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True, personal stories from new voices and experienced writers resonating with the themes of the Personal Essay/Story Publishing Projects: "Bearing Up" (2018) and "Exploring" (2019). Continue Reading >>
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"Sundays at the Beach" by Jane Birnbach Jane Birnbach lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she works as a professional fundraiser for a local nonprofit. She has been working with a writing coach for four years and has recently completed a memoir. Jane is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and participates in The Wilmington Write to Publish Group. Professionally she has written grants securing millions of dollars and has also written for several newspapers. Currently Jane is working on additional edits to her memoir and has begun writing her first novel.
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"Sundays at the Beach" by Jane Birnbach Jane Birnbach lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she works as a professional fundraiser for a local nonprofit. She has been working with a writing coach for four years and has recently completed a memoir. Jane is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network and participates in The Wilmington Write to Publish Group. Professionally she has written grants securing millions of dollars and has also written for several newspapers. Currently Jane is working on additional edits to her memoir and has begun writing her first novel.
"Mustard Plasters, Chiggers, and Thunder Mugs--Southern Oddities" by Phyliss Grady Adcock After teaching for 34 years, Phyliss Grady Adcock, retired in Morehead City, North Carolina. Her writing has appeared in Mailbox Magazine, Teacher’s Helper, That Southern Thing, Luck and Opportunity, and Trouble. Her grant writing netted over $5,000 for classroom projects. For one grant proposal, she was recognized as the first Raychem Educator of the Year. She is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for 1996 and 2000. She is currently writing humorous stories about the colorful characters in her family. Writing is her “Happy Place.”
"Something from Nothing" by R.V. Kuser R.V. Kuser resides in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He is an advocate, educator, motivational speaker, consultant, and author of two books. He is also a Southeast ADA (American with Disabilities Act) Trainer Member. R.V. is on a lifelong quest for ways to overcome misperceptions about individuals living with disabilities. To let everyone know, we CAN do anything. With his wife, Marlene, they both give a greater insight when speaking publicly and advocating. They would love to hear from you—questions, comments or just to say “hello.” Contact them at kusertalk.com.
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Foreword, 1927" This is a bonus episode — a reprise from July 3, 2021—another reason to celebrate the Fourth of JulyWriters and readers alike will enjoy this bit of literary history shared in the publisher’s foreword of the 1927 re-issue of the 1866 original.
"Music Box Memories" by Barbara Houston Barbara Houston lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. A member of a memoir writing group, the Scribblers, she is currently writing stories about her life. After college, Barbara taught English for four years. Other career moves steered her to training and human resources. She served as Director of Human Resources at Discovery Place Museum in Charlotte for over ten years. Now retired, Barbara enjoys her writing projects, reading fiction, singing with The Charlotte Singers, spending time with family and friends, and traveling with her husband, Jerry. Barbara’s first published story “In Bear Country” appeared in the anthology Trouble.
"Double-barrel Memories" by Zeke Benjamin Edgar L. Benjamin, nickname Zeke, lives in Mountville, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University and is retired from the US Postal Service and from the South Carolina Army National Guard. This is his first attempt at writing, but he hopes to write more short stories in the future. He hopes you enjoy it.
"Who's That Lady" by Paula Teem Levi Paula Teem Levi is a retired Registered Nurse living in Clover, South Carolina. She is a member of several genealogical societies. Her stories, “Broken Branch,” “You Got You Another One,” “Bury Me With My People,” and “That Blue Tick Hound” appeared in earlier anthologies of the Personal Story Publishing Project. Her goal is to preserve as many family stories as possible for future generations so that they will not be at risk of being forgotten or lost forever.
"Banya Lessons" by Joel R. Stegall Joel R. Stegall, a music professor and academic administrator, began his academic career as a choir director and then chair of the music department at Mars Hill University. He later served in administrative posts at Ithaca College, the University of Florida, and Shenandoah University. From this last post, he developed and led a Russian/American academic exchange program. Since retiring to Winston-Salem, he has worked as an academic consultant, amateur woodworker and as a not-quite-inept general household handyman. Five of Joel’s stories have appeared in the Personal Story Publishing Project series.
"My Old Chevy" by Joe Brown Joseph Brown is a native of North Carolina, born in Yadkin County and reared in Davie County. He now resides in the Bethania area of Forsyth County and has lived all his life within 40 miles of his birthplace. In February 2020 he retired from 50 years in the construction industry. Most of his previous writing has been daily journals on his mission trips to Kentucky, Canada, and Ecuador. Several of his published stories have appeared in earlier collections of Personal Story Publishing Projects.
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