About …

Welcome, Visitor, to A Writer’s World — the Land of the Kindly Hermudgeon (the KH)!  The KH is my alter ego — some might call her my muse 🙂 She is older but learned and crusty but kindly. 

What do I write about? Just look under “Categories” and you’ll find an ever-growing list of things, or check out “Recent Posts” and pick a title. 

You’ll see, for instance, the category “Air Cancer” that is my euphemism for the chemotherapy  “Journey” I’ve been on since August, 2011, to deal with the cancer with which I was diagnosed during May of that year.  Writing about the subject — and approaching it with humor — are a wonderful part of the healing process 🙂

I make my home in Stuart, Florida, where I am a member of She Writes, the Palm City Word Weavers (PCWW) and the Florida Writers Association (FWA).   I’m also a proud Grandma and in my former “life” I was a “social servant” for thirty-eight years. I still love to upset the bureaucratic apple cart from time to time. 😉

 A life-long lover of books and writing, I’ve published both short stories and poetry.  It wasn’t until 2011 that I turned my full-time attention to the craft of writing.   During November, 2011, I participated for the first time in the annual, international writing challenge called “NaNoWriMo” (National Novel Writing Month) and was deemed a “Winner” for cranking out a 50,000 word novel during the event.  

I enjoy writing  both fiction and non-fiction.  My current works-in-progress include a novel in the mystery-suspense genre, a novel in the women’s literature genre and a non-fiction book for first-time cancer patients.  A chapbook of my poetry recently was submitted for the Writer’s Digest Poem-a-Day Chapbook Challenge.

During 2012, my goal is to add some interesting guest blogs  as well as some book recommendations and interviews with fellow writers.  I invite you to make yourself comfortable as you mosey about my blog and I encourage you to please leave a comment and to click on “Follow” and “Like” me on Facebook!  

May your journey through the blogosphere today be a pleasant one. Stay well, read a lot and I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Candice W. Coghill

Updated January 27, 2012

10 Responses to About …

  1. Just found your blog and am looking forward to reading through past entries!

  2. Dear Candice, I’ve been following your blog since your interview with Robert Walker, and I’s like to ask you a question. If I am the author of a novel, could I send it to you for review? Sorry to ask this in a comment but I couldn’t find your contact email. Best Wishes!

    • cwc6161 says:

      Hi, JP! It’s nice to meet a follower, and I’m sorry you couldn’t find my contact e-mail. Are you on FB by any chance? You can find me there. At the moment, I’m not doing any book reviews, but I’ll announce it here when if and when that changes. If you’re e-published and would like to get in the line-up for an author interview, I have openings beginning in mid-May. I’ll contact you through your blog and leave further information.

  3. I love your honesty and style…. and I love that I connect with your subject matter ~ reminds me I am not alone…. thanks for sharing your stories…. because you have made a difference to me, I have honored you with the Versatile Blogger Award… http://ihavetheperfectlife.com/2012/01/26/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Stay strong and keep sharing!
    Much love,
    Ann

    • cwc6161 says:

      Ann, thank you so very much! I’m honored 🙂 I’m glad to help remind you that you’re definitely not alone. Without others our journeys would be very lonely and scary. You’re one of the others who makes a big difference to me! Love you too, my Friend!

  4. Ha! Bipolar and ADD and no I am not talking about math. Loving the blog so far. letbeyourangel.wordpress.com sounds a little strange blame this on the ADD

    • cwc6161 says:

      LOL Glad you’re enjoying it ! I’m neither bipolar nor ADD/ADHD, but I’m often on a “steroid high” these days, which is a post-chemo side effect — so, same difference ! 😉 Thanks for your visit !

  5. BrainRants says:

    Love the ‘hermudgeon’ term!

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