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About Joanellserraauthor

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

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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Dear Santa…

  Buy me no baubles and I’ll save you the trinkets. Here are the gifts we really need this holiday season. This gifts we give all year. This gifts for which we forget to send thank you notes. The gifts … Continue reading

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