Author Archives: Noreen Lace

About Noreen Lace

Originally from the Midwest, Noreen Lace received an MFA from California State University where she now teaches. She believes in the beauty of language to express the darkness in life. She is the author of two novellas, West End and Life of Clouds, as well as a book of short stories. Here in the Silence. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in national as well as international journals, including The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Oleander Review, Vine Leaves Press (Australia), Silver Stream Journal (Ireland), Pilcrow and Dagger, Fishfood, and others. "Memorial Day Death Watch," a memoir of her father's passing, placed as a finalist in Writer Advice, while her poem, "All at Once," was published as a finalist in Medusa's Laugh Contest issue. More work is always in progress.

Coffee and your Character – Writer Wednesday

I’ve been thinking of coffee shops. And it’s not only become I’m a caffeine addict. Coffee and coffee shops are a part of our everyday lives and, therefore, our characters’ lives. What type of coffee shop and what they order … Continue reading

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What’s New With You?

I’ve been remiss in my posting – which is a social media no-no.  Can I tell you a secret? I’m really just an introverted writer and I really want to do is:   Write!     I had a fantastic … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Eddy!

The celebration of Poe’s birth date does not go unrecognized.  The Poe Museum in Virginia, as well as many others, will be throwing an Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Bash. And, rightfully so, Poe is an important figure in American literature.  … Continue reading

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Eddy Lives

  Eddy, my new short fiction, is an imaginative fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe’s 1848 near-fatal laudanum overdose is available on Amazon.   My first reading and signing takes place this Saturday in Santa Clarita at 12:30.   I’d … Continue reading

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The Secret to a Joyful 2018

Happy New Year, Beautiful People! Reading comments on social media gives the impression many people are feeling quite negative about the New Year. There’s definitely positivity, people looking forward to the celebrations, but I was struck by so many people … Continue reading

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Eddy – Win a Copy

Eddy, my new novella, will be out next month. I’ve been invited to read and speak at the Poe Museum’s Birthday celebration upon its release. However, you can win a free copy before it’s released! This is a fictional account … Continue reading

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Not Writing is Not an Option: Rethinking Writer’s Block

I’ve been under the impression that writer’s block was actually procrastination; however, someone wrote recently “whoever doesn’t believe in writer’s block has never experienced the sheer frustration it can cause.” This, and the comments that followed, made me reconsider my … Continue reading

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