Putting pen to paper
Stories about love and loss, family and even a homunculus — Susan Marie Shuman’s collection of short stories covers them all. A resident of North Shelby, Shuman self-published “Gutter Ball” after years of writing, both as a freelancer and for personal enjoyment.
Her passion for writing first started in the sixth grade, Shuman said, when she got lost in an assignment.
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Hardly child’s play: Persistence and resolve led to ‘Waterfall Island’
The road to first-time authorship is one of surprises, self-revelations and learning.
Take Emma Sumner of Folsom, for instance, a 9-year-old third-grader at Gold Ridge Elementary School. She self-published “The Fairies of Waterfall Island” in August, after working on it for a year (SumFun Ink, $10, 130 pages). It was quite an adventure.
Mystery Writers Unite
Catriona McPherson has…
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