Writer Profiles M–O

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Terry John Malik

     When Terry retired after practicing law for thirty years, his wife implored, “Don’t sit around the house. Write a damn book.” So he did—The Bricklayer of Albany Park. Its awards include Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal; Winner – Mystery/Thriller by M.I.P.A.; and Silver Falchion Award 2018 Finalist by Killer Nashville. Before Bricklayer Terry had not written a word of fiction although several federal judges mistakenly suggested he had.
     Terry’s story, “Her Lips, Cherry Red”, was published by Mystery Tribune in February 2022.
     Terry writes while sitting on the beaches of Sanibel Island where he lives.

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margie marek

margie marek (marGmarek)’s biology is an unsolved mystery. She’s a knot-doctor, NOT a licensed medical practitioner, therefore doesn’t prescribe following her footsteps. At age eight, she ate a grape out of her grandma’s deceptively tempting fruit display. Her future-self so thoroughly comprehends wax and plastic digestion and has evolved into a one-woman recycling machine. She aims to up-scale her process, ultimately implementing a global effort to the same end. As self-healing as the Terminator, marGmarek and her puppy Hiro skate through life unscathed. She writes reality-fiction, alternate-reality non-fiction, and poetry; using ridiculously big words while surgically altering otHers to suit herself.

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LaVern Spencer McCarthy

LaVern Spencer McCarthy has written and published five books of poetry and four books of short stories. She has been published in From the Shadows, a short story anthology edited by Amanda Steele, Anthology Of Short Stories by Fenechty Publishing, and many others. Her poems have appeared in numerous state anthologies, and she has won over five hundred awards for her writing. She is a life member of Poetry Society Of Texas. She resides in Blair, Oklahoma.

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Eadbhard McGowan

     Eduard Schmidt-Zorner (penname Eadbhard McGowan) is a translator and writer of poetry, haibun, haiku, and short stories. He writes in four languages: English, French, Spanish, and German and holds workshops on Japanese and Chinese style prose and experimental poetry.
     Member of four writer groups in Ireland. Lives in County Kerry, Ireland, for more than 25 years and is a proud Irish citizen, born in Germany.
     Published in over 170 anthologies, literary journals, and broadsheets in USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Bangladesh, India, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Some poems and haibun published in French (own translation), Romanian, and Russian language.

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Joan McNerney

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Four Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press publications have accepted her work.  She has four “Best of the Net” nominations and her latest titles are The Muse in Miniature and Love Poems for Michael, both available on Amazon.com.

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Bruce McRae

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with poems published in hundreds of magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press); An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy; (Cawing Crow Press) and Like As If (Pski’s Porch) and Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).

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Arik Mitra

Arik Mitra lives in Kolkata, India. An IT professional, he has been writing for about two years now. He writes mainly short stories and poetry in English and Bengali (mother tongue). His work has been published by Clarendon House Publications, Red Penguin Books, Dyst Journal and more.

P. Muralidharan

Poet, thinker, fiction writer and reviewer, P. Muralidharan’s collection of short stories, Draupadi’s only partner, was published in 2021 and his novel, Boomerang, is ready for publication. He is currently in the panel of judges for an ongoing interactive novel contest. Several of his short stories have been included in anthologies. He is an active member of many global literary societies, and a poetry/book reviewer. Poems so far selected and published by globalpoemic.wordpress.com, otherwiseengagedjournal.com, formerpeople.wordpress.com, ekcentrica.com, subterraneanbluepoetry.com, The Mocking Owl Roost, and thewritersandreadersmagazine.com. He has translated two books including Shashi Tharoor’s Why I am Hindu into Tamil. His blogs on poetry reviews stand out.

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Malaena Nahmias

Malaena has been writing flash memoir and poetry for most of her life.  She enjoys getting to the essential feelings of her direct experience in as few words as possible. Malaena has worked in the healing professions including teaching, social work, interfaith ministry and hospice chaplaincy. Many of her stories and poems address being present for the dying. Since retirement two years ago, Malaena has more time to focus on her writing. confetti is her first publication. You can reach her at Malaenawrites@gmail.com

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Richard Natale

Los Angeles based writer and journalist Richard Natale’s short stories have appeared in such literary journals as Chelsea Station Magazine, Otherwise Engaged, The MCB Quarterly, Gertrude Press, and the anthologies Our Happy Hours, Love is Love and Off the Rocks. His most recent novel, Pigeon, was published in 2020. Other novels include Cafe Eisenhower, Love on the Jersey Shore and The Rushes, the novella Junior Willis, the YA fantasy novel The Golden City of Doubloon and the short-story compilation, Island Fever.

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