Sloan Jordan has published her first book, A Life Filled With Music: My accidental journey through America’s Iconic Musical Performances. Her book is available on Amazon.

A Life Flilled With Music
by Sloan Jordan

Life LessonsA Life Filled With Music: My Accidental Journey Through America’s Iconic Musical Performances

Do you remember your first concert? Most people do, especially if one of those concerts was Woodstock! A Life Filled With Music is one woman’s accidental experiences with iconic musical performances.Performances include such venues as Woodstock, Jamaican World Music Festival, Voice of the Wetlands, and many individual performances by artists such as The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Florence and the Machine, Beatles and many others.It includes memories, impressions, and insights into the history of contemporary music.And for those familiar with these artists, Sloan has included the setlists of the performances to evoke memories of your favorite songs.

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Pine Island Writers ARE holding Zoom meetings every Monday at 7 pm. If anyone would like to join us, please have them contact Chai Voris for the Zoom sign-in. We meet weekly to share our writing with each other and get feedback.

Chai Voris
Acting President and Treasurer
Pine Island Writers

Life Lessons and Tales of Little MisFit
by Susan Grunin

Life LessonsIvy Sue Klutz (Little MisFit – LMF) finds one of her first memories confusing. This is when she is three and a half years old and is at her sister Lynn’s birthday party. Their cousin, Janet, asks the partygoers to guess what Lynn’s birthday present is as the truck delivering the present is backing up to the front porch of their house. Unbeknown to LMF, Janet told the other kids not to really guess that it’s a bike. You guessed – LMF guesses that her sister is getting a bike for her 5th birthday present. But instead of everyone being happy that LMF guessed the right thing, everyone is mad at her and none more than her mother. LMF runs off to her soon-to-be baby brother’s bedroom and tries to hide behind his dresser, with her mother hot on her heels, yelling at her all the way. From this experience and many others through her 4th grade years in school, LMF learns the Life Lesson that Life Isn’t Always What It Seems.

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Reid — Learning to Waltz

Anna’s Refuge
by Kerryn Reid

Anna's Refuge

Lewis Aubrey has grown up in the malignant shadow of his brother, Gideon. In London for the first time, with no thought of love, he is beguiled by Miss Anna Spain. Gideon steals her away, and then tosses her aside like a trampled rose. Months later, horrified to learn that Anna carries Gideon’s child, Lewis tracks her down amid the grit of industrial Leeds. He’s desperate to protect her—but can he survive marriage, believing she still yearns for his brother? [more]

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website: kerrynreid.com

Copyediting Services

editingFor several years I have provided copyediting services both privately and through the Peace River Center for Writers.  My fee is much less than the average to make this service available to new authors.  [$10 an hour or $2 per 250-word page (12 pt, double spaced), an average of 5 pages an hour.  $4 per page for manuscripts with a lot of errors.]  I have edited works of poetry, fiction, autobiography, and spirituality.  I use “The Chicago Manual of Style” and the “Cambridge Guide to English Usage” as standard works of reference.  If you need editing, please contact me at prcw@fsw.edu or 941-676-2630.

Madelon Becker
Peace River Center for Writers
at Florida Southwestern State College

Joe Pacheco on WGCU Radio

Our local NPR radio station, WGCU broadcast Joe Pacheco’s poem “Love Poem for Leap Day 2020” on Friday, February 28th at 8:45 AM and 4:44 PM. The station has also created a webpage to document and highlight the occasion. Click on the link below to access the page:
https://news.wgcu.org/post/sanibel-poet-joe-pacheco-s-love-poem-leap-day

He will also read the poem at the Sanibel Island Writers Read on Wednesday, March 18, 7:00 PM at Herb Strauss Theater, BIG Arts, Sanibel. If you can, come and share the evening with Joe and his fellow Island writers.

Christie Zarria

Christie Zarria

I’m a native Texan who got to Florida as soon as I could – about eight years ago. My life in Texas centered around my true love from high school, to whom I’ve been married for nearly 50 years, our five amazing children and 14 spectacular grandblessings. Outside of family, I was an executive assistant for the CEO of the largest medical malpractice insurer in Texas for over twenty years. My spousal unit and I are avid travelers who have been to Turkey, China, Italy, India, and most of the Caribbean, Central, and South America. I also enjoy sewing, playing my new grand piano, and cooking for and entertaining the steady stream of family and friends that come to see us at what is fondly referred to as the “Zarria B&B!”

I love to write about family, travel, personal experiences, and occasional philosophic reflections, although my secret wish is to do a historical novel of some sort. To date, my only claim to published fame is a third-grade poem which made the PTA newsletter and an anecdote that was submitted to and published in Readers Digest in the early 80’s.  I hope to hone my writing skills by hanging around the amazing group of fellow writers in the GCWA and absorbing all I can from the wealth of talent and experience here. I’m honored to be part of this group.