Baltimore, MDUSA 21202
April 26, 2010
I am a retired English teacher from Baltimore, MD. I live with my husband, Phil, and my dog, Sebastian. I have four daughters and seven grandchildren. My husband and I snowbird to Florida in the winter.
I write young adult fiction. I have already written one book, and I am currently writing a second. The first book was a true crime which I made into fiction. The second is fantasy/adventure.
I just write novels for the present.
I have not been published, but I have proudly received thirteen rejection letters. At least I'm trying! I am extremely serious about getting published.
I have not been part of a peer critique group before, except during college classes. However, I spent thirty years critiquing eleven-thirteen year olds' writing.
I write because I love the creativity and process of writing. I also want to help adolescents through the most difficult part of their growing up years by letting them see through my characters' eyes.
Awesome! Thanks for the hello! Won't be able to make it to the next meetup but hopefully in a few weeks. Looking forward to meeting you.
It was great to meet you today! I plan on looking through the files to find your story; the others' praise made it sound very good. Also, hope you have a great time at your daughter's wedding!
I can't wait to hear all about your trip when you come back to us. You were really missed at our last meeting! And, yes, I'm next (yikes!) so I'm trying to remember what you said to me about typing without stopping (ha! I just realized how many times I've stopped even in the middle of this note -- I'm hopeless!) Enjoy Florida!
Katy, you are just the sweetest, most supportive person I've met in a very long time! Thank you!
Thanks so much for the welcome! I'm really looking forward to meeting and working with you all!
Thanks! That's Maks with me and he rocks!
Hey Katy-- thanks for the enouraging words at our last meet-up. After years of more or less writing in a solitary vaccum, it was great to have everyone's feedback. The first I heard of Tillie Olsen is when I heard Scott Turow read an appreciation for "While I Stand Here Ironing" on NPR titled TO's Tender Portrait of a Marriage. Just pulled it up but can't seem to copy link in here. If you just search "Tillie Olsen and Scott Turow" it will come up. I'll have to give the story another try.