A Regency Historical based on the characters and settings from Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. It can serve as a stand-alone or a prequel to Austen’s book.
It is the summer of 1806 in Somerset, England.
EDWARD WENTWORTH, a young curate, is surprised by the arrival of his brother, Commander FREDERICK WENTWORTH, the “hero of San Domingo”, who is on shore leave from his battles in the Napoleonic wars and has come to spend time with the only family he has in England.
All the good Commander wants to do is flirt and dance with the ladies until he is called back to sea, but when his flirting extends to SALLY MARSHALL, an outgoing beauty that Edward always disdained as “a child”, the curate becomes aware that his opinion of Sally is sorely outdated. Meanwhile, Frederick becomes drawn to shy wallflower ANNE ELLIOT. She is the daughter of a baronet and above his station, but Frederick pays no heed to his brother’s warnings that class may prevent their union.
At the end of summer, a letter and package arrive that will change everything for the two brothers. Which will prevail? The bold action of the commander or the quiet manners of the curate?
The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection is a literary journey through our solar system featuring poems inspired by the nine planets. All the scifaiku and astropoetry is meant to inspire you to seek out and learn more about the history of human’s exploration and the physical characteristics of the these fascinating worlds.
The inspiration for this poetry collection was born from my love of the NASA space program.
Wendy Van Camp is both the poet and the interior illustrator for the collection. The book was a finalist for the Elgin Award for Best Speculative Poetry Book of the Year for 2020 and 2021.
Currently, Wendy Van Camp is composing a new astropoetry scifaiku book called Time and Space. Look for it and for The Planets on Amazon.
I am known on the science fiction convention circuit for my speculative poetry classes. I’ve taught them from Baltimore, to Chicago, and many points in between. As Anaheim’s Poet Laureate, I want to bring my proven classes to my city.
Prompts To Poetry will use my ideation techniques to bring out your creativity. You will work with six literary style prompts and then pick your favorite of the bunch to create an original poem of your own.
Bring your notebook and pen, or use the paper and pencils provided by the library. While tablets and computers are welcome, I hope you’ll try pen and paper for the class. The class is free of charge and my offering to you as the Anaheim Poet Laureate.
Canyon Hills Library 400 S. Scout Ave, Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
After a long hiatus, I have returned to writing articles for “Writing Cooperative”, a magazine hosted on Medium with a good half million or so followers. This is my ninth article with them.
Nanowrimo is getting ready to start. The kickoff is November 1st every year. I was a municipal liaison for Nanowrimo for seven years. These are the volunteers that plan and host the public write-ins, host the writing parties, and help new writers gain useful habits in their writing process. One of the habits I always spoke about was to back up your work. At Nanowrimo, we recommend to do a full backup of your novel project at least once a week and to do it in more than one location.
My article “Back It Up! A Good Habit For Authors” is about the various ways you might backup your novel project. I hope you find it useful in your own writing process even if you are not participating in Nanowrimo.