Our (Shuswap) Lake of Talents!
Our pool of talents from across the Shuswap includes writers, authors and poets - published and unpublished, famous and infamous, esteemed and not so esteemed
EXECUTIVE 2015 - 2016
President -Joyce Adrian Sotski
Vice-President - Judith Benson
Secretary - Susan McLellan
Treasurer and Website - Carol Mikkelsen
MEMBERSHIP - we are in the process of writing up our bio's and having our mug shots done and these are being posted as our procastinating members ever so slowly get them into our webmaster. If you really want to see what has been posted thus far scroll way down and see our bevy of beauties
Carol's Salmon Arm roots go back two generations. Special times in her life are her family, her garden, dragon boating, hiking, golfing and snowshoeing! All these things have inspired her to write fiction creative non-fiction stories and poetry.
Carol is working on her bucket list of places to go. Her families everyday life and her adventures in the great outdoors have developed into many stories. Carol has several stories published in the Shuswap Writers' Kaleidoscope 1v and v anthology.
Carol is the maker and keeper of the groups website. So if there is any horrible bloopers like, horror of horror's spelling mistakes it will be she who is now named at fault.
Dorothy writes both fiction and non-fiction short stories. Her passion to preserve the documentation of her family history has led her to a deeper appreciation of all pioneers who came before us. Dorothy's garden on Foothill Road continues to inspire her writing and creative artwork. She has been a member of the Shuswap Writers Group since day one.
Dorothy was instrumental in compiling and publishing her family's history book.
Joyce Adrian Sotski
Her background includes an extensive 25 year career as a graphic artist in the printing industry. In her personal life she calls herself mother, wife, sister, cousin, aunt and a friend to many. She has a passion for the arts and enjoys working as a fine artist in various mediums, digitally, as well as in oils, watercolours, graphite -- and words. Joyce's favourite hobbies are reading and hiking. Friday afternoons in the summer you will find her climbing a little mountain or following a babbling brook with friends. See her web site http://www.adria.ca/ or visit Joyce's other site http:http://intheshuswap.ca
He has published Volume one of a short story The Old Man available at selected book stores in Salmon Arm. Richard has a new book of short stories and poems published in January 2015 - More Truth Than Fiction.
She has travelled extensively and writes of the places she has visited, particularly the Middle East. To date, she has three books published, including two anthologies, and will soon have an Ebook published on line.
Since retiring in the Shuswap Susan has added writing, just for the fun of it. This is one of the many things on her growing list of enjoyable things to do.
John has adopted several pseudonyms Jeba Smith, J. Edward Smith, Clayton Stone and a few more. He has published well over a dozen offerings. This is the result of self-publishing or play-for-free.
To check out John's work log onto Amazon Books.