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Paul S. Fein, Agawam MA; tel. & fax (413) 786-2034; e-mail: email@example.com. Writing Specialties: Sportswriting, with a special emphasis on tennis — its international players, events, issues, trends and history. Credits: My first book — Tennis Confidential: Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies — was published by Brassey's, Inc. in April 2002; see www.tennisconfidential.com. It was recommended by Library Journal and Tennis Week, among other publications. My second book — You Can Quote Me on That: Greatest Tennis Quips, Insights, and Zingers with a foreword by Billie Jean King — was published by Potomac Books, Inc. (formerly Brassey's, Inc.) in March 2005; see more information and links to reviews at www.tennisquotes.com. My third book, Tennis Confidential II: More of Today's Greatest Players, Matches, and Controversies, was published in May 2008 by Potomac Books, Inc.; see more information and links to reviews at www.tennisconfidential.com. Tennis Confidential II was named one of ForeWord magazine's finalists for the 2008 Book of the Year Award. My articles have appeared in publications in 25 foreign countries and in general interest, sports and tennis magazines and newspapers in the U.S. Awards: I have received more than 30 writing awards, including 13 (two 1st Places and two 2nd Places) in the Writers-Editors Network International Writing Compeition, three during the 1990s from the prestigious Tennis Week magazine, plus a first prize and a second prize in the 1999 United States Tennis Writers Association writing contest in the Column category, a first prize in the 2000 USTWA writing contest in the Feature category, a first prize in the 2001 USTWA writing contest in the Enterprise/Hard News category, a first prize in the 2004 and 2005 USTWA writing contests in the Feature category, and a first prize in the Service Story category and second prizes in the Hard News/Enterprise category and the Feature Story category in the 2007 USTWA writing contest. The 2005 winning Feature Story was "Who is the Greatest Tennis Player Ever?" In the 2008 USTWA contest, I won First Prize in the "Service Story" Category for my article, "Ten Reasons Why Topspin Is Essential on Clay." It was my seventh First Prize award in the annual USTWA writing contest in the past nine years. In the same category, I also won Second Prize for my article, "The Art of Anticipation." It was my fourth Second Prize award in the USTWA contest. My articles received 1st Place (for "The Importance of Momentum in Tennis" on TennisOne.com) and 2nd Place (for "Defend and Conquer" in Australian Tennis Magazine) awards in the Service Story category in the 2010 USTWA writing contest. My article,"The Escape Artist,"was awarded 8th Place in the Magazine Feature Article category of the 81st Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition (2012). I received 1st Place in the 2015 Writers-Editors Network International Writing Competition in the "Previously Published Nonfiction" category for his essay titled "Beauty of Federer." I also received 3rd Place in the 2015 Carteret Writers Writing Competition in the "Nonfiction" category for his essay titled "Will Serena and Novak Capture the Holy Grail of Tennis." Kinds of articles: I write human interest features, interviews, event coverage, straight reportage, book and web site reviews, sports history, essays, "Juicy Quotes" and "Tennis Index" features, event previews and annual retrospectives, instruction, humor and cartoons. Memberships: AIPS, NSSA, USTWA, USPTA, NSWTA, LTA, SST, ITHF, USTA. Comments: Besides freelance writing assignments, I am available for press releases, proofreading, editing and newsletters. Writing samples are available upon request. I welcome your inquiries.
