Carol Moczygemba joined the Writers’ League of Texas in June 2013. She makes her home in Austin Texas.
Scribe: In what genre(s) do you write?
Carol Moczygemba: I write nonfiction – have been a writer and editor in the magazine world for about 25 years. I don’t have a special area of expertise — have written human interest stories, technical articles, explanatory articles, and stories in the “service journalism” vein.
Scribe: What authors would you like to have coffee or a beer with and which beverage?
CM: I would love to sit at a café table outdoors with Carson McCullers, Eudora Welty or Brenda Ueland and have a glass of fine red wine (or two).
Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?
CM: My desert island book would be poems of Walt Whitman.
Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers League?
CM: My association with WLT has been short, but I have already learned that the organization is a valuable support for serious writers, no matter where they are on the experience spectrum. I have recently taken advantage of the writing sessions organized by the league, and have benefitted tremendously from them. Just being in the same place with other people engaged in the work of writing has given me energy and motivation.
Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?
CM: I have no idea where my writing will take me in the future. For now it is a grounding element in my life.
Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world?
CM: Share with the world? My Polish grandma made the best whiskey-soaked fruitcake in South Texas (and probably way beyond). It was so good nobody ever used one for a door stop.