Margaret Bartley, has
a Master's of Creative Writing degree from Johns Hopkins University and is a freelance
writer living in the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York. Her book GRISHA:
The Story of Cellist Gregor Piatigorsky won the 2005 Adirondack Literary Award.
She is the editor of Otis Mountain Press. She was a presenter at the 2007 Adirondack
Mountain Writers' Retreat.
Adrian Fogelin is the award-winning
author of seven books for young adults, including Crossing Jordan, Anna
Casey's Place in the World, The Big Question, and, most recent, The
Sorta Sisters. They are all published by Peachtree Press. She is an immensely
popular presenter of writing programs for kids, and has become a beloved fixture
at the St. George Island Writers' Retreat,
teaching fiction writing and memoir.
Folwell is creative director at Adirondack Life. She has won half a
dozen awards for writing from the International Regional Magazine Association,
most recently the silver for columns published in 2005. Her work has appeared
in Gray's Sporting Journal, the Helen Keller Foundation anthology, Rooted
in Rock (Adirondack Museum/Paul Smith's College) and numerous travel publications.
She is the author of two travel guides to the Adirondacks, including The Adirondack
Book (Countryman Press, five editions). She is working on a memoir about losing
her sight. She was a presenter at the 2007 Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat.
Mark Frost has been writing professionally
since the age of 14, starting as a junior high school correspondent writing sports
articles at 12 cents an inch for The Glens Falls Times. In 1978 he self-published
a book, Scattered Frost, compiling some of his best radio commentaries
and weekly columns he'd written for The Post-Star. The success of the book,
which went into a second printing, set the stage for him in September 1980 to
launch The Chronicle newspaper, now in its 27th year and employing 18 people,
plus a delivery crew. Mark also self-published PermaFrost, a compilation
of some of his early work from The Chronicle. The Chronicle - officially
Lone Oak Publishing Co., Inc. - intends to publish two new books later this year
Perky Granger is the editor/co-author
of Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing
a Path to Peace, (iUniverse 2002; iUniverse Star, 2004) and a young adult
novel and accompanying teacher's guide, Adirondack Gold,
Beaver Meadow Publishing, 2003, and its sequel, Adirondack
Gold II: A Summer of Strangers. She freelances (Adirondack Life--see
March '07 article on Toad Hill Maple Farm),
Adirondack Family, BackRoads, Ecolocal
Guide, Adirondack Guest Informer, Adirondack Family, area
newspapers and Ezines.com), and writes for
and edits the Quarterly, published by the John
Thurman Historical Society. The sequel is expected to be released July 1,
She presents programs for youth and
adults, and organizes The Adirondack Mountain Writers'
Retreat and the St. George Island Writers'
Retreat for Women.
native of Moblie, Alabama, Gloria Kenmare Grant is the author of Can You
Hear me? Miss Sarahs Civil War Journals "The Condemnation of
Claymore Manor" and "Living Dolls," published with PublishAmerica.
She later lived in Waveland, Ms., until Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home and
belongings. The mother of two and grandmother of three, Gloria has always been
an avid story teller, and presents programs for groups and libraries
After retirement from a diversified career, Gloria began
to write mystery novels, and has her sixth on the way. She just finished a 254
page cook book, which deals with cooking wild game. She has also written a history
of St. Mark's Methodist Church in Indialantic. Glorias novels can be purchased
at her site above, at any major book store and on line at her
website. The cook book is only available at: http://www.lulu.com/content/5863439.
See her blog, http://booksaremypassion.blogspot.com/.
Judith E. Harper
is a freelance historian and author, veteran blogger, seasoned internet researcher,
and, as she says, "a novelist who wishes that one day soon her fiction writing
will become more than a hobby." She has written two adult works of history
as well as six children's bios and histories. Her latest book, Women during
the Civil War: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2004) was designated an "Outstanding
Academic Title of 2004" by the American Library Association publication,
/Choice/ magazine, a publication for college and university librarians. It was
also nominated for an award by the Pennsylvania School Library Association.
eclectic mix of tales allows her to tell stories to all manner of audiences, both
young and old, in libraries, churches, retirement homes, schools, conferences
and festivals.She conducts storytelling and writing workshops for adults and teachers
and, through her school residency programs, helps children to tell and write their
own stories. Her new book, Wisdom in the Telling: Finding
Inspiration and Grace in Traditional Folktales and Myths Retold, has helped
her envision story and the spoken word in new and exciting ways. She lives in
the Hudson Valley region of New York State.
