Toni Kief

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in Pekin, IL, The United States


Alice Walker, Cynthia Bond, Susan Brown, whatever I'm reading now.

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Toni Kief, a small town Midwestern nomad from a family of high spirits and laughter. Presently in the Northwest, she plans to stay for the view, trees and friends. Her life story includes years in Insurance as an adjuster in Florida and Washington state. A longtime civil rights activist, she shares stories about lunches with politicians, leaders, and artists. Toni’s defines her genre as OA –older adult. She continues to gathers stories prime for embellishment in unlikely situations. Toni is one of the founding directors of The Writers Cooperative of the Pacific Northwest. Sharing more information and short stories at

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Toni Kief Sherlock and Watson. There relationship is the basis of an eternal team.
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Old Baggage

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In Search of Mayflower Pilgrim Susanna White-Winslow by Sue Allan
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This was a deep dive into the previously lost history of Susanna Jackson-White-Winslow. There is a lot of original document reference and sections. I have all kinds of accented sections and sticky notes. The story of so many women has been lost and t ...more
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The Bat That Came To Breakfast by H.D. Vesser
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Read this to a little one. He was fascinated with the illustrations and excited about Bart. He faded with the story, but the reader found it engaging and fun. Solomon has asked for it to be read again later that night. He has even begun to repeat the ...more
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Writing Contests with Hope by C Hope Clark
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As an indie author, I heard about this book and bought an autographed copy. Great direction for participating and I was stunned by the number of affordable and respectable contest. This book is a wonderful tool for all of the contests.
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Puritans At Play by Bruce C. Daniels
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I received this book in a book exchange. It is a humanizing-scholarly study into the Puritan to Colonial stories. Many of the names were familiar, but Bruce Daniels' research is impressive. But like so much history, the women are more of a side note. ...more
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I have read several books by this author. This is a new favorite. A beautifully descriptive story of Carla's transition and disappointment in an unavoidable time of life. Carla has dedicated her life t
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William Ernest Henley
“Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.”
William Ernest Henley, Invictus

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