Want to keep up with the latest from FLARE?
Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the news as soon as it's released.

Name

Connecting Readers with Finger Lakes Authors

Spotlight on Mary Buckham

How long have you been writing? I’ve been a storyteller since birth. Started writing in grade school. Writing for publication since the turn of the century [the last one, not the one before that]. First novel published in 2004. Why are there no short answers for a writer? . Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why? Fiction with More Descriptive, Dynamic Settings. This is the

Read More »

Spotlight on Jeanne Crane

How long have you been writing? My first novel was published in 2012. Public speaking, writing and storytelling have always been part of my life since high school. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper or the computer? I have scattered notes that get transferred to the computer and I often go outside or travel with a yellow pad at the beginning of a writing project. But when

Read More »

Spotlight on Heidi Nightengale

How long have you been writing? Over 40 years. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper, or the computer? Pencil and yellow legal pads. Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why? My favorite is my children’s picture book, Robert’s Red Sweater. This is my favorite as it was a story that came to me at a children’s birthday party for my then 5-year-old

Read More »

Spotlight on Kristan Higgins

How long have you been writing? 19 years. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper, or the computer? Laptop, baby. Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why? My latest, Pack Up the Moon, because the hero, a young widower, goes through so much and learns so much…and the ending is so happy. What’s your favorite book by another author? Unfair question. What was

Read More »

Spotlight on Dorothy Callahan

How long have you been writing? Oh, dear. I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing, but I guess we could accurately say 80% of my life.  When you write, do you prefer pen and paper, or the computer? I was always a devout fan of the mighty pen, but over the past few years/books, I’ve found it easier to work straight from the keyboard.  Of the books

Read More »

Spotlight on Maija DeRoche

How long have you been writing? As soon as I learned to read, I started to write, writing being my favorite subject all through school. After a 40-year hiatus, during which I was forced to write boring reports and presentations, retirement allowed me to return to my first love. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper or the computer? As a dinosaur, I prefer PENCIL and paper. Transferring

Read More »

Spotlight on Marci Diehl

How long have you been writing? I’ve been writing since I was a child. Letters, essays, stories — by high school, I was EIC for our yearbook, which came out in issues, like a magazine. In college, I was the EIC for our newspaper. As an adult, I started publishing essays and articles for regional and national magazines. I wrote my first novel, What You Don’t Know Now, after I

Read More »

Spotlight on Vivian Vande Velde

How long have you been writing? Your question has made me feel very, very old. I have always written, but I started writing professionally 42 years ago. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper or the computer? Mostly I create at the computer (unless I get an idea when sitting at the computer isn’t handy). I like to do first-round revisions on a hard copy. (Pencil, not pen–I

Read More »

Spotlight on Sally Crosiar

How long have you been writing? Seems like forever. Publishing since 2000. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper or the computer? I’m a doodler, so I get too distracted with a pen. I think more clearly when my fingers connect to the keyboard and I can see the story unfold before my eyes – without the arrows, cross-outs, and concentric geometric or abstract shapes that might otherwise

Read More »

Spotlight on Mary Pat Hyland

How long have you been writing? More than 30 years. When you write, do you prefer pen and paper or the computer? First draft, pen. It lets ideas flow swiftly without spellcheck yelling at me. Of the books you’ve written, which one is your favorite and why? My family saga, The House with the Wraparound Porch. I love how what happens in one generation echoes in the next. Plus, it’s

Read More »