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posted on: Apr 11 2013

Beauty, Elegance, and Grace

I seem to drive a lot between Seattle and Olympia these days – and for those of you unfamiliar with our state, Olympia is the capital, and it's also home the Evergreen State College where both of my children go to school. My son has...

posted on: Apr 08 2013

Spend and Spend Well

When I started writing and sending out my stories for consideration, they went in envelopes that took a lot of stamps. Then journals accepted submissions by email, and I save a lot of money, even when a small reading fee was charged. The...

posted on: Mar 10 2013

Taking The Plunge

Well I've done what I once swore I'd NEVER EVER do – I self-published. I'm old enough so that the archaic term "vanity press" still resonates.  Oh, how we used to disdain those desperate, third-rate, talentless writers who had to stoop so low just to get...

posted on: Feb 24 2013

Coming June 2013

Anne Leigh Parrish's new story collection, Our Love Could Light The World, will be available June 3, 2013 from She Writes Press. About the Book: You know the Dugans.  They're that scrappy bunch down the street.  Their yard is overgrown, they don't pick up after their dog. ...

posted on: Feb 14 2013

Souvenir

This companion piece appeared along with my story, "The Professor," in the debut issue of Souvenir on Valentine's Day 2013.   107 Oak Hill Place. That's the address of the fictional home in my story, "The Professor."  The house stood at the end of a small cul-de-sac.  Built...

"The Professor" appeared in the debut issue of Souvenir.  ...

posted on: Jan 28 2013

Language is A Living Thing

These days, as the anniversary of her death approaches, I think often of my mother.  A professor of literature, with a PhD from Harvard, her presence was intimidating.  She could read in six languages: French, English, Latin, Greek, Italian, and German.  She had little patience...

posted on: Jan 22 2013

New Work

Two new stories will appear soon! "Trial By Luck" appeared in Issue 02 of Yeah Write! Literary Magazine.  Available for purchase here. "The Professor" is forthcoming in the debut issue of the online literary magazine, Souvenir. ...

posted on: Jan 21 2013

On This Inauguration Day

New beginnings, renewed hope and energy.  A steadfast commitment to the years ahead and to the work they will require.  I think of all these things on this inauguration day.  As a writer, my thoughts turn to my chosen profession, and its particular challenges –...