Author Archives: Joanellserraauthor

About Joanellserraauthor

My debut novel just released from Wido Publishing and on Amazon. Come see me at http://joanellserraauthor.com/

On Retreating to Tuscany

I recently went on a yoga/writing/living retreat called On Being Human, run by the fabulous Jen Pastiloff.   Below is a piece I wrote, reflecting on this wonderful experience.  Photo credit for almost the photos goes to the amazingly talented … Continue reading

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Beyond Miss Havisham

I was thrilled to offer a guest post on this really beautiful blog today, about combating the stigma of mental illness through fiction writing. Choices Blog, Madeline Sharples Fiction: another way to erase stigma My guest today, Joanell Serra, explores … Continue reading

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Talking about life…In the elevator or at the wine bar?

“What’s Your Book About?” I get this question a lot. I know I’m supposed to have an elevator speech all lined up. At publishing conferences over the years, folks drilled this into me. “Know your pitch! Have your tag line … Continue reading

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A fallen warrior for peace.

  Jennifer Golick’s office held small toys, silly comics, stress balls and board games to put her clients at ease. She said things in a straight forward, I’m–not-kidding kind of way. At the same time she made folks feel people … Continue reading

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Words That Build

Last Thursday, I spent the day at Mt. Zion/UCSF Hospital, for a myriad of appointments (all fine. Diagnosis= aging.)  I’m a well experienced medical appointment attendee: my mother had a chronic illness from the time I was born until she … Continue reading

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Accidental Romance Writer ?

Am I an accidental romance writer? I say accidental, because I didn’t set out to write a romance. I wrote about the characters who popped up in all my short stories: A man who is half in love with his … Continue reading

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Your Steps Alone

      In the airport, waiting for another delayed flight, and Jerry Garcia is singing in my earbuds. When you’re waiting for a miracle. I find myself reflecting on the things we wait for, and the roads we take. About … Continue reading

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