TWENTY OF TODAY’S BEST SHORT STORIES AN ANTHOLOGY available on Amazon.com

Short Stories from a Long Life

Pitzer College Class of 1968 alumna Margreta Klassen publishes stories in a new anthology

Margreta Klassen ’68 has written three of the 20 tales collected in Twenty of Today’s Best Short Stories, an anthology of fiction and nonfiction stories, recently published by Commonwealth Books. Klassen’s stories are titled “The Grand Stand,” “Local Celebrity,” and “A Fishy Tale.”

An internationally recognized clinical psychologist, Klassen has also written a book of poetry and her memoir, Soul Stealing: Abuse of Intimate Power, was published by Black Rose Writing in 2017.

Klassen transferred to Pitzer from Chaffey Community College in 1966. Known then as Maggi Dunn, she had worked as a journalist with the Riverside Press-Enterprise and was in her 30s when she arrived at Pitzer. As her classmate and Pitzer trustee Louise Beaudette Thornton ’68 says, “Maggi was a Pitzer New Resources student before there was a Pitzer New Resources program,” referring to a program for students 23 years of age or older that Pitzer established in 1974.

A member of Pitzer’s charter Class of 1968 (the first four-year class to graduate from the then all-women’s college), Klassen took a class with the folk musician Guy Carawan, then Pitzer’s Folklorist-in-Residence, who is known for introducing the song “We Shall Overcome” to the Civil Rights Movement. She credits Professor Esther Wagner with honing her writing skills. She studied art with Professor Carl Hertel, and Professors Lew Ellenhorn and Alfonso Ortiz inspired her interest in psychology and anthropology. More than 50 years later, she still has a paper, titled “Sacred Clowns of the Southwest,” that she wrote for a class she took with Ortiz.  

Klassen earned her BA at Pitzer in English and planned to become a science writer.  After Pitzer, she received a PhD from Claremont Graduate University in educational studies with a focus on life-span development psychology.

Margreta Klassen Dunn '68 with her daughter Melissa Bundy at the President's Residence reception and dinner for the Class of 1968.
Margreta Klassen ’68 with her daughter Melissa Bundy at the President’s Residence reception and dinner for the Class of 1968 in 2018.

“I especially appreciated the fine faculty and small classes at Pitzer and the graduate university,” Klassen wrote in her submission to the Pitzer College Class of 1968 50th Anniversary Reunion Lookbook.

Over many decades, she has worked as a staff therapist for several colleges, taught courses in human sexuality, and was a program director at a nonprofit agency. Klassen practiced as a clinical, counseling, and adult development psychologist in Newport Beach, CA, retiring a few years ago when she turned 90. She is listed in Who’s Who in American WomenWho’s Who in the World, and on the National Women’s History Museum site, Chronicles of American Women.

Today, Klassen keeps in touch with her Pitzer classmates as an active member of the Pitzer OC Book Gathering—a group of 11 alumnae from the classes of 1968 and 1969 who have been meeting to discuss books and life since the 1980s.   

“Being true to Pitzer’s values, I have been a ‘participant’ throughout my long life,” Klassen wrote in her Class of 1968 Lookbook submission.

Calling All Writers: Deadline Approaching for $500 Literary Award

EATON LITERARY AGENCY’s Annual Awards Program deadline is March 31, 2021, for manuscripts under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction. A $500.00 prize will be awarded to the winner of the short story or article program, open to any unpublished short story or nonfiction work of less than 10,000 words. Manuscripts must be postmarked by March 31, 2021, and the prize winner will be notified in April, 2021.

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This is part of Eaton Literary Agency’s $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program. The deadline for manuscripts, fiction and nonfiction, over 10,000 words, is August 31, 2021.

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Eaton Literary Agency Announces Three More Placements

Eaton Literary Agency announced today that they have placed three more of their client’s works:  THE GRAND STAND, LOCAL CELEBRITY, and A FISHY TALE, by their client, Margreta Klassen.  The three stories will be included in an upcoming anthology, a collection of short stories by some of today’s very best authors.  Eaton Literary Agency has been in business nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients.  They offer the $3,000 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words and $2,500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive over 10,000 words.  For more information, see their website: www.eatonliterary.com or request a brochure by emailing eatonlit@aolcom or calling 941-366-6589, or writing Eaton Literary Agency, P. O. Box 49795, Sarasota, FL  34230.

