I never met my great grandmother but I inherited her short stories, a collection she titled Leaves from a Reporter’s Notebook. Her stories were dramatic, funny, and, if not true in fact, true to the times and worth the telling.
Dynamic Woman — Changing Times
Nellie Belle is about to make her debut on the literary stage! The Trials of Nellie Belle is now available for preorder. Shipping date is February 6.
Writers who take time to playfully consider their words twinkle like stars in a black night. Through their choice of words they offer unique perspectives on troubling issues, clear explanations of difficult concepts, and deep appreciation for life’s connective tissue.
The backstory is a literary device that details the happenings that lead up to a novel’s main story. Public functions also have backstories. Table and wall displays at book fests, art exhibits, or craft shows comprise the main event. But behind the scenes, busy organizers work tirelessly, and community members make time in their schedules to attend. Therein lies a story.
The Detwiler wildfire has driven people in our neighboring communities from their homes, and it may be coming for us.
© Sydney Avey