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CONNIE KOSTEL SPITTLER

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CONNIE KOSTEL SPITTLER is a Nebraska/Arizona author with a writing career that spans the genres. A graduate of Creighton University (BS in Communications, 1955), she wrote and produced The Wise Women Video Series, archived in Harvard Universityís Library on the History of Women in America. Her novel Powerball 33 (RJVS, Createspace 2012) looks at one manís struggle to balance sudden wealth against the beauty of a simple life. Her book Anatomy of a Novel, Powerball 33 (RJVS Createspace 2013) covers the story behind the novel, literary influences, inspiration for characters, photos of locations and themes, as well as a discussion guide and poetry written by the young protagonist handyman. The Desert Eternal (Blurb, 2008), a collection of nature essays illustrated by her husband Robertís photography, was a 2008 Southwest Book of the Year. The Legend of Brook Hollow (Blurb, 2011), illustrated nature essays about a unique Omaha pond community, won top nature book at the NLAPW Biennial in Washington D.C, 2012. Lincoln & the Gettysburg Address, a creative nonfiction book recreates three troubled days in Lincolnís life, at the time he wrote the address.Her work appears in over a dozen anthologies. In The Art of Living, A Practical Guide to Being Alive (Editorial Kairos, 2008) her writing is found alongside fellow writers The Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu, Mario Vargas Llosa, Deepak Chopra. Her essay in What Wildness Is This (U of Texas Press, 2007) also features writers Barbara Kingsolver and Terry Tempest Williams.


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