Writing, the Arts


Karen R. Koenig – Author

Persistence is Paramount to Success I’m in my late 60s and published my first book when I was 58. In grade school, I loved to write poems and at camp and college penned long letters to friends. I enjoyed writing and hoped to some day write something worthwhile that would be published. I’m a psychotherapist […]

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Nancy Shulins

Nancy Shulins – Author

Think of Perfect Moments I was 42 and no one’s idea of an athlete when I bought Eli, my first horse. He was six, and no one’s idea of a beginner’s horse. He was a Thoroughbred—a racehorse—who’d been brought to the barn, where I’d been taking lessons, as a prospect for somebody else. The racehorse […]

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Kathy Rowe

Kathy Rowe – Author

Setbacks win awards As a youngster I always dreamed of being a writer. I wrote stuff, got pretty good grades in English, and then at 21, joined the U.S. Air Force. My writing went on hold for nearly two decades. Then, one year after a particularly painful ankle surgery, I decided to pick up my […]

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Elaine Wolf

Elaine Wolf – Writer

Crusading Novelist I always dreamed of being a writer, but work and family responsibilities got in the way. When I was 45 and my husband said, “I just saw there’s a writers’ workshop at the library, and I know you’ve wanted to write since you were a kid. You should go for it now!” So […]

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Jim Stevens – Artist

Blindness doesn’t deter dreams In 1970, while a Sergeant in the Army, I was shot in the head during a combat mission in Vietnam. It left me with bullet fragments in my head and severe migraines. Twenty-three years later, in 1993, the fragments caused a stroke in my visual cortex, leaving me suddenly and legally […]

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