On April 20, some amazing writers met with Dr. Will Donnelly, Professor of Creative Writing, to learn, to listen, to write and embrace the written word. Writers with all levels of experience came together to bond and appreciate their individual talents while dissecting prose, discussing aspects of story telling and writing with and without prompts. The day started off with coffee and a scrumptious breakfast, and getting acquainted. The morning session was intense and invigorating. After a delicious lunch writers meandered around the property, sitting under trees, lounging along the bayou or finding their own special place to compose. As we came back together, stories were shared and whole new worlds opened up for us. Thank you Will and thanks to all who participated in this most memorable day.
On December 1, 2012, twenty-three amazing women came together to “find their divine” on our five enchanting acres along Dickinson Bayou where we once again convened to celebrate and share. We discovered that “one small adjustment can make our lives work” as we watched a short film clip, learned about melted crayon art, altered couture, porcelain art, tai chi, meditation and other amazing wonderments.
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Me and Leigh Anne Tuohy at Galveston Women’s Conference May 17, 2012.
Amazing, powerful and inspiring. Read my interview with Leigh Anne here
The book signing of “Gibbons Street” by Sue Mayfield Geiger and Lisette Templin drew a nice crowd last Saturday, Oct. 8, at the River Oaks Book Store in Houston. The River Oaks Book Store is privately owned and has been a haven for book lovers and writers for decades. Tucked away in a small strip center on Westheimer across from Lamar High School, it is full of literary treasures.
Next book signing: Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Butler Longhorn Museum in League City, TX.
Raise a Hand: Please visit the “Charitable Projects” and “Silent Angel”links to learn more about Rett Syndrome and “Raising a Hand for Rett” which will include photos and stories of some amazing celebrities supporting this cause. Pictured below: Clint Black and me at a previous fundraiser for Rett. Also, Kevin Black, Clint’s brother (green shirt). They look amazingly alike!
My website has just been revised—thanks for stopping by to take a look.
My former website was OK, but it needed help, so I turned to the whiz kid, Suzanne Burton. I showed her an art website that I had fallen in love with and ask if she could recreate it. Well, maybe, she replied, but it may look a tad different. Actually, it turned out better.
I wanted color and I wanted photos – lots of them. We writers tend to show our words, but don’t do much in the way of “showing” what we’ve written. I also wanted everything in PDF format because it has a cleaner look and projects a more professional presentation.
Designing the website took a few months because I had to cull through the hundreds of articles I’ve written over the years and decide which ones to include, both from the former website and articles that were just collecting dust. As you will see when you read my “About” link, I’ve written for many publications during my writing career, not to mention the unpublished pontifications.
This was a painstaking task, but Suzanne and I had fun doing it. It is still a work in progress and will change from time to time, so feel free to drop by occasionally.
Also, be sure and check out my other website which has information about my new book, “Gibbons Street” (www.gibbonsstreet.com), a collection of prose and verse with a nostalgic flair.