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Joanna Fuchs
Works at Poemsource.com
Lives in Sandpoint, Idaho
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My brother sent this to me. Funny! Especially the spider web.
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Thanks, Paula, for linking to my Thanksgiving page!
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May I use one of your Veterans Day poems for our celebration? 
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What a wonderful world it would be if everyone practiced this:
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Here's a poem I wrote in honor of Memorial Day. See pages of patriotic poems at my site: http://bit.ly/1NFIaP4
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A peony cut from one of the two bushes in my front yard. I think peonies are spectacular, don't you?
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Gorgeous!!!!! <3
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Too cute! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Find more of my Thanksgiving poems and prayers at my site, www.poemsource.com. Please see my Terms of Use re use of my poems.
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Wow!
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You are very beautiful :)

really so much thank you. I learn your poems for my English Teacher in my school days.

You have been doing miracles with your poems for a long time.
I respect you alot

May God bless You


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What a great shot!
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<3 Love!!
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Had surgery for cancer in an endometrial polyp in mid-March, 2016. A month later, Got some terrific news from my doctor. I'll spare you the boring details, but the cancer was tiny (one to four millimeters) and confined to the polyp, which was removed. She offered chemotherapy and radiation; I declined. She said it could come back, "but it's unlikely." "What???" I said, because before she said it was very likely to recur. I reminded her she said that. "No," she said.

That's it! I feel great, fully recovered, and very thankful for all the prayers and encouragement that came my way.
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Writer: Poems, Commentary, Nonfiction
Introduction
Right now my main focus is as writer and publisher of my poem Web site, Poemsource.com, but I am a wordsmith and constant communicator for a variety of applications, both in writing and speaking. (I do blab on…)

Poems, Poetry, Verse, Oh My!
I've been writing poems since I learned to write. As a young child, I wrote little rhyming verses for family greeting cards. I wrote poetry in connection with school assignments. How? See my posts! Now I write poems for my Web site, www.poemsource.com and my Google Plus page.

I am also spending more time working on my other site, www.alternative-medicine-digest.com

In My Youth...
I graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in fashion retailing. I was supervising a women's wear department at the Carson Pirie Scott department store in the Chicago Loop at the time President Kennedy was shot. I hated the fashion rat race however; just liking clothes wasn't enough.

I took a job teaching correspondence courses for the American Savings and Loan Institute, my first writing job. All of my jobs involved writing, but I didn't think of myself as a writer, by profession, until much later.

In Mid-life...
One of many things I did in the past was write and present my own paid, professional speeches and sell my own scripted audiotapes on self-improvement, at colleges and corporations. I was a member of the National Speakers' Association for 11 years.

I also wrote civil service tests for government agencies. I wrote a national newsletter reviewing movies for parents for content of possible concern. I wrote public relations materials and Web site content for a number of companies. I wrote technical materials for two companies. I was Assistant News Editor for the Glendale News Press for awhile until the L.A. Times bought it and brought in their own people.

Worked on the Internet
I became a keyword expert when I worked for the Internet startup that invented paying for search engine ranking (like ads at the top of regular search results). That company was GoTo, which became Overture, which was bought by Yahoo. GoTo also created the first database listing searches per month per keyword. My job was to find keywords for paying clients to bid on, so they could list at the top or near the top of search results. This was shortly before Google came into existence.
 
From Big-City Life, Back to Nature...
I moved from Southern California to North Idaho and continued to telecommute for awhile, until technical difficulties made that impossible.

Then I started Poemsource.com, and the rest is all good. In 2015, I started spending more time working on my second Web site, Alternative-medicine-digest.com.

I Write Poems
There are more than 800 free greeting card poems at my Web site, Poemsource.com: Anniversary, Baby, Birthday, Christian, Christmas, Father, Friendship, Funny, Get Well, Graduation, Love, Mother, New Year, Patriotic, Sympathy, Teacher, Thanksgiving, Thank You, Valentine, Wedding, and more. Perhaps my most famous poem is "Since My Valentine Got A Computer," on the Funny Valentine Poems page.

I Write fiction
For fun, I took a correspondence course in writing for children. I submitted two of my stories to a state-level writing contest, and they both won first in their category. I needed an income, though, and fiction is risky, so I moved on.

I Write Nonfiction
I research medical topics and report what medical professionals are saying at my site, Alternative-medicine-digest.com.

I have a book in the works. It includes specific techniques about how to make people like you, detailed techniques for handling difficult people (exactly what to say), and it's also about the importance of good character to happy relationships and success in every area of your life. 

This book is based on a popular seminar I wrote and taught all over California. When I asked students, "Did you practice these techniques this week? Do they work?" many hands shot enthusiastically into the air.

When it's done, I'll put it on Kindle, and I'll post lots of excerpts here, at my Google Plus site.

I Do Copywriting
I took two costly copywriting courses, to generate income with paid copywriting assignments, but instead I got interested what I could do with the Internet. I use these copywriting skills on my Web sites and in my other writing.

My Google Plus Site Will Have Original Content
As a professional writer, I write original material for my Google Plus site, about whatever I think would be interesting or entertaining to you. You'll also find many beautiful, fascinating, sometimes funny, original images. Of course, I'll also reshare the best of 
Google Plus!

I'll also write some original poems exclusively for my Google Plus site. I won't post them anywhere else, even at Poemsource.com

Instead of confusing hodge-podge, the site will have a visually pleasant, easy-to-read format. I'll make every effort to keep it uplifting, rich, classy and sometimes hilarious.

I hope you like it enough to follow me and plus one me!


Bragging rights
I'm very happily married, to Karl, and I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth!
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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Web site writer/publisher
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I write greeting card poems, fiction, nonfiction, technical, more!
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  • Poemsource.com
    Writer/Publisher, 2005 - present
    I write poetry, rhyming and free verse, for my site, which has more than 800 of my poems.
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Female
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Married