SEPTEMBER 2020 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH / 2020 AUTHOR OF THE YEAR at Spillwords.com
An award-winning author, P.C. has always had a vivid imagination. When he was in kindergarten, he convinced his classmates that his grandma was a tribal shamaness. Then he learned his letters, and kidding his friends no longer seemed adequate—so he started to write. P.C. has published two standalone novels, 'Deception of the Damned' and 'The Priest of Orpagus'. His latest project, 'Celts and the Mad Goddess', is the first installment of 'The Deathless Chronicle'. His stories have been featured in various publications, and 'A Wandering Corpse' has received an Honorable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. In September 2020, he was Spillwords Author of the Month. P.C. has lived in six countries and on three continents. While it burned a hole in his bank account, the seminomadic lifestyle has inspired most of his stories and novels. He has settled with his wife in southern Spain, where he goes swimming and cycling whenever he isn’t too busy writing and teaching English.
Mask of Sorrow by Annalyn Neo Celeste
Growing Older by Joshua Corwin
I Didn’t Come Here to Unpack by Rando Mithlo
Lost by Andrew Ndambuki
If I Say I Love You by Gabriela M
Tick Tock by Shaira Omar
Journey To Worth by Janice M. Resendez
The New Normal by Bruce Levine
Let Him In by Florian Achile
Mad Love by Shreya Joshi
Sweet Comfort From My Friend, Sharon by Joan McNerney
One Day by C.R. Daugherty
Almost Perfect by Eamon O’Leary
Lock Down by Carmen Baca
Resurrection by Suzanne Craig-Whytock
Spotlight on Writers – Julia R. DeStefano
Albert Camus’s – ‘The Plague’ – Its Relevance Today by GS. Subbu
The Quiet House by P.A. O’Neil
A Song For Christmas by Steve Carr
Miracles: An Ubiquitous Mystery by Muhammad Mohsin
Tuesdays Habit by David Maynard
Running Into The Sunrise by JPK
Heatwave by Mark Kuglin
You Bruise Easily by FC Malby
Sal by Sergio A. Ortiz
Panic by Eliza Segiet
Fe y Amor by Jose A Gomez
Modesto Poeta by Stefano Polo
Przestrzeń Nad Jaśniejącym Brzegiem Morza by Konrad Stawiarski
Dom by Mirosława Stojak
Obsadzam Świat Drzewami by Józefa Ślusarczyk-Latos
Life Retrospection by Thaddeus Hutyra
Zanzara by Francesco Abate
Life In Spite Of It by Katarzyna Dominik
Hopper’s Dream Book by Małgorzata Kulisiewicz
Epitafium Życia by Yvette Popławska
We honor Phyllis P. Colucci for her outstanding contribution during the past 5 years. She has been an integral part of the Spillwords Press community from our early days and continues to contribute on a monthly basis, participates in our Holiday Series, and supports other writers. We thank you and are privileged to call you the Contributor of The Year 2020.
OCTOBER 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
I am a writer from Brooklyn, New York, born and raised in a small-town neighborhood within a big City; and I still call Brooklyn my home. I am currently retired from a Supervisory/Admin position with a Federal Law Enforcement Agency in New York City, and I am elated to now be part of the Spillwords writing community...I have one son who is pursuing an acting career, I love animals, I am a huge fan of the original "Dark Shadows" gothic soap opera (1966 - 1971) and a huge fan of the soap opera "Days of Our Lives"...I write mainly poetry and contemporary fiction with a touch of mystery, suspense, romance, and a New York edge. In between, I love to dabble in a writing/miscellaneous blog about anything and everything. Feel free to check out my books (both in ebook and paperback format) on Amazon, and my blog - PhyllisPColucci at Blogspot.
We are proud and excited to recognize The Spillwords Press Socialites of The Year 2020. They support our community, celebrate the achievements of others, encourage readers and writers alike to join our global movement via social media, and that’s in addition to their literary contributions. You are true ambassadors and for that we are grateful.
APR/MAY 2018 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Barbara Avon is a multi-genre Author. She has written since she was young, pursuing her dreams and vowing to write for as long as she can. She has worked at several different media publications and will continue to publish novels until “her pen runs dry”. In 2018 she won FACES Magazine's "Best of Ottawa" award for female Author and Spillwords "Author of the Month". She believes in paying it forward and you can read about this belief as the theme is given voice in most of her books. Avon lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, Danny, their tarantula, Betsy, and their houseplant, Romeo.
MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally. Currently his latest, aProfessional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold. He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
Julia R. DeStefano is a confessional poet who captures moments to preserve them in the glistening amber of language. She is a woman driven by love and healed by intimacy whose writing paints vivid pictures of darkness and sensuality. Julia's poetry collection, 'Leave Everything,' was published in 2016 and reached #11 in "Poetry by Women" at Amazon. Her latest release, 'Whirling Into Flame,' was published in December 2020. Julia's writing has been hailed as teetering on the "razor's edge of reason and passion." It unapologetically challenges perceptions. Her poem, "The Sands," was chosen as a Featured Post by Medium curators. She is regularly published on SpillWords, and due to readership and popular vote, her Spotlight interview received their "Publication of the Month" award in June 2020. Julia's words and photographs have appeared in local and national publications. She is a lifetime New Englander who draws on the urban and rural vistas for her inspiration. Look for this Red Queen atop her throne of books.
P.A. O’Neil’s stories have been featured in over forty anthologies, on-line journals, and magazines. She and her husband reside in Thurston County, Washington. Her collections, Witness Testimony and Other Tales, as well as Two Sides of the Same Coin, are available on Amazon. She was the winner of the 2023 Mustang Flash Fiction Award with her story, “The Great Burro Revolt,” which was also featured in Saddlebag Dispatches anthology, West of Dodge. Her article, “Northwest Passage,” about the Ellensburg, Washington Rodeo from the Summer 2022 issue of Saddlebag Dispatches Magazine was a finalist for a 2023 Will Rogers Medallion Award. For links to books which feature her stories, please visit her Amazon author page: P.A. O’Neil.
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