|Listen to the PodCast!!||Peggy M. Fisher earned her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has held various professional careers as a registered nurse, army officer, teacher and guidance counselor. Now retired, she has finally accepted her journey as a writer. She is the author of Lifting Voices: Voices of the Collective Struggle. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies including Commemorating Excellence: the 1998 Presidential Awards. Peggy’s book, , placed second in the Self-help category in the Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award 2007. She is one of the featured authors in an anthology of essays, , to be published by Loving Healing Press in June 2007. Peggy Fisher has completed a memoir, tentatively titled, Journey to the Jewels Within. Peggy M. Fisher has attended many workshops and conferences over the years including the Hurston-Wright Foundation, Goucher College, The Philadelphia Black Writers’ Conferences, the New Jersey Council of the Arts Writers and Arts Programs and The International Women’s Writing Guild Conferences. In July 2003, Fisher completed the Amherst Writer and Artists Creative Writing Workshop Leadership course of study. This Spring she participated in poetry workshops led by Cave Canem Foundation fellows
Peggy M. Fisher has presented workshops in writing for the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers at their annual conference for the past three years. She continues her commitment to young people by meeting with them to talk about their needs as she completes a book on coping for teens. Peggy M. Fisher is available for readings as well as workshops.
|It’s been said that Sylvia Dickey Smith sees everything and misses nothing. She was born and reared in exotic southeast Texas, the land of Cajuns, cowboys, pirates and Paleo-Indians. She entered this world backwards—feet first, and left-handed—and has done most things backwards ever since.At 17 she married a preacher and for the next 28 years followed him across the state as he pastored various local churches. Seven of those years were spent on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, W.I. working as foreign missionaries before returning to Texas at mid-life. At 41 she took her first freshman class and fought her way to a BA in Sociology and a Masters in Educational Psychology while raising four children and being ‘the preacher’s wife’. After that, she worked with non-profit and for-profit organizations within the human services field and conducted private practice as a licensed professional counselor before embarking on a career as a novelist. Her first mystery novel,
debuted at the same time her non-fiction short story debuted in . Her plans are to one day develop the short story into a memoir. She currently lives in Round Rock, Texas with her husband, Bill, an Army Colonel (Ret.).|
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|The Story That Must Be Told: True Tales of Transformation, Vol. I
Edited by Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman
Loving Healing Press (2007)
ISBN 9781932690385 Read the review on ReaderViews.com
Synopsis: What will you do when life puts you to the ultimate test? This slim volume contains 21 true stories of courage, love, endurance, and undying hope from people around the USA and UK. Follow each of our authors as they detail what it took to face impossible circumstances and powerfully transform them into forgiveness, understanding, and grace.