Personal Opinion

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Stories From Travels in Jordan and Palestine       (Coming in August-September 2016)

But today....

The Village Wordsmith

that unless a writer wanted to go through the sturm und drang (hassle!) of finding a publisher for              their work, her/his reach was limited to a small circle of friends. But times have changed!

Stories From Travels in India   (The fifth chapter will be loaded by mid-August) 


The Village Wordsmith Speaks Out

Stories From Other Travels, Far and Near   (Coming in September 2016)

Scroll down to  the latest additions: Stories from India

It used to be....

thanks to the Internet, even a semi-techno-savvy writer can be read by a much wider audience                  through self-published books, e-books, and personal blogs.  I hope you enjoy reading some

         of my personal work I'll be posting here. And by the way, I only tell true stories - true as I

         remember them.  Titles of the latest additions are shown in a red button.

While this is not a fully interactive blog site, I would love to hear from you with any personal

         insights or comments you'd care to share. Use my Contact Page to be in touch.            

                                                                                                      Sandy McCune Westin, The Village Wordsmith

Memoirs     (Pieces linked to a specific time in my life show the approximate year of their perspective)