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Donna Volkenannt
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Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V - Interviews with Lonnie Whitaker and Dr. Barri Bumgarner
Here is the second installment of interviews with contributors who have stories in Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V , from Ozark Writers, Inc. Lonnie Whitaker attended a two-room school in the Ozarks
and Missouri University Law School. He retired as distri...
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Mysteries of the Ozarks V Interviews with Johnny Boggs and Larry Wood
Several weeks ago, Jane Hale, president of Ozark Writers, Inc., forwarded names of contributors to Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V, who agreed to be interviewed on my blog. I asked five questions plus a bonus question. First to reply were Johnny Boggs and...
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An Essay on How I Met My Husband is in Sasee's October Magazine
Photo, Oct 17 Sasee magazine "Melodies and Memories" Cover Artist: Mike Daneshi If you're curious how a nineteen-year-old teenage girl from St. Louis met a twenty-year-old airman/immigrant who was born in the German Bavarian Alps, you can read about it by f...
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Interview with Jane Shewmaker Hale, President of Ozark Writers, Inc.
Over the next few weeks, I'll be posting interviews with contributors of Mysteries of the Ozarks, Volume V, the organization responsible for the Mysteries of the Ozarks series. First up are ten questions for Jane Shewmaker Hale, author, entrepreneur, and pr...
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In past I've posted about breast cancer awareness month, but this year it is more than an annual post. My life, and the life of my family, was turned upside down after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. I'm happy to report I'm now cancer free! ...
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Voices from the Past Cemetery Walk at All Saints Parish in St. Peters
If you are interested in local history or like an evening to walk among the tombstones listening to actors portraying long-ago deceased characters, you are in for a treat! Once again, All Saints Parish in St. Peters will feature an evening of "Voices from t...
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MWG Trivia Night: A Tisket, A Tasket, Coffee and Critique Donated Eight Baskets
In case you haven't heard, the Missouri Writers Guild is having a trivia night on Saturday, October 7th, at the First Congregational Church of St. Louis in Clayton, MO. The details are on the flyer on the left. The writers in Coffee and Critique, the critiq...
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Did You Know It's Constitution Week?
Preamble  to the US Constitution While visiting the Spencer Road Branch of my county's library yesterday, I was greeted by two friendly women dressed in colonial period costumes. Of course, that got my attention. The women stood in front of a decorative dis...
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Green River Writers Contests - Lots of Categories (Mostly Poetry) with Small Entry Fees
Time to get busy and enter a contest or two! Earlier this month I received a brochure from Green River Writers , Inc., located in Louisville, KY. I'm not sure how I first heard about this group, but a few years ago I submitted to one of their contests. The ...
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Enjoy the Moment
Although I haven't posted in awhile, I have been keeping busy. I received the wonderful news that the chemo treatments did their job. I'm cancer free!! Surgery went well. My surgeon is the best! I'll start radiation in a few weeks. I'm dealing with some ner...
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