Monday, December 21, 2009

Writer Spotlight: Caperton Tissot

NAME: Caperton Tissot
FIELD: writer
EMPLOYER: self-employed (Snowy Owl Press)

Q. What were your main writing & publishing accomplishments this past year?
Shared weekly column in Adirondack Daily Enterprise: Friends and Neighbors; various oral history workshops and talks.

Q. What new projects are you working on for the upcoming year?
A new slant on Adirondack History

Q. What are your upcoming public appearances?
Lake Placid Historical Society talk on oral history projects.

Q. If you were to write a book with one other person in the world, who would it be and what would you write?
Who knows?

Q. What do you like the most about living in and/or writing about the Adirondack region?
The wilderness, community and writing (because it is a means of sharing observations and history with readers).

Caperton Tissot comes to the field of writing via a career in health care, pottery, environmental politics, and published cultural commentary. Caperton and her husband live in the Adirondacks, where she combines active outdoor exploration with a passion for writing about history, memoirs and social commentary. Published works include magazine and newspaper articles, a book, "History between the Lines: Women’s Lives and Saranac Lake Customs," and an upcoming book addressing an aspect of Adirondack history to be published in the summer/fall of 2010.

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