Kay Harwell Fernández, Ormond Beach FL; KFernan331@aol.com. Writing Specialties: Travel, art & culture, retail, health/medical, dogs, profiles, food & wine, business, mature and upscale markets. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, audio, corporate, brochures, ad agency, PR firm, Internet. Books: Contributor to National Geographic tabletop book "Sacred Places of a Lifetime"; contributor to "100 Years of Moving Pictures," published in both Europe and the US. Periodical Credits: AAA Living, Upscale Living, The Tennessean, Porthole, Gayot, Holiday Villas (UK), Elegant Wedding, Wine Enthusiast, Vacation Agent, Seabourn Club Herald, Cunard Passages, Holland America Compass, and The Travel Editor. Clients: Agencies; businesses. Awards: Writing awards from CNW/FFWA Annual Writing Competition; American Business Publishers Jesse Neal Award; and editor of two publications that received Florida Magazine Association awards. Comments: Journalism degree (graduated with high honors); more than 20 years' experience, including magazine editor for both trade and consumer publications; strengths – professional, ethical, flexible, can-do attitude; traveled throughout the US and to 44 countries. Memberships: FFWA, ASJA, IFWTWA, SATW.
Carol Fichtelman, St. Louis, Missouri
Non-Fiction Skills: Legal Editing, Legal Writing, Website Writing, University and Law School Consultant, Copy Editing, Proofreading
Non-Fiction Credits: ElderLaw Portfolio Series: Portfolios ##10, 12, 13,14, 20 (Update Contributor), #17 (Co-Contributor), #27 (Original Author), Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Publisher
Fiction Skills: Short Story Writer (Mainstream and Speculative/SciFi)
Fiction Writing Credits: "Grasmere Avenue," Dream Fantasy International, Volume 34, 2006/2007; "Dogtown, USA," Wisconsin Review, v. 43, #2 (Spring, 2009); "My Alpha and Omega," Liternational, Volume 1, Issue 2, Aug. 17, 2012, www.liternational.com/my-alpha-and-omega/; "It Never Rains in Dogtown," Center for Writing Excellence (C4WE), Sept. 2012 and published in Third Annual Fiction Anthology, (p.45) Center for Writing Excellence, 2013; "Girl in the Fast Lane," WritersType.com September 2012 Short Story Winner, www.writerstype.com/winners/2012/september/shortstory.asp or www.writerstype.com/winners.asp; "It Never Rains in Dogtown," Third Annual Fiction Anthology, Editor: Janie Sullivan, Director, C4WE; Center for Writing Excellence, Summer 2013 (ISBN: 978-1491091043) (Also available on Kindle)
Fiction Awards: Black Mountain Press Asheville Award Finalist, May 2013 Contest, "Girl in the Fast Lane: A Collection of Short Stories": http://theblackmountainpress.com/contests.html (Top Finalist out of Four Awardees, including the Winner); The 2012 Kristen Iversen & David Anthony Durham Award, Liternational: Literary Review International, www.liternational.com/finalists/, Honorable Mention for "My Alpha and Omega"; September 2012 Short Story Contest, WritersType.com, First Place for "Girl in the Fast Lane"; September 2012 Crime Fiction Contest, Center for Writing Excellence, Third Place for "It Never Rains in Dogtown"; 2012 Liternational Short Fiction Contest, Top Five Short Story, "My Alpha and Omega"; 2011 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Contest, Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts; Short Story Finalist (20 finalist from pool of 450) for "Vicious Killer Poodles"; 2011 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition Short Story Semi-Finalist for "Danger City" (story not published).
Comments: B.A. History; J.D.; Available to do editing, website work, freelancing from my home office
Julie Flanders, Cincinnati, Ohio, (513) 921-4186 (home), (513) 306-8040 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org - http://julieflanders.blogspot.com
Writing specialties: novels, children's books, magazines, newsletters, web content, social media, grants, research. I have experience working with editors and am responsive to deadlines. Books: Polar Night (mystery/thriller), Polar Day (horror/thriller), The Ghosts of Aquinnah (mystery), Baby Moo's Great Escape (children's book). Credits: Cat Fancy, Thrive in Life, Best Friends Animal Society, College & Research Libraries News, Against the Grain. Comments: I am an author and freelancer with a special interest in animals and animal-related issues. I am the founder of the animal welfare site All in for Animals, which can be found at www.allinforanimals.com. Visit me at julieflanders.net, on LinkedIn at: www.linkedin.com/in/julie-flanders-5359a343, or on Twitter at @JulesFlanders.
fiction, animals, travel, Ohio and surrounding region, web content, blogging, academic articles, grant writing. Experience: magazines, newsletters, books, grants, social media. Novels: Polar Night (Ink Smith Publishing, 2013). I work as a librarian and as a freelance writer and have been published in both print and online publications. I have also served as a grant writer and social media manager for a non-profit organization.
