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through the looking glass

the examined life of writer and editor alyce wilson

8 September
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Alyce Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in writing for publication, including print journalism, freelance writing and editing, and Web publishing.

A published poet and columnist in various periodicals, Alyce has a Master's of Fine Arts in Poetry from Penn State University. She is co-founder and editor of the online weekly literary magazine, Wild Violet, and has self-published Stay Out of the Bin! An Editor's Tips on Getting Published in Lit Mags, available as an e-book and pamphlet.

Her first book, a biography of Will Smith, was published as an e-book by Blue Line Media in 2000; her first poetry chapbook, Picturebook of the Martyrs, was self-published in Spring 2004 and reprinted in Spring 2010 as a paperback and Kindle book. In 2010, she also published a book of columns and personal essays, The Art of Life, available as a paperback and Kindle book. In 2013, she published a wildly colorful, humorous reflection on one aspect of her personal history: Dedicated Idiocy: How Monty Python Fandom Changed My Life.

Other projects in the works include a poetry manuscript; a book of writings about her son, nicknamed Kung Fu Panda, with the working title "Now with Kung Fu Action Grip"; and a book of essays about parenting called "Belated Mommy: How to Cope with Being an Older Mom."

This blog was started as a mirror of Alyce's original blog, Musings: An Online Journal of Sorts. It is now her only personal blog, but she maintains a writing blog at her author's page.

The beautiful, sweet dog in some of her icons is Una, Alyce's best friend and nurse dog for nearly 11 years, who passed away on October 22, 2010. She was an inspiration, and she taught Alyce how to be a better friend and mother; a better person.

The gorgeous boy in her current default icon is, of course, her creative, smart, sweet and funny Kung Fu Panda (a.k.a. KFP).