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September 2016

SILVER BIRCH PRESS in Los Angeles, CA published my first poem!

September 6, 2016 @ 8:00 am - September 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
SILVER BIRCH PRESS,
Los Angeles, CA United States
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Nose pressed on the window of a rumbling jet
a snowy November glide from Seattle to Anchorage
sitting on the right for the best view. Gazing on endless mosaics,
bleached rose crags and cerulean glaciers, where
Pacific turquoise holds them in place. You know they move
you know they kill. Ogling ceaseless alpenglow, windswept peaks, jagged crevasses
transfixed on faraway landscapes
like orbiting Neptune for the first time…

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June 2017

THE BUTTE GIRLS CLUB – Debut Novel Release

June 1, 2017
Cavanaugh County Celtic Bookstore,
Park Street
Butte, MT United States

The Montana copper mining town of Butte, perched a mile-high, next to the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains, is fondly known as Butte, America. It’s famous for its rough-and-tumble mining culture, ethnic diversity, and its boom-and-bust history; its residents are fiercely proud of its unique eccentricities. “A bar and a church sits on every corner in Butte,” was an often heard comment in the 50s and 60s.

We follow a young girl as she narrates a humorous, naive perspective growing up in Butte. She finds her life is a challenge in kid-survival, and how it takes a town to ‘grow’ a kid when life’s tragedies hit at an early age. Kids can’t control their environment of endless empty beer cans and whiskey bottles, abandonment, and neglect. This story shows what happens when children have nothing to cling to when their unstable, unpredictable world doesn’t make sense; and how kids find hope no matter what the situation, as a resilient tribute to the human spirit.

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OTTER ROCK Debut Novel

June 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presenting my debut novel, OTTER ROCK in a meeting with a literary agent at the Kachemak Bay Writer’s Conference in June! Fingers crossed for publication!

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PITCH PERFECT! Lois Simenson Featured Speaker

June 21, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alaska Writers Guild,
Anchorage, AK United States
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http://www.alaskawritersguild.com/

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July 2017

ALASKA MAGAZINE: Thar She Blows! Whale Watching in Southcentral Alaska!

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alaska Magazine,
Anchorage, AK United States
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Watch for my story about whale watching in Southcentral Alaska in the July issue of Alaska Magazine!

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SANTA FE WRITERS’ PROJECT Literary Journal

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Santa Fe Writers’ Project,
Santa Fe, NM United States
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Poetic Dancer Featured in July Issue!

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ALASKA WRITERS’ GUILD WRITERS’ CONFERENCE!

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

September 15 and 16 in Anchorage. Lois will be moderating breakout sessions for the keynote speaker, Jane Friedman, former editor of Writer’s Digest!

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September 2017

Alaska Chapter, Romance Writers of America Writers Retreat!

September 29, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

September 29th through October 1st at Alpine Rose B&B. Going to go hang out with my writer-tribe! Do some heavy lifting for OTTER ROCK novel!

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April 2018

ERMA BOMBECK HUMOR WRITERS WORKSHOP!

April 4 - April 8
University of Dayton,
Dayton, Ohio, United States
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Attending the Erma Bombeck Humor Writers Workshop in Dayton Ohio in April 2018! I made it in, looking forward to meeting some funny writers! http://humorwriters.org/2018-workshop/

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October 2018

AWG and AKRWA Anchorage Writer’s Conference

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The conference was September 21 and 22, and it was spectacular! Angela Ackerman came up to teach us lots about writing, and I received an award for most promising manuscript,…

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