Penny Fletcher- Based in Tampa Bay, FL.
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/-/e/B01IQUUUT6
Linked-In 250+ endorsements from former clients www.linkedin.com/in/penny-fletcher-a981388?trk=hp-identity-photo
Fans: Business & Personal pages Facebook; also fan base on Twitter 5,000+ www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1242871933
Specialty: "Writing from the Heart" whether news, features, books, newsletter or giving college-level classes in the Hillsborough County library system and local Adult Ed College in "Page-Turning Fiction" that works on dialogue, characterization, scene-setting and plot.
Freelanced fiction for MacFadden Enterprises NYC (True Love; True Story; True Romance) 1977-1984)
F/T - Reporter, Editor, Bureau Editor at Sunbelt Newspapers; The Tampa Tribune & Media General Communications- 1984 to 2007
P/T - Outsource Editor: BookSurge (owned by Amazon) 1988-2005 (edited; did marketing copy and even ghosted their NY Times reviews)
Author, Editor & Coach since 1978
Owner Soaring Eagle Books 2013-2015 - (Publisher & CEO)
Author, Editor, Publishing Liaison - 2015- Present
I AM NOT A PUBLISHER NOW. I despised it. Instead: As a Publishing Liaison I take my client's work from the (free consultation) through evaluation and content stage, through editing, covers, assigning ISBNs, pagination, checking final copy and putting up on line for Indie Authors or preparing query letters and readying for submission to publishers & agents. I also do substantive editing (alone) for a flat $2 a page for manuscripts 12-pt single spaced, more than 50 pages.
Briefly - I have approximately 14,000 bylines on news, features, columns and magazine articles, many with photographs, since 1978. I now work mainly on my client's work and my own books, having quit the newsroom, except for an occasional freelance article or column at The Observer News print and online at www.observernews.net.
While with the Florida Press Assn. and Community Papers of Florida I gleaned more than 50 awards for writing everything from hard news to feature "fluff." These are listed by year on my website.
- My most prized awards were for (IN HARD NEWS) "Health Care at Crisis Point;" (hard news interviews with FL. Governor and State Reps. 2011); "Farmers Lose Thousands as Freeze Kills Stock" 2012; "Faith-based Centers Struggle to keep up with Area Homeless" 2010.; "Presidential Aide Spencer Faircloth tells of Working Under Five Presidents" 2005.
- IN COLUMNS: "Florida Should Let Independents Have Their Say in Primaries"; Statewide No. 1 winner 2011; "Residents Plead with Commissioners to Keep Programs in Place" 2010; Why the Crist Plan for Health Insurance Isn't Helping Those Who Need it Most" 2014- Always for the Underdog - you get the point.
My Books are the same even though, as a journalist, I write in many genres.
- If I Should Die Before I Wake: Rainbow House (Flew me to speak in Baden, Penn. In 1991 about Domestic Abuse (nonfiction) 1991
- Soft News (great Kirkus review) Political correctness is killing the news business – Black man married to white woman; both reporters, one daily, one community; and the differences in what is done and how editorializing and commentary tell people what to think (by advertisers or bureau heads decisions). Racial differences and discrimination also taken up. 2002
- Where the Wild Rose Grows: Native American spirituality as a young girl finds out her true identity as Wild Rose after being stolen and put up for sale. This is suitable for Y/A and adult. 2004
- The Sumerian Secret - first of a series "Mystery. Myth & Madness" (Real background of NASA secrets with fictional characters. Suspense/thriller genre. Hacking, murder, graphic sex. 2014. Second Book THE PHOBOS MISSION (to be released in late 2017 or 2018.)
