Written by Laura Kester Duerrwaechter

Hello! As a fellow subscriber, I have an “Authortunity” for authors to share their published works with the community – both locally and at large. As writers, we already understand the importance of being heard and for some of us, it is simply through the words on pages. Please consider donating your published works to charities, libraries, deployed military, retirement homes, prisons, schools, boys and girls club, and/or institutions of higher learning.

It’s a win-win. You receive exposure which is important in raising awareness and giving voice to your creative passion. Organizations which receive donated materials are able to engage new readers and expose them to a perspective they may not have previously considered. I do it. I participate in the Little Free Library program, which is global.

I’m heading out of state and will be donating my entire collection to the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson, which is one of this nation’s largest repositories of poetry. I’m also going to drop off some books to my high school library (whoa, its been a minute; class of ’74). There are opportunities around every corner. Please join me.

Thank you,

Laura Kester Duerrwaechter

Note from Angela: Laura Kester Duerrwaechter is a long time friend of mine. I’ve known her for almost a decade. She has been a tireless cheerleader who refuses to let me become complacent (especially with grammar). She is one of the kindest people I know.

She’s also an indie-pub author across many genres. All her published works are the result of spontaneous thought combustion. She thinks it, pens it, publishes and releases; allowing her to move on or over to any topic/genre that piques her curiosity. You can find her Amazon link here: https://amzn.to/3HM1xpv

Angela Yuriko Smith

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020. She shares a weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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