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Fairy Godsisters of the Pigasus Pen

Presenting the Pigasus Pen! These women are the most important of all influences on my life in fiction. The name of our writing circle is borrowed from John Steinbeck's personal motto, "ad astra per alas porci (to the stars on the wings of a pig)." It nicely complements the earthy humor and high hopes we all share, though our writing styles and genres vary.

Pegasisters Christina, Meika, Jeannie, and Victoria

Founder Christina writes hilarious love stories with serrated edges. She also sits on the board of the fabulous Capital City Writers Association. She's a whip-smart interpreter of strange human behavior, a fearless leader of the Pen, and a wizard with glittery eyeshadow/scarf/nail art combinations. Go follow her if you're into hard gut laughs and nicely curated writing tips.

Meika also writes hilarious love stories--silly on the surface with deep undercurrents, smoking hot lusty scenes, and an offbeat aftertaste. She has an impressive eye for detail and word choice, and her youthful immersion in pop culture keep her stories fresh. Follow Meika if you're part of the Insecure Writers Support Group and also love puppies, hot movie stars, and cherry pie.

Victoria writes young adult fantasy starring adventure-seeking girls. She has a background in publishing and journalism, has lived in several countries, is married to a linguist, and participates in book groups. Oh, and she has twice as many adorable children as me, so she's an inspiration to those of us who feel compelled to produce people and novels at the same time.

And this little piggie said, wee wee wee! All the way home... to her castle in the clouds.

YOU WAIT AND SEE!

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  1. All the love right back at you, you literary fiction-writing, flying pig goddess!

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