“Life Kind of Sucks,”a tiny book beautifully illustrated by award winning artist Germaine Austin, is based on being a Mom and a social worker. When life feels rough, when nothing comes easily, when one is anxious or depressed or sad or confused, here’s a mini-book with some fresh ideas. It isn’t an anecdote for the hard times per se, but hopefully, it will provide tools to make each day go a little more smoothly. Life Kind of Sucks is filled with ideas for people of all ages, girls and boys, men and women, who are in a funk. It’s especially popular with teen boys and girls and older women. Available at Mostly Books in Gig Harbor and at http://www.amazon.com/Life-Kind-Sucks-EC-Murray/dp/0615996299/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400907343&sr=8-1&keywords=Life+Kind+of+Sucks+by+EC+Murray or by request at email@example.com.
The Writers Connection
I founded The Writers Connection, www.writersconnection.org to help educate aspiring writers and support local authors who live in the Puget Sound area of Washington state. Originally a newsletter, The Writers Connection has grown to be more than that. With Wendy Hinman www.wendyhinman.com as editor, we write a newsletter with interviews with authors about their path to becoming successful. In addition, I teach writing classes such as Do You Have a Story to Tell?, Getting to the Grit of Writing! and More, Please! More writing. Most classes are taught at Tacoma Community College, Gig Harbor. If you are interested in classes or in receiving our free newsletter, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve interviewed authors Elizabeth George, Jonathan Evison, Erik Larson, Debbie Macomber, Randall Platt, Hank Searls, Carol Wissmann, Carla Seaquist, Jerry Libstaff, Langdon Cook, Theo Nestor, Elizabeth Wales, William C. Dietz, Mike Lawson, Carol Cassella, Sheila Roberts, Garth Stein, George Shannon, Michele Torrey, Mary Guterson, Jennie Shortridge, Jim Lynch, Bruce Barcott, Langdon Cook, Erik Larson, Ingrid Ricks, Mike Lawson, Debbie Macomber, Kathy O’Brien, Mimmi Beck, Bernadette Pajer, Kevin O’Brien, Elizabeth George, Robert Dugoni, Lance Weller, Jonathan Evison, Jamie Ford, Grace Cummings, Nicole Harding, Jan Walker, and Marissa Meyer.
The Paralympic Games, Vancouver 2012 Strokes and Spokes
Be a Tourist in Tacoma – Seattle’s Child
Lady Gaga’s Bus Tour; Bus Reduction – Tacoma Volcano
When Mom is Puking – Hybrid Mom
Be a Tourist in Gig Harbor – Seattle’s Child
Transit Cuts for People with Disabilities- Tacoma Volcano
Paralympics Vancouver – ABILITY magazine
“An Urban Goatherd” was published in We Came To Say, an anthology edited by Theo Nestor. Also published in The Wilderness Literary Review, Boston, where it was nominated it for a Pushcart award. The story received a New Millenium Writings Honorable Mention.