Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree

Sitting in the Shade of My Own Tree

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Marylou Kelly Streznewski’s career has included theater, journalism, and the teaching of writing on high school, college and community levels. As a member of the International Women’s Writing Guild, she has served as a workshop director at their annual summer conferences. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in national publications, and two chapbooks, Rag Time and Woman Words, are housed in the chapbook collection of Poet’s House (NYC). A third chapbook, Dying with Robert Mitchum, has been published by Aldrich Press. She has received the Muse Award from the Bucks County Community College for “contributions to poetry in Bucks County.”

Her first non-fiction book, Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessing of Extraordinary Potential, a study of one hundred gifted adults (John Wiley & Sons) appears in libraries worldwide, as a textbook in graduate courses, and has been translated into Chinese and published in Taiwan. It is currently under arrangement to be published in Dutch in the Netherlands. Most recently, Streznewski’s second non-fiction book is Heart Rending—Heart Mending: Saved by Medical Science, Healed by Ancient Wisdom, a research-based memoir depicting, in both prose and poetry, her survival of massive open heart surgery using integrative medicine modalities (J.G. Whitthorne Press). Holder of a Master’s degree from The College of New Jersey, Streznewski lives on a Bucks County Pennsylvania acre with her husband Tom.

Paperback: 86 pages

Publisher: Kelsay Books (December 7, 2019)