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Ann Marie Mershon

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A retired English teacher, Ann Marie Mershon lives on a woodland lake with her husband Jerry and their two dogs.

She grew up in a wooded suburb of Minneapolis, and in her mid-twenties she and her husband moved north to the wilderness they’d always loved. She has two grown sons who live in California and Puerto Rico. After 30 years of teaching English in Minnesota, she moved overseas to complete her teaching career in Istanbul, writing weekly e-mail missives and posting blogs about her experiences there.

Ann Marie discovered her passion to write in the late 1990’s. She penned a weekly newspaper column for five years, wrote numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, and published two books. Her first was a middle-grade historical novel, B
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Ann Marie Mershon Read, read, read and write, write, write. Then take some writing workshops. They're a great help. Good luck!
Ann Marie Mershon I've always enjoyed writing but never considered it as a career until I was getting my counseling degree and had to do some research into the right…moreI've always enjoyed writing but never considered it as a career until I was getting my counseling degree and had to do some research into the right career for me. Teaching and counseling were fine, but they didn't feed my need to be creative. When I sat down to choose between visual arts and writing, I chose writing because it tied better with my career as an English teacher. I've been writing ever since--gosh, I guess about 20 years now. (less)
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Here is yet another post from my (understandably) anonymous friends in Turkey. I appreciate their understanding of this disturbing result. Measured optimism? See for yourself.


A Pyrrhic Victory


Pyrrhic victory: a victory that is not worth winning because the winner has lost so much in winning it. (Cambridge Dictionary)


The Turkish referendum of 2017 is over and, according to semi-official figu...

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