- American Gestapo: (not election related) 2015; What powers we really have in the Constitution and how our forefathers left us powers to enforce them when the Congress does not perform. This is history/civics, nonfiction.
- COMING IN 2017: Confidential Clientele - in the second edit stage now: fiction based on fact about the homeless people I have worked with on the street as a journalist. Composites of real people; how children are removed from parents by the very agencies supposed to aid them. Main protagonist is a hotel mgr. who allows these people use "blocked" rooms to clean up and rest, hiding it from the motel owner. She has two children and has been homeless herself and must do whatever it takes to keep a room and food on the table. Suspense/woman's contemporary with Graphic sex.
- Several books under a pen name in the romance genre with graphic scenes for Secret Cravings Publishing, an online company. (Confidentiality clause enforced).
GOALS: Besides selling my own books, I highlight books I edit and coach in a monthly newsletter, News, Views & Books (subhed: Not Quite a Normal Newsletter) in particular; I want to edit manuscripts in any genre, especially enjoying suspense fiction and erotic romance; political and many types of nonfiction. I can also write articles in any length requested on deadline and would be open to writing biographies. I am versed in terms for various religions having minored in comparative religion; Native American customs (being half Native American); politics and anything to do with print media. Print media work has also enabled me to interview until I find answers if I am unfamiliar with the topic at hand.
Charles Justus Garard Jr. PhD, Doraville, GA; 404-681-1820; email@example.com; http://virgostone.wordpress.com; http://the-dark-journeys-trilogy.strikingly.com. Charles Justus Garard, Jr. has taught all levels of English courses at two universities, two private four-year liberal arts colleges, two community colleges, and for a private tutorial service on weekends for Asian students. From 1988 to 2004, he taught at Morris Brown College in Atlanta; from 2004 to June of 2006, he taught English in Anshan, China, at the Anshan University of Science and Technology. He has taught all levels of writing (honors, regular, advanced, and development sections), Creative Writing (both 100 and 400 levels), World Literature I and mythology (including honors and film sections), English Literature surveys I and II, and film courses. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 from Southern Illinois University by writing a dissertation on John Fowles. This was later published internationally as a book titled Point of View in Fiction and Film. He minored in American literature as well as cinema studies and studied screenwriting as his collateral field. He earned his MA in English from Southern Illinois University by writing a thesis on the mythology of Atlantis. In addition to teaching, he worked four years as a newspaper salesman and photographer, worked part-time as the editor of a small community newspaper for one year, and worked in the advertising layout departments of movie theatre circuits.In addition to writing the book on John Fowles and several articles, he has completed two mainstream novel manuscripts, a science-fiction novel about time-travel, a fourth novel dealing with Indonesian mythology, and has begun a fifth novel about his experiences in China. Throughout his career, he has helped writers at all levels revise and edit their materials, everything from brochures and speeches to newspaper and scholarly articles. He has taught the MLA style method but also has access to CMS, APA and AP manuals as well as numerous other fact-finding and background materials ranging from creative writing books to occult and supernatural reference works. He has been a member of the CNW since 1989 (professional member number 52552). Charles Justus Garard has articles posted at Ezine @rticles: Before the Malls Came: Showmanship for Small-town Movie Theatres and Who is Watching Whom? Point of View and Loss of Control in "It Came From Outer Space"
Suzann Bresler Goldstein is a memoirist, a freelance writer and a poet. She posts essays and poems to her blog www.unexpectedlives.com and has finished her memoir, WHY US? One Mother's Story (working title). She will soon be working on a book about children with cancer and blood disorders and their parents with her husband, Edwin Goldstein, and Dr. Peri Kamalakar, the director of three of THE VALERIE FUND Centers for Children with Cancer and Blood Disorders.
Suzann was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut and attended Bridgeport's public schools and the University of Connecticut. She dropped out of the academic world at the end of her sophomore year and returned home, her scholarly interests overcome by the university's very active social life.
