Author Interview: Joan Silber

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Joan Silber is a celebrated author who has received acclaim for her work as a novelist and a short story writer. Her short fiction has been chosen for an O. Henry Prize three times, twice for a Pushcart Prize, and once for Best American Short Stories. She has been a recipient of an Academy Award […]

Dennis Goodman Gallery

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I’m happy to announce that my flower photographs are now in the Dennis Goodman Gallery at the Galleria, the Shoppes at Vanderbilt, 2343 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 144, in Naples, Florida. Chris Silk covered my first exhibit about a year ago, which appeared in Naples Daily News. As for my story, it began when I […]

Building Writing Relationships

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I attended a recent live web seminar through Writers Digest University. The seminar, From Short Story to Story Collection: How to Craft a Collection of Short Fiction That Gets Published and Sells, with Jacob M. Appel, talked about attracting attention by promoting the work of other authors, writing book reviews, submitting to contests, knowing acquisition […]

Author Interview: Christine Sneed: Paris, He Said

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Christine Sneed was named a finalist for the 2010 Los Angeles Times book prize in the first-fiction category. Her first book, Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry, won AWP’s 2009 Grace Paley Prize, was awarded Ploughshares’  John C. Zacharis prize, and was chosen as Book of the Year by the Chicago Writers Association in the traditionally published […]


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In my last blog post I mentioned about creating my niche. One important aspect is creating a logo design, so check out my logo at the top of the page! Another aspect to creating my own market is that I’m continuously working on other venues for selling my artwork. I opened an Etsy store to […]

Getting There

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When I work from piece to piece, I think about what it is I want to say, and then I write it, or when working with my camera, I set the shots up and take hundreds of them. I give careful and deliberate thought to my work, and other times, I allow pure creativity to […]