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About meIn a nutshell, I'm an artist, a writer, and I live in an old farmhouse on top of a windswept hill in Upstate New York with my Fred, our son, four cats, and one dog named Max. (We had six cats, but old Fatty-Woo Hobbes passed away in September 26, 2012, and Willy Big became Willy Old and passed away on December 30, 2012...so there's been a bit o' sadness in our happy homestead.)
Beyond the nutshell, I am an independently published author with two literary fiction novels, "Dusty Waters, A Ghost Story" (Field Stone Press, 2009), which is a ghost story about life and "The Fractured Hues of White Light" (Field Stone Press, 2010), which is about an autistic artist, both are available in paperback, NOOK and Kindle. I am currently working on the final touches to my third novel "Drinking From the Fishbowl", which is a book about dreams and realities.
I am also an artist, my drawings and paintings are represented by Caroline Szozda-McGowan of the Szozda Gallery in Syracuse, NY.
I am also re-examining my love for photography creating a digital sketchbook from my acre of the world.
I work full-time at Syracuse University where I am the Registrar of the university art collection.
(Okay, so what don't I do, right?)
I read A LOT...mostly classics and contemporary literary fiction, and I'm a sucker for a good comic book from the Marvel Universe...tho' I do like Batman from DC.
I've pretty much given up on television (except for PBS) as my favorite shows tend to get canceled (I'm a fan of Twin Peaks and Firefly.)
In 2007, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, which can be a royal pain...uh huh...but I believe that having a creative mind is what helps me cope with this miserable illness that has the potential to be debilitating. The way I see it, it's not going to kill me, so I keep going forward.
About my libraryI read a healthy mix of classic literature and contemporary fiction.
GroupsArt is Life, Bloomsbury Group and their friends, Fans of Joyce Carol Oates, Le Salon du peuple pour le peuple, Literary Snobs, Writer's Brag and Rag Bag, Writer-readers
Favorite authorsJoyce Carol Oates (Shared favorites)
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
Real nameLaura J. Wellner
LocationLaFayette New York
Account typepublic, free
Member sinceJul 6, 2009
Currently readingBellefleur (1st Edition) by Joyce Carol Oates
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
DaDaDa by Catherine Daly
Freedom: A Novel (Oprah's Book Club) by Jonathan Franzen
Scented Gardens for the Blind by Janet Frame
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