Six months later, Suzann moved to New York City with friends from college. While there she met, and following a brief dating period, married Ed, the love of her life. They soon became a full-fledged family by adding two children to their lives, Stacy in 1964 and Valerie in 1966.
In 1969, three-year-old Valerie was diagnosed with bone cancer. She died six years later in January 1976. One month later, in February 1976, Suzann and Ed established THE VALERIE FUND, www.thevaleriefund.org, in their daughter's memory. THE VALERIE FUND is an organization that supports comprehensive health care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Today there are seven THE VALERIE FUND Children's Centers located in major hospitals in New Jersey, New York City and the Philadelphia area. These Centers together form the largest network of hospital-based outpatient healthcare facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation. THE VALERIE FUND also supports Camp Happy Times, afree week-long summer camp for children with cancer.
In 1981, when Stacy was seventeen, a fresh interest in academics urged Suzann to add non-traditional student to her New Jersey schedule. She enrolled in Somerset County Community College, received her Associate of Arts degree with honors, transferred to Douglass College and in 1984, while in her junior year, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. In 1985, she was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree with highest honors.
Continuing her education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Suzann received her Master of Arts degree in sociology, then entered the Rutgers PhD program in medical sociology. In addition to the other busy parts of her life, Suzann worked in the sociology department as a research assistant and practiced as a medical sociologist outside the university.
Suzann left graduate school before completing the last of her doctoral course work in order to care for Stacy who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1989 at the age of twenty-five. Stacy died twelve years later in 2001.
The breast cancer center at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, in collaboration with Suzann and Ed, was renamed in memory of Stacy, and is now called the STACY GOLDSTEIN BREAST CANCER CENTER at RCINJ, www.cinj.org/treatment/breast_oncology.html. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state's only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and is dedicated to cancer research and the clinical care of patients with cancer. It is one of only 45 such cancer centers in the nation.
-In May 2015, Suzann was the recipient of the Woman of Achievement Award from The State Federation of Women's Clubs.
-In October 2014, Suzann was inducted into The Douglass Society, an honor given by the Associate Alumnae of Douglass College to those whose life's work embodies exceptional accomplishments and leadership.
-In mid June 2013, Suzann and Ed were awarded The Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis Jefferson Award for Public Service.
-In early June 2013, Suzann and Ed received the New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Award in Public Service In March 2012, Suzann was chosen as the Somerset County Woman of The Year for Public Service.
-In 2011, Suzann and Ed were awarded the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey's University Medal of Excellence.
-In September 2010, Suzann was elected to the Foundation of The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
-In 2003, Suzann was appointed to the New Jersey State Child Placement Review Board.
-In 1992, Suzann was appointed to the New Jersey State Department of Health Parental and Child Health Advisory Committee.
-In 1991, The New Jersey State Department of Health chose Suzann as the recipient for the Albert Harrison Award for Extraordinary Commitment to Services for Children With Special Health Needs.
-In 1984, Suzann received the Douglass College Student Cooperative Bookstore Merit Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Major Field of Study.
John A. Gorman, North Miami FL; Flushing NY; (305) 893-5006; summer (718) 445-9155; firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Specialties: Travel, Op-Ed, boating, novels. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter, e-books. Books: King of the Romans, The Reception of Frederico Garcia Lorca in Germany (1972), Lone Hand. Periodical Credits: Travel & Leisure, modern Maturity, American Health, Family Motorcoaching, Caribbean Beat, Industry Worker, Flamenco, Mensa Bulletin, Miami Herald, Newsday, Tampa Tribune. Awards: Several honorable mentions in Writer's Digest contests.
