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


Our current NO SOLICITATIONS signAbout two weeks ago, a millennial Cablevision salesman decided to ring our doorbell after reading the sign above. It's posted right next to our doorbell, so we all know that he saw it and decided to ring anyway.The sign says: "We charge $20 for sales pitches,…

New Goodreads Giveaway for "Publicize This!"

Do you work for an underfunded or completely unfunded nonprofit group? Then please enter my Goodreads Giveaway, which begins shortly, for a FREE copy of Publicize This! Promoting Your Group or Nonprofit on a Limited or Nonexistent Budget: .goodreadsGiveawayWidget { color: #555; font-family: georgia, serif; font-weight: normal; text-align: left; font-size:…

Missing in Action

I actually realized today that I haven't posted here in over six months, which I don't know is a positive thing ("I'm busy!") or a negative one ("Been WAY too busy."). I will state, however, that busy is most assuredly a relative term. I can't tell you how many times…

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