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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CRISTINA T. LOPEZ

Tina  


Legal Name:  Cristina T. O’Keeffe


poetamaxima@yahoo.com


 


In 2003, Cristina published her first non-fiction book, Finding Francis, about finding someone she hadn’t seen in twenty years (Author House).  She is currently working on her second book of letters to a lost friend, Letters to Helen.  In addition, she writes short fiction, personal essays and poetry. 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


On-line appearances:


¯      Switched-on Gutenberg


¯      Cherrysucker


¯      The Royal Scribe


¯      The Pen Is Mightier


¯      Katzwinkel.com


¯      The Pedestal Magazine


¯      Rogue Scholar


¯      Full Circle Literary Journal of Poetry and Prose


¯      Gothic Fairytales


¯      Wonder Years


¯      International Museum of Women:  Imagining Ourselves [online exhibition] [May 2007]


¯      T-zero Xpandizine:  The Writer’s E-Zine [May 2007]


¯      The Green Muse [September 2007]


¯      Sofrito for Your Soul [May 2007]


 



Print appearances (poetry):


¯      In Our Own Words Volume 2


¯      Showcase 2000 from the National League of American Pen Women


¯      New Century Voices of the Sarasota Literary Society


¯      Soul Fountain, Volume 11


¯      The Unaurorean


¯      Curbside Review


¯      Edgz #2


¯      Ilya’s Honey


¯      Captains of Consciousness Journal


¯      Haz Mat Review


¯      Artella 8, “The Dreamworld: Night Sees the Day”


¯      Asbestos Journal [January 2008]


 


Print appearances (essays):


¯      “The Lemonade Stand” in It’s a Chick Thing (Conari Press)


¯      “Four Seasons and a Family” in A Slice of Life:  A Collection of True Life Stories (

Derby

Daily Telegraph –

UK

)


¯      “Conversations with the Dead” in The Griffin (Gwynedd-Mercy College)


¯      “Kava + Shuba = Kashuba” and “Headless Quaker” in The Pennsylvania Gazette (University of Pennsylvania)


¯      “Letting Things Go Too Far” in True Romance Magazine (Dorchester Media LLC)


“Island Fever” in Bard Song (Bard Song Press)


 


Awards:   


¯      Third Prize in the NLAW’s International Free Verse Poetry contest for 2000


¯      First Place by the Poetry Society of Michigan for the Personal Lyrics category


¯      Fourth Place for the Sky Blue Waters Poetry League


¯      Second Place in The (Almost) Anything Goes contest for “The Writing Parent.”


¯      Honorable Mention in the Winter 2002 Iliad Literary Awards


 


Interviews:


¯      NYC Writers Daily Blog (11 July 2005) [http://www.nycwritersgroup.com/v2/blog/]


¯      Artella 8, “The Dreamworld: Night Sees the Day”


 


Cristina is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.  She is a member of the International Women Writers’ Guild (IWWG), Fresh Meadows Poets and was a resident poet at the

Vermont


Studio


Center

for November 2001.  Cristina spent 2003 to 2005 in Ukraine as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer.  She lives in Stewart Manor, NY with her husband, Thomas, and daughter, Dalia.




 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: CRISTINA T. LOPEZ