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October 16
a cabin where winds whisper words across a lake
About Me
I moved to the South in 1959 when I was five. I remember burning crosses and segregated bathrooms. I am fortunate to have received so much love and a progressive education from my parents. I married, had two children then went to a University, worked as an RN for twenty years. I am an amateur writer and found many of my characters in those patients. I have a neurological disorder similar to Parkinson's called Dystonia.
Type of Writer
Mostly fiction short stories and poetry. I try to write with a torch and a quill pen laced wlth passion.
Writing Style
I would like my work to bring tears to the eyes and a smile to your face. I also want people to think.
My husband, children and grandkids, Human rights, spirituality, boating, swimming and reading anything I can get my hands on, walking around the lake and coming up with new ideas for writing.
Favorite Link
Bill Moyers
Favorite Link
Rachel Maddow
Favorite Genres
Historical non fiction, biography, memoirs, fiction
Favorite Books
The Great Gatsby, Operating Instructions, Blonde, Beach Music, Born to Run, Glorious, Bird by Bird, Caste, The Book of Lost Friends, Dark Money, Educated, The People's History of the United States, Silver rights
Favorite Authors
Ann Lamott, Flannery O'Conner, Maya Angelo, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jodi Piccolt, Howard Zinn, Pat Conroy, John Irving, Anna Quindlen, Toni Morrison, Joan Didion,, Isabel Wilerson, James Baldwin, Taylor Branch, Jon Meacham, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Favorite Poets
Virginia Wolfe, William Blake, Rumi, Maya Angelo, Rod McKuen e.e. cumming, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, W.E.B. Dubois
Favorite Music
Dylan, Springsteen, U2 ,Joan Baez, Frank Sinatra, Pete Seeger, Dave Matthews, Melissa Etheridge, Enya, Eric Clapton,, MC5, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Leonard Cohen, Etta James, BB King, Leadbelly, Odetta, Billie Holliday, Beatles, Stones
Favorite Movies
The African Queen, all Bette Davis Movies, Always, and all The Godfather movies, Selma, Harriet, The Thorn Birds, All the President's Men, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, All the Harry Potter movies and Star War series.
Favorite Shows
The Good Wife, The Rachel Maddow Show, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy, The West Wing, Breaking Bad, This is Us, New Amsterdam, Grace and Frankie, The Crown
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