Alic​e M. Batzel 

Published Author, Playwright,

Journalist, Poet, Freelance Writer 

Welcome fellow writers, editors, publishers, reading enthusiasts, friends, acquaintances, and all who love a good story whether on the page, audio recording, film, or stage!

I hope you'll enjoy my website, my work, get to know me, and enjoy sharing our time together as I navigate the world of writing, reading, poetry, all things pertaining to the human experience and imagination through storytelling.




NEWS ... October 21-22, 2022

SPECIAL WRITING INVITATION! 

I'm pleased to have been invited to write an address for my high school graduation 50th reunion, to be held October 21-22, 2022, in Fort Walton Beach, Florida! I also conducted an alumni careers poll and prepared a report of those findings.  You can read my reunion address and the alumni careers poll results here:

https://www.alicembatzel.com/chs-1971-senior-class-50th-reunion


NEWS ... Sept. 8, 2022

SPECIAL PUBLIC READING INVITATION! 

I'm pleased to have been invited to be a featured guest reader, reading my award-winning published poem BEACH THERAPY, at the Helicon West event, THE WRITERS' CACHE GREATEST HITS! More info about this on my Sept. 8, 2022 Blog Post at this link:  https://www.alicembatzel.com/*blog



NEWS ... August 13, 2022 ...WRITING AWARD!

I'm pleased to have received the BRONZE TYPEWRITER AWARD from THE LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS annual writing contest, category of PUBLISHED POETRY, for my poem, BEACH THERAPY. See the award recognition and read the award-winning published poem here:  https://www.alicembatzel.com/beach-therapy



2022 BLOG POST UPDATES:

See my 2022 Blog Post updates:

Oct. 4, 2022

Sept. 8, 2022

Aug. 13, 2022

Jan. 31, 2022

 at this link: https://www.alicembatzel.com/*blog


MY PUBLICATION NEWS - DECEMBER 11, 2021

RED ROCKS IN MY SOCKS...

FUN-DUGGERY IN THE GREAT SOUTHWEST


Enjoy robust laughter as twelve humor authors share stories from their adventures and mishaps as they reminisce about unique life in the southwestern USA.


My two stories in this humor anthology are:

DON'T MAKE ME PULL THIS CAR OVER!

TEXAS TERROR...Horned Toads and Fire Ant Condominiums.


Paperback available through Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Rocks-Socks-Fun-duggery-Southwest/dp/0982445539/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1643430411&sr=1-1


Ebook (Kindle) available through Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Red-Rocks-Socks-Fun-duggery-Southwest-ebook/dp/B09NF9FPNT/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1643430411&sr=1-1


PUBLISHER:  The Odiegroup Press (Dec. 11, 2021)

The Utah Humor Anthology Project, Vol. 3

Paperback: 243 pages

ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ 0982445539

ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-0982445532

Ebook (Kindle) ASIN‏: ‎ B09NF9FPNT





MY PUBLICATION NEWS - AUGUST 5, 2021

IN SPITE OF THE DARK: A Collection Of Poetry And Prose


In Spite of the Dark features both light and dark themed stories, many created in 2020 at a time when the world was facing severe challenges and we longed for reassurance. The theme of this collection is that even in dark places, there can be hope. There is life in spite of loss. There is creativity in spite of pain. There is light in spite of the dark.


I'm one of 10 authors whose work is featured in this book.

Four of my poems included in this publication are:

SPRING WHISPERS

FIRST WINTER DAYS

AUGUST

NIGHT FRENZY


Paperback available through Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Spite-Dark-Collection-Poetry-Prose/dp/1733290818/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


EBook (Kindle) available through Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Spite-Dark-Collection-Poetry-Prose-ebook/dp/B09BQ5WVXQ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


PUBLISHER: ‎ Willow Park Press (August 2, 2021)

Paperback : ‎ 140 pages

ISBN-10 ‏: ‎ 1733290818

ISBN-13 ‏: ‎ 978-1733290814

e-book (Kindle) ASIN : ‎ B09BQ5WVXQ


MY  PUBLICATION  NEWS - JUNE 4, 2021

SOUL, SAND & SKY

stories and poems of the great outdoors


I am one of 19 authors whose work is featured in this book.

My poem, BEACH THERAPY, receives its debut publication.

I feel honored for my writing to be showcased with the writing of these talented, multi-published, award-winning authors. 


Paperback available through Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Sand-Sky-Stories-Outdoors/dp/1736012525/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Ebook (Kindle) available through Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Sand-Sky-Stories-Outdoors-ebook/dp/B096LZ3TJF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


Publisher : ‎ The Writers' Cache (June 4, 2021)

Language ‏: ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 180 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1736012525

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1736012529

Kindle :  ASIN ‏ : ‎ B096LZ3TJF




AS A FEATURED GUEST WRITER: January 27, 2020

It was an honor to be invited to be a featured writer on the LDSPMA BLOG. My article is, "From The Writer's Toolbox: Thematic Purpose."  You can read it at this link:    https://www.ldspma.org/from-the-writers-toolbox-thematic-purpose/



AS A MOVIE REVIEWER: August 2019

Movie Review: THE FIGHTING PREACHER

LDSPMA has published my movie review on their website's blog and they have also featured it in their membership's August 2019 newsletter.

You can also read their newsletter with my review at this link:

https://mailchi.mp/1c8fae0fcd3d/february-newsletter-2058649?e=bac13f9acf


AS A PLAYWRIGHT: 

Performance contracts, script sales, electronic script sample, etc. for my western comedy/mystery stage production, WHO SHOT THE SHERIFF? can be obtained from the publisher, Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., at this link:

Script synopsis/teaser here:

https://www.alicembatzel.com/stage-scripts








AS A BLOGGER:

I invite you to follow my BLOG at this link:

https://www.alicembatzel.com/blog





SOCIAL MEDIA:  

I invite you to join me on Facebook at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100034795072248  

I invite you to check out my various website pages.

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ADVOCATE FOR LITERACY:

Join me in advocacy for literacy.

Maintaining the pathway of learning, mental acuity, cognitive sharpness, and creative expression through lifelong reading and writing. 



 

ADVOCATE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AND MEDIA:

Join me in advocacy for excellence in storytelling in all forms of media.

Encouraging writing, publication, and media development of stories which invite, entertain, enlighten the imagination, and inspire the human spirit.




Thank you for visiting my Writer's Website!

Keep taking the Journey...Keep Reading, and Keep Writing!

Member of LEAGUE OF UTAH WRITERS

Member of BRIGHAM CITY WRITERS

Brigham City, Utah

Chapter of League of Utah Writers

Member of LDSPMA

https://www.ldspma.org/



NOTE: Sources of all photographs and art images used on this website are listed on a separate credit page.