I got my break in publishing when I wrote about my first skydiving experience in a community college workshop. The Oregonian bought the essay, even though it was 200 words too long. I haven't jumped out of anymore airplanes, but have gone on to publish and win awards in fiction, and contributed a monthly newsletter column for the local Romance Writers of America. When my Mt. Hood Community College mentor retired, I stepped forward as the part-time instructor for the Professional Novel / Memoir Writing Workshop program. I divide my time between mentoring the latest group of writing talent and working on the next novel. Currently a member of Willamette Writers, I live in Oregon with my husband and four-legged friends.
- Oregon, USA
- JoinedFebruary 15, 2014
A Bed of Roses
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After three surgeries on a knee injured in a car accident, journalist Dana Whitaker would give anything to wa...