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Cara Lorello's Biography

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spokane washington
Not married
Jul 2008

I'm Northwest born, raised and educated. I grew up with an instilled love of the written word, published my first poem at 12, newspaper story at 16 and haven't stopped since.

I graduated college with an English BA, was hired by a small paper in my college town, where I stayed nearly five years, rising to the position of senior staff reporter. On the side I've had articles, reviews and poems published in local magazines. I was also a regular contributor to Eve: A Magazine for Women, which ran from 2006 to 2009, writing book reviews on works such as Khaled Hosseini's 'A Thousand Splendid Suns,' Alice Sebold's 'The Almost Moon,' and Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat, Pray, Love.'

I left the field in 2009, but continue to freelance my work, most if it creative nonfiction, poetry and the occasional news or press release where I can find the work. So far, I've had pieces picked up by the online e-zine, The Smoking Poet, the literary mag The Sun, and my employer recently put out its own literary journal, where some of my work has also appeared. I'm always on the look out for any new opportunities to submit articles to publications needing freelance submissions.

I'm currenlty a compiling collection of short fiction and poems I hope to see in print some day. This project is now nine years in the works.  

Influences

Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Bishop, Edgar Allen Poe, George Orwell, Dylan Thomas, Anthony Burgess, Augusten Burroughs, Joyce Maynard, TC Boyle, Richard Yates

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Interests & Hobbies

Writing, painting, watching classic noir, indie and off-beat films, reading contemporary literature, beat poetry, the ambiance of 1920s fashion, the works of George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Sylvia Plath, art by Salvador Dali and Frida Kahlo, metal music, and the films David Lynch and Tim Burton.