Category Archives: celebration

The Third Half of the Moon

Nancy’s story is up at The Saint Ann’s Review!


Masterful relaunch

Dateline: January 15, 2011

Seaside, Oregon

Today, the graduating cohort of Pacific University MFA in Writing celebrates the completion of  two years of hard work.  The ladies of fiction–Loranne Brown, Heather Sappenfield, Sue Staats and Nancy Stebbins–formed a very practical support group during these two years.  We’ve served on each other’s thesis committees.  We read each other’s work, laugh together across long distances, shore up each other’s spirits when exhausted by the insatiable demands of our beloved mentors.  We look forward to applauding each other’s successes in the years ahead.

Known privately as the Pop-up Princesses–“because every book should have a pop-up edition”–we’ve relaunched our blog to reflect the gravitas of our MFAs. Don’t expect us to be serious all the time, if ever, as we continue to share laughter and thoughts on the writing life.

Left to right: Heather Sappenfield, Loranne Brown, Sue Staats

May Day! May Day!

Thanks to Sue, who organized the festivities, we had our virtual celebration under control:

Nancy erected the Maypole.
Loranne gathered the rowan branches.
Sue collected gallons of dew for face-washing.
Heather did the naked bareback riding.

This could be a new tradition!