Author, Gloria Waldron Hukle
was born in Schenectady New York, but grew up in a multi-cultural neighborhood
in inner city Albany, the second daughter of her widowed mother.
we lived within a city populated by many thousands, everything I knew or needed
was within walking distance of our apartment. In the fifties and early sixties
your city neighborhood was really very much its own small town.
readers will ask where I came up with a storyline, or the idea for a character.
Surely a few sprouted from the cobblestone streets of downtown Albany long before
I began researching the life of old Resolved Waldron of New Amsterdam (the ancestral
grandfather to thousands) for my first novel, MANHATTAN
SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE. It seems that I've always been fascinated by American
Colonial life. I remember stories forming underneath my Davy Crockett raccoon
hat while cruising those great American Indian exhibits of the New York State
Museum in Albany."
Author, Gloria Waldron Hukle resides in Averill
Park, New York with her husband, and two sister dogs, Bertie and Lou. An 11th
generation Waldron and direct descendent of Resolved Waldron, the l7th century
sheriff to the Dutch Governor, Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam, who is the central
character in Hukle's novel, MANHATTAN SEEDS OF THE BIG APPLE.
October 2007 saw the release of a second novel, THE DIARY OF A NORTHERN MOON,
a 20th century mystery set within the Adirondack town of North Creek.
NEW! NEW! Watch for the release of Gloria's new novel, THREADS:
AN AMERICAN TAPESTRY, planned for spring, 2009.
ON GLORIA WALDRON HUKLE--
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Maureen Jones is nothing,
if not versatile and energetic. Her resume begins in high school, when she tried
her hand at being an Avon lady. She has worked as a freelance writer, and served
as managing editor of an entertainment weekly. After a detour into diner ownership,
she became an educator in public school and community college. She continues in
education parttime and is a licensed guide, and, at times, has worked for a time
as a whitewater rafting guide on the Upper Hudson. Click link to read about her
Bil Lepp, of
Charleston, West Virginia, made his first appearance before Adirondack audiences
at Veterans' Memorial Field. He is a five-time winner of West Virginia Liars'
Contest (earning a gold-plated shovel for his mantle each time). He tells original,
hilarious, tales that will bring a smile to the face of even the most ill-humored
person, and has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival in
Jonesborough, TN, several times, and at The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Bil
is the author of three books of tales, four audio collections, and he has had
stories published in several national magazines.
Laurie Loveman is an author,
fire department officer, and a member of the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities.
She has a degree in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology from the University
of Cincinnati and is a consultant on fire safety in equine facilities. With more
than forty years experience in the horse industry, Laurie has written many articles
for equine and fire service publications, and her novels, set in the 1930s, reflect
her interest not just in horses, but also on topics relevant to firefighting today,
such as firefighter stress, medical ethics, and arson. You can learn more about
Laurie's FIREHOUSE FAMILY SERIES: MEMORIES, THE QUARRY, and THE FARM FIRES, by
visiting her website at www.laurieloveman.com.
Elizabeth Lyon, a regular speaker at writing
conferences and retreats nationwide, has been a contributor to The Writer
and Writers Digest and is a mentor, editor, and writing teacher.
The author of The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit, A Writers Guide to
Fiction, Nonfiction Book Proposals Anyone Can Write, A Writers Guide to
Nonfiction, and National Directory of Editors & Writers, she lives
in Springfield, Oregon. As owner of Editing International,
Elizabeth works as an independent book editor, and has over 20 years of experience.
She lives in Springfield, Oregon. See her list of client successes on:
is a writer living in Scotia, New York. She focuses on the small moments and stories
in our lives that become sacred. The stories of her life reflect what she holds
faith, family and friends. Cheryl says, "In my work with Hospice
over the past 7 years, I have learned that there is a power in telling our stories
and listening to the stories of others. Each time two or more people sit down
and begin to tell the stories that are deepest in their hearts, healing takes
place. It is important, not only to share your own story but to listen to the
stories of others."
Amanda Magee - A west coast transplant
living in Glens Falls, Amanda began an odyssey of freelance writing and exploration
of the blogosphere after her husband opened an advertising agency and began using
her for all his copy needs. Three blogs, two kids and several writing gigs later
she is happy to call herself a freelance writer and certifiable internet junkie.
Visit her blogs:
The Wink http://www.toddlywinks.blogspot.com
Tumble Dry http://www.lifewithbriar.blogspot.com
Adk Chamber http://www.adk-chamber.blogspot.com
Richard Noble is a writer from the Eastpoint, Florida
region. With his wife, Carol, he joined a panel presenting the workshop Getting
Published: Taking your Baby from Desktop to Bookshop," November 5, 2008,
at Trinity Church, Apalachicola, FL. He is the author of numerous books, including
"Travels with Charlie," "Honor Thy Father and They Monther,"
and "The Eastpointer." Read more about Richard by clicking the
Pillsworth: Storyteller, Teacher, Storyteller Laureate, Kingston, New York.
