Author Archives: Joanellserraauthor

About Joanellserraauthor

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

Aviary Amor

My poem, Aviary Amor, was recently published in a literary journal called Meat for Tea, Volume 12, Issue 4. Below is the poem — written while living on the water for a year, and the link to the journal itself. … Continue reading

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Christmas Sweaters for Congress

View at Medium.com Christmas Sweaters for Congress. Bah humbug is too strong a word for my feelings about the holiday season. I don’t hate it, I just have a few things I enjoy and a whole lot about it I … Continue reading

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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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