Heroines of Dreams and Life

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Along with two other thoughtful interviews in the on-line journal Stone Highway Review.com, my views on the importance of women asserting primacy in their psychic lives are featured.  The Review note...

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Dreams and Writing

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Below is a link to an interview on ABCs Plus, with some insights into my writing process, especially as related to my children’s book The Stair in the Wall, available on Amazon Kindle, with a pr...

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City of Black

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Check out my poem published in the Fall 2013 edition of Poetry Bay.com. http://www.poetrybay.com/fall13/ClaireOrtalda.html It begins: Last night  we drove through the red ribs of Jonah’s whale...

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Free Kindle Book

Posted on December 5th, 2013

My children’s novel The Stair in the Wall is free on Amazon Kindle! For 5 days, December 5th through 9th. What Reviewers Are Saying about The Stair in the Wall: This story beautifully portrays l...

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The Stair in the Wall

Posted on September 1st, 2013

I recently published my children’s novel on Kindle.  Please check it out and reviews are welcome.  Here’s the link with the description below. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_sabc?url=...

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Women Write Resistance

Posted on September 1st, 2013

My poem, “The Nightmare’s Hand” was published in the book, Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013. www.hyac...

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NO-Body

Posted on September 1st, 2013

My prose poem, NO-Body, born from the London riots of 2011*, about a female rock star who sacrifices herself so that her youthful fans can move from No to Yes, was published in the beautiful on-line j...

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SF Jazz Reading

Posted on June 1st, 2013

Not only is Floyd Salas on the bill, performing his usual kick-ass poetry, but I will be performing my piece “NO-Body” with Catherine Matovich, violinist extraordinaire, on violin.  We pl...

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California English

Posted on February 13th, 2013

What was basically my blog post of November 20, 2012  (the one with the dripping faucet), though modified, was published in California English: The Professional Journal of the California Association ...

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