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posted on: Sep 07 2014

Art + Social Media = Penned

        I've got a new book coming out in October, my debut novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost. I've been working social media like crazy in an effort to build interest and gain exposure. Most of this has been on Twitter, where I'm happy to...

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter Three

Just released from She Writes Press Buy here (Go back to Chapter One and Chapter Two)           Chapter Three 1980 Ken had promised to be on his best behavior. Holly and her husband, Jack, were coming over for drinks. They were visiting from Minnesota, where they’d lived for three years. Freddie had offered to...

posted on: Sep 01 2014

Author Interview: Kay Rae Chomic

      I'm pleased to present my author interview with Kay Rae Chomic. ALP:  Golf seems to be a major factor in your life, both in your debut novel, A Tight Grip, and your personal life. Tell us a little about your history with the sport, and how it...

posted on: Aug 28 2014

Author Interview: Anesa Miller

  Today I'm chatting with Anesa Miller about her work. ALP:  You brought out two books within the last year, a collection of essays, To Boldly Go, and a novel, Our Orbit.  For myself, any kind of non-fiction writing has a very different feel from writing fiction.  Do you...

posted on: Aug 25 2014

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter Two

Just released from She Writes Press Buy here (Read Chapter One here, Chapter Three here)           Chapter Two 1977 In the early days of their marriage, disagreements were often about money. Freddie was used to earning her own, and Ken wanted her to stay home. His job was stressful. It soothed...

posted on: Aug 19 2014

Along Came A Spider

Originally published in the May 2014 issue of The Corner Club Press                 She was drawn to his watercolors. Gentle landscapes, ponds and rushes, and a sky so soft and blue she wanted to rise and just drift away. His work...

posted on: Aug 17 2014

By The Wayside – A Short Story

  Originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Nomos Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Sanchez     By The Wayside She's a woman who discards anything which causes sorrow or blocks her path.  A man she cares for does both, and she leaves him. ...

posted on: Aug 15 2014

Leaving Yourself Behind – A Writer’s Story

      Lake Cayuga, Ithaca, New York     It’s been said that if you’re related to a writer, you’ll see yourself on her pages sooner or later.  The idea of being not only depicted, but laid bare for strangers to consume in a spirit of pity, mirth, or...

posted on: Aug 11 2014

When The Line Becomes A Circle – A Writer’s Story

In my new novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost, one of the main protagonists (there are four) reflects that “time was a loop, from now to then and back again.”  Freddie, who changed her name at age twenty-one, and moved Heaven and earth to...

posted on: Aug 07 2014

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter One

Buy here (Read Chapter 2 here, Chapter 3 here)     Chapter One 2012 In a quiet Sioux Falls neighborhood, a widow walked her Boston terrier along a shady street.  The dog moved slowly and without much purpose, as if he, too, were grieving.  The woman, Freddie, considered the loss of...