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Location: Valparaiso
Gender: Female
Born: January 4
Member: Eternal Premier Author
Joined: May 2006
IndianaIrish is a writer from Northwest Indiana. She is a retired Registered Nurse who worked in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit for almost 35 years, and worked with physically and mentally challenged children previous to that. She loved her work and still feels blessed to have made such a difference in the lives of so many infants and children.
She loves to read, is a hopeless music lover, does any kind of crafty stuff, enjoys an escape into the movies, is a concert addict, and loves to laugh.
She continues to look forward to improving her skills and learning all she can from the reviews. She'd like to thank all the readers who take the time to comment and help her to grow as a writer.
IndianaIrish can frequently be found doing some fine know, that crazy little weight-shifting two-step while waiting in that never-ending, never-moving line to get into a woman's public bathroom. Ya think they'd put in a few more--women always go in groups! LOL
Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but there's still time to change the road you're on. Robert Plant/Jimmy Page
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FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: senryu (welcome home Santa) finished second in the contest "A Naughty Christmas 5-7-5"
December 26, 2021 at 9:10AM

IndianaIrish: For all members who remember the outstanding poetry of past FanStory instructor and member, Ray (mountainwriter49), you'll be pleased to know he has a wonderful book of poetry newly published. Titled "Winsome Morning Breeze", the book contains exceptional examples of sonnets, tanka, and Blank Verse poetry. It's really an excellent book of poetry that I'm sure you'll enjoy and treasure. The book can be found on Amazon.
August 26, 2020 at 4:51PM
    tfawcus: Thanks for the heads-up. I was lucky enough to experience Ray?s teaching. A marvellous man and a fine poet. I?ll definitely be getting a copy of his new book.
    August 26, 2020 at 5:26PM
    Brett Matthew West: Ray's book would be a welcomed addition to any poetry collection. Thanks for the info.
    August 27, 2020 at 2:13PM
    Carlos' girl: I will get this book
    August 27, 2020 at 3:40PM
    SMASH52: With the variety of poetry forms, sure to be a winner! Thank you for the heads up.
    October 6, 2021 at 7:54PM
    Jason Gerard Wade: Have the winner of the free verse poem contest been decided as of Feb. 24, 2002
    February 24, 2022 at 6:05PM

IndianaIrish: It's with sadness that I want to share the passing of FanStory member, Debbie Johnson. A member since 2012, she has shared her talent with prose and poetry.
Deb was severely injured and disabled from an accident and used her experiences to write several books to help other disabled adults and children. She also became the facilitator of a poetry group for disabled members of her community.
Debbie was a published writer of several poetry books and was included in many anthologies. She's had her poetry published in several magazines. Deb was a valued contributor to two published anthologies consisting of FanStory members~Haiku Anthology ... Observations and Insights and Under the Ginkgo Tree Tree ... An Anthology of Japanese Short Form Poetry.
Debbie will be immensely missed here on FanStory, in her community, by her family and friends, and her beloved beagle.
June 18, 2020 at 5:51AM
    giraffmang: Sad news indeed
    June 18, 2020 at 7:35AM
    Gloria ....: To Debbie's fans, friends and family please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss. I was one of her fans and the last review I wrote for dejohnsrld (Debbie) was A Small Blessing about a child's sandal she'd noticed outside a screen door at her new place. She took a photograph of the shoe and wrote a lovely sonnet about it. That was her gift as a writer, to see mystery, beauty and insight in and among the gritty realities of life.

    She was a valued member of our community and will be sorely missed by all.
    June 18, 2020 at 1:41PM
    AJ McCall: Rest in peace...
    June 18, 2020 at 2:03PM
    Irish Rain: So sorry to hear this. God bless her family.
    June 18, 2020 at 8:40PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Night Gathering finished third in the contest "5-7-5 Horror"
February 15, 2020 at 1:10AM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Feed the Animals finished third in the contest "5-7-5 flower"
February 14, 2020 at 6:10PM

IndianaIrish: A message posted by Jimi in the General Forum that she was notified by daughter Miranda that Brooke Baldwin (Adewpearl) has passed away.

Brooke will always be a part of FanStory and her legacy of incredible poetry, excellent teaching skills, and compassionate, helpful reviews will always echo here in the halls of FS. She taught so many of us different forms and techniques of writing poetry that are present in our writings today.

Rest well, Brooke, and have a great time discussing poetry with Emily Dickinson.
March 14, 2019 at 11:35PM
    Irish Rain: I will never see a dandelion as a weed. God bless Miss Brooke, she gave us whimsy, and shared Sawyer. Godspeed.
    March 14, 2019 at 11:46PM
    Sarkems: Oh no, RIP Brooke, I remember you with fondness.
    March 15, 2019 at 1:21PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Hey, Mommy! finished third in the contest "100 Word Story"
January 22, 2019 at 5:10AM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Crowd Goes Wild finished second in the contest "Tyburn poetry"
January 17, 2019 at 11:10PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Night Diamonds finished third in the contest "2-5-2 Poem"
January 15, 2019 at 5:10AM
    l.raven: CONGRATULATIONS Karyn...this is a stunning poem sweet Linda xxoo
    January 15, 2019 at 10:48AM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Winter Cardinal finished third in the contest "Bye Bye Blackbird"
January 10, 2019 at 9:10AM
    michaelcahill: A lovely poetic vignette. Your usual! Congrats! :))
    January 10, 2019 at 4:36PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Congratulations! tanka (lacy snowflakes) won the contest "Tanka Poetry Contest"
December 15, 2018 at 12:13AM
    Irish Rain: Congratulations!!
    December 15, 2018 at 12:35AM
    michaelcahill: Ahh ... I remember reading this and thinking it was awesome. Congrats! :))
    December 15, 2018 at 2:38AM
    Gloria ....: Way to go Karyn. :))
    December 15, 2018 at 2:46AM
    krys123: Congratulations, Karyn; and what a Merry Christmas gift. Congratulations again and God bless You and your family.
    December 15, 2018 at 11:08AM
    rama devi: Congrats!
    December 15, 2018 at 11:21AM
    Pam (respa): Congratulations, Karyn!
    December 15, 2018 at 11:36AM
    Dean Kuch: Congratulations on a beeeeeeeeeautiful tanka, Karyn.
    Well done...
    December 15, 2018 at 12:23PM
    IndianaIrish: Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to offer your kind congratulations. I truly appreciate your kindness!
    December 15, 2018 at 4:36PM
    Rob Caudle: WELL DONE
    December 15, 2018 at 7:31PM
    MissMerri: Well, well, well, I am so glad to see this amazing tanka won first place. It is only right and proper that it would. I thought it was perfect. I must have been right! *grin* Congratulations my friend! I'm so proud of you!
    December 15, 2018 at 9:10PM
    BeasPeas: Congratulations on your win. Marilyn
    December 16, 2018 at 12:33PM
    Kelly Grim: Well deserved win... I remember reading this and thinking it was AMAZING! Congrats!
    December 17, 2018 at 9:00AM
    Dorothy Farrell: Congratulations - Well done - Dorothy x
    December 17, 2018 at 5:12PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Slow Dancing finished first in the contest "DANCE "
October 29, 2018 at 6:10PM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Congratulations! The Funeral won the contest "75 Words Flash Fiction"
August 13, 2018 at 12:13AM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: senryu (tiptoeing) finished third in the contest "Senryu"
May 15, 2018 at 11:10AM

FanStory wrote to IndianaIrish: Royal Blue finished first in the contest "5-7-5 Bye bye blackbird "
April 13, 2018 at 5:10AM

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