Out of This World

It’s the last of this year’s author interviews, and I’m ending it with a blast. Mary Davie’s main loves are reading and writing. Another interest, one that is the driving force in her writing, is science. Please give a warm welcome to Mary. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I am probably thinking about this question more than I should have to. It’s just I am a bunch of different things. I’m that person that taught herself to read really early, that climbed the Apple tree (until we had to chop it down) to read books, maybe eat an …

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An Underwater Dreamer

Let’s dive right into another author interview. Today, I’m introducing you to Jenny Burke, a woman who streams together her experiences, research, and dreams to create characters and stories. Passionate about the outdoors, exploring and imagining possibilities, please welcome Jenny and enjoy. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I’m an author, reader, artist, and marine biologist, studying creatures of the dark abyss and diving on coral reefs. I write and draw the worlds that grow in my mind and research details to understand them. My Dragon Dreamer series has dragons and an undersea world. I toss colored lightning with …

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A Constant Flow of Creativity

Today’s author interview is from a fellow Chicagoan—Susan Bass Marcus—a woman submerged in creativity. From early childhood to years working at a museum, she has led a life that lets her imagination soar. Give a warm welcome to Susan. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. A creator of alternative worlds, from childhood on, I’ve explored many ways of expressing my imagination, including the visual arts, performance, and art education. Whether entertaining my younger siblings with shadow puppet stories (a babysitting strategy that distracted them from squabbling) during my adolescence, doing the same with my own children, performing with my …

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The Writing Gene

Another special guest today, who has lived in some beautiful parts of the United States, and submerged herself in reading at an early age. Please give a warm welcome to Lenita Sheridan. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I moved to Washington state from Alaska when I was in my twenties. I had graduated from the University of Alaska with a degree in English. I substituted in the Puget Sound Area and went to the University of Washington to study creative writing. I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Later, I moved to an island …

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In Constant Bloom

I’m back from a relaxing vacation, and kicking off this return with a breath of fresh air. I tell you, this is one of my favorite author interviews because not only is she full of life, she has so much to share, and behind the scenes, showed me her big heart. Laurette Long has spread her wings in life, and this is one interview you won’t want to miss. Please take a seat, enjoy a warm drink, and give a warm welcome to Laurette. Describe yourself in 150 words or less. I’m a gregarious hermit. A wobbling Libra. The best …

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