Hi there. I’m Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, an award-winning artist and author with numerous published short stories and several books to my name. Sounds impressive, no?
A little more about me:
I studied painting and lithography at the Kansas City Art Institute. After two years of disputing what was art and what wasn’t with my instructors, I decided to have a baby and dropped out. I spent much of the summer of 1973 fighting morning sickness while working as a caricature/portrait artist at the newly opened theme park, Worlds of Fun.
Although I have always enjoyed working in pencil or pen and ink, my preferred media is watercolor. There’s a freedom to it that I never found with any other media. Painting is an intuitive adventure where I allow my brush to lead.
A few years back I was stricken with a passion for writing. Apparently I had something to say. 😉 My books include my historical trilogy, Please Say Kaddish for Me, From Silt and Ashes, and As One Must, One Can. These are loosely based on my grandparents who were Russian Jewish immigrants who settled in the Midwest at the turn of the twentieth century. My short stories have been published in several anthologies. More of my illustrations are included in my own short story anthology This, That and Sometimes the Other.
I had the privilege of designing and painting most of my book covers and I created illustrations for A Stone for the Journey, the coffee table companion volume to my historical trilogy.
My unpublished manuscript with working title Last Dance with Annie is the story of a middle-aged military wife battling anorexia nervosa. It is a fictional account of the author’s own struggle. At present it is under contract with literary agent Diane Nine who is looking for the right publisher.
I live in Belton, MIssouri with my husband Jan Fields. We’ve raised three sons. I’m a cockeyed introvert who enjoys blogging, reading, Jewish folk dancing and swimming. My weekly blog challenge “Friday Fictioneers” has a worldwide following. If you like to write and enjoy a 100 word to challenge CLICK HERE Every Wednesday for the weekly photo prompt.