Elsie Schmied Knoke is a retired RN, originally from Wisconsin and now lives in Oak Ridge, Tennessee with her husband, Cal. She’s written book reviews and currently writes short stories and essays, with many published in anthologies, magazines and newspapers.
The story Homeless, does not state what city Myrtle and the others are located. Was this story meant to be symbolic of the plight for so many in our society today?
Yes, although I did use some background from cities I know.
What is your preferred genre of writing?
Now it’s nonfiction but I still do some fiction.
What is the most challenging part of the writing process for you? Rewriting.
What does audio production bring to your story?
It brings it to life.
Are you planning to write any novels in the future?
No. I have some unpublished that have no home.
What are you currently working on?
Two essays and contest entries, plus writing up our most recent trip.
Published works by Elsie Schmied Knoke:
“Apple Blossom Time” 1997
“Organizing for Care”, 1982
“Maintaining Cost Effectiveness”, 1979
"The Rainbow," Chicken Soup for the Soul, True Love; 12/2009
“The Old Woman Who Lived In a Shoe”
“Hope Ann’s Christmas”
“Merry Christmas, SNF”
“Be Careful Around Mary Alice”
“The Dumb Idea”
“Black Stockings” published in Chicken Soup For The Nurses’ Soul and two other anthologies, plus many others, too numerous to list.
Weekly Book Reviews for The Oak Ridger from 1989-1994
Published: 5-2009, Mind Wings Audio