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Currans-Sheehan, Tricia

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Comments from the author about writing:
I write because I have stories to tell.  I write about people who intrigue me and many of them are Midwesterners.  Sometimes they are a bit eccentric but those are the best kind to flesh out in stories.

Sometimes I hate writing and sometimes I love it.  It's not always easy.  I stew and sweat over some stories but I can't make it seem like I'm doing that.  When I'm in the middle of writing a new story, I don't think about the style or technique, I just let the characters lead the way.  I write a "fast and dirty" draft the first time out and then I go back and revise and revise.  I let stories sit a few months and then return to them.  I see better when I give a story some distance.

Literary awards received and date received:

  • The Egg Lady and Other Neighbors was Winner of The Headwaters Literary Competition, New Rivers Press, Moorhead, MN.
  • Duff Award for the Pursuit of Excellence
  • The 1997 Iowa Literary Contest
  • The Nancy Pickard Fiction Contest
  • Nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize.

Book Types: Short Story Collection

Audience Types: Adult

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes

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Mailing Address:

Tricia Currans-Sheehan
Briar Cliff University
3303 Rebecca St.
Sioux City, IA 51104

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County: Woodbury

Books By This Author

  • The Egg Lady and Other Neighbors, New Rivers Press, Moorhead, MN, 2005
  • The River Road, New Rivers Press, Moorhead, MN, 2008

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