My writing (poetry and prose) has been published in online and print literary journals and anthologies, including Breathe: 101 Contemporary Odes (C&R Press), Spindle, The Muse Strikes Back (Story Line Press), Bridges (Indiana University Press), and Iodine Poetry Journal. Selections of my work have been translated into Romanian and published bilingually in the Romanian journal, Contemporary & Literary Horizon. My poetry chapbook, To-wit To-woo, is available from FootHills Publishing. I have a website at http://peggylandsman.com/
I have also published a contemporary romance novel, Passion's Professor under the pen name Samantha Rhodes. Like my romance protagonist, Elise Richards, I've also studied Spanish (I received a B.A. in Spanish from SUNY Buffalo). I also lived many years in Berkeley, California, in an apartment with an uncanny resemblance to my heroine's. I had a lot of fun making up the story of Passion's Professor, sprinkling in some of what I learned in my Spanish classes and what I experienced living in Berkeley, one of my favorite places in the United States. My Samantha website is http://samantharhodes.com/
I have been influenced by all of the books I have ever read, poetry and prose, from Nancy Drew to T.S. Eliot. The influences on my romance writing were the Silhouette romances of the early '80s. However, all the great novels of love and romance from Jane Austen, the Brontes, etc. had their effect.
I've just begun sending out the manuscript of my first full-length poetry collection. I'm also working on getting a second poetry chapbook published.
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