Featured Member Interview – Geri Spieler , Self-Proclaimed “Political Junkie” Reveals Her Writing Secrets

 I’m strictly nonfiction. Fiction is much too difficult for me. I’m sure it has to do with being a newspaper reporter and total political junkie. My book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford, was written in the creative nonfiction genre. It was very difficult for me to write it the way I wanted–like a novel but, entirely nonfiction. I took writing courses to understand things like “scene.” I hired a number of editors along the way.

Diversity and Immigration Reform: How We Each Play a Role

Embrace and value the richness of our human differences. We are a diverse nation of immigrants, the people who have built our country, and who continue to contribute to our strength in so many ways. The factors that are required for a comprehensive national program that will benefit us all are well known, and legislation is needed for that to be implemented.

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