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Sex, Lies & Stories, Memoir of a Frustrated Writer Paperback – Large Print, September 9, 2011
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About the Author
Jackie Woolley’s articles have been published in numerous national publications. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in college literary publications. Word Books published her nonfiction book, All The Things You Aren’t…Yet, under the name Jackie Humphries. For her master’s thesis, she wrote an early version of her novel manuscript, What Death Can Touch, University of Houston, Clear Lake. A earlier version of a fiction manuscript The Sound of Windmills won semi-finalist in the prestigious William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition in 2002. She worked as a language facilitator and educator in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and wrote feature stories about her experiences in a foreign land. At the University of Houston, Clear Lake City, she co-edited the university’s literary publication, Bayousphere. She taught literature and writing for community colleges in Oregon and Texas. For the next twenty years, as co-owner of Professional Engineering Inspections, she edited engineering reports on houses in the Houston area. Her story, “The Love of Her Life,” appears in The Noble Generation, Vol. II, Stories of the American Experience, Barnes & Noble, Georgetown, Texas. She regularly writes for Story Circle Network’s publications. She currently holds writing workshops and is a facilitator for various writer’s groups. Her life story based on her childhood farm in Texas, “My Belonging Place,” appeared in the collection, A Land Full of Stories, in the book, What Wildness is This, Women Write About The Southwest, University of Texas Press, Austin. Now in 2011, The Sound of Windmills and Sex, Lies, & Stories, memoir of a frustrated writer, is published.
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