I've chosen this happy yellow photograph of wildflowers taken on a trip to Economy, Nova Scotia to express my delight in sharing my first-ever podcast interview! Blogging friend Rebecca Budd invited me to have a conversation with her about what is most dear to my heart after my family: writing. Rebecca and I had … Continue reading Another First: Interview on Tea Toast & Trivia!
I recently joined an online forum for writers and visual artists sponsored by The Woven Tale Press. One of the members shared a short video she'd made to promote one of her short stories. Her video turned out well, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I wrote "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" years ago, but … Continue reading A Video First: “Cape Elizabeth: 1962”
I've just had my first ghost story, "Beware the Ides of September," published in The RavensPerch. I wrote the story back in the fall because I was feeling the loss of my dad, and I thought that writing a ghost story would be a way to see him again. The writing did not go as intended. … Continue reading A Fiction First: “Beware the Ides of September”
My first ekphrastic poem, "Remembering Etaples," appears in the December 21st edition of The Ekphrastic Review: http://www.ekphrastic.net/the-ekphrastic-review/previous/2. (The easiest way to get to my poem is to type "gauffreau" in the search box.) What is an ekphrastic poem, you say? According to the Poetry Foundation: An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene … Continue reading Another Poetry First: “Remembering Etaples”