Great gifts just a click away…

“Finally the bus comes. I get on first. I thread my way down the aisle and sit down beside another woman, feeling safer in company. I carefully focus my gaze out the window, away from the riders. I fear that any eye contact with him could be mistaken for an implicit ‘contract’ that something more is going to happen.”

So reads an excerpt from one of the 25 stories in my latest book, First Kiss and other True Fiction. … Continue reading

Word Weaver Winner’s Profiles: First Place Winner Ellie Presner

Hi dear readers!

Here is an ‘author profile’ of me that Dan Alatorre put on his website, in the wake of my first-place win in the writing contest he hosted.

I’ll have more book news (hint: a second one is forthcoming) in the near future!

Meanwhile, here’s the link to my profile at Dan’s site.

Dan Alatorre

dan your humble host

The winners of April’s Word Weaver Writing Contest share their thoughts on the contest, writing in general, and other stuff.

Our first place winner in our first contest, Ellie Presner wrote an amazing story – but also lives one. Born and raised in Montreal, Ellie still lives her life there “to the fullest” as a freelance writer, editor and proofreader in the land of “bonjour-hi!”

“My writing credits include ‘Taking Back the Night,’ which was nominated for a National Magazine Award. Originally published in Homemaker’s Magazine, it was anthologized in Essays: Patterns and Perspectivesby Oxford University Press (1992). Another of my stories, “First Kiss,” was anthologized in The Issues Collection: Gender Issues, McGraw Hill Ryerson (1993). My other credits include magazine articles in Menz, Home and School, The Write Place and Gasp; I’ve also been published numerous times in the Montreal Gazette, The Downtowner

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