Alice Massa’s Profile #Sharing Sunday

Thanks to Joan Myles for inspiring this feature. Just in time for Thanksgiving, this week’s blogger bio comes from Alice Massa, author of The Christmas Carriage and Other Readings of the Holiday Season, which I reviewed here. I met Alice years ago through Behind Our Eyes, an organization of disabled writers to which I belong. Since I’ve known her, she has provided me with a lot of support and inspiration. Here’s what she has to say in her own words.

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Growing up in the Hoosier hills of west-central Indiana, Alice Massa has always cherished family, dogs, reading, and writing. From a rural grade school with only 88 students to Clinton High School where her graduating class included 104 students, Alice was blessed with teachers who gave her a strong foundation in grammar and punctuation. With BA and MS degrees from Indiana State University, as well as a second master’s degree from Western Michigan University, Alice taught for 25 years—the most recent 20 years at Milwaukee Area Technical College from where she retired in June of 2011. After years of reading and evaluating the writing of her students, Alice is now sharing some of her own writings through this blog. When Alice sits at her computer desk, her amazing guide dog Zoe is lying nearby. Long walks with her Leader Dog Zoe, a black Labrador/golden retriever mix, have generated many ideas for writing endeavors, some of which will appear in this blog.

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Unfortunately, Alice’s beloved guide dog, Zoe, passed away unexpectedly several years ago. She has another guide dog now, Willow, who has also inspired her writing. You can learn more about Willow and Alice’s previous guide dogs and read some of her delightful poems and memoirs on her blog.

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of two novels,, two poetry collections, and a memoir with another novel on the way. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

11 thoughts on “Alice Massa’s Profile #Sharing Sunday”

  1. Hi Abbie, I enjoyed finding this profile on Alice at your Corner today. Perfect timing for Alice is a generous and giving person – I think for Alice, Thanksgiving Day is Every Day of the Year. She is a treasure to the world of literature as well as education.

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    1. Hi, Lynda–A cornucopia of thanks to you for your most generous and lovely comment on Abbie’s posting of my profile (which truly does need to be updated). How kind of you to add such a comment! Of course, I could say and write the same about you, Lynda. One little correction in Abbie’s generous sharing is that the title of my book is THE CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE AND OTHER WRITINGS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. –Alice Massa

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  2. Hello Abbie, Alice, Lynda and All!
    I agree with Lynda. A nice way to begin the day.
    I would so love to have Alice on the podcast. Oh! What a treat that would be!

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    1. Yes, Alice is always articulate, positive, and always has great things going on in her writing life. Especially at this time of year for her book is a Christmas themed set of stories – for the most part. Her book is one of the best gifts anyone could purchase for giving to friends at this time of year. One person I
      gave it to, puts it away with her Christmas trimmings and then she reads it each year when she takes it out of the box as she is decorating her home.

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    2. Patty, I think Alice would be great on your podcast. I’m pretty sure she’s following my blog, but I’ll email her this post and recommend she get in touch with you. Thank you for your comment. Have a great day!

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      1. Oh! Thank you!

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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