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Johanna DeBiase

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Johanna DeBiase writes from New Mexico where she is spellbound by the energy vortex of Taos Mountain. Originally from New York, she earned her BA in Literature and Creative Writing from Bard College and her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her work-- including flash fiction, short stories and video poems-- has been published in Hayden's Ferry Review, Atticus Review, Portland Review, Queen Mob's Tea House, Monkeybicycle and Prick of the Spindle, among others. She has received scholarships to attend the San Miguel Writer's Conference and Vermont Studio Center. She is a freelance journalist for such sites as Writer's Digest, Foreword Reviews, Bustle and xoJane, as well as, Taos News. She is also the producer of the podcast Yoga fo ...more

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Johanna DeBiase I favor the tragic couples with love so intensely passionate it is destined to burn out before the book's end. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Lancelot…moreI favor the tragic couples with love so intensely passionate it is destined to burn out before the book's end. Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. Lancelot and Guinevere. Romeo and Juliet. Why? Because it makes for a great story, of course. (less)
Johanna DeBiase I don't get writer's block. If anything, I don't have the time to write all the ideas I have. I am intuitive about what I write and when I write it. I…moreI don't get writer's block. If anything, I don't have the time to write all the ideas I have. I am intuitive about what I write and when I write it. I write what I'm most interested in writing in that moment instead of being strict about finishing one project before going on to another or only working on one thing at a time. I have many writing projects going at one time, just as I read many books at one time.(less)
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For his 40th birthday, I told my husband that he could choose anywhere in the world he wanted to travel to. He chose to report on the effects of Climate Change in Peru. I might have been a little alarmed. I might have been dreaming of beaches in Fiji or exotic cities in Eastern Europe. But I didn’t dissuade him; it was his choice after all. He wanted to do more than be a tourist; he wanted...error]
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