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Big News:  Piper was accepted to graduate school and will pursue her Master's Degree in English beginning this fall, 2008.  Perhaps Samuel Taylor said it best: "Writers happen to the best of families."   Keep on writing!

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Piper is embarking on a writing adventure and will co-author a book (publication in 2009) for sustainable agriculture, conservation, and green waste options in American Samoa. Composting, of course, will be covered.


A second writing project is also in the works. Will keep you posted!

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Piper recently returned from a trip to China.  An article on the city of Turpan (northwest China near Mongolia) will be published in late 2007 by Panorama Study Abroad magazine (pages 15-16).  Look for more writing on China when Piper publishes the Travelogue to her website early next year.

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Two separate stories were accepted by Adams Media, publisher of the popular anthology series, A Cup of Comfort.  "Waiting" was published in A Cup of Comfort for Mothers to Be.  A second story, "Snake Dreams," appears in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism.

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Piper was the featured guest at the Hawaii Island Writer's Association (HIWA) January Salon.  The event was titled, "Set your WILD MIND free!"  The event was such a success, she has been asked to repeat the event in May, 2006.  If you missed it in January, join us for a night of Wild Mind writing and fun.  Let off some steam, fire up your imaginination, and check out the art work!  Bring paper and a pen.  This event is free and open to the public.

  • Set your WILD MIND free! on Friday, May 19, 2006 from 7-9pm at Art in the Ironworks (1266 Kamehameha Avenue) in Hilo.  For more information, email  Piper or call HIWA at 935-8371.   
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Piper travelled through India from June 16-July 18th, 2005 researching large-scale worm composting, organic living, and the local culture.  Check out photos and a "spicy" Travelogue on the Misc/Fun page

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Two scientific papers of Piper's were published by University of Hawaii press.  Check out the Worm Composting and Worm ID papers and her business website, Hawaii Rainbow Worms.

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"Native SPAM" was published by East Hawaii Observer #11, 2005.

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Piper's Wild Mind group is still going strong... and writing like mad!

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Kanilehua Arts Magazine published Piper's poem "Econ at 20,000 Leagues" in their Spring 2005 issue.

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"Crazy Rain" was published last year by Wheatland Press in a collection of short fiction called Polyphony 4.  It was nominated for a WFA award.  Check it out!  

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Piper's article "Joyful Franciscans" was published in The Chronicle, Advent issue. 

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Piper's article "Aloha Worms" was published in Worm Digest, No.36.

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"Band-Aids and Butterflies" poem was published by Autism Society of America's Advocate magazine (Fall 2004).  It will be reprinted by EP Magazine early in 2005 .

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In the Writing Community:

Join us for Wild Mind writing at Ka Huina Art Gallery in downtown Hilo.  Our group meets the 1st and 3rd Mondays  of each month from 6:30pm-8pm.  See Community page for dates and information. 





Piper is not currently under representation, but looking. If you are interested, please contact her via email:  piper_selden@yahoo.com