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Profile of Word Weaver Writing Contest 4th PLACE WINNER: “Dark Skies” by Adele Marie Park

Dan Alatorre

img_2351-11What goes on inside the writerly mind?

Let’s sit down with our Word Weaver Writing Contest 4th place winners, Adele Marie Park, Barbara Anne Helberg, and Anne Marie Andrus, and find out.

And, no, you don’t have to have Anne or Marie in your name to win.

I’m posting three profiles simultaneously, but in separate posts, so be sure to read all three.


Adele Marie Park

DAN: Did you write your story for the contest or was it part of a larger piece or something you had written before?

ADELE MARIE PARK: I wrote it for the contest. Although I’d read a lot of detective fiction, my mother loved Agatha Christie, I hadn’t written any myself.

Tell us about your writing process. What is the journey from idea to published piece /completed story?

A lot of my ideas come when I’m doing normal things like, washing the dishes, folding washing or…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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