What we create for the world, what it demands of us, is story. Now and forever.
Hello friend. Welcome to my author web and blog site. This is me. I’m a story-teller, a blogger and a novelist. I believe in transformation, empowerment and the power of self-love. The stories that I write are about second chances and personal transformation.
Like a lot of writers, I value education, so I sometimes teach. I earned a creative writing degree from Naropa University. The school put a big emphasis on giving back and outreach. The idea was to find ways to share your talent, skill or ability though community service. My first experience was with young women in a group home, where I taught poetry writing workshops. Many years later I created a writing program for incarcerated women, that I taught at Jefferson County Detention Center. That volunteer project lasted for three years before I moved to Oregon, where I live with hubby and dog, surrounded by the beautiful Oregon woods. Now that I am retired, I write, I hike and I continue to give back through mentoring. Service to my community through writing will always be a big part of who I am.
My debut novel recently found representation with Dystel & Goderich Literary Management in New York. They are shopping it around and I am keeping my fingers crossed that a publisher will like it as much as they do. In the meantime, I am writing another novel, which I hope to have completed by year’s end.
I’d like to stay in touch with you. Please sign up for my quarterly newsletter so I can let you know where you can read my articles and what’s happening on my quest to sell my first novel. From time to time I’ll throw in a recipe or two, because I love cooking almost as much as I love writing. In the meantime, check out my blog here and please come back and visit any time.
I’m grateful for the encouragement and support of family and friends. Biggest of cyber hugs and thanks for stopping by . . .
Literary Representation for Stephanie Raffelock:
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management
Address: 1 Union Square W #904, New York, NY 10003