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by Gonzalinho da Costa             A theory works until you try it out. A theory corrected by experience is no longer a theory. Wisdom is life experience applied to well-considered judgment. Darkness arises from the absence or deficiency of light, obscurity from its excess. Religion…

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The Penmen Profile: Women’s Fiction Writer Julie Pennell

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Julie Pennell published her debut novel, “The Young Wives Club,” in February. Pennell’s book follows four young women, still in relationships from high school, as they discover how complicated love is. With praise from Kirkus, Booklist, Bestselling Author Karen White and others, “The Young Wives Club” shifts…

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The Penmen Profile: Horror Novelist Kevin Flanders

by Rebecca LeBoeuf The experiences Kevin Flanders has as a reporter often give him inspiration for horror and paranormal fiction settings. A published author of five books, Flanders is working on a couple of trilogies and some stand-alone novels. “The Inhabitants” is a nearly completed trilogy about a haunted apartment,…

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The Penmen Profile: Nonfiction Storyteller Richard Adams Carey

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Richard Adams Carey wrote his 2015 book, “In the Evil Day: Violence Comes to One Small Town,” about the 1997 Colebrook, New Hampshire, shootings that claimed the lives of four people. Carey tells the story of a tragedy in a town of 2,500 people that made headlines worldwide….

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The Penmen Profile: Journalist Mark Sundeen

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Journalist Mark Sundeen is on tour across the United States, promoting his newly published book, “The Unsettlers.” This work of nonfiction follows couples in search of simple, authentic lives in America. Sundeen published three other books, one of which won the 2015 Green Book Festival (“The Man…

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The Penmen Profile: Journalist Turned Memoirist Nancy Nau Sullivan

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Nancy Nau Sullivan’s background as a journalist has proven beneficial throughout her career as a writer, but has provided some challenges as well—particularly in fiction and memoir, which don’t adhere to the concise rules of journalism. Her memoir, “The Last Cadillac: A Memoir,” published in April 2016. Sullivan’s short stories have appeared in…

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One Woman’s Journey Into the Heart of a Dog Crisis

by Pamme Boutselis A journalist and adjunct professor of communication, Jacki Skole began her journalism career as part of an award-winning documentary production team at CNN. As a producer of specials and series for Animal Planet and HGTV, Skole has long had a love of animals. Perhaps it’s not too…

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How Journalism Helped Author Teresa Santoski Hone Her Craft

by Pamme Boutselis Newly published author Teresa Santoski is also a journalist, whose award-winning humor column, Tete-a-tete, is published the first and fifth Thursday of the month in the entertainment section of The Telegraph, a daily newspapers in southern New Hampshire. Santoski’s first book, “Prayers for Oppa,” is a Christian…

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