is getting the book ready and finding the right self-publisher and timing to launch it. I am married (34 years) and have two adult sons and one daughter-in-law. I am active in my church and co-leader of a women's life / Bible study group.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Facebook: Donna Jobe Cronk
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My first book is ready ... maybe.
At least I am ready to take the next step toward getting it published. It is called "Sweetland of Liberty." It is a fictional story of a widow who buys the nicest house in her hometown, moves there, and opens a bed and breakfast. But not everyone is happy about that.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
1. The Courier-Times (daily newspaper, New Castle, Ind.)
2. HER MAGAZINE FOR WOMEN (quarterly women's magazine, east-central Indiana distribution and interests.)
My writing is:
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
The Courier-Times; her magazine for women
Services I offer to other writers:
Uncertain at this time.
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Attending Midwest Writers Workshop in July
My professional associations:
1. Hoosier State Press Association: Have won numerous awards for various aspects of journalism including feature writing, feature pages, column writing.
2. Indiana Managing Editors Awards: Have received several awards from this annual contest for jouralsim.
I found out about She Writes from:
Friend / writer / blogger Cheryl K. Bennett
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"Thanks Liz. Finished a second draft a couple of weeks ago, and have been in agonies trying to get going on the next, hopefully final, version. Maybe better to pick up one of the other projects that were set aside for this one, and let it simmer for…"