Lorraine Duffy Merkl, winner of the TWP Short Story and Anthology Contest, was recently published in the New York Times. Her 2-page feature article “Suddenly, Street Wise” ran on November 23rd, 2008. An engaging, charming piece about her son growing up in New York City and finding his way around, in more ways than one, the article may be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/nyregion/thecity/23son.html?emc=eta1
Lorraine is a freelance journalist with her own bi-monthly newspaper column “New York Gal” in Manhattan Media’s OUR TOWN and THE WEST SIDE SPIRIT. Her work has also appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORK POST, ADWEEK, BIG APPLE PARENT, DIVINECAROLINE.COM, WRITER'S JOURNAL, ELLE and BITCH MAGAZINE. Her background is in advertising, as a freelance copywriter for the entertainment industry. She is currently shopping her novel “Fat Chick”. Her short story, LITTLE BOSS, is being published as part of an anthology edited by The Writer’s Place. Additionally, Lorraine was recently named Humor Writer of the Month by the Erma Bombeck Writer's Workshop.
For more information, please contact Ms. Brancato at email@example.com or, you may also contact Lorraine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. ALSO! The BLOG for Lorraine's new book, FAT CHICK, is located at http://fatchickthenovel.blogspot.com