ABOUT

I am an author and a history loving Registered Nurse, with a 30 year career in everything from ER, CCU, med-surg, pediatrics, geriatrics, hospice, and psychiatry to forensics. I am currently performing wellness screenings. I am a GA farm girl, transplanted, living in and loving the city life of Orlando, and the sleepy little fishing village style along the coasts.

I wrote “Red Clay and Roses”, a novel that explores civil rights, interracial relations, and women’s issues in the 1950s and 60s. Currently, I am working on a crime novel series. I plan to have three or four novels completed in The Naked Eye series before I publish.

I am also a wife, mother and grandmother, but I created this “About” page not to tell you about me, but for you to tell me about you. I’ve been blogging for a little over one year and, so far, I love it. I am also curious about you. What inspires you to blog and where do you come from?

I don’t profess to be a genius at anything at all. My husband, the rocket scientist, put that name on my blog as a joke when I was reading articles about branding. Β I wanted a social blog to get to know writers and readers. I thought it was funny and it just sort of stuck. Β  What I am finding as I begin continueΒ my blogging journey, is that there are zillions of geniuses out here. Whether it is a clever blog post, a photograph, book reviews, some other awesome artistic display, or a fantastically creative blog, it is comforting to know that I am surrounded by a myriad of geniuses.

Just when I began to despair about the direction of society as a whole, I found this whole community with it’s own brand of genius. I wanted to stake my claim, so I kept mybrandofgenius as the subtitle of my blog. I feel that I am in good company with a host of interesting people with meaningful stories, inspiring poetry, beautiful artwork, creative ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and useful information. I am fascinated by you! I am delighted to be here. I learn something every day and I laugh every day, two things that are required to survive in today’s world!

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103 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Hi, S.K., like you I’ve derived a new faith in community through blogging. There are truly some wonderful people out here. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog πŸ™‚

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    1. I posted about that today…how nice it is to be so warmly received by the wordpress community. I saw that Charles did also poetically at that! I am glad to be part of the community.

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  2. I’m so glad you found me, so I could visit you! Immensely enjoyed my visit here today and look forward to reading more of your work!
    Greetings sent your way From the plains of Colorado πŸ™‚

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    1. You have been very busy lately. I am glad to have you on board. You are a good man. I already know this from all the compassion I see in your interactions with others. πŸ™‚

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    1. I had edited my last work 11 times before publishing, including having it edited by three teachers and one college professor. I am such a perfectionist, that when I found that all of that editing had missed the capitalization of the “D” in dad, when it was NOT used as a proper noun…I actually unpublished and republished. It was glaring to me. I think that when I prepare my two works in progress I will hire some of that out…LOL.

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      1. I can only imagine how frustrated you must have been to find a mistake after 11 edits! That particular one might have been avoided if all your editors had the same style guide (like Chicago Manual of Style, which is pretty much a bible in publishing). For your next work, you might send your first editor a style guide (see http://wp.me/p2IvJd-uU for more on this) and ask everyone who works on it to adhere to your preferred style and add to the list as they work–that way, you won’t find one person undoing another’s corrections. Perfectionists rule! πŸ˜‰

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  3. Hi -:)!

    I just ‘followed’ you from the Lantern, and I am glad to have done so! Welcome to the blogosphere, an exciting and rewarding journey!

    All the Best,
    Daniela

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    1. Thank you for the return visit. I saw your interview with Kristen. I am currently doing yet another final edit of my book before it goes into paperback. I know you all must truly love what you do, but right now, I don’t envy you πŸ™‚

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  4. Hi S.K., here I am visiting, as promised.:)

    I’m glad that you’re still enjoying blogging and finding your online community. I agree with you, there’s a lot of genius out there. I think everyone has their own contribution to make to the online creative landscape, and it’s exciting to be part of it.

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  5. WOW – YOU have done a lot of things πŸ˜€
    I have met such incredible people since I started this blogging business. It really almost becomes a way of live to a degree I am finding – perhaps it will settle the longer I do it!

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    1. I agree, but more than anything are the incredibly interesting people, funny, witty, deep, sincere, and sometimes shallow, but all fascinating. Some of my best, dearest friends are the ones I have met on WP. They are closer to me than family in many ways.

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  6. You’ve been awarded the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I know that not everyone accepts awards. If I’ve linked to you and you don’t want it, please don’t be annoyed with me, just take it as a sign of appreciation for what you do. You do not have to accept this or any other award. It is a compliment, not a curse!
    BB

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    1. Thank you for thinking of me BB. I sometimes do, and sometimes I forget to follow through. I have an awards page and I think they are a cool way of letting the public in on a few details of your personal life that you might otherwise have not thought to share. I do get challenged by passing them on, sometimes though, honestly, because I am sometimes lazy.