Karen has presented workshops in the past on topics such as "Discovering
the Stories with Us: The Power of Personal Storytelling", "Math and
Science: Making the Connection", and "Storyteller Laureate: Make it
Happen in Your Community." Her storytelling has been featured in The Storytelling
Classroom: Applications Across the Curriculum. Her stories are immensely entertaining.
Read about books & programs
by Marty Podskoch, author of Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and
Lore, the Northern Districts; Adirondack Fire Towers: Their History and
Lore, the Southern Districts; and Adirondack
Stories: Historical Sketches. Marty will be featured at many programs in the
Adirondacks throughout the summer. Check his calendar
to see when he'll be appearing near you, or find out when he can present a program
for your group..
Dawn Evans Radford, raised in Apalachicola,
Florida, holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English from the University
of North Carolina at Wilmington. In 1993, she received the Sherwood Anderson Foundation
Award for a short story set in Apalachicola. Other honors include an Emerging
Artist grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. Published in a variety of genres,
including poetry, fiction, and scholarly research, she teaches and performs in
educational, literary, volunteer and professional arenas. Her first novel, Oyster
Flats, was released October 2007. She has been a presenter at the St. George
Island Writers' Retreat, and has many appearances coming up, both in the South
and the Northeast. Click the link to see a list.
"a force of nature," by Brother Blue, Bob Reiser tells tales
in schools, libraries and festivals around the world. Bob's books include Carry
it On and Everybody Says Freedom, written with Pete Seeger, and a children's
book, David Gets His Drum, with jazz drummer Panama Francis.
Jame Richards, a young mother from Connecticut,
is currently revising Three Rivers Rising, a young adult novel in verse,
due out April 2010 with Alfred A. Knopf. It's the winner of the PEN New England
Children's Book Caucus 2008 Susan P. Bloom Award. Curious? Jame gives us the following
Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania; 1888-1889
Rising includes a forbidden cross-class romance between a guest and a hired
boy at the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, site of the dam that burst in
1889, flooding the valley below. The main characters are in the city of Johnstown
when the wave hits and piles debris at the Old Stone Bridge, damming up the water
once again. The city of Johnstown is under water and the debris at the bridge
is on fire. Each thinks the other is dead.
Will they find each other? Survive?
Endure being disowned by their families?
Jame has two more young adult novels
in progress, one of them tentatively set in the Adirondacks. As for nonfiction,
she is also tinkering with a memoir and a collection of humorous essays---she
has a short humor piece in the next issue of "Brain, Child: the Magazine
for Thinking Mothers." Watch this space for news of her publication, and
be sure to visit her blog, http://jamerichards.blogspot.com.
fiber artist, author, veteran blogger, and genealogist, Pat lives with her husband
in Kingston, New York and Sarasota, Florida. Her nonfiction book: sassy pat
knitting: a memoir made its debut at the Chronicle Book Fair in Glens Falls
in October, 2008. Pat teaches a workshop titled: "Blog to Book." With
a young adult novel: White Plague in the works and a collection of monologues,
Irish Muses, in the hopper, 2009 should prove to be busy year. Visit her
Mary Lois is
a musician/writer living in The Villages, FL. Read more by clicking the link above.
Cassie Selleck, a native
Floridian, makes her home along the banks of the Suwannee River in North Florida.
She has extensive experience developing and presenting programs for children of
all ages and adults. She is active in the storytelling community and coaches a
group of youthful performers as well. Cassie, who has several completed short
stories and screenplays, has an adult novel, "The Pecan Man" in the
works. We are thrilled to announce that Chapter One of "The Pecan Man"
just topped 104 other entries in a Florida State Writing Competition, co-sponsored
by CNW Publishing and the Florida Freelance Writers Association, to be named first
place winner in the "Novel Chapter-Unpublished" category.
Cassie cofounded the Fiction Among Friends Writers' Retreats.
Sanders Shartle won the only short fiction prize for Blueline, an Adirondack
small press, and had a poem in the Spring, 2005, edition. She has been a semifinalist
for a New York State Council of the Arts grant in fiction. She is a member of
"The Three Poets" with colleagues Marilyn McCabe and Elaine Handley.
