Lisa Tomey has been writing poetry since childhood. She believes in life-long learning and tender, loving care of one’s work. She published her chapbook, Heart Sounds in 2018, been included in three anthologies, and has been published in several publications. Lisa works with poets as an editor. She has a podcast: Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast and is an editor for Fine Lines.
It was a dark and stormy night. No, it wasn’t. It was late night, though, when my writer pal, Anu Anniah, a night owl like me, messaged me about joining a platform for women called Garden of Neuro. Given my packed life, I wasn’t sure of getting into yet another venture. However, I joined, and am I glad.
Susan Brearley has created a safe, peaceful space for women to express their creativity, and I found myself getting published in a Safe and Brave Space, an Anthology of Poems and Art, within weeks. I was amazed at the speed and grace with which the intrepid Lisa Tomey led us through the process.
Then Susan and the ideator, Nanci Arvizu, seasoned veterans of Medium, started talking to me about creating a Blogging course. I blog on WordPress, and was glad to use my instructional design and facilitation background to create a…
Walter Stephen Geeding comes from a family of law-enforcement professionals. His father – was FBI; his great-grandfather – former City Marshall of Lanagan in McDonald County; his nephew – a detective in Newton County, MO, is now an instructor of criminology. 1999 through 2006 saw Steve serving McDonald County, Missouri as Elected Prosecutor. In 2007 he opened his solo law firm, W. Stephen Geeding, Attorney at Law, LLC. Steve was born in Washington D.C., but raised in southwestern MO, where his people and his roots are. He attended Missouri Southern State College, before going on to receive his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Steve is former president of Newton/McDonald County Bar Association, the River shares Committee, CRP Committee and Adult, Juvenile, and Family Drug Court. Currently, Steve is a member of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Missouri Family Law List Serve, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the North America Hunting Club.
Steve has resided in McDonald County for the last 33 years with his wife Linda. Their blended family has 6 children and 14 grandchildren. He has written and published a trilogy of fantasy and time travel, with a creational theme, based around actual events happening on Earth today. He has published a small book of Christmas poems and short stories. Steve is editing a fifth book, set in 1822 New Mexico, the first in a new fictional series of time travel, is working on the second book in that series, and is attempting to format a full volume of poetry amassed over the last thirty plus years. He has also finished a children’s book, which is currently being illustrated.
Steve’s logo is the word Solitaire, in his words “a diamond in the rough.” Why Solitaire you might ask and his reply would be: Solitaire is my life, my logo. It is best explained by this: Born in Washington DC to an FBI agent, I moved back home to Missouri at an early age, grew up, married, more than once, raised my kids and bought a place on the river I named Solitaire. It has kept me sane and is truly my diamond in the rough.
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