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  7. I am pleased to tell you that I’ve awarded you the Blog of the Year Award 2013! There’s no obligation to accept, I understand completely if you don’t. Anyway, thanks for reading and liking my blog β€œadicanada” I appreciate your support. For details about the award, please see my post http://wp.me/p3ujR2-hg Have a Happy Holiday and All the best for you on the New Year!! Adrian B.

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  8. Wow, what welcoming positivity! Thanks for the follow and hope you have fun at my blogs–I see you were a farm girl. We’ve just started our little farm and you can see it at raisingmilkandhoney.wordpress.com. What sort of farmgirl were you? Did you raise livestock?

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    1. We raised cows, horses, ducks, chickens…and lots of vegetables. My grandmother started a horticulture business that has survived through four generation. The nursery started as she used to cook fried chicken dinners and take them to the sick on the prayer list at church. She always bragged on the flowers and shrubs at the homes we visited and they would always give her cuttings, which we would then take home and root. My uncle built her a greenhouse and things developed from there.

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    1. I had some time to go back and look at your blog more closely and find so much more there that is inspiring to me. It is very good for me to see others sharing in what I find to be a joy.

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate being recognized. I need to do an award post soon. Looking forward to seeing more of you. If I put you in mail, I won’t miss your posts. My reader gets so full I miss people.

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  9. Hello!
    Thank you for following my blog. I know how many interesting blogs are out there and feel honored that you picked mine to follow. I hope my stories entertain and inform and my photos bring you joy and wonderment.
    I travel mostly local but try to always find interesting places. I have lived in several different places and dig through my archives of photos to bring glimpses into places I have been. Sometimes I post a recipe because food tells a lot about culture.
    I am not a professional photographer, so my photos are sometimes a little fuzzy and there are telephone poles and wires and other things along with what I was photographing. The older photos are 35mm, the newer are point and shoot digital and a few are Samsung Smartphone.
    I am new to blogging so if you have any advice or critique please drop me a comment.
    Thank you again for following and to quote Mark Twain: β€œTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” – Mark Twain
    Iris the Wanderer

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    1. I so agree with you and Mark Twain,. He is quoted also in the back of my book in the Afterword. I was following you already, but since I follow about 1000, I couldn’t find you to put you in my email, which I had to narrow down to about fifty, else all I would do is read email. I don’t always see what’s in my reader. Glad to have you on board and will probably be stopping by more frequently now that I have you in mail.

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      1. I’m really enjoying the book. If it weren’t for packing, editing, moving, and leaving for a ship on Saturday, I’d already be done. Sorry it’s taking so long for me to finish it. I’ll be home the week of May 17 and will have it done and a raving review posted for you. β™₯

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me Crystin. I’ll have to check out your list of nominees. I rarely get my awards accomplished…it got to be quite time consuming. Sometimes I do a single post and group them together. I do appreciate the honor and recognition.

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      1. Hi Sorry I didn’t reply before, been a bit poorly and then had my cover reveal today to prepare for. Anyway it’s lovely that you’ve put me in your email I appreciate it. And yes, it’s great to talk especially when you’re unwell and a bit bored and lonely at home as I’ve been this week! πŸ™‚

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  10. Congratulations. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. We rob from the miseries and give to the joys. We laugh and we cry but we are mostly entertained by Uncle Bardie. He’s a hoot. And thank you for following his blog.

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  11. Hello! Nicholas Rossis recommended that I contact you. I’m launching a new science fiction magazine/anthology in March. Nicholas is one of the authors, and we are currently working to promote a Kickstarter campaign that will allow us to launch the first issue in style. I’d like to send you an info sheet, and I would love it if you could help to spread the word about this project. Please email! Thanks.

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    1. I’ll do what I can. I have to tell you that I am laughing right now. The nickname of the Orlando Jail is 33rd Street. If a cop asks you if you want to go to 33rd Street, you’re probably in trouble.

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    1. Thank you D. I had planned to self publish all along with my new crime novel. Signing up for Sleuth Fest made me reconsider, and your post makes me reconsider again. I’ve been writing a synopsis, having it edited, working on a pitch and log-lines (my blurb was already completed)…and it’s a lot of work. I’m asking myself if I really need the added pressure of working under someone else’s deadlines. It’s a series that I’m selling, so there will be an expectation to pump out material with little control over how it’s presented or promoted. IDK. It’s much to consider.

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      1. There is much to consider, but no choice locks you in forever either.It’s anxiety-provoking in the beginning. Then you learn the ropes, get comfortable with the rollercoaster, and adjust. The main thing is to remember this is fun!

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