Writer & Speaker 
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 ""My tongue is the pen of a ready writer"
  (Ps. 45:1).

  1. Nonfiction
    Personal Letters: Gifts from the Heart 200 Published Articles Magazines Newspapers Anthologies Personal Letters: Gifts from the Heart 200 Published Articles
  2. Fictiion
    Foxtrots and Foxholes Empty Frames The Unveiling Amelia Earhart's Lure
  3. Public Speaking
    Women's Ministry Events Corporate Lunch & Learn How To Write Your Life Story
Nonfiction at its finest

        To leave a letter in an attic or in a drawer is to leave a lasting legacy. Writing in the form of personal letters endures long after the spoken word. In my book, PERSONAL LETTERS: GIFTS FROM THE HEART, I introduce the benefits of bringing back an old-fashioned custom. Anyone that has gone beyond second grade, can write! Perfect grammar and perfect punctuation are not the goal, but connecting with someone you care about is the gold standard. 

"I can live two months on a good compliment." ~~ Mark Twain

I have often said that the lure of flying is the lure of beauty.

​There's more to life than being a passenger.
Amelia Earhart
Writer's Conferences
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Above: Effie and Ray Bradbury

Attending conferences, in various states around the country, Effie has studied fiction writing under the late W.P. Kinsella at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and under the late Ray Bradbury at the Southwest Writers’ Conference in Tucson, AZ.

Other influence on her writing comes from favorite authors: Flanner O’Connor, Shirley Jackson, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Sherwood Anderson.

​Featuring: Effie and Cast

After reaching a personal goal of writing  100 letters of encouragement to 100 different people, a story is told. A book in search of an agent c ontinues. Watch and applaud, if you like, then write your own letters.