Mary Paddock

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Industry Education
Location SW Missouri, United States
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Introduction Writer, mother, wife. Order of service prone to change without warning.
Interests Writing, reading books (all kinds--fiction, non-fiction, poetry), family, teaching, computers, dog-training, hiking and camping.
Favorite Music Country, Classic Rock, Contemporary Christian, Gospel, 60s Folk Music, Opera, and some classical
Favorite Books I'm fond of the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, Christopher Moore, John Irving, John Grisham, Ray Bradbury, Asimov, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Douglas Adams and Simon Haynes. For some reason, I have very few favorite female writers: Jane Kirkpatrick, Patricia Cornwell (not because she can write, but because she tells a good story), Wendy French and Kate Pepper. My favorite poets (just to name a few) are Dorianne Laux, Marge Piercy, Pattiann Rogers, E.E. Cummings, Robert Frost, Gary Snyder, Mary Oliver, and William Everson (Father Antonius). I'm currently reading a variety of poets, a couple of "how to-write a query letter" books, and am re-reading an old fav, "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas Adams.