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Guest Editorial Contributor of the Week

Moments in Flight

JoAnn Vega

Jo-Ann Vega is a published author and dynamic speaker with 30 years of experience designing, presenting, and evaluating learning programs for academic, business, and community groups. She has twenty years of experience as an adjunct, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on management and leadership. She wrote a column on career management for EEO Bimonthly, a national magazine, for five years. She is the author of “Navigating the New Job Market”; and co-author of “Workforce 2000: A Challenge for Business & Education.”

She has 10 years of experience delivering ancestry and history programs as part of a University Lifelong Learning Institute and to community members. She incorporated what she learned about history and the Italian character into her memoir. She inaugurated a Celebrating Italian Americans Series program at a local library two years ago.

Recent publications include “Wolf Woman & Other Poems [2022];” “Moments in Flight: A Memoir [2021].” “Lifewriting essays, Serendipity, and Empathy in the Time of Covid [Volume 21 and Volume 22 of Story Circle Network’s Annual Real Women Write Anthology, 2021-2022].” Several poems published: “Musings,” “Then & Now,” “Awaken,” and “In Remembrance.” “Awaken,” a poem, was published September 2023 in “Wild Crone Wisdom, Poetry and Stories,” by Wild Librarian Press.

Jo-Ann Vega lives with her life partner and canine companion.

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New Book Video Release!

Steve Bassett - Author of "French Kiss"

Featured Author of the Week - Jo McCarty- Author of "Call Me Adam"

Jo McCarty

Jo McCarty is a first-time novelist from Michigan. McCarty shares her time between vibrant city life and rural lake living, inspired by the people and landscapes to write about both. Call Me Adam is her debut novel, though she has successfully written Children’s and YA fiction under another name. McCarty is at work on another novel.

Featured Author of the Week - Jill Strafford - Author of "Old Man River"

Jill S-new

Jill Strafford, a resident of South Yorkshire, is a natural storyteller with a lifelong fascination for the metaphysical and the written word. Despite early setbacks that hindered her confidence, Jill’s enduring love for reading and writing remained undiminished. Following diverse career paths, it was her husband Mick’s support that eventually granted her the liberty to pursue her true calling: crafting her abundant ideas into enchanting written stories, returning to the profound magic of words that captivated her since childhood.


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