One of the things I love most about summer vacation is the Fresh Ink Writing Camp. Last week I got to spend four days with these bright, budding authors and, while by Friday at three o’clock when camp came to a close I was beat beyond description, it was wonderful. They wrote, I coached and encouraged, and as always found myself blown away by the talent of the kids in this community. Two of them will have their work selected to appear in Warrenton Lifestyle magazine. When I know which issue, I’ll post it here and I hope you’ll check it out. It will be, as we say in the publishing world, their first “by-line.” But it definitely won’t be their last!
Susan McCorkindale is a motivational TEDx Speaker, author of two amazon bestselling memoirs, and host of the online series, “Flaws Are the New Black.”
Her first book, Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, chronicles her move – with her husband and two sons – from suburban New Jersey to a 500-acre beef cattle farm in the wilds of Virginia. Her follow-up, 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, is both heartbreaking and side-splittingly funny as our favorite fake farm girl navigates her husband’s very real cancer diagnosis.
A popular keynote speaker known for her high-energy, humorous, and captivating presentations, Susan speaks frequently on the topics of resilience, grief, and the role of humor in helping people bounce back and stay back.