Marie Manilla's latest novel, The Patron Saint of Ugly, is on bookshelves now!! Read her books and peruse her website. You won't be disappointed. She is a gifted writer, artist, dear friend and winner of the 2008 Fred Bonnie Award with her novel Shrapnel. Her book of short stories, Still Life With Plums, finalist for both The Weatherford Award and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, is also a terrific read.
In 2013 I joined two of my artist friends, Jewel Conway and Barbara Lacy, to create the "Three Chicks Art Group." We had two wonderful shows together. Our work shares similar characteristics, especially a joy of brilliant colors in animal and people portraiture, landscapes and abstract art. Cool Chicks. Really cool art.