Coming onboard! (Guest post from Leanne Jewett)

My move from the sensory overload of Los Angeles to the simpler life of the smaller city of North Adams was a welcome change, and, happily, thanks to Inkberry, fears of a possible sense of creative isolation were totally unfounded.

I was thrilled last July when my husband, Brian, and I found an available loft for rent in the Eclipse Mill in North Adams. At the same time, however, as I continued work on my first novel, I missed the camaraderie and support of my writing group in Los Angeles.

The Internet came to the rescue when I searched writer’s organizations and found Inkberry. By August I was a member and in September joined the Thursday night writer’s critique group. There I have found serious writers doing good work and helping each other to do even better work. Through Inkberry I have also been able to attend readings and take a mystery-writing workshop from Beth Saulnier.

A few weeks ago, Jill asked me to join the Board of Inkberry. In a very short period of time Inkberry has become an important part of my writing life and I was very pleased to accept her offer.

I am looking forward to being on the Board. I volunteer in the office on Wednesday afternoons and, in addition to being a great resource for me, I see that Inkberry is a dynamic organization, not frozen in time but still developing. The chance to contribute to that development is what most appeals to me.

I also look forward to meeting more members of the vibrant local writing community and becoming acquainted with their work as they become acquainted with mine.

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