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Near the shores of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin
Designer & Poet
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Thanks for the kind words! Hope you are having a productive, creative day!
Toggle Commented Nov 25, 2017 on Graphics at littlebigbay
Author Starla J. King, who published "Wide Awake. Every Day. Daily Inspiration for Conscious Living” about this time one year ago entered her book into the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Although she was not one of the “big” winners, she received a score of 29, out of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at littlebigbay
I posted earlier and discovered that the links were not working. SO, here is the seond attempt. This is what the sea caves will look like shortly. The video was taken last spring. Courtesy of The sea caves this winter "went viral" and some kind of insane and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at littlebigbay
I submitted a handful of poems to a contest at the LOFT LITERARY CENTER (Minneapolis, MN) and was deleting the rejection emails this morning, when I almost deleted this one: Dear Writer, Congratulations! Your poem was selected as a honorable mention for the Loft's Spring Writing Contest, facilitated by Minnesota... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at littlebigbay
Linda Webster, from Twin Cities, sent me these photos after reading "Swimming in the sea caves." Linda is a former resident of Bayfield. Thanks, Linda! Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at littlebigbay
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." —Ernest Hemingway I ran into this wry quote when perusing material from The Loft Literary Center. Do you know it? The Loft is a wonderful place, designed for writers and lovers of books. Its... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at littlebigbay
Some years ago, I allowed myself to fall backwards off of a 16-foot Zodiac into Lake Superior. In full scuba gear, we paddled into the first of numerous sea caves, a series of varying sized arches, strung along the shore, side-by-side. I was not an especially experienced diver then. One... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at littlebigbay
Describing what editing includes is tricky, as there are many levels. One of my writers, Starla J. King, (Wide Awake. Every Day.) asked me to describe the kind of editing I do. She specifically asked, being the good coach and writer that she is, "Which kind of editing fits YOUR... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at littlebigbay
On July 5, 2013, author Rob Ganson, his wife Donna, and a few others, were walking in the ancient hills of the Penokees. It was a beautiful day and they were surrounded by lush, green forest as they hiked to a core sample drilling site to witness and document the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at littlebigbay
Starla King's brand-new book, "Wide Awake. Every Day." has landed on Amazon's best seller/HOT NEW RELEASES list in the Consciousness & Thought Philosophy category. Congratulations, Starla! Considering just how many millions of book there are competing for this statistic, this is very exciting! (All this, and the official publication date... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at littlebigbay
Lucky me, I work with Starla! Yes, her name fits her. In fact, I filed the first documents I received from her under "Starla's Constellation." This was our first joint project, and her first book. PHOTO: First look at first book! Books are Big Deals, and so much more work... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at littlebigbay
Lovely images, Bill.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2013 on The Enduring at littlebigbay
Over the years, I've always felt a little thrill when coming upon one of three proof-positive signs of a vanished, treasured homesite: rhubarb, lilacs and apple trees. This time of year, stumbling off a path or wandering in the woods, one sometimes discovers a gnarled crab apple tree dropping its... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at littlebigbay
This is kind of amazing! Take a look -- Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at littlebigbay
I received this "painfully" hilarious message via facebook. Could I possibly ask for a more devoted reader and one with such a great sense of humor? hi ros,
 i am kaeleen ringbergs mom and you are the reason i cannot type capitals. i know you are a writer and can... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at littlebigbay
“Caller reports there is a bear in their house. Caller is outside in the car.” Unguarded literary moments from police reports in Northern Wisconsin, this NEWLY-PUBLISHED book is easy reading, small and portable. Open to any page and read a police report "zinger" or read to friends for a good... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2013 at littlebigbay
Book Debut: StageNorth, Washburn, WI, May 14, 7-9 p.m. Word on the street is that Northern Wisconsin had more snow in April than since the dawn of time. I believe it. When it was time to deliver the first copy of Anne's book, for her approval, she and I were... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2013 at littlebigbay
"Penokees Read" LIVE at StageNorth! March 14th, 2013 ~ Thursday, 7:30 Join us at StageNorth, March 14 for a night of writers reading their stories and poems about the Penokee Hills. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the reading will be broadcast live on WPR stations 90.9 WUWS in Ashland and 91.3... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at littlebigbay
What is YOUR Penokee Hills story? Is it about courage, despair, love of the land, fear, joy, worry, children, animals, fishing, finances, gratitude, exploring? Is it about a turtle, an eagle, a cold river? A warm day? Stories of "place" sometimes occur far from the place, sometimes only in imagination,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2013 at littlebigbay
Thanks very much for the encouraging words! You are very kind to send them on!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2013 on WritersRead book design-in-progress at littlebigbay
LIVE! at StageNorth
: March 14th, 2013 ~ Thursday, 7:30 Submissions are being accepted now through March 4, 2013 Over the past two years, the possibility of iron ore mining in the Penokee Range (Northern Wisconsin) has spotlighted these hills and inspired many expressions of concern around issues of the watershed,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at littlebigbay
Writers Read 2013 has come and come and it was a smashing success. There were TOO many authors to review, so let me just quote from a personal (nonfiction) favorite by Elizabeth Madsen-Genszler called "Scattering The Elements." Elizabeth's reading on Friday night "brought down the house." The author writes about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at littlebigbay
Gwen's book has arrived and is available on Amazon! Gwendolynn Smith Patterson lives on Madeline Island in a 86 square foot home in the woods where she practices simplicity, humility and gratitude. "In 2001 I was in a car accident, which left me with a head injury that affected my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at littlebigbay
When I write poetry, it's pretty hard to keep the word "tree" from showing up. Recently, when revising an earlier poem, I found that I had unwittingly created two poems, now conjoined and dissimilar, requiring a difficult surgery that I had no energy for. So, I put it aside for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at littlebigbay
It's good to pat yourself on the back now and then isn't it? I've been working hard on layout and formatting for our WritersRead book. VERY soon, I'll receive the juried selections for 2013 and will add these to the book in order to have it published by the event... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at littlebigbay