I am a freelance writer, an artist (see my Watercolor Poetry link), a mostly-retired registered nurse, and, for the
first time in January to March 2007, a 'snow bird' who fled the Oregon rain and enjoyed the warm sunny weather in Palm Springs,
California! In the Fall of 2007 I bought a small class B motorhome so I can travel off and on throughout the year as well.
My writing interweaves throughout my life in everything I do.
I began writing seriously about 20 years ago.
I took a writing course (many years post-college) in creative writing and I have continued with courses in various aspects
of writing since that time. I started a writing group with several excellent and productive writers a few years ago. This
very talented group has helped and inspired me to hone my own writing to my highest ability and to achieve my goal of producing
I devote much of each day to my beloved craft of writing along with my other loves: art, gardening
and spending time with my four grandchildren. In the fall of 2006, I started doing some freelance writing work. (Please see
my Associated Content Producer's page link at the end of this page).
HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS
I'VE HAD VARIOUS NURSING AND OTHER ARTICLES PUBLISHED YEARS AGO, BUT MY PROFESSIONAL WRITING CAREER BEGAN IN ERNEST
IN OCTOBER, 1995 WHEN MY FIRST PUBLISHED STORY-- THE EAGLES CLUB--WAS FEATURED IN THE PORTLAND OREGONIAN NEWSPAPER'S
FIRST PERSON SINGULAR COLUMN. THE SELECTION WAS FROM MY (THEN) RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK OF MEMORIES AND REMEMBRANCES
OF MY CHILDHOOD: "THE GRANDMOTHER STORIES".
ANOTHER SELECTION FROM "THE GRANDMOTHER STORIES" WAS PUBLISHED
IN GOOD OLD DAYS MAGAZINE IN AUGUST,1996. THIS WAS MY FIRST "PAYING' STORY!
AN ESSAY ABOUT A CROSS-COUNTRY
TRIP IN THE LATE '70'S WON INCLUSION ON THE THIRD AGE OLDS 88 WEBSITE OF ROAD TRIP STORIES .
A POEM AND A NURSING ARTICLE WERE PUBLISHED IN THE AUTUMN, 1998 EDITION OF TODAY'S CAREGIVER
MAGAZINE, AND TWO OTHER ARTICLES, 'VOWS' and 'A BAD MOVE' WERE IN THE JANUARY, 1999 ISSUE OF WHOLE NURSE
A POEM, "DUPLICATE SOUL" APPEARED IN JACKHAMMER MAGAZINE,
ISSUE 5, VOL. 2, FEBRUARY 1, 1999.AND SOME OTHER WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED
IN THE SCRIVENER MAGAZINE.
SEVERAL PIECES OF POETRY HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN VARIOUS BOOKS AND MAGAZINES INCLUDING:
THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF POETRY, THE FAMOUS POETS SOCIETY, THE SPARROWGRASS-MAELSTROM PUBLICATIONS AS WELL AS
IN THE NIEDERNGASSE PUBICATIONS.
A FICTIONAL SHORT STORY APPEARED IN RAINY DAY JOURNAL.
AN ARTICLE, "THE VIEW FROM
MY NEW WINDOWS" WAS IN THE SELLWOOD BEE NEWSPAPER PORTLAND, OR. MAY, 1998.
TWO PIECES, "MY MOTHER, MYSELF"
AND "A NIGHT IN THE PARK" ALONG WITH TWO POEMS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE JANUARY, 1999 ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE INTERNET
SEVERAL HAIKU HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN THE MAINICHI DAILY NEWS NEWSPAPER, TOKYO, JAPAN, IN
THE MARCH 13, 1999 ISSUE, AND THE NOVEMBER, 1999 ISSUE.
OTHER POEMS AND SHORT STORIES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED ON THE INTERNET.
SEVERAL CHILDREN'S MANUSCRIPTS--PICTURE
BOOKS AND TWO MID-GRADE CHAPTER BOOKS--ARE IN THE HANDS OF MY AGENT WHO IS MARKETING THEM TO VARIOUS MARKETS.
OF MY MEMOIR SHORT STORIES IS INCLUDED IN THE INAUGURAL CREATIVE NONFICTION WORKSHOP (WR-240) ANTHOLOGY OF WRITERS FROM CLACKAMAS
COMMUNITY COLLEGE, SPRING, 2003.
MY BOOK, "THE GRANDMOTHER STORIES" WAS PUBLISHED IN 1998. IT IS A COLLECTION
OF MEMORIES AND REMEMBRANCES OF MY CHILDHOOD IN OREGON IN THE 1950'S.
HERE IS AN EXCERPT FROM A PRESS RELEASE:
"Doreen Kay Bradley kept very busy. She had lots to do. She had projects going all around the house;
in her bedroom and in her playhouse, in the garden, the greenhouse, conservatory and the garage. She had bug collections,
codes and books she was writing; books and magazines she was reading; magazines and catalogs she was ordering things from,
and ill dolls she was nursing back to health. She was trying to teach her dog, Mike, to talk, and write rules and regulations
for her 'Eagles Club'. She listened to her daily radio programs, practiced the piano, cleaned her room and rearranged her
bedroom furniture frequently. One day she remodeled her playhouse, another day, she painted her new beige oxfords, orchid
and her shiny blue Schwinn bicycle, dull barn red. She was busy from morning to night! Here are some stories about Doreen
Kay Bradley when she was a young girl. I know all about her childhood because I am that same little girl, some fifty years
later. I call my stories: "THE GRANDMOTHER STORIES."
MY BOOK CAN BE ORDERED HERE:
By Doreen Bradley Satter
MY FUTURE GOALS. . .
One of my goals is to publish a children's book and/or publish some of my stories for children
in other markets. My agent has been actively marketing my work which includes two mid-grade chapter books and several
picture books. The wait is long, but she assures me they have a good chance of being picked up by a publisher.
Another goal is to continue perfecting my writing skills to produce the best work that I am capable
©DOREEN BRADLEY SATTER 2010
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