West Virginia Writers Conference Recap

West Virginia Writers Conference Recap

The West Virginia Writers Conference was held in Ripley, WV, at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, June 7-9. It was a grand conference with phenomenal speakers and workshops. I got to see several old friends and made a few new friends, too. The first session I...
7 A.M. Writing Group

7 A.M. Writing Group

I belong to a group of writers that meet every morning at 7:00 a.m. (except for Saturdays, when it’s 8:00 a.m.), to write to a prompt, provided by our fearless leader, Connie Kinsey. As a disclaimer, I do not make it every day. In fact, I took a hiatus for several...
Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie

From “Hello” to “All Night Long” and every song in-between, the Lionel Richie concert at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville was everything I could have hoped for! The only thing I might have changed would have been for him to sing “Lady,” which he actually wrote for...
Writing Review

Writing Review

It has been a very busy few weeks in the writing department.  Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines! I’ve been hitting a bunch of submissions. I currently have 24 pieces out with various contests and publications. My total rejections for the year, so far, is 57; I have 15...
Dollywood

Dollywood

May Day, May Day! It’s a Dollywood getaway! Russ and I hadn’t been to Dollywood for several years. The last time I went, I had gained so much weight, I no longer fit on the roller coasters. Since that has always been my favorite part, the park lost its luster for me....