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Writing is a way of life; the means to communicate experience, to heal yourself, to heal the world. I am an historian, former teacher; the author of Letty, Island Quilts, Peace, Now, and Loving; a contributing writer to French Quarter Fiction: The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia and Louisiana in Words. My writing work includes not only my own books but book reviewing,; editing books for others to help them realize their dreams; and, as a Veteran and Peace Advocate, helping Veterans to write themselves home from their catastrophic experiences. Please join me for a free writing seminar to which people from all over the world contributed their writing. The seminar, Using History for Healing and Writing, is for both Veterans and any one else who wants to explore the healing that writing can bring. http://www.welcomehomesoldier.com I also invite you to join me at The Niquahanam Project: Help to Heal the World http://www.niquahanam.com to share you ideas on just how to do that. If you are looking for an editor, please drop by http://www.niquahanam.com/writing for gentle editing - your words, your way. I truly believe that we need to make much more enlightened choices, not only for ourselves, but for the planet and for future generations. Learning history, using history in writing, helps to put your life experiences into perspective and assists in the search for understanding and compassion. If there is someone you know coming home from the battlefield now, or someone who in so many ways is still there after decades, I simply cannot recommend highly enough Dr. Ed Ticks, War and the Soul for healing. You may visit his Sanctuary - Soldiers' Heart at http://www.mentorthesoul.com Blessings from the Gulf Coast where the healing is slow, but we are coming back, with or without the keeping of D.C. promises.
i'm the author of CRASH DUMMIES, a novel described by one reviewer as "…funny, provocative, sordid, and steamy. Though set in another, equally duplicitous time, CRASH DUMMIES is as modern as the Imperial Presidency.…a profound satire of immoral lives and amoral times." Also author of an autobiographical roman a clef, ALLEGORY, and four volumes of poetry (a fifth, Poems Lost on the Edge of Sleep, will be published in 2007).
Standup comic James Inman says I'm "a Taoist master of the sentence."
Recently gave an invited reading at Westminster College. An excerpt from CRASH DUMMIES won first prize for prose fiction at the 2004 Chicago Printers Row Book Fair.
I'm also the owner-director of SCRIMSHAW PRESS: www.angelfire.com/poetry/scrimshaw
Take a look at the previews of books already published through SP. If I can assist you with a book project, contact me at: email@example.com
I'm working on my third novel and well into the fourth year of my ceaseless search for an AAR-approved agent who can arrange a New York book auction for CRASH DUMMIES. All my books have ample online previews at www.lulu.com/CrashDummies, an online storefront where i sell my books.