Their chapbook, Notes from the Firetower--Three Poets on the Adirondacks, won
the first ever prize for Best Book of Poetry, 2004-2005, awarded by the Adirondack
Center for Writing, and have just been named winners again for Glacial Erratica.
She presents much-sought-after memoir workshops.
Irene Sherlock is a regular workshop
presenter at the Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat at Beaver Meadow Lodge,
Thurman, August.. Irene
is associate director of publications and design at Western Connecticut State
University and an adjunct lecturer in the English department where she teaches
undergraduate and graduate writing classes. She holds an M.A. in English from
WCSU, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College and an M.S. in Marriage
and Family Therapy from Southern Connecticut State University. Her screenplay,
"Fox's Hardware," was optioned by Hearst Entertainment. Her one-act
play, "Wayne's Learn-to-Drive," was recently published by World Audience,
Inc. at www.worldaudience.org. Be sure to click on her link above to read feedback
from former MFA grad students, Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat participants,
and learn about her Foodchild workshop and upcoming book.
Roeland Suylen is proud to announce publication
of his newest book: Mach deine Träume wahr (the German version
of his Dutch book Make
Your Dreams Come True) in Germany. The pre-launching is set for April 14,
2009. Buy the German book "Mach deine Träume wahr" at Amazon (www.amazon.de)
or Verlag Via Nova (www.verlag-vianova.de) and the Dutch book via www.ontdekjekracht.nl,
soon also: www.3G-method.com, www.3G-methode.de and www.3G-method.com AND via
www.bol.com. Roeland Suylen works as a holistic coach, therapist
and healer. As a coach, he mainly works with the 3G-method written about in his
two books and two poetry albums. His newest book 'Make Your Dreams Come True'
is about the 3G-method and will appear in April 2009 in Germany and before the
end of 2009, also in the Netherlands. He is now looking for a publisher in England
and/or America. "Make Your Dreams Come True," ISBN: 978-3-86616-127-6;
160 pages, hardcover; 16,95 Euros: In this book Roeland Suylen explains the
3G-method (an abbreviation of the Dutch words gedachten, gevoelens and gedragingen,
meaning thoughts, feelings and behaviours). After many years of investigation,
Suylen came to the conclusion that you can realize ANYTHING you wish for, whenever
your thoughts, feelings and behaviours are attuned to each other ànd to
your goal. Reading this book brings you closer to the realization of what you
REALLY want in your life. Books and films like "The
Secret" focus mainly on the power of our thoughts and their influence on
our feelings and behaviours (linear creation). The 3G-method also shows the major
influence of our feelings on our thoughts and behaviours and vice versa in all
directions (circular creation).
The 3G-method is an innovative method that is easy to read and understand andcompatible
with Quantumfysics, Psycho-Neuro-Immunology and modern Psychology.
Wein has experience in writing and publishing in many genresThe Way
Home: A Wilderness Odyssey (memoir, Tupelo Press, 2004); The Runaway Generation
(nonfiction, David McKay, l970 Tower, l972); Yes (novel, Harcourt, l969);
Bamboo in Japan by Nancy Moore Bess with Bibi Wein (Kodansha International,
2001). Her essays, profiles and short fiction have graced the pages of regional
and national magazines, and she has written for and produced TV shows, as well
as serving as and editor and editorial consultant. She has honed her teaching
skills in numerous workshop settings, and brought them to the Adirondack Mountain
Eliza Williamson describes
herself in these words: "I write to breathe. I have written forever. I am
currently working on a collection of short stories based on my life experience.
Under the wise tutelage of my teacher and mentor, poet Patricia Lee Lewis, I am
living the model I try to emulate in the workshops I lead. My work can be seen
in the current issue of Peregrine." Eliza teaches utilizing the Amherst
Susan Womble is a Nationally Board
Certified Teacher with a career of teaching grades K-12th in the areas of Reading,
Special Education, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, and the Profoundly Handicapped.
She is a Fellow with Florida State University and is active with the FSU Writing
Project. She has just had her first book of a series published, "Newt's World:
Beginnings." She was able to put the finishing touches on this middle grade
juvenile fiction at the St. George Island Writers' Retreat arranged by Perky Granger.
"Newt's World: Beginnings" has a complete workbook associated with it
to help teachers teach about bullying, disabilities, science, vocabulary, main
idea, benchmarks, etc. She is now coordinating her time between presenting workshops
and book signings as well as still teaching and finishing the second in the series,
" Newt's World: Internal Byte." (to be released soon) Information on
her schedule or arranging speaking engagements as well as information on her books
is on her website: http://susan.womble.googlepages.com/home
or contact her at email@example.com.