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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera Kindle Edition

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Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera Kindle Edition

My short story “Suite for the Lady in Red” appears in this terrific anthology about “extraterrestrials, conspiracies, and space exploration.” The idea was a bit of a departure for me, a brief venture into the “thriller” genre and into a first person male point of view. Many thanks to my brother, Brant Schafer, for providing information on guns and to Ed Russo for vetting it for an authentic “spy” point of view. Check under “My Books” on this website for the Amazon link and more...

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My writing, past and current projects

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My writing, past and current projects

My writing, past and current projects A Different Kind of Fire is my just-completed women’s fiction manuscript. Eighteen-year old Ruby Schmidt leaves Texas to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She attends the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Enthralled in her education and caught up in the bohemian lifestyle of her fellow painters, she discovers her artistic soul mate and begins a love affair—with another woman. Ruby overcomes physical abuse, financial hardship, personal tragedy, and doubts about her sexuality as she...

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Writers’ Retreat Workshop 2015

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Writers’ Retreat Workshop 2015

Writers’ Retreat Workshop 2015 In May I attended the 2015 Writers’ Retreat Workshop held here in San Antonio for the first time at the lovely Oblate Retreat and Conference Center. What a delight. Met some lovely, kind, caring folks. The retreat was exhausting, but well worth the time, money and effort. In 1987 the late Gary Provost (author and internationally acclaimed teacher of writing for publication) and wife Gail cofounded the WRITERS RETREAT WORKSHOP. If you are a serious writer searching for help improving and completing your...

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My Love Affair with Tarzan

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My Love Affair with Tarzan

My love affair with Tarzan began many years ago, but during a recent midlife crisis, I rediscovered my long-lost love. Little did I realize how far this love would carry me. Tired of juggling roles as mother, wife, and physician, I yearned to rekindle my creativity. The womanly arts of knitting and quilting weren’t enough any more. Burnout, coupled with the deaths of five loved ones in five years, made me nostalgic for simpler times, for hot summer days on my grandparents’ ranch. Their back bedroom held a wall of shelves laden with everything...

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