Kathleen Powers-Vermaelen

About me

Kathleen Powers-Vermaelen holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook University. Her short stories and poetry have appeared in Proteus, MotherVerse, Main Channel Voices, The Southampton Review, East Hampton Star, and in the flash fiction anthology The Best of Every Day Fiction Two. She teaches literature and writing for Ashford University online and at Suffolk County Community College, and she owns Paumanok Communications, a Long Island-based creative services company. She currently seeks representation for The Devil’s Belt, a novel set on British-occupied Long Island during the American Revolution.

From my website

Avoiding the Poison Pen

It's mightier. Wield it carefully.Last June, I met a fellow historical novelist--a truly lovely woman, who will remain anonymous for the purposes of this post--at the Historical Novel Society Conference. We chatted over Saturday breakfast about our manuscripts, and she handed me a complimentary copy of her self-published war novel,…

Publicize This!

I failed to post here in February, but I can say that it was for a very good reason.Since the middle of January, I've been working on finishing my first "indie" publishing project, a short-but sweet book that discusses strategies for promoting community/nonprofits with limited or nonexistent marketing budgets. It's…

Resolved - 2014 Edition

Are you keeping your resolutions?Since 2004, I've been cataloguing my New Year's Resolutions in a black cloth-covered journal, purchased for three bucks at the now defunct Borders book store in Sayville, New York. Looking back on these handwritten resolutions, I see common themes that now disturb me. It's not that they're bad goals,…

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