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Andrea Dietrich grew up in Iowa and now resides in Utah with a spouse and two cats. She has two grown children and three grandchildren. Having graduated BYU with a Spanish major/ESL minor, she has spent most of her adult life teaching. It wasn't until 2000 that she began writing in earnest and discovering her "niche" as a writer of lyrical poetry. The internet opened up a new world for her, and she has spent nearly a decade now participating in poetry clubs, acting as a judge of poetry contests for various magazines and for the website Shadow Poetry, and also, entering poetry contests herself.

Ms. Dietrich has won numerous awards, as well as the title Poet of the Year 2008, from the Yahoo group, Poetry For Thought. In addition, she has won prizes from the magazines Lucidity, Bell's Letters, Art with Words, Poets at Work and SP Quill, the magazine for which she wrote grammar and poetry articles as well as movie reviews and for which she acted as poetry editor for the head editor Marie Summers for six years. Many of her poems have appeared in Shadows Ink, a yearly published series of chapbooks of award winning poetry as well as in numerous other anthologies. Her short stories appeared in many issues of SP Quill and much of her poetry is published in eight chapbooks (the most recent one soon to be published is called Prosies), which can be purchased at Shadowpoetry.com.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY to GAIL ANGEL DOYLE


Blog Posted:10/23/2013 2:05:00 AM
A little birdie told me today was Gail's birthday. I hope I got that right!! Gail is wonderful with spiritual and nature poetry, and she always provides us with inspiring contests. I admire her for her sweet spirit. A BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HUGS to you, Gail!!
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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Happy, happy birthday my dear friend Gail. I didn't know you're also born on Oct. Sorry for the late greetings but I want to wish you all the best and blessings in life on your birthday and all the days ahead!! God bless you and your love ones! love lots, Leonora

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    Galinta Avatar Leonora Galinta Date: 10/31/2013 10:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Biggest birthday hugs for you from me!
  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:04:00 PM
    I too want to say - Happy Birthday Gail.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2013 5:39:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail. Hope you have a great day, Jancarl

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  1. Date: 10/24/2013 8:34:00 AM
    Happy Birthday! There are 6 birthdays around my house this week...Your in good company... LOL. My Son, little Julita, and Father in law are on the 23rd... Mine is the 25th... 2 of Mikes sisters were the 21st and 22nd... Time to Party!... LOL

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:53:00 PM
    Happy B day!!! Do something nice for yourself Gail! Thanks for the heads up Andie!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:15:00 PM
    Hugs and love to you Gail on your most special of days...hope you have a beautiful birthday...love and mucho hugs ,Deb

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Wishing you the most beautiful day, Gail !! Thank you Andrea, for letting us know this special occasion!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Thanks for letting us know, Andrea...Angel is a true angel. She is a great inspiration to me. Her spirituality is a constant reminder of what matters in life. Happy BIRTHDAY ANGEL!!!!!!!!!! Hope you have a great one and that the good Lord grants you the desires of your heart according to His will for your life. HUGS!!!!

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 11:31:00 AM
    Gail, wishing you Happy Birthday blessings throughout your day! Love, Kim

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 10:22:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail....hugs

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 9:40:00 AM
    Gail is a lovely lady with an inspiring heart..and you are so sweet to let us know Happy Birrhday dearest Gail

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Singing Happy Birthday to You, Gail! Have a wonderful day!! Sending birthday hugs - may all your birthday wishes come true! Love and blessings, Rhonda

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 7:16:00 AM
    WOO HOO! Happy B-Day, Gail!!!!!! Enjoy it as much as you can! =D

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 6:12:00 AM
    - All angels deserve to have their own special day! - Today is your day!! - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GAIL!! - - - Big hugs and love /// Anne-Lise :)

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:38:00 AM
    Happy Birthday Gail...I hope your day is as beautiful as your poetry~ Have fun on your special day! Hugs

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  1. Date: 10/23/2013 3:53:00 AM
    angle love and huggs to you, dear gail... i know you'll have a blast on your natal day as you dance, float, and smile with your lit wings!.. thanks andie for spilling the beans..:)

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My Past Blog Posts

 
My Awesome Footle Winners
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 1:24:00 AM
New Footles Contest/ Some Suggestions for Footle Writing
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 8:15:00 PM
The Shells Have It!
Date Posted: 8/17/2014 12:56:00 PM
My Latest Contest & A GREAT new movie BOYHOOD
Date Posted: 8/2/2014 8:04:00 PM
Prayers for Lucilla
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 6:30:00 PM
Winners of Let's Get Technical Poetry Contest
Date Posted: 7/27/2014 11:50:00 AM
TALKING TUNAS, DISNEY, Planet of the APES. WASSUP tonight?
Date Posted: 7/24/2014 9:20:00 PM
What a SMALL World. This is a Mystery to me!!
Date Posted: 7/19/2014 11:34:00 PM
IT'S "WEIRD AL" TEACHING GRAMMAR: You have to see this!!!
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 4:47:00 PM
Awesome Acrostics/ Congrats to all my winners
Date Posted: 7/18/2014 12:03:00 AM
PLEASE check your acrostic poems/ Tidy up spelling, etc.
Date Posted: 7/13/2014 11:41:00 AM
An Actually Interesting thing I Found in the ADS of Soup
Date Posted: 7/3/2014 10:01:00 PM
WHO WANTS TO SEE ME DANCE (My new favorite YOUTUBE video)
Date Posted: 6/29/2014 12:31:00 AM
1 In 4 is Judged: LOVED READING THEM!!!
Date Posted: 6/28/2014 10:22:00 PM
Beautiful Winners of Favorite Bodies (of Water)
Date Posted: 6/15/2014 12:30:00 AM
My Favorite Soup Feature/ Do you Know How it Works?
Date Posted: 6/14/2014 1:51:00 PM
My GREAT day/ What is YOUR idea of a Beautiful Friday?
Date Posted: 6/6/2014 9:13:00 PM
Centering & Italics for Dummies (that included me too at one time!!!)
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 8:00:00 PM
Two Ways to Reply/ Can Soup have Lessons on How to Function here?
Date Posted: 6/1/2014 8:12:00 PM
What Body of Water are You & What Does it Mean?
Date Posted: 5/30/2014 11:24:00 PM
Choose Your Favorite Body. . .
Date Posted: 5/29/2014 8:20:00 PM
My CLERIHEW WINNERS
Date Posted: 5/25/2014 9:17:00 PM
A Message from Francine Roberts
Date Posted: 5/24/2014 1:06:00 AM
YAYYYY For Survivor's TONY the COP/ What's YOUR favorite show??
Date Posted: 5/22/2014 1:54:00 AM
Final FOOD Test RESULTS. Happy Sunday, Guys!!!
Date Posted: 5/18/2014 11:51:00 AM

My Poems

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8/30/2014The Best of EdutainmentBlank versehumorous,technology,
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8/21/2014Summer Reveries - More than DreamsRhymesummer,
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8/12/2014The Wife with Flavored EyesSonnetwife,
8/11/2014Sweet Sonnet BirdSonnetwriting,
8/10/2014In the Reflection of the ShadowsFree versedeep,nature,
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8/7/2014Now VanishedVerseyouth,
8/5/2014The Lovely CruiseLyriclife,love,
8/2/2014The Aha MomentHaikudeath,
7/31/2014The Sky LarkVersebird,
7/30/2014And Then Are Times -Verselove,
7/29/2014In the Clouds entryHaikunature,wind,
7/27/2014Thinking of TurtlesFree verseanalogy,boyfriend,
7/26/2014Passion's FlowerVerseflower,passion,
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