Jesse keeps me company

My dog Jesse arranges himself in afternoon sunlight while I work. When I try out lines of dialogue, he’ll listen but keeps his counsel. Wherever in the house I give him biscuits, he brings them here to eat on his dining carpet. When I’m too long at writing he sighs and walks away.

Pamela Schoenewaldt, historical novels of immigration and the search for self in new worlds: WHEN WE WERE STRANGERS, SWIMMING IN THE MOON, and UNDER THE SAME BLUE SKY (all HarperCollins).

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Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, April 5-7, 2018. Two workshops: “Ancient fires for modern words” and “Blending narrative & description to empower your prose.”

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“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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