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8/6/07 12:19 A

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Maggie ,keep trying as I was able to access Kaythy's website with no difficulty .I like the mystery part not sure how good I'd be with the romance part ,my idea of romance is somewhat distorted by being in the military .Al often enquires when I am reading "How many murders so far ?" and if I reply in the single digits he says "Slow book or only on the first chapter ?" I have a creative streak and a rather more well developped taste for gore.I like to draw too,I have a fondness for drawing dogs in clothes currently I am writing a story about medieval dogs for my friend Jenn's daughters for the Christmas eve medieval banquet and a fairy storybook for the german Christmas on Dec.6th .The girls feature in the fairy one and the dogs save Christmas in jousting contest with a dragon .Clearly realism is not my strong point .I am making a pinata for Christmas eve it is a dragon with a frog dressed up as a medieval knight riding it .The children all get swords to break open the pinata (toy ones ,I don't like gore on Christmas eve!)I am sewing costumes for everyone for the medieval banquet .I'll post photos .
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8/5/07 11:33 P

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I was not able to access your site, Kathy.
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8/5/07 11:29 P

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Hi Kathy,

Now, don't worry about "correct" forum--The forum just has more traffic with a group of ladies that have been steadfastly on the same journey for quite some time.

My books are historical mysteries with romance. I have also written short stories. In the second semester this fall, I will be teaching a grade 12 creative writing course. I am quite excited about that! My novels have languished for the past couple of years. My writing has been restricted to scholarly pursuits most recently. So far, I have written the curriculum for five college courses.

My sister and I have entered Romance Writing contests, and I have been a member of Romance Writer's of America and of the Toronto chapter. My sister has better dialogue-writing skills. Writing workshops have helped my writing activities in the past. I often use the writer's workshop model in my English classes. My son is an excellent artist and has worked on CD covers--I have not seen any of his work that might be suitable for children, but he probably has it in him:))

I am very interested in your writing! In my twenties, I wrote some song lyrics--but they were never published or set to music.

Teaching is a mid-life career change for me. What a wonderful career it has been.

Looking forward to knowing more about you!

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8/5/07 10:51 P

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Kathy I had some poetry published many moons ago .I was the story lady for the base library in many locations for many years .I used to write stories with the children in them ,the children loved it .My dog (sadly long since deceased) used to feature in many of the stories and I still get young officers landing at the base saying to my husband "say hello to Mrs. Riddell and how is Chopper" Al is always highly amused by it he says "They must think they are in some kind of time warp as they talk to me like I know them and probably the last time I saw them they were all of 8 or 9 and Chopper would have achieved immortality if he was still fine to answer the tale!"
I am off to see your website now .You know they say there are no accidents you have obviously found your way to a group with lots of people with similar interests !Take care, hugs,Cheri

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Hi Maggie,

That is great! I would love to eventually have one of my novels professionally edited. Are you seeking a publisher for either? I am a voracious reader, too. I admire your job as a teacher - that must be rewarding work.

I have written two novel drafts, but the second one is still in the first draft stage. I write literary fiction, and have also drafted a children's book (still needs an illustrator) I am a co-facilitator for an online novel-writing study group and get critiques, etc., to help me with the revisions. It's great to meet you!

Cheri, that is so cool that you write poetry too! I just had a poetry reading today. It always makes me step outside of myself, and get out of my comfort zone. I'm nervous when I go up to the stage, but it all comes together.

If you're interested my website is www.kathykubik.com.

I'll go to the correct forum soon : )

Kathy

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Kathy I write poetry too!You are certainly not ugly!Your photo shows you to be a pretty lady with a lovelier smile.We all lead busy lives and I know I find I do better when I stick with Spark people.
As Maggie(Maggie I must have been on another planet I didn't realise you had written books ,please tell me all about them!) said we are most often on the welcome to our home thread .I am so glad to have you with us!
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Hello Lotus Flower,

Good to have you with us. I am from Ontario, Canada, and have three adult children. I have written two novels--several versions of both. One has been professionally edited. What genre do you write? Mine are historical mysteries with romance.

I am an English teacher at the Secondary level, so I am immersed in literature--not always teaching what I would choose to read, however.

Very good to have you with us. Check in and meet the rest of the team at "Welcome to Our New Home".

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Hi everyone,

Yesterday I had a pretty bad "fat & ugly" day. I was depressed and knew that I hadn't been taking care of myself. Emotionally or physically. I recommitted to my health, and plan to be around Sparkpeople much more often, inbetween my full time job and a fairly new mother (my daughter Lucy just turned 1)

I live in a suburb of Illinois, near Chicago. Outside of work I am an aspiring writer and have written four poetry books and drafted two novels.

I am getting healthy for myself and also for my family. I need more energy to keep up with the little one!

I'm glad to be here and look forward to getting to know all of you and the support.

Kathy

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