Vaughn is an Australian living in the USA. She is an award winning writer with an MFA in fiction and a second MFA pending in poetry and mixed genres. She is the past and current 2017 poetry and flash stories editor for the Bacopa Literary Review, short fiction adult education teacher at Santa Fe College, and works as medical editor for “ Present e-learning lecture reviews. ”
Saunders has numerous books published, her latest: 35 tips for Writing a Brilliant Flash Story " available on Amazon.
Evans was nominated in 2011 for a Pushcart prize for one of Ma ’ s novellas. Her short tories, rose and haiku have been published in multiple ournals, too umerous to list, available upon request. Visit Kaye at http: //www.kayelinden.com
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Coul you know that...
... Roberts has her International Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do? ( be careful if you run into her in a dark alley)
.. .she has her Competent Communicator Certification in Toastmasters International ( and we ’ re sure she ’ ll gree to give all our authors lessons in public speaking, if we ask her nicely, won ’ t you, Kaye?)
... she has lived on an ashram in northern India where she practiced the art of looking within and without
... she grew up in Melbourn, moved to Israel with her grandparents, lived on a kibbutz for two days, in a vegetarian village for one wee, hiked and worked in Europe for a month, and stopped, more or less, in the USA ( the rest is history)
... she speaks Hebrew, poor French, understands German, plays folk guitar and sings – but not in public
... her favorite place on earth besides Australia and Durango, Colorado is the Amazon jungle
.. .her favorite animal besides a Labrador is the largest rodent on earth – a capybara – and it lives in the Amazon
... she likes the USA and its kind, generous people – her husband is from Detroit
... she has three brother, but all three of her dogs are female.
Jack Holland Rogers says of " Tales from Ma 's Watering Hole:
" First off, some disclosure: Kaye Linden is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program of the Northwest Institute of Literary rts. I teach fiction writing at NILA, and Laurie was my student. I 'm not reviewing this book as a tranger, but instead as someone who saw this collection of stories develop story-by-story and draft-by-draft.
Take my review with a grain of salt if you wish.
Kaye Linden 's stories are richly imagined, crisply written, and worth your time and money. In the title character, Ma, Kaye has created a character who belongs to the urban world as much as the outback, and who reflects not so much aboriginal culture as original culture, the culture each of us invents for our own purposes from the material of the world we happen to have been born into. Come on in for a bee, a tory, and a protagonist who makes her own rules and invents her own orms of magic.
I love this novel.