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Third Installment of Shirley Kurth Schneider's "Adoption Alaska Style" Goes Live

The story continues at NPR-sponsored kidsthesedays.org, where Shirley Kurth Schneider enjoys her third week as guest blogger. In this latest installment of “Adoption Alaska Style,” Shirley and Larry move from their apartment in Fairbanks into an uncompleted basement in the wilderness. Although Shirley has enjoyed motherhood for more than half a year, the adoption of her son, Christopher, hits a sudden snag. Read more at:
http://kidsthesedays.org/category/ktd-keyword-tagging/adoption-alaska-style

Shirley Kurth Schneider Published on Kids These Days

Congratulations to Shirley Kurth Schneider, new guest blogger for www.kidsthesedays.org! Schneider’s piece “Adoption: Alaska Style” will be serialized in six parts on the website, which is affiliated with the Alaskan radio program Kids These Days. The essay is excerpted from Schneider’s memoir, Between Two Poles, the story of the rise and fall of her marriage in Fairbanks, Alaska. I edited the excerpts and the memoir, for which Schneider is currently seeking literary representation. »

Dinesh Pulandram's "Damaged Goods" Appears in New Anthology

Three cheers for my client Dinesh Pulandram, contributor to the newly released Short-Story.Me! anthology. Pulandram and I developed his science fiction story “Damaged Goods” in October 2010.

Copies of Short-Story.Me!: Best Genre Stories #2 can be purchased through Amazon. Both Kindle and print editions are available.

Kindle Edition:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004BSGOU2
Paperback Edition:
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Genre-Short-Stories-Anthology/dp/1456356224

Congratulations, Dinesh!

Comma Before a Noun?: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Appositives

When I was in elementary school, I learned that we use a comma before a noun, as a method of introduction:

This is my mother, Maud.

But I began to notice this rule did not always apply. Some phrases introducing a noun are not followed by a comma. For example:

Renowned basketball player Magic Johnson retired in 1996. »

Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska

Extra! Extra! Read all about the Great Land in the new anthology from University of Alaska Press, Cold Flashes: Literary Snapshots of Alaska.

This collection of short shorts and black-and-white-photos will leave you haunted and inspired. The book includes work by both me and my client Sandra Kleven. For the full text of my piece, “Turnagain,” please visit my creative writing blog: http://southwestauthorsguild.com/blogs/turnagain-appears-in-newly-releas… »

Kudos

Erin Wilcox is an intelligent and talented developmental editor. She identified the nuggets of gold buried in my novel’s first draft—key scenes that were the heart of the story—and gave me a focus for revision.”

Lauren Sweet,
author,
Aladdin's Samovar

The Particular: Editing Weblog