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Old 11-27-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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Salutations from NW Wyoming

Of all the things I do as a writer I hate writing my bio the most. My southern upbringing (a lady is always reticent about herself) vies with business advice (if you don't market yourself no one will) and it is usually easiest for me to leave the room while they battle it out.

I started writing seriously at the age of nine with modest to moderate success depending on the year. My goal for 2013 is to attain better than moderate success. My passion is for fiction; my nonfiction consistently sells better. For the past couple of years I've worked on my photography skills to make my work more attractive to publishers.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:10 AM   #3
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Welcome, Margarita. What's a nice girl like you doing in a wild town like Cody?

My dad was born over the Bighorns in Buffalo. I'm from north of you in Big Timber, Montana. Love your part of Wyoming.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:25 AM   #5
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:55 AM   #6
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Well, hey, Chase. Only I'm not in Cody (thank goodness for small miracles); I'm north of there about half a mile from the Montana border.

Thank you all for the welcomes!
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:19 AM   #8
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Hi Margarita Here's hoping this forum is helpful to you. The closest I got to WY is staying at the "Caribou Ranch" in Boulder CO. Boulder is where Celestial Seasoning is manufactured. We had all the Celestial Seasoning we wanted.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:36 AM   #9
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Frannie!

When I was a senior at Eastern Montana College in Billings (before you were born), the closest Coors outlet was the border town of Frannie, Wyoming.

Sigma Nu beer runs--what memories!

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:48 AM   #10
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #14
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Thank you, thank you! How nice to meet you all.

Seriously doubt you have many years on me if any, Chase. I was born the year the polio vaccine was fully approved by the FDA. I adore Frannie, by the way. My son rode in a rodeo there a time or two.

Mugwort, Boulder is still the land of Celestial Seasonings; a friend occasionally ends me care packages, though I prefer REAL tea to herbal.

Alleycat, if Yellowstone rumbles I am pretty much at ground zero with no place to run. May as well sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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Hello Margarita, Welcome to the group. I also just joined. This is my first reply to another post. Couldn't resist since NY Wyoming is one of the places on Earth that are close to heaven. I used to live in Jackson and also worked out of Sheridan, the Powder River Country, Afton, and across the border in Roundup, Montana.
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What lovely greetings! Thank you. And look at all the folks with connections to Wyoming; I'm so happy to meet you. Andrew, how nice that my hello from you is your first post- welcome to you as well!

I've read the newbie stuff; I am a long time moderator (about ten years now) on another forum and I made a special effort to get to know the rules here before coming online. I don't think I've broke any yet.

I'm not looking for critiques but it's good to know they are available after fifty posts. Since I write easier than I talk I tend to be pretty loquacious once I get started. I passed the 10,000 mark on the dance forum and that is after we got hacked in 2006. Think I'm somewhere around 6500 on the biker forum. Don't run screaming into the night, though: I'll try to be a little less verbose here.
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