Welcome

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Hello! Thank you for stopping by my website.

I am a storyteller. It’s a simple concept with lots of twists and turns.

I’ve been calling myself an author since 1998. Since that time, I’ve written in a variety of genres and on a multitude of topics. It’s been a delightful journey. As the world of writing and publishing continues to change and evolve at ever increasing speeds, I find myself confused, intrigued, and confused more every day. The more I learn, the less I know.

Today, I spend most of my time writing contemporary fiction and romances. I love creating characters and writing descriptive settings.

Please wander around my website to learn more about my writing. I hope you’ll continue to come back and read my blog, featuring announcements and news from my fellow authors. Use the contact form to send me an email. I’d love to hear from you.

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ECLECTIC LEANINGS final

From the Introduction – Eclectic Leanings spans the length of my professional writing career. Most of the pieces were published in newspapers, magazines, and blogs from 1998-2017. For years, I wrote a column for small newspapers and regional magazines in Florida. Many of the essays come from my column, Another View, which won several awards. In 2012, I began writing several blogs, and many of those pieces also appear in this book.

Recently, while packing to move, I came across all my saved clippings. Many of them were only in hardcopy and hadn’t been saved electronically. I decided saving yellowing newsprint and fading magazines not only created more boxes to move, but it was a very unstable way to save some of my life’s work. Eclectic Leanings seemed to perfect way to preserve a digital copy of my nonfiction works. I hope readers enjoy a book where they can pick and choose to read whatever might be of interest.

I’ve also dabbled with short story writing over the years, so I’ve included a few of those that have survived. Unfortunately, several that I wrote twenty years ago are missing from my collection. Perhaps they will surface one day.

When I published my great grandfather’s Civil War journal several years ago, I realized the importance of recording our histories. His journal—which covers only three years of his life—and one photo are all that remain of this man. I have even less from his son, my grandfather. And I sorely yearn to know more about all my relatives. There is even less from my female ancestors.

It has been said that when a person dies, a library burns down. While this book is not my autobiography, it does give an indication of my beliefs, values, and passions. It represents one wing of the library of my life. I hope you’ll consider leaving behind a portion of your life’s library. Your progeny will be the beneficiaries.

If you should find even one of the offerings within these pages worth the read, I will be grateful. It has been a pleasure to put together Eclectic Leanings, which is truly a testament to my love of language and its power to express a gamut of emotions and portraits of life.

 

 

 

24 Responses to Welcome

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  2. erikleo says:

    Interesting mix of environmental plus fiction! I’m similar if you check out my blog – although I haven’t had any books published! 😉

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  3. erikleo says:

    Hi again
    Do you read poetry? For environmentally aware poetry (ecopoetry) have a look at Earth Shattering, published by Bloodaxe Books here in the UK. I’ve got a short review on my blog( from ‘goodreads’.)

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  4. marjma2014 says:

    Hi, nice to connect here on WordPress, enjoyed your friendly Welcome very much.

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  5. Lori Crane says:

    Wow! Your new site looks awesome! I picked up Native Lands, but haven’t had a minute to open it yet. Can’t wait!

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  6. P. C. Zick says:

    Thanks, Lori! I hope you enjoy my latest endeavor. Enjoying my work with romance writing at the moment.

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  7. I just read your Florida series and loved them! I got them as a free download. Thank you and it is great to meet you. I am a reviewer for Lit World Interviews and will be reviewing the books! Thanks again. P.S. I live in Pensacola, FL. ❤

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  8. Lori Crane says:

    My dear friend, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You deserve it! https://loricrane.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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  9. Hello P. C. Zick, it is nice to ‘meet’ you. I love your zest for outdoor life. You left a comment on my contemporary romance novel – Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2) – post featured on Staci Triolo’s blog late last year. Thank you.

    I live in London and I write contemporary romance. But I have my first historical romance – Royal Cowries – due out on Mar 31st 2015. it would be great to stay in touch.
    Best wishes,
    Stella

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  10. Evelyn Ann Taylor says:

    So enjoy your books

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  11. Wanda says:

    I just finished reading your Behind the love books. I am always looking for new authors as i read about 10-20 books a week. I was delighted to find your books Leah & Susie just drew me in,i could not put it down. I am eagerly awaiting the next book.

    Thank you from Texas.

    Happy writing

    Wanda

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    • P. C. Zick says:

      Wanda – Thank you so much for leaving the comment. It keeps me going. I’m finishing up a novella for a sports-themed romantic box set right now. I hope to write Behind the Curtain this summer. It would be wonderful if you could leave a short review on the site where you purchased the books. Reviews are very helpful to us Indie Authors. Thanks again. You’ve started my week on a high note:)

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  12. Debbie Malobisky says:

    Hello,
    It was so nice meeting you this morning. I can’t wait to read your new book “Third Base” and also the “Florida Fiction Box Set” I ordered. Heard so many wonderful things about you and it was a true pleasure meeting you and chatting for a bit this morning..
    I can’t wait to read your books… Was my lucky day, cause I was looking for a new author to read and I found one today..
    Thanks again..
    Debbie Malobisky

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    • P. C. Zick says:

      Debbie, how wonderful to meet you, too. I certainly hope you enjoy my books. I’ve ordered them all and should have them at Body Buzz either next Friday or Monday, July 27. Sometimes they are slow to get them sent! I shouldn’t have packed all of them away in storage!
      See you at Body Buzz soon. Pat

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  13. Chuck Lovatt says:

    Thanks once again for having me on this site. One of the best interview packages I’ve ever come across. Wishing you all the best.

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