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Amanda Marie Breton















Name: Amanda Marie Breton

I am a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University working toward a Masters of Science and Medical Writing. In May 2012 I graduated from Mount Holyoke College as a biology major and psychology minor. I am from Connecticut. I was editor for the Health and Science section of The Mount Holyoke News for which I have written over a dozen articles. My work has also appeared in The Montague Reporter and Encyclopedia of Earth. When I am not writing about scientific discoveries, I write poetry and fiction novels. 

I mostly write non-fiction science and medical articles. I find topics that I am interested in and I know others will be interested. I also choose topics that will educate my audience on important issues. I use different tones depending on the subject matter of my article and the audience. I like to grab my audience using humor, personal stories, and creative language. Most importantly, I want to make science accessible to the general public. In my poetry, I write whenever I have a great deal of emotion that I need to release in the form of words. The novel that I am working on right now is science fiction.

Links:
http://www.eoearth.org/article/The_History_and_Toxicity_of_Chlorine?topic=49557

https://twitter.com/Amanda_M_Breton

 
Likes: Stephen King, Star Wars, pizza, The Big Bang Theory, National Geographic, Lewis Thomas, huskies, all animals, science, history, psychology, reading

Status: Enjoying my youth, taking one day at a time, and focusing on me.





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Maggie Doonan















Name: Maggie Doonan (preferred)

Aka:
Margaret Doonan

Maggie Doonan is an emerging Australian writer aspiring towards international novelist status. Maggie has recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Creative and Professional Writing and is glad because now she can finally move to the tropics. Maggie is inherently restless and as a result tends to move house, town and country a lot. Well at least she used to, before she was inducted into student poverty. Maggie has an affection for adventure and an affinity or narratives that unsettle, disturb or excite. Currently she is working on three novels and hopes to finish one in the next six months.  

Genre hybridisation and mixing styles to create something new or as yet unexplored is what drives my approach to creative writing. I love grappling with the different conventions and voices and mashing them together to produce a story worth reading. Before university I refused to consider anything outside my preferred genre of horror but now I’ll try anything and currently my in-progress novels include adult and young adult horror/historical fiction, sub-genres of fantasy, new weird. My preference is for longer works though I can’t help adore the brutality of a strong story under seven hundred words. My work tends to be dark and creepy whenever possible featuring damaged protagonists with dubious motivations. Gore and dead bodies are a common in my stories. The greatest advice I have ever received and one I repeat in my mind as I work is this: if the story doesn’t excite or engage the author writing it, then a reader won’t be excited or engaged when reading it.

‘Without You’ (Flash fiction – horror)
Published with The Fringe Magazine

‘Another Day in Paradise’ (Flash fiction – contemporary realism)
Published with Down in the Dirt Magazine (published under name of Margaret Doonan) online and in Down in the Dirt’s upcoming printed publication.

‘A Touch of Europe’ (creative non-fiction)
Published by WingTsun Australia website

‘Toe Jam’ (Short Story – Horror)
Published in The Siren’s Call Ezine  (no direct link available)


Contact Email address: maggiedoona@hotmail.com

Education: Queensland University of Technology – Bachelor of Fine Arts: Creative and Professional Writing.


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Victoria Veach
















Name: Victoria Veach

Victoria Veach attends the University of Alabama. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her sorority sisters, her friends, and studying for classes. Victoria began seriously writing in the sixth grade. She is currently working on a young adult fiction novel and several other small pieces. Victoria hopes to become a surgeon and publish her novel.

Victoria is a writer of all subjects and particularly at this moment in time she uses the style of brainstorming. The key to her writing is allowing her emotions to carry her away. Whether it's love, anguish, or revenge she allow the words to spill forth. Movies, music, and life experience are the sources behind her imagination and creativity. Victoria believe over detailing is what causes the death of writing, readers should be allowed to use the imagination. For the imagination creates the best picture, a writer's words should just influence the image in order for the story to be perceived. 

I was featured on Daily Love on December 19, 2012. This was my first publication:

Contact Email Address: vaveach@crimson.ua.edu

Education: Sophomore year at the University of Alabama

Likes: Orchids, people, and dancing

Dislikes: School work, test, and driving long trips

Status: Single, happy, and enjoying life! 

Anything else: Carpe Diem
 
 
 
 
 
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Rhiannon Caitlin Morgan















Name: Rhiannon Caitlin Morgan

AKA: Chicago Roses

I'm a second year English Literature and Creative Writing student at Aberystwyth University. I work part time as a barmaid in the Student Union.

My writing career has just started, but I have a long running ambition to write for on-screen animation productions. I love writing characters that seem to have a poignant affect on my audience. Otherwise I write about my own experiences. I'd describe my style as a work in progress.

Email: rcm13@aber.ac.uk

Links:
https://twitter.com/ChicagoRoses
https://chicago-roses.tumblr.com

Education: Aberystwyth University, English Literature & Creative Writing BA (2nd year)

Likes: Weird tea, bears, the blues, books, and apples.

Dislikes: Being cold, smelling of tequila, sleepless days and nights, and mushrooms.

"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful
of romance and adventure." -C. Chaplin




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