Registered Nurse Education
1967 Diploma Program in Nursing from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, New York
1971 Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York
1976 Master of Science in Nursing with a Functional Component in Education from Syracuse University in Syracuse,New York
1996 Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Program
2003 Getting Started in Writing Workshop through The Writer’s Digest School
2008 Honorable mention in Inspirational Category for 77th Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition
2009 “ Introduction to Memoir Writing” Three-week Teleworkshop through National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) with Linda Joy Myers
2010 “Hero’s Journey for Memoir Writers” Six-week Workshop with Jerry Waxler through NAMW
2010-2012 “Writing a Healing Memoir/Spiritual Autobiography” Nine-week Teleworkshops :Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall sessions with Linda Joy Myers through NAMW
2011 “Build Your Author Platform Course” with Dan Blank of WeGrowMedia
2011-2012 Participation(weekly) in Build Your Author Platform Mastermind Forum through Dan Blank
2012 “ Writing Essentials Course” through Christian Writers Guild
2012 “Soaring High,Digging Deep”, Three-session Workshop with Sharon Lippincott through NAMW
2013-2016 “The Story Cartel Course”, an 8-week online course by Joe Bunting about writing and publishing in the 21st century.
National Writing Conferences Attended:
2009 “Publishing Books,Memoirs and Other Creative NonFiction” Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education in Boston, Massachusetts
2009 “Writer’s Digest Editor’s Intensive Weekend” in Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Story Circle Network, “Stories from the Heart Fifth National Writing Conference” in Austin,Texas
2010 International Women’s Writers Guild (IWWG),”Remember the Magic 2010” 34th Annual Summer Conference at Brown University in Providence ,RI
2011 Christian Writer’s Guild Annual” Writing for the Soul” Conference in Denver, Colorado
2012 /2013 /2014/2015 Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City
2013 International Women’s Writers Guild (IWWG),”ReIMAGINE the Magic 2013” Annual Summer Conference at Drew University in Madison, NJ.
Regional Writing Conferences:
2012 “Strong Women, Strong Words” , a Women’s Writing Workshop by Author Eunice Scharfe sponsored by Saga Seminars in association with Heather Summerhayes Cariou and Laura Kieley in Guttenberg, New Jersey.
2012 “Untying the K(nots) That Bind” Workshop by Visionary and Thought Leader/ Author Jan Phillips sponsored by The Fireheart Writers Institute/Heather Summerhayes Cariou.
2012-2015 WomenWriters and Artists Matrix weekends at Skidmore College in Saratoga,New York in May and November
LaVoy,K(aka Pooler).Dealing with Hypothermia and Frostbite.”RN,53-56,January, 1985
Make Something of It: Writings from IWWG Summer Conference 2010, Brown University, Providence ,Rhode Island compiled by Jan Phillips. August, 2010.
“The Stone on the Shore” essay in The Woman I’ve Become Woman’s Anthology by Pat LaPointe (Pixelita Press, February 28, 2011)
“Choices and Chances” story published in My Gutsy Story Anthology, First Edition by Sonia Marsh, 2012
Ever Faithful to His Lead, My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse. Open Books Press, July 28, 2014.