Barbara Florio Graham, phone: 819-663-3206; Simon Teakettle Ink, Gatineau, Quebec; fax: 819-663-4063, website www.SimonTeakettle.com, e-mail: email@example.com Writing Specialities: educational materials, creativity, time management, media kits, promotional materials for business and non-profits, media strategies (short and long-term), how-to (small business, home office, household), seniors, cats, humor. Media Experience: Contributing editor to eight publications in past 20 years; radio (NBC, CBC); stage director for theatre and television (National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON); p.r. consultant to national organizations and businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Books: Musings/Mewsings, Five Fast Steps to Low-Cost Publicity (Opal Services), Five Fast Steps to Better Writing (Opus Mundi); 38 anthologies in six countries (including Canadian Writer's Guide, CONTEXTS, Brushes with Greatness, The New Morningside Papers, Feeding the Hungry Heart). Periodical Credits: hundreds of newspapers and magazines in Canada, U.S. and U.K., including: CATS Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Dogs in Canada, Globe & Mail, Home Business Report, Michigan Living, P.R. Quarterly, Canadian Living, McCalls, Modern Bride, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Quartos (U.K). Clients: The Versailles Group Ltd. (Boston), Law Enforcement Supply Co.(Panama City & Miami, FL), Tailor-Made Solutions (Navan, ON), Medica Publishing (Lanark, ON), Disappearing Nightly (Kanata, ON), Canadian Assoc. of University Teachers, 12 Canadian federal gov't departments (writing, teaching), Sandy Lake First Nation (ON), Reunion SearchLine (Nepean, ON), the Canadian Square & Round Dance Society, the Catholic Health Association. Awards: IABC (Ottawa Communicator of the Year, 1990), Periodical Writers Association of Canada (Outstanding Achievement, 1991), Canadian Authors Association (Margaret Breen Award plus several writing contests), National Capital Writing Contest, CNW/FFWA contests, Valley Writer's Guild humor contest; Shojai Mentoring Award from the Cat Writers' Association, 2010. Capabilities: Word (Windows), website content, photo manipulation. Comments: B.A. degree from Barnard College (Columbia University), training consultant with Performance Management Consultants (Ottawa, ON), teaches online courses, provides consulting services (media training, strategic planning, editing) for a variety of clients on an as-needed basis.
William (Bill) A. Gralnick, Boca Raton FL; (561) 445-4338, (561) 488-3554; firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Specialties: Opinion, lifestyle, humor, nostalgia, proofreading, editing. Media Experience: Newspaper, newsletter, speeches, white paper, research. Periodical Credits: Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, St. Petersburg Times, Anniston (Ala.) Star, USA Today, Jewish Journal, Southern Israelite, Miami Today, Nashville Tennessean, Florida Catholic, International Police Chaplains Journal. Comments: My style is readable, pithy, peppered with humor and irony where appropriate.
Persis ("Perky") Granger is a writer who divides her time between north-central Florida and the Adirondack Mountains of New York. It is the latter locale that provides the setting for Perky's YA historical novels, "Adirondack Gold" (Beaver Meadow Publishing, 2003) and "Adirondack Gold II: A Summer of Strangers" (Beaver Meadow Publishing 2008). Both novels tell the story of young Hollis Ingraham as he copes with difficult family problems and the trials of farm life in the late 1890s. A most sympathetic character, Hollis faces decisions that would test the judgment of any adult. Perky also co-authored and edited "Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer's: Writing a Path to Peace," (iUniverse Star, 2004), an anthology of writings by 10 women, each of whom tells of the emotional impact of coping with a parent's Alzheimer's journey. Granger has also been published in "Adirondack Life," "Adirondack Family," "Healing Springs," "Orlando Woman," "BackRoads" and other publications. She edits and helps write a magazine for the John Thurman Historical Society, a group in which she is active, and for them also created a script for a self-guided tour CD now on sale. Perky hosts two writers' retreats each year, The St. George Island (FL) Writers' Retreat for Women in November, and The Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat near Lake George, NY. Both have limited space for participants. Inquiries about retreats or freelance work or author programs are always welcome. To learn more, visit www.PersisGranger.com or www.FictionAmongFriends.com.