Let's see...B.F.A. in Dance from Juilliard. M.S. in Emotional Disturbance and Learning Disabilities from Florida State (and some parts from SUNY, New Paltz.), one suddenly failed marriage, 2 open-heart surgeries, published here and there, poetry editor of The Linnet's Wings.
My collection of poems, "One Day Tells its Tale to Another", has been named by Kirkus Review as a "Best of Indie 2013." It was published by The Linnet’s Wings in Ireland on December 16, 2012 and in the US in March, 2013. Available on Amazon. In 2014, I'm delighted to announce, I won the 16th Glass Woman Prize—thank you, Beate.
That's about it. I'm good.
Still not sure. Is that bad?
Ummm. Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontés, Henry James, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Edith Wharton, E.M.Forester, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, Mark Twain, Hilary Mantel, Jessym Ward, T.C.Boyle, Joan Didion, Joyce Carol Oates, Doris Lessing, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Dorothy Parker,Grace Paley, Raymond Chandler, James M.Cain, Iain Pears, William Kennedy, Julian Barnes, John Irving, John LeCarré, Alan Furst, Lewis Carroll, A.A. Milne, John Sanford, P.D. James, Elizabeth George, Bill Bryson, Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, Gregory Orr, Stephen Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, W.B. Yeats, Sylvia Plath, James Wright, Charles Wright, Wallace Stevens, Natasha Trethewey, W.H. Auden, ee cummings,John Keats, John Donne and T.S. Eliot, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits.Lots more, but this will do, eh?
Thanks for the * and comment on Bangs.
Nonnie, thanks for the lovely comment on Vincent Price.
HI Nonnie---thans for reading Night Gallery and for your comment--
I just read your bio--- wow
Glad to connect, here--
Nonnie, thank you for your positive comments about my 2 poems!
Thanks, Nonnie, for you kind comments about my poem, they are much appreciated.
Thank you Nonnie for your kind comments on PROFESSOR EINSTEIN'S LIVING PROOF. Believe me, they are cherished.
Thanks for Resolution *. I never read your bio before. Compelling. I have a Nobel Prize for emotional disturbance and overreaction, plus one arterial stent. I love Beate but she told me I can't have that prize. I don't know why I write either, it's certainly not because I sell a lot of books. Happy 2016.
Hi Nonnie. Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem today. I enjoyed reading your profile. Cheers!
Thank you so much. x
Thanks, Nonnie, for your comment and fave for "On the Roof." Much appreciated. And I don't want Marie to jump, either.
Hi and welcome!
Nonnie, belated thanks for reading and faving "missing". I didn't get an email notification and just now saw it. I appreciate your time!
Hi Nonnie, thank you for your wonderful comment on a boy who knew death. Appreciate it :)
Hi Nonnie, thanks for reading and commenting on Sliding Windows, means a lot. fos.
Nonnie, I've always thought of the character 'Never Let Me Go' introduced as kinda vile, evil, no good; an editor who breaks down voices and by extension, people. A bunch of poems afterward serialize some of the damage he does. I don't think anyone saw him as the man behind the proverbial curtain, but he's one of these characters who sometimes works invisibly.
In any case, Michelle from Southport trumps him.
I would use 'Michelle from Southport" to teach students how dialogue moves plot. It's delicious!
Thank you for your comments on "Break" Nonnie. That character had been floating in my head for months.
Thanks, Nonnie, for letting me know you liked Instructions. The puppy, yeah.
My pleasure, Nonnie. Always pleased to help make things good.
Thank you, Nonnie, for commenting on and faving "Never Let Me Go". I'm glad you enjoyed the "mind trek".
Thank you, Nonnie, for reading and the kind words regarding "Metastasis".
Well, it's taken me months to get back to you too. I forget to check old stories for comments. Thanks for the Hair and the Whore. Family Therapy is a good group. gg
Hi Nonnie, thanks for commenting and faving "Middle Age." I'm happy you enjoyed it.
Nonnie, thanks for the notes on the "MacGowans." We forgive your Catholic heritage. Our family history is so lost that I've decided to just lie it up. Dad also said we were directly descended from Charlemagne . My wife's African American so I think we'll need some Zulu Kings or the West African equivalent for the kids... we're already set up with nose bleeds and migraines.
Nonnie, I just saw you quoted on my birthday piece. Thanks and I'm delighted it introduced me to you a little bit more.
Thanks, Nonnie for the comment on " Under the Skin." Yeah, those are all the questions I had too and no better answers.
Nonnie, thank you much for your perceptive reading of Four Hearts and a Vase of Jonquils. Your generous words are encouraging.
Nonnie, your kind words for my poem Conjured Love are encouraging. As I haven't studied poetry much, my own stuff tends to the instinctual or imitative.
Hi Nonnie, thanks for reading and commenting on a bar for all occasions. I always appreciate your time and thoughts. fos.
Hi, Nonnie. Thanks for reading 'Assiduity Five.' I greatly appreciate your comment.
Yes, I did first write Saratoga in third person and thought I caught them all, but they're sneaky, like minnows. I will trap the three you found. Thank you so much for telling me. Of course that confuses the reader. Bless you!
So happy you are here!!
Hi Nonnie. I hope that you had a great time in Pensacola - I remembered that you were going.
How wonderful for you that your brother visited. It's nice to see a friendly face around here. :)
Hi Nonnie :)