Eaton Literary Agency announces 21 placements in November

The powerhouse literary agency, Eaton Literary Agency, announced that they placed 21 of their clients’ works in November alone.  Eaton Literary Agency has been in business nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients.  They offer the $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction, and 2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words.  See their website at www.eatonliterary.com, or email or call for a brochure:  eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589.

Eaton Literary Agency announces 21 placements of clients’ works in November

Eaton Literary agency announced they placed 21 of their clients’ works in the month of November alone.  This powerhouse agency has been in business for nearly 40 years, during which time they have maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.  They offer a $3,000.00 Literary Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction, and $2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words.  See their website at www.eatonliterary.com or email or call for a brochure eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589.

Eaton Literary Agency announces 21 placements for their clients in November

Eaton Literary Agency announced today that they placed 21 of their clients works in November alone, finishing out a record-breaking year for this powerhouse agency.  EATON LITERARY AGENCY has been in business for nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients.  They offer a $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction of nonfiction, and $2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words.  For details about their Award Program, see their website at www.eatonliterary.com or email or call for a brochure:  eatonlit@aol.com.  941-366-3332.

Eaton Literary Agency announces five more placements.

Eaton Literary Agency announced today that they have placed five short stories by their author, Oscar Fuentes, for publication in the upcoming anthology to be published by Commonwealth Books. The stories are entitled OSCAR THE CLOWN; WORM IN THE BOTTLE; CHIMNEY SMOKE, GUNPOINT LIZARDS, AND SEXYA MAMAS; THE DEVIL WHO FEEDS MY EGO; and CONTAMINATED BY ROMANCE. OSCAR THE CLOWN was the winner of Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual Awards Program for stories under 10,000 words. Mr Fuentes stories are fun, different, and always entertaining.  The powerhouse EATON LITERARY AGENCY has been in business nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients. They offer the $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction, and $2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words. See their website at http://www.eatonliterary.com, or email or call for a brochure: eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589.

Eaton Literary Agency announces placement of award-winning story

Eaton Literary Agency, the powerhouse literary agency,  announced today that they have placed four short stories by their author, Ashot Tadevosyan, for publication in the upcoming anthology to be published by Commonwealth Books. The stories are entitled PHILOSOPHY, THE ANTIQUE SHOP, THE AUDIBON BOOK, and THE ROCK. PHILOSOPHY was the winner of Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual Awards Program for stories under 10,000 words. Reviewers have described Mr. Tadevosyan’s stories as “cerebral,” and they are also very entertaining. EATON LITERARY AGENCY Has been in business nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients. They offer the $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction, and $2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words. See their website at http://www.eatonliterary.com, or email or call for a brochure: eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589.

EATON LITERARY AGENCY announces the publication of SNAPCHAT by Dr. John Monaco

Eaton Literary Agency is proud to announce the publication of SNAPCHAT by John E. Monaco, MD. This very entertaining novel is available on Amazon.com. Sixteen-year-old Ana’s abusive psychopath divorced father manipulates the legal system to gain custody of her and her bother and block all contact with her loving mother. Ana secretly utilizes social media as her only contact with the outside world, her mother and the one person who seems to “get” her, her mother’s boyfriend Jack, who finds himself caught up in a psychodrama intertwining Ana’s contract killer father, her mother whom Jack loves, the broken family law system and his own checkered past. In the chilling climax of this powerful modern-day fable of love and salvation, Ana, forced to take matters into her own hands, orchestrates a desperate scheme to save herself, her bother and retain hope for some semblance of family. About the Author John E. Monaco MD, after graduating from University of Buffalo Medical School and completing General Pediatric and Critical Care training at the University of Florida, practiced hospital and critical care Pediatrics for 30 years before retiring to concentrate on writing, teaching, wellness and preventative medicine. He has been writing and publishing books for over 20 years, concentrating on self help, preventative care and weight management. His first novel, SNAPCHAT, will be released later in 2020. He and his family live in Tampa, where he and his physician wife manage two websites: drsjohnandlisa.com and monacowellness.org. They also broadcast The Drs. John and Lisa Show on Facebook, Youtube, podcasts and radio. EATON LITERARY AGENCY Has been in business nearly 40 years, and they have placed thousands of manuscripts for their clients. They offer the $3,000.00 Annual Awards Program, which awards $500.00 each year for the best manuscript they receive under 10,000 words, fiction or nonfiction, and $2,500.00 each year for the best fiction or nonfiction manuscript over 10,000 words. See their website at http://www.eatonliterary.com, or email or call for a brochure: eatonlit@aol.com or 941-366-6589. http://www.eatonliterary.com .