Whooo Am I?

ABOUT ME

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Favourite Things

Bogie and Betty and Stevie and Dylan, 

Writing a novel that makes me a killin',

Santana's magic on his guitar strings,

These are a few of my favourite things.


Coffee and cookies and new books and wi-fi,

Chocolate and Holland and owls and sci-fi,

Agents with contracts that make my heart sing,

These are a few of my favourite things.


Snow ploughs that clear all the snow from my driveway,

Dogs who know French and play shortstop when we play,

Red tulips pushing through snow 'cause it's spring,

These are a few of my favourite things.


When the mail comes,

When it doesn't,

When I'm feeling sad.

I simply remember my favourite things

And then I don't feel so bad.


From Antique Piano & Other Sour Notes

Copyright Barbara Etlin 2014, all rights reserved


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WRITER

AUTHOR

ANTIQUE PIANO & OTHER SOUR NOTES

a collection of humorous poetry, from Deco Owl Press




MIDDLE-GRADE NOVEL WRITER

represented by Kris Rothstein of The Carolyn Swayze Literary Agency




POET

published in literary e-zines, including Free Zone Quarterly and Danse Macabre




JOURNALIST

cover story of enRoute in February 1985

Read it here.


"This Skunk Got Drunk, " short article in The Toronto Star, October 2015

Read it here.





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WHOOO AM I?

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Owl Princess

I made this decoupaged box as a gift for my boyfriend, M. Of course, this gift is the reason he married me!


I have a collection of over 300 owls, lots of owl books, and an extensive wardrobe of owl t-shirts.


I've sponsored owls for rehabilitation in Ontario and in Kentucky.


Our friends' five-year-old son gave me the title of Owl Princess.


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Tulip Greeter

I fell in love with tulips in 1985 when M and I drove through The Netherlands.


If I had lived in Holland during Tulipomania in the 1600s, I would have been one of those fools who invested her life savings on a single tulip bulb.



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Skunk Sommelier

Okay, I only did this once.


But my experience with Boomerang the skunk became a humorous article  in The Toronto Star in October, 2015. 


Echo, my Sheltie, played a role in the story and he will always have a big part of my heart.