Lois Gray
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About Me (Biographical Stuff):
Executive Officer in the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University where, apart from executive duties, I write promotional material like marketing brochures.
I enjoy a country lifestyle on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, south east of the city of Melbourne. My interests, other than writing, include reading, gardening, metal detecting and good friends.
Writing Interests, Goals & Published Works:
Creative non-fiction writer of short stories. Published in magazines, but more within the theme of business writing. Presently seeking to publish some travel articles. Have written a great deal of family history and plan to publish this as a social history embracing the past 100 years.
Ways BAF Might Be Helpful To You:
I would love to widen my network of writing friends who enjoy similar genres to me and who may be willing to critique my work and suggest outlets for it.

Comment Wall (13 comments)

At 11:15am on September 10, 2008, John Leslie Butchart said…
Lois, I'm so glad you joined this website! Do you have some pictures you can upload?

Nice profile. Your life sounds beatific.
At 1:05am on September 12, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois, I lived in Melbourne as a young child and now have a daughter who is talking about eventually moving to Australia. I agree with Les; life down your way sounds great.
At 10:58pm on September 12, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois, I took a look at Google maps to see where you were. It looks like you had a lovely drive. I lived across the bay from there on Beach Road in Hampton. Those are some of my best childhood memories.
At 11:00pm on September 12, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Just another thought. You could write an article about your home area. People here in the States would love to read about it. It seems all things Australian are everywhere in our media these days.
At 12:23am on September 14, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois, I haven't done any travel writing so am not as familiar with this field. Just off the top of my head, most of our newspapers have travel sections in the Sunday editions, plus the American Automobile Association publishes a travel magazine. Your article sounds interesting. I know I'd want to read it.

Another thought that just occurred to me is that you could also look into publications on metallurgy. A great book to look into is Writer's Market. It lists lots of U.S. publications, including specialty publications.

I have a friend who is getting into travel writing. I'll ask her what she would recommend and get back to you.
At 12:14pm on September 14, 2008, Gary Greer said…
Dear Lois, the Copy Cat,
I was delighted to see that you have hooked up with this site. Meeting you was a highlight of Wildacres. Of course, our performance was splendid.

Gary Greer
At 12:22pm on September 14, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Here's a link to an article I wrote with my friend Olga Dugan. It was included in Cheryl Dellasega's book "Mean Girls Grown Up: Adult Women Who Are Still Queen Bees, Middle Bees, and Afraid-To-Bees."

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Story?id=1195438&page=3

Our article,"The Art of Antagonism," is about halfway down the page and continues onto the next page.

I mostly write fiction and those pieces have been publish in print publications.
At 12:19pm on September 24, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois, I'm glad you enjoyed the article. My friend and I saw the call for submissions and immediately thought of the painting class we'd taken together. We were struck by how the attitudes of these two women colored the atmosphere of the entire class with tension and bitterness.
At 11:05am on September 30, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois, Sorry not to get back to you sooner. My husband and I took an impromptu vacation to the hills of Western Massachusetts where internet service is practically non-existent. We're having a lovely time alternating between working on our writing projects (he, a screenplay; I, my novel) and exploring an area that is becoming more and more beautiful as the leaves don their autumn colors. I hope you are getting some creative inspiration as you move into your springtime.
At 9:22pm on October 9, 2008, Sherry Audette Morrow said…
Hi Lois,

I just heard back from my friend, who has been busy getting married and moving to West Virginia. She wrote the following:

I have published with the National Geographic Traveler Magazine. You friend could try contacting the following editors:

National Geographic Traveler
1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Shelia Buckmaster
Long Weekend Editor
SBuckmas@ngs.org

Susan O'Keefe
Hotel Central Editor
sokeefe@ngs.orgry

I know that Susan looks for interesting hotels for under $150 a night for her "Under $150" department.

My friend also recommended I talk to another mutual friend who is also doing travel writing. I will send her an email and see what other information I can dig up for you. I hope this will get you started.

Sherry

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