I’m happy you popped in–and will also be relieved when you leave. JK As a closeted introvert who presents as a consummate extrovert–the struggle is real.
I have two biographies–one for my creative endeavors as a poet, blogger, memoirist and novelist, one as a writer and consultant for businesses–mostly large Fortune 500 clients who are always my best teachers and cherished colleagues (really!!).
For all things creative, sit yer ass down.
My creative bio is about writing since I was five years old with my first award in kindergarten, as the youngest elementary school entrant with a poem that was destroyed, along with the book it appeared in, during Hurricane Floyd, in a Rockaway, NJ basement with very faulty French drains.
Recognition as a creative writer and poet is very thin on the ground, so I am bulleting mine out, below. So incredibly blessed and humble–even if you don’t give a flip about my work, it would behoove you to follow the links back to these great organizations, writers and magazines to see my fellow creatives’ work.
- Paterson Literary Review and Paterson Poetry Center- I was able to win third place in their Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize as well as Honorable Mention. I was also so grateful to work under founder Maria Maziotti Gillan during several poetry retreats. What a talented gift to poetry she is–and now an acclaimed painter, as well.
- Poems also appear in Ken Ronkowitz‘ invaluable e-zine, Poets Online. The prompts almost every month have been beams of light for me when all of my oh-so-serious copywriting and PR/Marketing work seems to block my inner poet. Here’s a link to one of my faves, Shame: A Song Heard Three Rooms Ago.
- Arachne Press’ Story Cities: A City Guide for the Imagination. My flash fiction, Alleys and Dumpsters, In Between, Sunny Day is in this ultra-cool anthology, published in June, 2019.
- Short stories in FemZine UK, poems in Kota Press, US 1 Worksheets, Peterson Literary Review, Adirondack Review and elsewhere, TBD.
- Then there’s my book, Take Back The Night, a novel about how a Bowie-esque rock star and his girlfriend Cy save the world from tarot card demons come to life during a three-day Coachella-like concert. Both Cy and the rock star are nonbinary characters but I do use “she” and “he” as per advice from a gender-neutral friend of mine who says its fine–just wanted to warn those who identify as non-binary that this is the way its written. 😦
- Here’s my author page with my self-help eBooks for Minimalism, Clutter, Sales and Customer Service (yes really). I had a contract with this group and these taught me how to write to extreme deadline. Not my favorite work but they do great business on Amazon–and the contract I got was awful, so don’t worry, you aren’t stiffing me if you don’t buy them.