Location: Los Angeles, United States
Member Since: June 2012
Last online: April 2021
It's been a number of years since I was active on TNBW so I figure I ought to bring my background up to speed. In the past few years, my novel Home World won the Evvy award in SF. My short story 'A Hot Day on Titan' was nominated for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award'; my novella 'Liquid Gambit' was a Reader's Choice award. I also finally put my training in story structure & development to work by launching my own editorial service (www.bonnie.milani.com). Between times I've been ghost-writing screenplays & TV pilots for my Industry clients who have great story ideas but no idea how to write them. Last year (2017) I ran break out editorial sessions for the Dublin Writer's Conference (yep, in Dublin).
AND - just this past week a flash fiction piece story "The Good Old Days" was featered on Dave Core's podcast 'Thrills & Mystery". You can listen right here on either of these links.
Here's a link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/thrillsandmystery/S5_E_10.mp3
Here's a short link: http://bit.ly/2GZ7b9Y
Think that does it.
I still remember the book that made me decide I could out-write another writer: it was a junior reader's biography of Sir William Harvey, the 17th century English physician credited (in the West) with discovering how blood circulates. After about 30 pages of telling myself "I can write better than that!" So I grabbed a crayon that just happened to be blue and started editing. I was maybe 7 at the time. And unfortunately for my juvenile bottom it was a library book. I followed the dream through college and after grad school, freelancing feature articles for newpapers along the East Coast. Even wrote a cover story for Science Digest! Only life and grown up responsibilities caught up with me by my late twenties and I put writing away with too many of my other dreams while I followed a career track. Wasn't until I lost my whole family that I realized story telling wasn't something i just wanted to do - it's the gift God gave me to do. So here I am: a middle-aged pudge working on getting back into a writer's kind of real life.
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