Lenore H. Gay

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Lenore Gay is a Licensed Professional Counselor with master’s degrees in sociology and rehabilitation counseling. She has worked in several agencies, psychiatric hospitals and for ten years she maintained a private practice. She is retired from the faculty of the Virginia Commonwealth University, Department of Rehabilitation, where she taught graduate students and coordinated the internship program.

Now a full time writer, The Virginia Center of the Creative Arts (VCCA) has awarded her two writing fellowships. Her poems and short stories have appeared in several small journals. Her essay “Mistresses of Magic” was published in the anthology IN PRAISE OF OUR TEACHERS (Beacon Press). Her short story “The Hobo” won first place in Style Weekly’s
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Lenore H. Gay When I first began writing seriously I had some writer's block. I think it was due to inexperience with the work, the pace of writing. Once I got into…moreWhen I first began writing seriously I had some writer's block. I think it was due to inexperience with the work, the pace of writing. Once I got into the routine of writing I didn't depend on inspiration. I kept sitting in the chair through boredom and fear. I made notes about the book, if I couldn't write a scene.
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Now that we are wrapping up our re-read of A Wrinkle in Time, I have joined authors Sadeqa Johnson and Vivian Lawry in a book giveaway!

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A copy of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle A copy of Becoming Madeleine, a biography of the life and works of Madeleine L’Engle written by her granddaughters

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Even if you're an armchair reader you'll be transported by Ginseng Tango. Pallant shows sorrows she brings with her to South Korea. The reader travels with her as adventures allow her a new perspective. Especially enjoyed her wry humor as she struggl ...more
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"The author of this memoir emerges more alive, embodying a new way of being, after year in South Korea, a foreign place at times so uninviting that she fears for her life while also falling in love, all in the context of grieving a painful loss. Fe..." Read more of this review »
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The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
" Looks good, thanks for posting. I'll add it to my list. "
Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton
"“The whole art of guerilla warfare lies in striking the enemy where he least expects it and yet where he is most vulnerable.” Colin Gubbins

The best World War Two history I’ve read in years. One blurb claims, “The last untold story of World War Two..." Read more of this review »
Empire of Unreason by J. Gregory Keyes
" I'll pass on the series due to lack of time. Your reviews make it sound interesting, however. Thanks for the review. "
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