I am a freelance writer, a fan of publications like "The Sun," (whose motto is personal, political and provocative). I am a Mom, teaching m kids above all to use their talents to fight for the underdog and make a difference by helping others. I share all of my experience (losing a child who was deemed a "vegetable" because of oxygen deprivation at birth - medical negligence; losing a house in 3 2005 hurricanes in Fla, then all of our assets. Now older and on welfare. I write about the reality of Big Brother and I write about the power positive thinking.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
none of these yet
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
"Boxcar to Manhood," (under Toianna Gump) http://www.allthingsif.org/archives/1942, 3rd place and $50.00 prize. Affirming one of the life lessons Rudyard Kipling encouraged in his venerated poem “IF” in non-fiction. “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.”
"Self Awareness Grows Out of Silence," Winter: Women’s Stories, Poems and Inspiration for the Season of Rest and Renewal, Tending Your Inner garden, Winter anthology, published April 2012.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
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Services I offer to other writers:
none yet, but have done some reading of their work and editing
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My professional associations:
not coming off the top of my head...have had serious health issues, some of which are neurological (including memory gaps)
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Toianna, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here and your write longer fiction (or think you might like to), we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.
Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.
"A wee taste of the book I just recommended:
“Harry was in his little house on the edge of Back Bay when at half past twelve her voice came over the radio for the first time.” ~ from Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay
"Since it's Canada Day, it seemed appropriate to recommend a novel by one of my countrymen--er women: Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay. This tale fed my long-held yen to visit the northern/Arctic region of Canada, as it tells the story…"
"It's great to read about the writing path to your memoir. I'm so glad you decided to write it yourself because your stories I've seen so far are deep, poignant and funny. No ghost writer would be able to do that for you.…"