The Penmen Profile: “Snow Island” Author Katherine Towler

by Rebecca LeBoeuf Katherine Towler is the author of the “Snow Island” trilogy, including “Snow Island,” “Evening Ferry” and “Island Light.” She co-edited “A God in the House: Poets Talk About Faith,” alongside Ilya Kaminsky. This March, her first memoir, “The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude,…

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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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Sheila Bender: A Writer’s Life

by Carol Smallwood Sheila Bender is the author of “Creative Writing DeMystified,” “A New Theology: Turning to Poetry in a Time of Grief,” a memoir, and “Behind Us the Way Grows Wider,” a poetry collection. She teaches online at WritingItReal.com, StoryCircleNetwork.org and WOW! Women On Writing. Tell us about your…

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Talking Craft and Inspiration with Award-winning Memoirist Katherine Mayfield

by Carol Smallwood Katherine Mayfield is the author of the award-winning memoir, “The Box of Daughter,” “The Meandering Muse,” and numerous other books. An editor for more than 20 years, she’s now the publisher and editor of a quarterly literary magazine, The Maine Review. She teaches memoir writing in Maine,…

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The Penmen Profile: Janice Holly Booth, Author and Adventurista

by Gabbi Hall Name a genre and Janice Holly Booth has probably written it. Janice, an adventurista and former court recorder, has  published two books: a true crime novel, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer” and a memoir, “Only Pack What You Can Carry.”…

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10 Questions with Maya Angelou – TIME Magazine

Maya Angelou, a world-renowned author and poet who said she still wants to improve her writing, discusses her latest memoir, the future of poetry, and the time she fired gun with TIME magazine’s editor-at-large, Belinda Luscombe.

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SNHU Spotlights International Bestselling Author Sy Montgomery

by Pamme Boutselis While researching more than 20 books for adults and children, award-winning author Sy Montgomery has been chased by an angry silverback gorilla in Zaire, bitten by a vampire bat in Costa Rica, worked in a pit of 18,000 slithering snakes in Manitoba, hunted a tiger in India, and…

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Creating a Writer’s Life: SNHU Talks with Krysha Thayer

by Pamme Boutselis Krysha Thayer has been a freelance writer since 2007, writing about technology, pets, health and the art of writing itself. She is also an online student with Southern New Hampshire University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a focus in fiction, and is currently working…

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