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Joanne Leedom-Ackerman | Literary Arts Program

Joanne Leedom-Ackerman is a novelist, short story writer, and journalist whose works of fiction include The Dark Path to the River and No Marble Angels.. Joanne is Vice President of PEN International and former International Secretary of PEN International and former Chair of its Writers in Prison Committee. 97 more words


Not The Bible

In the early 1990s, I enjoyed a TV series entitled, “Dinosaurs.” The baby in that anthropomorphic dinosaur family was named “Baby Sinclair,” and my favorite line would be spoken when BS would look at his father and call him, “Not the Mama!” What a perfect way to demonstrate the center of a small child’s universe is his/her mother. 516 more words


The Novelist's Obituary

The newspaper said he died yesterday.

He was at home in bed. It said

he passed away in his sleep,

but I bet if you’d have asked him, 133 more words


Requirements For The First Pages of Your Bestseller

The first pages of a book are like opening a door.

The first pages of a book are the first impression a reader, agent, publisher or reviewer will read. 30 more words


New Year, New Things!

Wow! What a crazy week. A company has asked me to submit work but not just any of my work. After being asked to create ‘interpretive’ work of well known fairy tales or nursery rhymes – or at least easy to recognize ones, I was busy. 40 more words

Writer's Desk

After a productive week, I’m eager to see what this week has in store.  I have a lot to do, but I feel like I could tackle anything right now. 426 more words


Mary Beth Magee Addresses the SCWGuild

Novelist Mary Beth Magee speaks at the Southern Christian Writers Guild about her writing journey.

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