Maureen A. Griswold

Biography

Maureen A. Griswold served with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps then returned to her alma mater, San Jose State University, where she earned her degree in print journalism. She worked as Senior Editor for the former nursing magazine, California Nursing Review, as a medical writer in the pharmaceutical industry, and volunteers writing and editing assistance to local nonprofits. She resides in northern California.

Visit her website at: http://www.magriswold.com

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Elmira, NY and spent my first 10 years there. Elmira was very much a part of Mark Twain's life as he married Olivia Langdon of Elmira, and lived at various times in Elmira. An elegant, elderly neighbor of ours, Mrs. Frances Petrie, had been a playmate with Mark Twain's daughters, and Twain's famous octagonal study was something I saw frequently to and from speech therapy at Elmira College. One of the most precious gifts I've ever received was a volume of Mark Twain's short stories and Twain's humor and satire inspires me whenever I'm working on a humorous/satirical piece.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Probably not the first story I ever read, but I especially remember a grade school version of The Odyssey with illustrations and it was wonderful, truly stirred the imagination. I re-read it many times when I was young and it was always magical.
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Videos

The Grey Forest Book Trailer
You’ve arrived at The Grey Forest — a parallel terrain where things are not what they may seem. Breathe deep and step into The Grey Forest and discover an eclectic collection of short stories including Nelson’s Mandala, Dead Man’s Mail, Illuminata, Visio Novus, The Neighbor’s Girl, Soulmates, and more.

Journalism Ethics: The George W. Bush AWOL Story
KKUP 91.5 FM "Conversations" June 26, 2013 compelling interview with Maureen A. Griswold, former Army Nurse, journalist, and sister of a Vietnam War casualty. Griswold has authored two books dedicated to journalism students: "Can't Fool All of the People All of the Time: The Email Counterstory to the Bush AWOL Blackout," and "Mission Abandoned: A Corporate News Blackout, A Life Intersected".

Books

The Grey Forest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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You’ve arrived at The Grey Forest — a mysterious and beckoning parallel terrain, a landscape of twists, turns, irony, and revelations where things are not what they may seem. Breathe deep and step into The Grey Forest and discover an eclectic collection of short stories including Nelson’s Mandala, Dead Man’s Mail, Illuminata, Visio Novus, The Neighbor’s Girl, Soulmates, and more.

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