Blogs I follow
- Fragrance of Thought
- "Connected in Love"
- Author Cindy A. Christiansen Blog - Sweet Romance, Humor, Suspense...and Dogs!
- Donna Hatch, Romance Author
- Knight, at the movies
- Mother's Memoirs: my life story in my own words
- No Angel
- Potatoes and Ice Cream
- Theresa Small Sneed - Author
- Theresa Talks
- Too Much Information
- Veduny Writer Amy Freeman
- What is a Sundial in the Shade?
- When the Muse Strikes
- Word By Word
- Writer in the Pines
|Occupation||Administrative Assistant, writer, editor, and artist|
|Location||Utah, United States|
|Introduction||I have been writing avidly since the age of 10, when my father set me up as a pen pal with my cousin in Ohio--before zip codes! I glided easily into writing poetry and short stories, and even wrote a few plays which my siblings, cousins and friends starred in. Years later, in my new-found religion as a Latter-day Saint, I was given the calling as Public Affairs Specialist. I schmoozed with newspaper editors and they became familiar with all my posts and blurbs. I also did Public Relations for the nearby "Fresh Air Fund." One day I needed a reporter and photographer from the local weekly to cover a picnic for the Fresh Air kids. The editor said, "You can write it." So, I did. With that, I received my first By-line in a newspaper. I was a stringer, then was asked to be a full-fledged reporter. In 2005, I won a Pennsylvania Keystone award. I came in second place for feature story writing in my category in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. My friends all told me I should write a book. Novel writing and newspaper writing are very different, but I am learning.|
|Interests||writing, painting, genealogy, reading, scherenschnitte, crocheting, arts and crafts|
|Favorite Movies||The Majestic, Peggy Sue Got Married, It's a Wonderful Life, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Count of Monte Cristo, Sixth Sense, Big, Groundhog Day, Harry Potter series, Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, Sound of Music, musicals in general...|
|Favorite Music||Beatles, Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Carole King, Judy Collins, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Simon & Garfunkel, Eva Cassidy, Monkees, MoTab, church hymns, folk, guitar, piano|
|Favorite Books||These is My Words, Jane Eyre, Out of Darkness, To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone With the Wind, Beloved Bridegroom, Centennial, Little Women, Love's Eternal Legacy, The Glass Castle, The Help, Remembering Isaac, the Wise and Joyful Potter of Niederbipp, historical fiction, biographies|