I am a science and technology fundraiser, recovering journalist, tree hugger, book lover, dance machine and mom. My writing arc is wonderfully circular. I started writing poems as a teenager, moved to journalism, then to press materials, then grant proposals. And now, again, poems. Recently, I wrote some songs. And an essay. Writing is something I can't seem to quit, along with reading just about anything - magazines, books, blogs, recipes, newspapers. I'm a word girl.
Nature is my sure-fire muse. Hiking, paddling, a nature walk, a beach comb, you name it. My daughter, prosecco, and a really good read can also fuel me.
My favorite authors are Gabrielle Garcia-Marquez, Hunter S. Thompson and Vladimir Nabokov. I greatly admire Jonathan Franzen and Susan Orlean, My favorite poet is, by far, Mary Oliver. The only thing that seems to bind these writers is incisiveness and verve.
Yeah to everything you just said up there. Welcome.
Welcome, Wendy!!!!!!! So glad you joined!