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Lisa J Jackson is a successful full-time freelance writer
and editor. And by "successful,"
means that she's been a solopreneur since 2006 and has not had the
'luxury' of someone else paying her bills while she writes. She lives
frugally and loves creating her own life day-to-day.
She worked full-time in the corporate
world for over 20 years and went to night school full-time for her AS,
BS, MBA, and an MA in writing for half that time. As a freelancer, she's
had numerous pieces published in local newspapers and has had several
articles published in a regional magazine that focuses on New Hampshire
Lisa is a co-founder and regular
contributor to a blog for writers (http://nhwn.wordpress.com)
and is a Great Leads editor for a NH-based writing organization (http://writersday.org)
where she submits non-fiction-related job leads for members. Lisa's
client list is growing and her paid writing gigs include ghost blogging
for businesses, writing white papers, business success stories, warm
e-mails, website content, and all types of marketing collateral.
You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn
as LisaJJackson, and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WriteYourWay).
As a fiction writer, Lisa has had several
short stories published under her pseudonym Lisa Haselton, which may
sound familiar -- she's on the staff of The Writer's Chatroom and
moderates some 'celebrity' Sunday chats. She also has a blog for author
interviews and book reviews,
Non-writing interests include walking,
finding the perfect cup of iced coffee, bicycling, taking adventure
vacations, black and white photography and sketching.
Her 2013 goals include finishing a few
5Ks and her 3rd sprint triathlon, vacationing at a castle in Ireland,
seeing several short stories published, expanding her non-fiction
writing markets, finishing a novel or two, and learning to bake more
than the perfect apple pie and a decent grilled cheese sandwich.
most recent books are Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of
José María Hinojosa (University of New Orleans Press,
2012), the first English language translation of the
significant poet of Spain’s Generation of 1927; the poetry
collection, Tourist at a Miracle (Hanging Loose,
2010); and a translation, with Pablo Medina, of Federico García Lorca's Poet in New York (Grove 2008). His
poetry collection, A Map of the Winds, will appear
with Lavender Ink in the fall of 2013.
Listener in the Snow (Teachers & Writers, 2000), and,
with Christian McEwen, co-editor of The Alphabet of the
Trees: A Guide to Nature Writing (Teachers & Writers,
2000) his poetry, essays and translations have appeared in
nine other anthologies, as well as such publications as Tin
House, Hanging Loose, Performing Arts Journal,
The Cincinnati Review, South Bank Poetry
(England) Ezra: A Journal of Translation, The Hat,
Bayou, Boog, Occasional Religion,
Washington Square, conduit, Subtopics,
The Florida Review, Ping Pong, and American
He has been
featured on Poetry Daily, The Bob Edwards Show, The Leonard
Lopate Show, The Moe Greene Poetry Discussion, The Nevada
Girls Literary Hour, and PBS New York Voices. A
recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts
and the National Writers Project, he is currently at work on
translating the poems of Mario Benedetti. Statman is an
Associate Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang
College, The New School for the Liberal Arts.
is the USA Today bestselling
author of 50 novels of romance
and women's fiction. She sold her first novel to Silhouette in 1990.
Since then, millions of copies of her
novels, in both print and digital format, have been published in
eighteen different countries.
An acclaimed teacher, she formerly taught at The
University of Houston, and has given writing workshops all over the
country. She says there’s nothing more satisfying to her than seeing
that light bulb go off in a student’s head.
and raised along with three younger sisters in northeast Ohio, Pat has
since lived in upstate New York, Northern Alabama, California, Sweden,
and for most of the past 40 years, in
Houston. She and her husband have three grown children and three
brilliant and amazing grandchildren.
1970, John Yamrus
has published 21 books (19 volumes of
poetry and 2 novels.) He has also had
more than 1,400 poems published in countless print magazines around the
world. His poems have been taught at both the high school and the
college level and selections of his work have been translated into
several languages, including Spanish, Swedish, Italian, French, Japanese
latest volume of poetry (THEY NEVER TOLD ME THIS WOULD HAPPEN) is
currently in its
third printing. BARK, a book of poetry is due to
release in January 2013.
is an author of poetry and
short fiction. She is a book critic for the NY
Times Website About.com, Fantastica Daily, Bookpleasures.com, and Kira's
Eye (Canada). She's also the arts feature editor for Skratch music
magazine and The Slantas.
Renee has published articles on topics ranging
from travel essays and celebrity interviews, to fashion reporting. She
has appeared on several radio shows, Fearnet.com's Streets of Fear
series, been interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper articles,
and given presentations at the New York State Library.
As a freelance writer, Renee has done everything
from spend the night at the scene of the infamous Lizzie Borden murders
to interviewing some of the cast of the Harry Potter movies.
Her books include: Manchester Ghosts; Ghosts of
Portsmouth NH; Ghosts of NY's Capital District; Fairies, Mermaids, and
Other Mystical Creatures; and Strange NH.
is also the owner and art director of Nolia Gallery, a fine art gallery
located in Amherst, NH. She travels extensively throughout the U.S. and
She currently lives in southern New Hampshire with
her husband and three
says: A very long time ago when I was
in high school I had to submit an essay on the
Theory of Phlogiston.
The day my teacher
decided to illuminate our young minds on that particular subject, I’d
probably skipped school, because my eyes glazed over and my brain went
“Oops” as I stared at the blank piece of paper in front of me.
I had a life-changing
decision before me. I could either sit for hours in a very uncomfortable
hardwood chair and do nothing, or I could emulate the writers I’d
recently discovered in the very limited Science Fiction section of the
school library. If
LeGuin could do it, so could I.
I wrote my first
Science Fiction story.
I handed in my essay
and caught a glimpse of my teacher's face. She turned rather pale. I
exited the room before her ability to speak returned. Once out in the
hall, I heard a bark of what I hoped was laughter, but feared it to be
an incipient heart attack.
I received my essay
back the next day. Across the top I read, 'Don’t ever do this again.'
Across the middle, 'Well done.' And in the bottom left-hand corner,
scrawled in big red letters, the letter 'A'!
That was the moment
my career as a writer of Science Fiction and Fantasy began.
I was born in
England, grew up in Australia, moved to Canada in 2004 and married the
love of my life. I’m a writer and shaman, a bicyclist and a feminist.
I’ve been an architect, a seamstress, an athlete and a field hand.
Writing is my passion
and my profession, novels specifically, short stories occasionally, and
always with lesbian characters. I write under the pseudonym 'Widdershins'
because I am, if nothing else, contrariwise. Also, it’s kinda witchy,
whimsical, genre-appropriate, and will allow me to write in other genres
with other names.
Book 1 of the
‘Mortal Instinct’ was published in September 2011. Book 2,
‘Journey of Echos’ is under construction. (correct spelling – it
will make sense if you’ve read Book 1). I also have a short story
collection in the works, along with a historical mystery series, and a
semi-autobiographical account of my Shaman Journey and Teachings.
I’ve recently launched an episodic
‘Identical’ that is published once a month on my blog,
Mortal Instinct is
the first Book of the 'Gallery' series; Set in a slightly
alternate reality where the boundaries between the worlds runs thin, and our
choices, even the ones we’re unaware we’ve made, determine our fate.
It's now available from my publisher,
Eternal Press as an eBook ......
in print and eBook at Amazon.com ...
and available to order from your favourite local bookstore.