Luanna Kay Lynch-Leisure
The National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW)
The NLAPW was founded in 1897. The arts organization is headquartered in The Pen Arts Building and Art Museum in the DuPont Circle of Washington, D.C. President of the Santa Clara County Branch 2018 - 2022.
The mission of the League, a not-for-profit 501 (C) (3) corporation, is to encourage, recognize, and promote the production of creative work of professional standard in Art, Letters and Music, and non-members in these disciplines. The core values of the NLAPW are respect, knowledge, creation and preservation of the arts.
Writing Memoirs -- led by Louise Webb
When I first started attending Louise Webb’s memoirs class, and I listened to what the members read about themselves, I realized I didn’t have to start writing from the day I was born and proceed writing my life in chronological order.
Each person read about their life, but their stories were never boring, but rather, interesting, intriguing, sad, triumphant, funny sometimes shocking and personal. I could relate to so many of them, and because of their kindness and acceptance, it was easy for me to share my life and the events in it that made me who I am today.We are unique individuals with unique stories.
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people.
Who I Am
I am a wife, mother and grandmother who has followed her life-long dream of being a writer. When there is a passion in your heart to do something productive and positive -- follow that passion, follow that dream. I did and in doing so I discovered the difference between what I would like to do and who I wanted to be.
I encourage anyone and everyone who has the desire to write, but feels like they are too old or too young, do not be concerned. Just write and don't fear age, misspelled words or grammar problems. That can be taken care of later. Writing is what is important. Get your ideas down then make them into sentences, then into paragraphs. The next thing you realize, you have a book or a story! Have fun!
-- Luanna K. Lynch-Leisure
Mystery at Lone Oak Ranch