Sheila Bender, founder, Writing It Real.com
Richard Marranca, Dragon Sutra (Oak Tree Press, 2012)
"A fascinating collection of essays that will be useful for both beginning and advanced writers."
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (Miroland/Guernica, 2013)
"This intriguing anthology will inspire readers to offer their wisdom as engaged elders."
Ellen Ryan, PhD, McMaster University, host of the Writing, Aging & Spirit website
"Solid and insightful writing advice provided in a clear start-to-finish path."
Lura Sanborn, research and instruction librarian, St. Paul's School
"Each essay in this new collection, in the best tradition of Virginia Woolf, is a sage instruction manual for claiming--A Room of One's Own."
Mark Hillringhouse, Between Frames (Serving House Books, 2012)
Rockford has a large and active retirement community, with many perks and opportunities for senior citizens. If you are one of them or know a retired person who has a gift for writing, consider this book: Writing After Retirement: Tips from Successful Writers. . . .I recommend this book highly. . . .Check out the book online. Perhaps it’s just what you or a friend are looking for. Perhaps it could serve as a text for a group of retired writers. I am looking forward to using it in my own workshops for both instruction and inspiration. (The Rock River Times)
There is something for everyone in this book, but above all, it’s practical, down-to-earth, and sensible. It opens the mind to new paths from the traditional to online, to different genres, and to new approaches to the writing life. Regardless of the variety of offerings in this book, however, two key points remain critical. Writers have to write and writers must persist. (The Commonline Journal)
This anthology explores the many avenues would-be writers can take to initiate a career as a published author. It is filled with tips on how to write in a variety of genres and how to connect with other writers in your community. The advice it offers is realistic and portrays the challenges and the many obstacles aspiring writers face.