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Smoky Zeidel

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March 2015


Smoky Zeidel is a novelist and poet, whose love of the natural world is thematic in all she writes. She taught writing and creativity workshops for many years at venues throughout the Midwest before succumbing to her bohemian urges and moving to Southern California. Her work has earned her two nominations for the prestigious Pushcart Prize.

Smoky lives in a ramshackle cottage in the hills outside Los Angeles with her husband Scott and a plethora of animals, both domestic and wild.

After breaking with her former publisher, Smoky took all her books off the market and went on an 22-month sabbatical from writing, during which time she pursued her love for fiber arts, sculpture, and painting. But words are in her soul; she signed a new publishing
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Smoky Zeidel Every writer deals with writer's block at some point in time or another. For me, what works best is to switch to some other creative pursuit:…moreEvery writer deals with writer's block at some point in time or another. For me, what works best is to switch to some other creative pursuit: painting, needle felting, clay work. It doesn't have to be masterpiece quality; process, rather than product, is what's important. I find when I lose myself in a visual art project, often the words I was searching for pop into my head, seemingly from nowhere.(less)
Smoky Zeidel Write, write, write! But not only that, pursue other forms of creative expression. Draw, paint, sculpt crochet, dance, sing in the shower. Creativity,…moreWrite, write, write! But not only that, pursue other forms of creative expression. Draw, paint, sculpt crochet, dance, sing in the shower. Creativity, in order to remain healthy, needs a varied diet, just like the human body needs a varied diet, in order to thrive! (less)
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I am delighted to announce the re-release of my novel,The Cabin,from Thomas-Jacob Publishing.

The Cabinis available in both Kindle and print editions from Amazon.


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