Micki Peluso is the author of "And the Whippoorwill Sang"
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|Location||Staten Island, New York, United States|
|Introduction||I began writing in my 40's as a catharsis to heal the wounds of the death of my 14 year old daughter by a DWI. My first short story concerning this was published in 'Victimology; an International Journal', followed by several related poems. Inspired to continue writing, I became a freelance journalist for my daily newspaper and staff writer for my bi-weekly award winning newspaper. About a dozen multi-genre fictional stories and non-fiction slice of life stories are published in award winning anthologies such as 'The Speed of Dark', 'Tales2Inspire', 'Creature Features,' and 'Women's Memoirs.' My first book, a memoir about my daughter's death. . . . AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, won the Silver Award for 'Books that Build Character', 3rd place memoir prize in 'Predators and Editors.' and !st place award in 'People's Choice.' This book is a funny, poignant celebration of her life rather than a eulogy of her death, likened by some reviewers to "To Kill a Mockingbird', and to others,"Cheaper by the Dozen'. 'The Cat Who Wanted a Dog' is my first children's book, and 'Don't Pluck the Duck,' a collection of short fiction and slice of life stories is about to be published in 2017.|
|Interests||Writing, reading, being with family and friends, travel, games|