April 13, 2021

Linda Rosen is the author of two women’s fiction novels published within a year of each other by Black Rose Writing. So, this woman spends a lot of time at the place where she writes. Check out the photo and you’ll see that there are few distractions there.  Except for some lime-green hand weights. Something…

April 8, 2021

Barbara Linn Probst’s second novel (The Sound Between the Notes) was published a few days ago. I asked her a few questions about her writing space, and what she needed to have when she writes. Here’s her reply.I write on my laptop at a glass desk by a big window overlooking trees, sky, and more…

March 29, 2021

Hooray and Hallelujah! It’s time to celebrate! I rarely use exclamation marks, but today I believe it’s justified. The Connecticut Press Club published its list of winners in their 2021 Awards contest, and many of my friends and Rendezvous members are on it. Some won in multiple categories which tells me that it pays to…

March 22, 2021

The Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest is now in its 20th year and is looking for today’s best humor poems. There’s no fee to enter and they accept both published and unpublished work. Deadline April 1. First Prize: $2,000 plus a two-year gift certificate from the co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value) The top 12 entries will be published…

March 18, 2021

Thanks to everyone who came to read at our open mic on Tuesday evening, including Ifraah from England and Tadeusz from Brazil. I love Zoom for its ability to bring together people around the world. It’s definitely here to stay, for better or worse. So you may as well learn how to look and sound…

March 15, 2021

Here’s a (very) short piece of creative nonfiction about my teddy bear that was published this morning by Storied Stuff. If you’re inclined to submit a story of 250 words about an object that has meaning for you, this is the place for you. Although Meesh, is not an object, of course – he’s a…

March 13, 2021

Scribes*MICRO*Fiction was kind enough to publish my 100-word short story in their February edition, along with an interview with yours truly (which was longer than the story). It’s very quick read, as you can imagine.

March 12, 2021

My father was stranded in England after World War II. So he wasn’t an immigrant, exactly – he hadn’t made a plan to leave Poland for better things. I suppose, technically, he was a refugee. What he had done, before the world went to war, was to leave his homeland in 1938 to work in…