Author Archives: Joanellserraauthor

About Joanellserraauthor

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

Quiet Lightning. 11/7/2016 in SF.

  It is always awesome to be included in an exciting writing event. I’ll be reading on Nov 7, as well as have my piece in the book produced for that evening. Thank you Quiet Lightning for including my work … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Bitter-Sweet Glossary.

There are words writers know and love, or know and hate. It’s visceral. Words that are tossed around so often we forget what they meant before they became industry-speak. In the complicated, tedious, and occasionally brilliant “writing life”, in a … Continue reading

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What to do in three days in NYC (according to a nostalgic Jersey girl who lives in California).

Labor Day Weekend in Manhattan. Eat a pretzel from the street corner vendor.    Buy a pretzel on your first evening, while waiting in Bryant Park for your husband who flew in separately. Realize street pretzels are dry and overly salty … Continue reading

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Tough Questions.

    I am thrilled to be hosted  on a rocking site, The Manifest Station as a guest blogger. Please click below to read my essay on caring for my niece Molly, after having been separated from her mother.   http://themanifeststation.net/2016/08/11/tough-questions/

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A Bedtime Story

Wildsound Festival chose my story Night Swimming  to be read and recorded by a professional actor as part of their festival. It’s like a free audio story – try listening before bed! Night Swimming is a story from a novella … Continue reading

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The Review review.

  It is a new feeling for me, to be reviewed. The mother of a professional actor, I know what it is like to rush to the papers the day after a show opens. (And so far, have a happy … Continue reading

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A Day in the Country.

    To the deer that took her last breath on my property, then collapsed in the corner of the yard I never get to: I’m sorry. I wish I had seen your body earlier, before it was stiff, your … Continue reading

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New Story in LimeHawk Journal

  The Limehawk Journal has published a story of mine online this week, called Alma Mater. Rutgers friends beware, this is a quick sweet/sad story about life after death . . in New Brunswick, New Jersey! Thanks to Limehawk for … Continue reading

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When I Was Six.

    I emerged as a writer in 1971, age six, when I made the mistake of sharing with my mother a crumpled piece of paper with a few lines of prose. The woods are quiet at night, Except for … Continue reading

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On babies and world wide mangers.

    This is isn’t a religious rant. I can’t imagine the gumption of  telling anyone what to believe, in this time of indiscriminate turmoil. Although, as we watch our waters recede,  fires rise up and the sea  swallowing up  entire … Continue reading

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