Member Monday: Soar Within the Story by Linda Boyden

Welcome back to Member Monday.  It’s a pleasure to feature a poem by poet, storyteller and children’s author, Linda Boyden.  You can purchase a hardback copy of Linda’s newest picture book Boy and Poi Poi Puppy at All About Books.  Be sure to come to the Authors Fair and pick up your signed copies of Linda’s books.  Welcome, Linda!

Soar Within the Story

By Linda Boyden ©2014


into a story


onto the strands

of the teller’s voice.


into the layers


for the gem

the spark

that grabs

your heart

that whirls

and whittles

down your troubles

lets you soar

within the story

within the colors

of the words.


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A Message from the President: November, 2014

I have been so busy prepping for our 10th Annual Northern California Authors Fair that those other things, like the monthly President’s Message for the Writers Forum, have taken a back seat to remembering that this November is a quick month for deadlines (there is not much time from the first of the month to the second Saturday). Adding a goodly portion of being a Poll Inspector when I have not worked the polls EVER and the preliminary training in ALL areas so I at least have some idea of what is going on when I inspect translates to a seating-on-the-edge anticipation that has to be dealt with one day at a time. This means one day I devote to Fair preparation and not think of Polling, and another day the opposite. Never would I entertain both thoughts. Or so my mind decides. But I have slips, trying to Multi-task.

But I am a guy, so the results are not pretty.

Anyhoo, the Fair replaces our General Meeting Saturday, November 8. Held Center Court at the Mt. Shasta Mall from 10 to 4, this year is a little above average with 34 authors sharing their writing experiences, networking, and of course, selling and signing their books ranging from Mystery to Children’s, History to Poetry  (even an illustrated book of poems about wine).

You are encouraged to drop by, chat, schmooze, do an impromptu volunteer gig, and most important, have a good time.

There are two silent auctions that fund our Scholarship; A Basket o’ Books donated by participating authors and an ex-stage prop Antique Typewriter donated by Riverfront Theater.


Similar to Auctioned Typewriter

Hope to see ya there!