Tuesday, April 22, 2014
A to Z Challenge: S is for Sociology (and Susan Spann and "Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table" by Anne Randolph)
Featured Author: Susan Spann
She had also written a mystery featuring a ninja detective and a Portuguese priest in 16th century Japan. That novel, Claws of the Cat, was so good Susan immediately snagged an agent when she pitched the book at the conference. The second book in the Shinobi mystery series, Blade of the Samurai, releases in July.
Featured Book: Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table: A Collection of Women's Memoirs by Anne Randolph
Here's how the book is described at Anne's website:
"Bold women from Kitchen Table Writing share stories that led them to confidence to become business women, leaders, mothers, healers, and trendsetters. In the safe haven of Kitchen Table Writing, these young creators and seasoned innovators create life stories that empower and resonate with women across generations."
Kitchen Table Writing is the name of Anne's coaching program and courses.
Word of the Day: Sociology
When I first went to college right after high school, my father and I had a major disagreement about my course of study. I wanted to go to Journalism school, and he insisted I choose something practical where I could make money...like law school. I compromised by agreeing to Business Administration.
I lasted two years, then left school to marry, work (in business/accounting/management), and have kids. When my youngest started kindergarten, I went back to college, this time focusing on only the things I wanted to study....subjects I thought would broaden my experience and make me a better writer...if I could ever find the time to write because I was still working in business/accounting/management and continued to do so most of my adult life until retirement.
My major was sociology, and my two minors were political science and natural resources. I know just enough in each field to help me research all the stuff I don't know.
Did you follow your father's advice when it came to school, work, and other life choices?