My company name is Omega Writing Group. It is based upon the personal business of writing in which I freelance, write for two magazines, and write fiction and non-fiction books.
I have completed my first novel “Journey Toward Healing,” and is available on Amazon. It is a story of inspiration, a Christian novel, a mystery with a bit of romance and includes a spiritual base. The protagonist, Rose Marie Benedicta Malloy is Director of Pinecroft House of Peace and has a sister who is emotionally ill. Benedicta attempts to help her sister while battling an evil force.
The book is published by Omega One Press and is available on Amazon in print form for $12.99. . The e-book is also available and sells for 99c.
I began writing this novel six or seven years ago. I worked on the novel on week-ends and wrote articles for magazines and did freelancing during the week. How I managed to write the entire manuscript I don’t know. I took each scene faithfully to my Writer’s Support Group for critiquing.
I didn’t begin my professional writing until I was well into mid-life. Some would say into old age. It has been a love of my life: I am happiest when I am writing.
I had a Gala Book Launch to celebrate the publication of this novel, and joined with friends and family and the public. Ift was a wonderful celebration. Other events will be planned for the future.
I gave a class, “Introduction to Writing,” on January 5, 2019 at Anderson Public Library. I will have another such class in late April. Time and place to be announced. The class is free and open to the public.
I have begun my second novel, a sequel to the first, entitled, “Journey Toward Freedom.” The protagonist in the second of the series is Lulu and with her and her story comes a slightly different perspective from that of the first novel. It too is a book of inspiration, with mystery, romance and the spiritual. Hopefully this book will be published in late 2019/early 2020..
I am writing and hopefully publishing these books to express my love of the spiritual, to be a voice for good, make a statement about my understanding of the problems encountered by the emotionally mentally ill and practice my own gift of creativity.
I have written a story contained in an anthology, entitled, “Many Roads Taken,” (Losantiville Society of Writers, 2012)
My current magazine work is being done as a staff writer for Health & Wellness Magazine and its sister publication, Living Well 60Plus, for Rock Point Publishing Company. In the past, I also have written and published numerous articles in Today’s Christian in the Mature Years, Diabetes Health and others.
I query magazines and am available for writing of articles on medical issues and a variety of topics.
I aim for accurate, factual reporting with excellence and honesty in writing of my articles. My goals are to inform and educate, and add a measure of enjoyment by my writing. I pride myself on my work meeting deadlines and on effective editing.
I have begun the writing of a non-fiction book on depression and anxiety, tentatively entitled,”Beyond Darkness.”. It is a mix of memoir, history, and didactic.
I am in the research phase of the writing of an e-book on Diabetes. I am a diabetic and find it hard to remain compliant with food. Exercise is easy for me, all I have to do is schedule the time, but I am not so good at remaining limited to 45 to 60 gms. at each meal on a diet. Currently I am with a weight loss group at the local YMCA so I am doing much better, attending to my food, writing down all I eat, and even losing a little weight.
Because I find it difficult to deal with food issues, I know that others have the same problem and I hope to address this concern in the book I am writing.
My education in the development of my writing skills and acquiring of the art of writing has been in the form of online courses taken from 2009–2017 (ed2go.com). These courses consisted of learning to write a novel, of instruction on crafting of magazine articles, and development in creative writing. Also, I have taken adult education classes in writing and publishing at University of Cincinnati, 2009–2012.
I am a member of a Writer’s Support Group that meets monthly. I find this support and the critiques invaluable to my morale and my writing.
My previous work and education as an RN and worker in the health field has helped me in my writing of medical articles and in having discipline in my life. My own story and where I have been definitely inspired my novel writing.
I have been engaged in writing in my journal for many years.
I received my BSN from Spalding College, Louisville Kentucky
I received my MSN from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio
I took post-graduate classes towards a Master’s in Religion from
St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati Ohio,