The Works of Jayne Pupek

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Richmond, VA, United States
Jayne Pupek is the author of the novel "Tomato Girl" (Algonquin Books, 2008) and a book of poems titled "Forms of Intercession" (Mayapple Press, 2008). Her writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. In addition to her own writing, Jayne freelances as a ghostwriter, editor and mentor. A Virginia native, Jayne has spent most of her professional life working in the field of mental health.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009


Where is the champagne?

Sunday, November 22, 2009


So Much News!!!
Plus...Oasis Reminder - New and
The Animal Rescue Site Challenge!
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Thanks to all of you we are in SECOND PLACE....
won't you
Help us Win This Shelter Challenge!?!?
Please forgive us reminding you, but we really need your votes each and every day - the birds of the Oasis need to win this challenge - Won't you help?!!!
2nd place will bring in $5,000
FIRST PLACE IS $20,000!!!
But, we need your vote - once a day, every day through December 20!
We only have three weeks left to make this happen!
It only takes a minute or two each day, at most, costs nothing, and can mean so much to the Birds of The Oasis

Go to the link below, then do the following:
Enter Shelter Name: Oasis Sanctuary ,
and State: AZ
Click on Search (The Oasis Sanctuary in Benson AZ will come up - that's us!)
Click on Vote
Enter the animal that you see (spelling counts)
Click on Confirm Vote
You can vote once a day, every day through December 20.
On the left-hand side of the site, if you click on "Daily Click Reminders" and enter your email address, you'll receive a reminder every day so you won't forget to vote!

Here is the link that will take you directly to the voting page:


Thank you for your support!

NEWS UPDATE!!!! The OASIS SANCTUARY has a $2,000 Matching Dollars Grant for General Operating Costs from one of our wonderful Donors.
Between Monday November 23rd and Sunday December 6th
Your donation can double in it's value!
Help the wonderful Birds of The Oasis!
Please make a donation of any size within the next two weeks
Help us help them!!!

The Oasis Annual Holiday On-line Auction has begun!!
Starting TODAY and running through Sunday December 6th
We have a number of wonderful items to Bid on.
Go to:

Will you be in Southern Arizona December 5th and/or 6th?
Come to the Annual Cascabel Holiday Faire.
The Oasis Sanctuary
will be open for Tours and our holiday Gift Store will feature many bird-lover Gifts.

Sybil Erden, Executive Director
The Oasis Sanctuary
We can always use Volunteers...
Do you have time to learn about Parrots?
Come'on out!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Complementary Colors

"As with her first novel, For the May Queen, Kate Evans explores not so much a coming of age story as a coming to terms story in her new novel Complementary Colors. ... A deftly crafted exploration of self-identity as only Kate Evans can achieve. Brava! Sophisticated and nuanced." --Cynn Chadwick, author of Cat Rising

"Sophisticated and nuanced ... resplendent with the grace and wonder that accompany self-discovery." --Jayne Pupek, author of Tomato Girl and Forms of Intercession

What happens when a 31-year-old straight woman falls in love with a lesbian? It's 1993, and Gwen Sullivan is agitated. She's been married and divorced and is now living with her scientist boyfriend who loses himself in dark moods. Her job at a tutoring center and her work on the Bill Clinton-for-President campaign leave her vaguely dissatisfied. She hopes taking a night class in poetry might help.

In the poetry class, the allure of two lesbians takes her by surprise. She can't get them out of her mind. This prompts her to question who she is and who she wants to be. Soon, Gwen cannot deny her intense attraction to one of the women, Jamie. The feeling is mutual, but Jamie, too, is in a long-term relationship - with a woman minister. As Jamie and Gwen become more and more entwined, Gwen must ask herself who she is and what she wants from life. She begins to see gender, sex and sexuality differently. And as she feels compelled to confess her love for Jamie to her women friends, she is continually surprised by their complex reactions. This leads her to make one of the most important decisions of her life.