Tag: writing

‘Caddywampus’ in Quail Creek

Caddywampus is more than a thriller. It’s a gripping, high-stakes human drama from storytellers Erik and Judy Martin, residents of Quail Creek. Available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook editions. The authors’ website is caddywampusmystery.com. When Lieutenant Baron Dunning is sent to Nigeria to investigate the plundering of natural resources for use in biological warfare, he can’t…

Women Writers and Publishers

Nikole Haumont, Cheryl Anthony, and Yasmin John-Thorpe

Yasmin John-Thorpe What do you do when a pandemic hits and you are isolated in your home? For Cheryl Anthony, Nikole Haumont, and Yasmin John-Thorpe the challenge served up an opportunity to give their creative minds a workout! Cheryl Anthony, MS ED., dyslexia consultant, and Yasmin John-Thorpe, author of the Sonoran Desert series, both residents of…

Mountains of the Heart

Paul Riggins I remember the mountains The mountains are my home I embrace their beauty I live in the meadows I linger by the lakes I smile with the springs I run with the rivers I wander through the wildflowers I smell the pines I hear voices I sense mystery I feel the challenges I…

Existential Reality

Paul Riggins Note: This poem was inspired by the words of my friend, Craig Simpson. On the edge We stood on the abyss We had come full circle Our beginning Became our end It felt like nothingness There was no reason We wondered We discovered Then we held hands Then our eyes met There was…

Keeping Busy in Times of COVID

Yasmin John-Thorpe These are strange times! In fact, for many, 2020 will go in the books as a year when normalcy and sanity went out the door. However, maybe not so for writers and poets. The isolation is just what the muse ordered for many creative minds. Paul Riggins, president of the QC Writers and…

Writers and Poets of Quail Creek at the Discover QC Event

President Paul Riggins, with authors Barbara Ayers and Yasmin John-Thorpe.

Yasmin John-Thorpe Recently, several members of the Writers and Poets of Quail Creek group took part in the Discover Quail Creek event. President Paul Riggins, with authors Barbara Ayers, Yasmin John-Thorpe, and Audrey Fatula welcomed curiosity seekers asking for information about the QC group. “I handed out printed copies of our Mission Statement to many…

Dreams are Like Wild Horses

Paul Riggins Note: this poem was inspired by the words heard in a song by Dave Stamey called A Song for Jake.   Catch a dream and ride it deep into the desert Ride it like you own it Ride it like you know it Ride it and never look back Keep your eyes on…

Quail Creek Writers and Poets

Clockwise (left to right): Paul Riggins, Craig Simpson, Yasmin John-Thorpe, Curt Dailey, and Jerry Hanks.

Yasmin John-Thorpe We are a group of over 20 members who meet in the Kino Conference Center bi-monthly on the first and third Thursday of every month at 2 p.m. On the second Thursday an active board meets to plan the group’s inner workings at 9 a.m. at Madera Clubhouse. Please attend to have your…

Quail Creek has a new Writers Club

Joanna Miller The idea for a Writers Group originated with Yasmin John-Thorpe, a published children’s book author and JoAnn Haberer, a published mystery series writer, together with Jerry Hanks, a screenwriter with Hollywood credits. All are relatively new to Quail Creek and saw an opportunity to share their experience with other residents in an open,…