"I capture the recyclable paper (good for drafts), postits and miscellaneously jotted notes for journals and eight other major (ongoing or intended) projects in a bank of ten drawers (big enough for 8x10's but only a couple inches deep) on a…"
"Oh, I know about Mount Everest! I am thirty-plus years into writing a play that developed from a writing assignment which, when published, bore no resemblance to my efforts. After nursing the hurt for a few years, I realized that not…"
"I have embarked on a project to write a letter to each of the (okay, well, maybe the MAIN) characters in my lone, long-simmering, much-revised play. Deciding who 'writes' the letter provides an added challenge...who is it that knows,…"
"I eat. 'Works better when the edibles are nutritious--fruit, veggies, high fiber snacks, lowfat cheese, and of course DARK CHOCOLATE, tea. I call one of my 'team.' Friends who know my writing woes and work, and encourage…"
Lifelong writer, occasionally published.
Graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College in English,Music.
MSci Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College, New York City.
Fulbright Scholar, teacher, and frequent visitor to India.
Wife, mother, teacher, singer, writer, finally getting serious about publishing, in 'retirement,'with poetry, blog, stage play, extensive correspondence, gathering memoir, articles.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
My poetry appears in two MINNESOTA WRITING PROJECT Anthologies,Through Women's Eyes, Dust and Fire, Finnish American Reporter, Minnesota Parent, and has won several prizes from League of Minnesota Poets. REMEMBER, a stage play is nearing completion: stay tuned!
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Plays, Blog Posts
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
(have done - National Council of Social Studies Teachers magazine, Augsburg Publishing House Newsletter)
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Northwoods Writers, Rice Creek Writers, First Lutheran Writers, League of Minnesota Poets
My professional associations:
The Loft, She Writes, Banfill Locke Center for the Arts. League of Minnesota Poets, Toastmasters
I found out about She Writes from:
Lynn Fisher's blog
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"Lois, I'm glad you're looking deeper for the lessons. I'm reading a self-published memoir right now and see the stark difference between telling a story that weaves the universal themes of (fill in the blanks) vs. a chronicle of a…"