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Hungry to Tell Stories

Posted by [email protected] on April 11, 2013 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

     Once in a while, I'm reminded that people long to have a chance to tell the stories of their lives. Just last week, a classmate in Qi Gong asked me if I knew the origin of the print on the blouse I was wearing-- a batik from the Pacific Islands. He told me he had spent ten years in Fiji as a natural foods farmer. 

     Still, I wonder, why would anyone want to hear about me? So I don't talk much about myself and am a...

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Marketing a Chapbook

Posted by [email protected] on April 3, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

     For years I entered contests, worked on book-sized projects that received little response, and sent poems to journals-- making the change from print to electronic media. If the opportunity ever came along, the less outgoing part of my personality dreaded the responsibilities attached to publishing a book. 

     Then Finishing Line Press accepted my chapbook An Alphabet of Romance. My husband is excited that my work will hav...

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The Alphabet of Romance

Posted by [email protected] on March 23, 2013 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Coming Soon From Finishing Line Press: The Alphabet of Romance

     "The Alphabet of Romance is a delicious journey, strikingly fresh and evocative. I found myself falling into and between the words, drawn into the unfolding story. Trina has a distinctive voice, one to savor slowly, perhaps by a warm fire."  – Keren Taylor, Executive Director, WriteGirl

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