DJ Geribo

Author & Artist

The Write Place

On Being a Writer: Carolyn Chute

Carolyn Chute was 38 when "The Beans of Egypt, Maine" was published in 1985, providing the author, who lived at poverty level, with commercial success with five hard cover printings in the first three months and almost 200,000 books sold in the first eight months.

Chute believes that writing is not writing skills but knowing how to see and tells new novelists to "tune in and notice all the details." Her own daily routine is strict; she writes 12 hours a day. Her stories are real and portray the life she has lived in rural Maine, often without electricity or an automatic flush toilet.

Chute calls herself a 'perfectionist'; she writes a first draft and assumes her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd drafts stink, never feeling as if it is perfect, even changing passages in her published copy of "The Beans of Egypt, Maine", for example.

Life changed for the Chutes and they were able to build their first home with the money Chute made on her first novel. She has now written seven novels and also appears in short story collections.

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The Miracle Dog is now available for purchase!!!

 

The Miracle Dog is a detailed account of IMHA (Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia), the illness that DJ's chocolate Pomeranian, Kameko, suffered through for many months, recovering only after years of scheduled medications.

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Upcoming Holiday Shows 2017

DJ will be participating in the following Holiday Shows this year:

Holiday Fair
New Durham, NH Elementary School

7 Old Bay Road


November 18 - 9am - 2pm

 

DJ will have all of her books and her mini paintings available for sale! Both make wonderful holiday gifts!!!!

 

Holiday Fair
Courtesy of Good Hands Chiropractic

16 Elm St., Suite F
Wolfeboro, NH


December 1 - 6-8pm

 

DJ will have all of her books and her mini paintings available for purchase! Drop by if you're in the neighborhood!!!

 

 

Christmas in Strafford Holiday Fair
Downtown Strafford, NH
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December 2 - 9am - 2pm


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