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Paul S. Fein, 39 Beekman Drive, Agawam MA 01001-2608; 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). 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, 1321 Wicklow Lane, Ormond Beach FL 32174-2808; 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.
Julie Flanders, 4274 Paul Rd. #26, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238, (513) 921-4186 (home), (513) 306-8040 (cell); firstname.lastname@example.org - http://julieflanders.blogspot.com
Writing specialties: 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.
Patricia Fry of Ojai, CA, has been writing for publication since 1973, having contributed articles to Writer's Digest, Freelance Writer's Report, Canadian Author, The World and I, Entrepreneur, Woman's Own, Your Health, Cats, Western Horse, Pages, The Toastmaster Magazine, Kiwanis Magazine, Catholic Digest and many other magazines. Mrs. Fry has 24 books to her credit, including "The Right Way to Write, Publish and Sell Your Book," "The Successful Writer's Handbook" and "Over 75 Good Ideas for Promoting Your Book." She also writes on local history, grandparenting, youth mentoring, metaphysics and other topics.
Ms. Fry presents workshops and seminars related to writing and publishing, having traveled to Honolulu, HI; Jacksonville, FL; St. Louis, MO; Arlington, TX and other venues within the past few years. She became an International speaker in 2006 after accepting an invitation to be the keynote speaker for the Toastmasters District Conference in Dubai, UAE.
Ms. Fry is the president of SPAWN (Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network). She is the owner of Matilija Press, a company she established in 1983.
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Charles Justus Garard Jr. PhD, 1343 Euclid Ave. #2, Little Five Points, Atlanta GA 30307; 404-681-1820; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://virgostone.wordpress.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"
Carla Goddard, Msc.D., PO Box 724, Crystal Springs, FL 33524; (813) 715-0686, cell (813) 716-4498; email@example.com; www.shamanmedicinewoman.net. Writing Specialties: Medicine Woman Shamanic practices, Metaphysical, Mind Set Energy Healing, Self Help practices. Media Experience: Newsletter, magazine, Web content, e-books. Books: "The Witches Child," "A Moment in Prayer" - E-book, "Eternal Flame Meditations" - E-book. Comments: Doctorate in Metaphysical Sciences; Ten year apprenticeship.
John A. Gorman, 365 NE 125th St., Apt. 406, North Miami FL 33161; 144-50 38th Ave. #C-4, Flushing NY 11354; (305) 893-5006; summer (718) 445-9155; firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Specialties: Boating, book editing, copy editing, op ed, ghostwriting. 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, 535 Charles-Desnoyers, Gatineau, Quebec J8P 3X4; 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.
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.
Belva Green, 90 S. Highland Ave., No. 1204, Tarpon Springs FL 34689-5351; (727) 942-7354; firstname.lastname@example.org. Writing Specialties: Antique collections (especially combs, billikins), folk tales (from many countries - re-told), children's literature, nonfiction. Media Experience: Newspaper, magazine, newsletter. Books: How the Robin Got Its Red Breast, (Ornamental) Antique Comb Collectors Companion, Dating (Combs) Made Easier. Periodicals: Collectors Eye, The World & I, Inside Collector, Muzzle-Blasts, Listen, Collectors News and Antique Reporter, Today's Collector, Southeastern Antiquing & Collecting, Antique Comb Collector Newsletter (editor). Clients: I have edited stories and a religious book for writers and give writing workshops. Capabilities: Photography, desktop publishing. Comments: In-depth research, people skills, experience interviewing people in grief & loss, have world class antique fancy comb collection (some ancient).
Tena Green, 231 Lawrence St, #2, Bellevue, OH 44811, Phone: (419) 217-3190, Email: email@example.com.
Writing Specialties: Community affairs, editorials, features, interviews, novels, non-fiction books, short stories, and editing. Areas of Experience: alcohol/drug dependency, children/teens, death/dying, education/school, family/parenting, homemaking, social issues, case studies, research, and editing. Comments: Green was a reporter & feature writer for a local newspaper where she wrote over 300 articles. She is a volunteer editor for AuthorMe.com. Green has been published by Chicken Soup for the Soul and is known for her non-fiction books published by Atlantic Publishing, her editing abilities, novels that grip the reader, and for thorough research. Her novels include The Catalyst, A Woman's Touch, and X-30. She has received five star reviews for her non-fiction books, Your First Year as a Principal; Everything You Need to Know that They Don't Teach You in School (Atlantic Publishing 2009) and How to be Successful in Your First Year of Teaching Elementary School (Atlantic Publishing 2010).