ABOUT

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I am a storyteller. Any time I use language, either in speaking or writing, I tell a story. I can’t help it. Someone once asked me  if I could ever turn it off. I responded, “Why would I ever want to do that?” I started my career as a high school English teacher, holding  the dreaded red pen over thousands of essays for seventeen years. When I lost the passion for teaching others how to write, I knew it was finally time to put the pen to paper and do what writers do. So I wrote. And I still write. After gigs as a reporter, columnist, editor, publisher, and public relations director, I’m now a full-time writer. I write my blog, and I have several novels in various stages of production. I’m also putting myself through an independent study program on how to use social media and the web. I published three novels and one work of nonfiction traditionally.

I was born and raised in Michigan. Then Florida beckoned, and I moved there in 1980 and raised my daughter on 20 acres in rural northern Florida with my first husband. After my divorce, and while working for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a public relations director, I reconnected with a lost love from my teenage years in Michigan. He lived in Pittsburgh and when we married, I left Florida for the Steel City. All the places I’ve lived thus far share a part of my heart. But the biggest part of my heart goes to my daughter Anna and my new husband, Robert.

I write about life and love; I write about wildlife; I write about the environment; I write about climate change; I write about my love of outdoor activities, from gardening to kayaking. In this blog, I express my philosophy for thoughtful living on this planet whether it concerns other human beings, wildlife, or the changing environment.

Live lightly and responsibly. And above all else, laugh, love, and live with passion.

Please visit my website, P.C. Zick for my ramblings on anything and everything to do with the world of publishing and writing. I interview other authors and write book reviews, when the spirit moves me to do so.

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Trails in the Sand is a work of contemporary fiction that chronicles BP’s oil spill in 2010 as environmental reporter Caroline Carlisle races to save her family from the destructive forces of their past.

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13 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. What an amazing blog you have started. I loveove your philosopy and love your writing. Your entries are all thought provoking and are written with an obvious love and passion for your world. Looking forward to reading more….much more!!

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  2. “Thoughtful living”… I love this and believe it to be the golden rule. Your writings are filled with passion and express so well your thoughtfulness. I’m blessed to know you.

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  3. I like your blog posts and your philosophy. What are the novels you have written? And what was the independent study program you did on social media and the web? I’m interested in both!

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    • Hi Betsy –
      My novels can be found on my website at http://www.pczick.com. My first one released on Kindle is Live from the Road. I downloaded a couple of books from Kindle, took a webinar from Writer’s Digest (maybe two of those), and I purchased some books that have been semi-helpful. Please email me at pczick@verizon.net and I can give you more specifics. I’m challeneged today with a new computer I’m setting up! Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog!

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  5. Hi P.C. I am nominating you for TWO awards: The Beautiful Blogger Award and the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I have not posted my posts as yet but I am notifying you so you can get a head start. You know the drill! Congratulations!

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  6. What a nice , welcoming blog/place – I felt instantly at home, and look forward to future visits!

    I have a question about your Florida time – particularly with the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission: wondering if through that, you may have had any contact with or news about the whooping cranes that were re-introduced to Florida as a non-migratory flock in the early 90s? Or the migrating whoopers that (every year since 2001) are trained, as chicks, to migrate by following ultralight aircraft to wildlife refuges on the gulf coast?

    Best wishes to you and all your endeavors.

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    • Thanks for stopping by. I wasn’t directly involved in the ultralight aircraft but I kept up on it because I lived only 30 miles from the wildlife refuge which is managed by the feds. They kept a pretty tight circle on who could come down there during that time (with good reason), but I worked with some biologists who had the privilege of working closely on that successful project.

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