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mkpelland
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Have been all over the the United States and the world, vagabond since the early 1970s. I've been a professional, full time writer since Moses lost his shoes. I'm a certified, professionally trained ghostwriter - ready to help people with great ideas turn them into books. I'm a tech guru for baby boomers in my spare time!

Got six kids. My six grands are all under 4 years old. I'm a Chicago native and have returned to that area to spin out the rest of my journey. I love empowering women, especially myself.

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How did you get to where you are now?

Very carefully - trying to stay out of trouble form the days of the wild sixties to the very intimidating 21st Century. I have a can't quit work ethic and a stubborn detemrination to master everything before I leave this planet.

How do you see yourself differently now than you did 10 years ago?

I love myself and where I am. I have been there, done that, and learned what i could from all of it. I never even consider negotiating my truths now. I don't worry about paltry junk - I focus my energies on the big picture. I do worry about the condition of the world.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Right here. Still writing and still empowering. Maybe a few fewer deadlines.

a postcard to my younger self

Having a wonderful time - wish you had believed more in yourself and had taken less to heart the nasty things people can feed you along the way.

hugs and kisses -

me.

my role models

In an odd way, my grandmother for her patience and tenacity, though I am not in any way as traditional as she was.

A good friend from 30 years ago with whom I just reconnected - she has such a strong center and sense of her own spirit. That's the piece I need to still develop.

Dorothea Lang (photographer in the depression FSA-OWI collection)- what an eye she had and what courage to look so closely at those times and, without flinching, show the reality. I wish my camera could do that.

Whoopi Goldberg - she is truer to herself than, perhaps, anyone else I have ever considered.

Trying hard to think of a male here - I suppose my dad...he gav eme the work ethic. I softened it to be more humane. He gave me strength, but not a postive self image.

my posts

who’s guilty of stupidity? Agents or writers?

How often have your read articles by a literary agent chastising writers for submitting awful work or from a writer bemoaning terrible treatment at the hands of an agent? Read my thoughts…

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I’m researching our past – the 40s, 50s, 60s

Who would be willing to tell me a few things they truly remember and cherish from the 40s, 50s, or 60s? Was your favorite toy a standout memory? Your grandma’s lap? A…

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Are women embracing website ownership?

Are we creating our own sites? Do we need help and are we hiring that help? Do we keep our blogs or websites up and active or do they seem to trickle…

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Conversation with Sara Paretsky, a vibrant woman!

If you write for a living or for pleasure, you’ll find Sara Paretsky an inspriration. Internationally acclaimed writer of V.I. Warshawski detective novels, she has a ton of

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What do you think of magnet schools?

Schools that focus on an aspect of life improvement, like ecology? Read this and then tell me. Read a neat profile of an unusual educator working to build global citizens read more »

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