Listee Features — March 20, 2018


Doris Ann Christensen’s love for the fine arts and appreciation for good craftsmanship initially began in high school, where she took music lessons, joined the choir, and enrolled in shop classes, and has only grown over the years. Her early creations include beautiful designs on leather belts and wallets and salt shakers made out of plastic. She proceeded to attend Eastern Arizona College, and when her teacher was promoted to dean of admissions, she became his secretary. Upon marrying her husband, Ms. Christensen moved to Washington and continued her secretarial duties for more than three decades. Although she and her husband both worked full time, they spent their free time selling antiques and participating in collectible shows. This eventually led her

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In Gene K. Garrison’s eyes, one of the biggest thrills in life is getting published. She entered the literary field after moving to Cave Creek, Ariz., to work on the New Dick Van Dyke Show, finding a fascinating bar full of cowboys, and writing an article on it. She sent it to The Arizona Republic, the state’s largest newspaper, and they accepted it immediately. This experience really encouraged her writing, and led her to her next position at a magazine called Carefree Enterprise. Ms. Garrison loved that the job gave her the opportunity to interview and meet a wide variety of people. She produced feature articles for the magazine for 20 years, during which time she started freelancing articles and

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