In 1946, Mahru Ghashghaei was born in Ardebil, Iran, somewhere along the Russian Border. The youngest of three daughters, her life was like that of any child with love and appreciation for her Iranian upbringing. The onset of Revolution would bring change to the young girl’s life and to the people of Iran. Marhu’s mother would suffer humiliation and theft from her husband; father to … Continue reading Book Review: Nine Rubies By Mahru Ghashghaei
Hello Authors and Happy Friday! So, I popped over to visit my good friend, RODEO CARLSON’s murder & mayhem mystery books site, only to find out she has a new book on the horizon, amid everything else going on over there. There are personal blog insights, pic of mouth-watering culinary eats, online classes forming and … Continue reading Giving Props To A New Tribe of Memoirists
Yes, I’m aware that April is National Poetry Month, but I couldn’t resist sharing this special shout out with you guys 🙂 Happy Friday, creatives! Today, I’m sending out a big ole congratulations to my nine-year old granddaughter and namesake, Clara Elizabeth. I was informed by her mother, my daughter-in-law, that Clara recently won first … Continue reading Congratulations Clara!
Happy Friday, readers, writers and authors! I receive emails from women at least once a week, who are indecisive about their career change, who are wondering if they can make it in the freelance writing arena and who question whether they should delay continuing their desired education major to follow their dreams. Change is scary, … Continue reading A Poet Who is Learning To Fly
Happy Friday to all readers,writers, authors and critics! I know you’re out there and gosh, where would creatives be if we didn’t have you to make us better, instead of bitter, when it comes to honing our craft? Today, guest author and poet Joy Dekok, will share insights on the ins and outs of writing … Continue reading A Poet on Publishing by Joy Dekok
Happy Friday to all of you! So glad to welcome you here. Today my guest is a woman warrior advocate for domestic violence victims and author of the book, Blood Relatives: Breaking The Cycle, Breaking The Silence, Darlene Greene. You recently published Blood Relatives, a valuable resource for victims of Domestic Abuse and a personal … Continue reading Advocate and Author – Darlene Greene
Happy Friday, readers and writers. The thing I’ve noticed over the span of the last 6 years, is how much we’ve come to share our love for “Story.” When I first started writing online (reluctantly gave up my Smith Corona) it was all about ‘blogging’ and getting to a place of PROMINENCE by blogging with … Continue reading The Memoir & Personal Story Surge…
I’ve been looking back at some of my earlier works of poetry and wondering if I might not republish them from my self-published book “Home Sometimes Is…A Lonely Place- Copyright 1994 PLAYING THE GAME In the game of circumstance I sought to conquer your passions, intent on becoming the woman of your dreams- Used feminine … Continue reading Golden Years of Poetry from Clara54…
In 1992, Marianne Williamson published her first book, Return to Love. The book became a best-seller and catapulted Marianne into the spotlight after an appearance on Oprah. You probably know these lines from that book: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It … Continue reading 30 Years as a Successful Author: Tips from Marianne Williamson
Happy Monday! I love writing the “Whatcha Doing” segment at clara54 so much:) I’m soooo glad to wake up this morning and NOT feel like I gotta do or be somewhere:) It’s heaven to bask a bit in the warmth of contentment. I’ve done a few things I’m proud of and I’ve also failed at a … Continue reading Whatcha Doing Clara54?