Karna Tecla: Eclectic Woman

Inspired to Write

Motivated to Speak

I’m a writer of blogs, short stories, novels, plays, and poems.

I am a writer of non-fiction.

I am a speaker of thoughts and ideas.


This is me.

OK – This was me in kindergarten.

I found this picture when I was going through a box of paperwork.

I have a pen in my hand and a notebook on my lap. For years, I’ve been asked when I started writing. Up until I found this picture, I would answer sometime in elementary school. Now I have proof that I was writing as early as kindergarten.

The dress is the give away to my age. The dress was purchased the spring of kindergarten. As kindergartners, we performed a spring program where we sang and did the Maypole dance. A picture of me in this dress on my grandmother’s back patio posing like I was doing the Maypole dance hung on my grandmother’s and my mother’s walls for years.

Aug. 2014

This is me now.

I retired from teaching high school English, creative writing, public speaking, and theater.  Now I have time to pursue my passions: writing and speaking.


Simple – I have a wide variety of interests and pursue a wide variety of activities.

  • I play violin with the Spring Hill Orchestra in Middle Tennessee.
  • I play the piano.
  • I enjoy photography.
  • I like to create sculptures by re-purposing glass and china.
  • I like to re-purpose cigar boxes.
  • I like to make jewelry. (When I get settled in the new house and workshop, I plan on making jewelry from old silverware.)
  • I love to read.
  • I love to watch movies.
  • I love to bake.
  • I enjoy long walks or walking our dogs, Pepper & Nutmeg.
  • I enjoy riding my bicycle.
  • I love camping and traveling.
  • I love learning new things.
  • I love exploring new places.
  • I love gardening and growing things.

I feel that it is never too late to learn something or try something new.

I believe that you should strive to learn one new thing each day, so that by the end of a year, you will have learned 365 new items of information.


InPrint Professional Writers Organization

Rockford Writers’ Guild


Rockford Toastmasters


7 thoughts on “WELCOME TO . . .”

  1. You sound very interesting. I thought it was really funny to discover also, that I am living in Rockford, IL also. I look forward to reading what you have to write. I love the addition of the pictures (then and now). I pulls me into your story, wanting more…

  2. I love when people have that many passions!!!!! I have a lot myself and never can decide what I like better and what to do more since there are so many amazing things to do and to love out there!

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