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Pamela Schoenewaldt lived for ten years in a small town outside Naples, Italy. Her short stories have appeared in literary magazines in England, France, Italy and the United States. Her play, “Espresso con mia madre” (Espresso with my mother) was performed at Teatro Cilea in Naples. She taught writing for the University of Maryland, European Division and the University of Tennessee and now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee with her husband, Maurizio Conti, a medical physicist, and their dog Jesse, a philosopher.


I always had a romantic fondness for yaks, dating from my child’s anthology of literature which included the poem below by Hilaire Belloc, illustrated with a pen and ink drawing of a friendly yak carrying a little girl who looked (I thought) just like me. A yak would be just the thing for taking me to school, which was a long walk (through snow, dragging my lunch pail and so forth). Here’s th...

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Pamela Schoenewaldt Writers and readers, consider sharing your book/s with inmates, Prison libraries are underfunded; often inmates can only receive 4 approved books/month; many can't afford any. Sandi Burch's Books Behind Walls program handles paperwork for Georgia inmates. She contacted me through Goodreads and I'll be sending her a copy of SWIMMING IN THE MOON. If you have books to share, send them to Sandi Burch, 2142 Butler Ferry Rd, Bainbridge GA 39817. I'm sure other states have similar programs.

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