Oh, hello! You’ve stumbled onto this page to learn who I am, and why I write this blog. Well, I haven’t the foggiest idea. It’s an evolving process.

I started this blog to force myself to write more often. I  have been writing and learning the craft of writing. I’ve been writing for years, but I hadn’t tried to publish anything until recently. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Meadow, Route 7 Review, The Magnolia Review, Brushfire Journal, and Bewildering Stories.

Over time, my blog has become my escape from the hard work of writing.  This is the place where I write observations on everyday life, about the process of becoming a writer,  and about any random topic that attracts my wandering mind.

A brief bio for now: I grew up on Long Island, NY, and I’ve lived in  Virginia, New Jersey and now Nevada. I retired from law years ago, devoted myself to full-time motherhood for a while and helped to run a small business. Now my children are about to embark on their college adventure and my husband has semi-retired from the business. I’m still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.

I try to write poetry and short fiction when I can.  I’m attempting historical fiction but that’s a long-term commitment.

Oh, if you’re wondering about the blog’s name, it’s taken from the letters of one of my favorite authors, Jane Austen.

Barbara Buckley Ristine


4 Responses to About

  1. kfarnsworth says:

    I think it takes an awful lot of courage to start up a blog and to share ones work. I really enjoy reading your blog and I’m glad you have chosen to share your words with the world 🙂

  2. Robin says:

    This is so cool

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