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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Skinny Dip with Joanne Anderson Reisberg

Zachary ZormerWhat is your proudest career moment?

I entered a Writer’s Digest Contest and received an Achievement Certificate for having placed 37th out of 100 in ‘picture books.” I felt thrilled to be included, and then I read the contest had received 11,000 entries in 5 different categories. Woo Hoo.

 Describe your favorite pair of pajamas ever

When I was ten, I received an outrageous pair of silk pajamas from a childless aunt in Chicago. The bottoms were Chinese red with a black silk top and a mandarin collar, so different from the cuddly flannel PJ’s most of us wore. And that made them…awesome. It’s the out-of-the-ordinary that makes life exciting.

 What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?

The bravest thing in writing has to have been sending in a quatrain to The Wall Street Journal’s Pepper and Salt, a small cartoon with a quip below it. I haven’t seen it in print, but I made sure to take a picture of the check I received from Dow Jones Publishing Inc.,

What’s the first book you remember reading?

Years ago books were given at birthdays and by the church at Christmas. I received a Grimm’s Fairy Tales and memorized bit’s of the 51 stories as I escaped into fascinating words, yet I always felt safe.

In what Olympic sport would you like to win a gold medal?

A gold medal in tennis would be the one. I played competitive tennis for a club at one time, brought in a younger player for a tournament, and had a blast. I still play tennis and love poaching at the net.

One Response to Skinny Dip with Joanne Anderson Reisberg

  1. Norma Gaffron April 8, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi Joanne,
    I’m having fun reading bookology, and there you are! It’s good to connect with you in this way.
    Congratulations on the Achievement Certificate! Bravo! And on playing tennis. A writer must exercise more than her muse, right?
    Best to yo, always,
    Norma

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