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Jennie Wheeling

 

I am a 50ísh single mom living in Kansas City, Missouri with my soon to be 2-year-old pound puppy, Samantha.

Iíve been writing ever since I can remember, but only began taking it seriously about seven years ago. I also began college studies at same time and absolutely love it. I have completed 21 credit hours with a GPA of 3.8, and still donít know what I want to be when I grow up.

I love writing poetry and prose. Most of what I write is based on my own life experiences and observations. I am told that my thought processes are quite unusual (take that however you want), I choose to smile about it!

I have been privileged to be published several times both on the internet and in hard copy. I am Managing Editor for Poetic Voice,  an affiliate of Poetry Today Online, and am also editor of a homeless newsletter for an organization in the city where I live. We will soon be going cyber. I am most anxious to see how this works out.

As far as my personal journey, I hope to self-publish my first chapbook of poetry sometime in the fall. Right now I am learning the various graphics programs, publishing doís and doníts, and HTML coding.

As with any other poet, I am delighted when the words come. Itís amazing how many times Iíve grabbed a pen and pad during the middle of the night to capture those stray thoughts that donít seem to want to come during normal waking hours.

Some of my favorite writerís are Maya Angelou, Rod McKuen and Janet Kuypers, whose work I accidentally ran across in my beginning stages of internet exploration.

One of the most important things I have learned since I started writing, is to be true to yourself. There are so many wonderful poets and writing styles, but I am the only one who writes like me!



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