Hi Tele, Thanks for the friend request - I am still learning the ropes of She Writes and am very thankful that we've made a connection. I enjoyed reading your blog and your encouragement has persuaded me to start my own - sometime soon! I look forward to getting to know each more better through our continued work with the on line course.
I had my reservations and was slow to join in . . . Now I'm on Facebook, too. Then there are days when I say 'no' to everything. So glad my blog pulled you in. The story you tell via yours is a unique one, indeed. I'll be back.
Hey Tele, Smoke was licking her chops at your Black Cod descriptions and recipe. She's not as tough as she sounds, basically she's just scared of people, dogs and other feral cats but don't tell Bear. Smoke may be a little hurt about her standoffishness though. Hope the boat cat gets a chance to drop a line soon.
Memoir writers are a difficult lot. Everything is so personal for us. Thanks for your comment. I would love to read your memoir.
Hi Tele! Thanks for friending me. I love, love, love being part of the She Writes community and getting to know my fellow writers, including you. I used to live in Seattle, and have happy memories of life in the Northwest. You sound like you live a fascinating, adventurous life. I look forward to visiting your blog, too. :)
Thanks for befriending me, Tele! It's great to be able to connect with other women writers--something I've never done before, joining a community like this, but I think it's long overdue. I look forward to checking out your blog, in part because I am thinking about writing a memoir, too (in addition to the fiction I write). People have been telling me I need to write one for years, and I keep putting them off by saying, "But I don't know how it ends yet!" Which is an excuse, of course.
Anyway, sorry for rambling, and thanks again for being so friendly!
Tele, actually I'm in Puerto Rico with the US Coast Guard and will be returning to Sitka in May then to Kodiak, Alaska. My husband is in the reserves but we normally reside in Sitka. So, no, I didn't get a chance to see Peggy in Sitka. I did send friends to see her, though and told her to visit Devilfish Gallery and Totem Park and say Hi to Tommy Joseph for me. I was able to participate in an online discussion with Peggy at Alaska 49 Writers "With Poets in Winter." Peggy is a great writer laureate and is very encouraging to Alaskan writers. By the way, if you are interested in Alaskan blogs, Alaska 49 Writers is the place to be for Alaskan writers.