Christina is the winner of my first blog contest. She is a unique poet who loves to play with words. She is amazing at creating mood, atmosphere and expression. I am proud to share space with her as member of Cape Cod Childrens Writers.
So here are her five questions;
1. Have you been published?
Yes. My first poem was published when I was 12. Then I had tons of features and articles in the 5 years I was a newspaper writer. In 1976 my first haiku was published and I have been publishing haiku and poems in magazines and journals (US< Canada, Japan and England) ever since. My first book, a chapbook called Inspiration Interludes, I printed to raise money for the Pen Arts Building in DC for the National LEegue of Am. Pen Women (NLAPW) was of inspirtional articles published in The Pen Woman magazine the 7 years I served as national chaplain.
My second book is Seasons Rising: A Collection of Haiku, which came out in January.
2. What are you working on now?
Two children’s stories, a murder mystery and a memoir – I work on several things at once – helps with writers block! I never experience it. Only a word block when I reach for my thesaurus!
3. Who is your favorite children’s book character and why?
Varies. I love Sara Pennypacker and her voice of “Clementine”
4. What do you think is the most important thing to know in the writing/ publishing industry?
how to revise and revise and revise
5. Where is your favorite patch of sand and what do you love about it?
Chapoquoit Beach and BOowman’s Beach Club – because it’s priveate and not busy in the summer and it’s soul-inspiring all year
Rev. Christina Laurie
For all of you who cannot wait any longer, check back here next Saturday for a new contest!