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Leeds, S. (Host). (2023, June 27). Carol Ann’s Story (No. 14) [Audio podcast episode]. In Emotional Abuse is Real. Riverside. https://emotionalabuseisreal.buzzsprout.com/2148408/13089043-carol-ann-s-story

Lung Force Hero Speech at the 2017 San Francisco Lung Force Walk

Writing

In December 2019, I retired from a 24-year career in information development, formerly known as technical writing. I worked in Silicon Valley for a large software development corporation and a medium-sized semiconductor equipment manufacturer. Informational development experience included documenting software and hardware.

During a ten-year period from 2002-2012, my interest was in developing picture books for young children and possibly books for young adults. I collaborated with a friend and neighbor, who is an artist. We tossed around numerous ideas, finally settling on one that we completed. I never tried to get it published though, because the industry at that time catered to authors who intended to publish repeatedly, rather than a one-off as I envisioned.

My interest in writing started with writing poetry in high school and progressed as an undergraduate to taking poetry-writing classes.

Poems previously published in small poetry magazines and anthologies include the following:

  • Shades of Herself—published by K.S. Brindle and Associates, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1975.
  • Grand Prize Winner of the First Inglewood, California Poetry Contest, 1973.
  • Los Angeles Dental Society Bulletin, March 1973.
  • Charas Four—published by Claire Levenhagen, 1224 North J. St., Tacoma, WA, BonefirePress, 1972.
  • The Pathogenic Orchard, printed by Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1971.
  • Kasaba—printed by Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1971.
  • Charas One—published by Claire Levenhagen, Tacoma, WA, Muspel Publishing Company, 1971.