Author Profiles

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    Teddy Jones

    Teddy Jones has been a nurse, nurse practitioner, University Professor, college Dean, occasional farmhand and now she is a writer. She grew up in a small north Texas town, Iowa Park, and gained college degrees in nursing at Incarnate Word and University of Texas and a Ph.D. in Education at University of Texas at Austin. […]
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    John Dufresne

    John Dufresne started “Friday Night Writers” twenty-three years ago. It’s still going strong. John is a distinguished professor of the MFA Creative Writing program at Florida International University in Miami. His books on the subject, The Lie That Tells a Truth andIs Life Like This?, are used in many university writing programs. He displays his literary talents […]
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  • Tim Curtis

    Tim Curtis

    Tim Curtis wrote his first complete sentence seven years ago. He was so excited he immediately signed up for evening classes at Miami-Dade College. Two years later he joined John Dufresne’s Friday Night Writers group. Thanks to spell check, and the feedback he received from the group, Tim was accepted into Florida International University’s Creative […]
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    • David Beaty

      David Beaty

      David Beaty has lived and worked in Greece, England and Brazil. A graduate of Columbia College, he earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University, where he was a recipient of the Josephine Friedman Award For Fiction. His stories have appeared in Miami Noir, Unbound Press, Having A Wonderful Time, Tigertail, and other anthologies […]
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      • Lizabeth Solomon

        Lizabeth Solomon

        Before moving to South Florida from Chicago in 1993, Lizabeth Solomon planted the first seeds of a novel on paper. In 2001, upon leaving her job, she dedicated herself to trying to finish that book. After sending perhaps the fifth (or fiftieth) revision to her longtime friend and editor, her friend replied with a book […]
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        • Louis K. Lowy

          Louis K. Lowy

          A former firefighter, Louis K. Lowy is the author of Die Laughing, a humorously dark sci-fi novel set in the 1950’s of flying saucers, communist paranoia, and live television. He is the recipient of a State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. His work has appeared in, among others, Coral Living Magazine, New Plains Review, Pushing […]
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        • Ingrid Lopez

          Ingrid López

          Ingrid wrote her first tragedy at age seven on a Soviet typewriter she says was “roughly the size of a family sedan.” She soon discovered that writing was the perfect loophole for lying without getting in trouble. “As long as I typed it up and called it ‘fiction’ my mother never threatened to break out […]
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          • Michael Creeden

            Michael Creeden

            Michael Creeden was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. After graduating from Southeastern Massachusetts University, he worked for fifteen years as a technical writer in the software and biotech industries.  He began attending Friday Night Writers in 2005, when he was a student in the Florida International University MFA program. He has been a semi-regular attendee […]
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