I've worked with illustrator Marlaena Shannon to produce a children's picture book. The text is a poem I wrote some time ago about a witch who lives at Fairview and is allergic to cats. Marlaena has a way with cats, and you (and your kids) will love her colorful pictures.
ACTING ON POETRY - You don't have to know the difference between free verse, blank verse, and sonnets to choose one and read it aloud for discussion.
HISTORICAL FICTION or FICTIONAL HISTORY - Try your hand at a True-False test with no wrong answers.
PROSE POEMS, or IS IT FLASH FICTION?
Even a college prof can't give you a simple answer.
Information about scheduling is online. The phone number is 803-771-2477.
"A Trip to 1857" I led our audience on a trip by train, stagecoach, and carriage to St. Helena Island, SC, to visit plantation owner Thomas Chaplin.
Held at Augusta University in Georgia. As one of the Emerging Writers, I was allowed the spotlight at a podium for a reading of "Cat's Fur." A day of panel discussions with local authors and publishers.
"Death and Burial in the Antebellum South"
Author presentation based on research in writing historical fiction Westfall series. My thanks to Shirley Spreene for hosting this event.
> Savannah Authors Anthology 2014 - short story "Maggie and the Snake." Available on Amazon.
> SC Writers Workshop - notes on writing, Columbia II Chapter Blog.
> The Petigru Review, 2012 - poem "Foreign Origin" available on Amazon.
"Death & Burial in the Antebellum South"
Author presentation on historical background to Westfall novels. My thanks to Rachel Oglesby for hosting the event.
At the South Carolina State Library I talked about my novel What Missing Means in February.
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An auditorium packed with authors and books at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Must have been overwhelming to visitors. Some focus needed.
I was interviewed on G.W. Pomichter’s Hangin’ With Web Show. Skype presented a technical challenge. It's available on YouTube.